Video Game Music of the Week - 229

Super Mario Maker (Wii U)


Title, Super Mario Bros Ground Edit, Super Mario Bros 3 Underground Edit,

Koji Kondo
Naoto Kubo
Asuka Hayazaki

Super Mario Maker was released in 2015, and gave players the creative tools to make their own Super Mario Bros. levels. The soundtrack features music and sounds from four different Mario games; the original Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U Each of these game are represented in their own unique way.

Title theme to Super Mario Maker features a different sound than most past Mario tracks. However, once the second part of the track begins at the 20-second mark, it’s very apparent that the theme is most definitely from a Super Mario game.

Super Mario Bros Ground Edit
This is the stage creating theme for editing a level that is based around the original Super Mario Bros. style. It features the extremely popular melody, but plays with its delivery in remarkably clever ways.

Super Mario Bros 3 Underground Edit
This theme plays when creating an underground stage based around the Super Mario Bros. 3 design. It features very different styles of music, all blended together in the same song.

Super Mario Bros 1 Ghost House
Ghost Houses didn’t exist in the first few Mario Bros. titles, but to allow for more creativity in Super Mario Maker, Ghost House environments and sprites were added to the available creative palette. This of course meant that music was needed for these locations as it never existed. This theme is a Ghost House inspired theme, set to fit the original style of Super Mario Bros.

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

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