Video Game Music of the Week - 287

Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS)


Title Theme, Toad Circuit, Rock Rock Mountain, Sherbet Rink

Kenta Nagata
Satomi Terui

Mario Kart 7 released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011 and was the first game to feature the Hang Glider mechanic, Underwater driving, customisable vehicles and a first-person driving mode.

Title Theme
Mario Kart games feature a rather extravagant title theme or main theme that often follow a similar big-band style. The horns are easily the most prominent part of the track, with the piano section being a close second.

Toad Circuit
This chilled theme is a perfect accompaniment to both the first race track in the game and the simplified setting of this same race track.

Rock Rock Mountain
This theme, as you can surmise, is the games most rock-centric theme, working as a pun for the rocky mountain area. The distorted guitar shines in this theme, with its minor heavier elements.

Sherbet Rink
This theme song is such a fun and quirky theme that plays during one of the battle mode stages. The battle mode stages all feature a similar melody, but with unique flourishes that set them apart from each other.

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

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