Name: Josh Austin
Company: D3Publisher of America
Favorite Classic Game: Metroid NES
Quote: Metroid for the NES was the first gaming experience I had that affected me. At the time, all the games were colorful with bright music and lots of character. Metroid was a faceless hero isolated in a sci-fi alien world, to me there was nothing ever like this and it completely consumed me. I had to get that character through the world to complete her goal, it was a quest, and one that I couldn’t stop until I found every secret path and upgrade.
The music is still amazing to me and really added a lot to the atmosphere. Part of the reason I stuck around areas exploring every nook and cranny of the world with bombs, missiles and the wave beam was because the music in each section was so engrossing. I had friends that all played instruments and during high school we always talked about putting together a massive band to re-create the music from the game as it affected us all so much.