Video Game Music of the Week - 145

Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)


Opening Demo, Delfino Plaza, Secret Course, Delfino Airstrip

Koji Kondo
Shinobu Tanaka

Super Mario Sunshine released on the GameCube in 2002. The game disregarded many of the well-known conventions of the series, even in its 3d form, to create something quite unique for the series.

Opening Demo
The Opening Demo song is a short track that features many of the sounds and instruments that one can expect to hear from the games soundtrack. It also features a popular Super Mario Bros. melody in it.

Delfino Plaza
Super Mario game features a main theme. Delfino Plaza is Super Mario Sunshine’s main theme and is quite a departure from traditional Super Mario themes. The games overall soundtrack features a more tropical, european sound that makes it one of the most unique soundtracks in the series.

Secret Course
The Secret Course theme is such a fun take on the most well-known video game song of all time. The track is done entirely in acapella form, complete with finger clicking and beat boxing.

Delfino Airstrip
The Delfino Airstrip theme will be notable to any person who has ever played the original Super Mario Bros. The theme is based on the original underground theme music, with an even more darker feel to it... Until the tracks bridge kicks in, which is a stark contrast to the songs overall deeper themes.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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