Metal Black arcade soundtrack streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited

Jerry on 2023-08-31
Publisher City Connection's "S-Tribute×TAITO" project assembles a lineup of Sega Saturn games by Taito. Vertical space shoot-em-up Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute debuted in April, followed by Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute in November.

City Connection's Metal Black S-Tribute launched in February, exclusive to Steam and Xbox consoles. Taito's scrolling shoot-em-up was developed for the company's F1 System hardware in 1991. Initially intended to be the third installment in the Darius franchise, Metal Black pits the pilot of the CF-345 Black Fly space fighter against hostile cybernetic aliens, dubbed the Nemesis.

Based on the home console adaptation developed by Bing in 1996, Metal Black S-Tribute utilizes the Zebra Engine for Sega Saturn emulation. The title's numerous features include a rewind function, speed slowdown mode, quick save and load, online ranking, unlimited credits option, and stage select.

Music for the game is by Yasuhisa Watanabe of Zuntata. In 1997, Taito published a twelve-track arrangement album titled "Metal Black: The First," currently available for streaming on streaming platforms. The arcade soundtrack is now available for streaming on YouTube Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited.

From the product page:
Metal Black is a 2D was originally released as a side-scrolling shooter arcade game by Taito in 1991. This game is a reproduction of the home console version released by Bing in 1996.

Level up your beam by grabbing the power-ups floating on screen called NEWALONE (round molecules colored red, blue, and yellow). There are five levels (the highest being MAX) to power up your shots.

When the beam gauge is full, you can perform beam energy attacks. However, the beam gauge will decrease with each of these attacks, and once it is empty the beam energy attack cannot be used.
City Connection - S-Tribute×TAITO

Apple Music - Metal Black: The First / Metal Black (Original Soundtrack)