Video Game Music of the Week - 66


Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Part 2 (Nintendo Wii)

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Tracks:
Overworld, Ocarina of Time Medley, Battle Theme Medley, Balloon Trip

Composer(s):
Too many to name!

In this second part of our VGM of the Week duo, a few familiar songs with brand new arrangements are featured. Because of Brawl’s connection with the vast history of Nintendo’s gaming IP’s, it’s guaranteed that your gonna find many songs that come from past games. What Brawl’s soundtrack does effectively is bring together these familiar tunes into a brand new era of gaming.



Overworld [Super Mario Bros.]
The first track is easily one of the best variations of what could be considered the most popular video game song of all time. The track has everything that made the original so unique, yet this specific version give the familiar tune a refreshing and well-deserved burst of new life.





Ocarina of Time Medley [The Legend of Zelda]
This song is a perfect celebration of one of Nintendo’s most-loved games. The Nintendo 64 title, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is such a turning point in the series, as well as video games in general. It built a new landmark with its creative and engaging experience. This track is a medley that features some of the most, but not all, memorable tunes from the game. There are also minor nods to the Ocarina songs ‘Bolero of Fire’ and ‘Sun’s Song.’





Battle Theme Medley [Golden Sun]
It was impossible for Nintendo to feature every single one of their games in Brawl, especially in the form of playable characters or stages, so what Nintendo did was feature them in the form of music. You’ll find music from Golden Sun, Animal Crossing, Wii Sports and even Tetris, even though there weren’t many elements of them in the game itself. This track is a medley of battle themes from Golden Sun, one of Nintendo’s best handheld RPG series’.





Balloon Trip [Balloon Fight]
This version doesn’t differ drastically from its original counterpart, but it certainly does feel more modern and up-to-date. This track originates from the NES title Balloon Fight. The inclusion of this track goes to show how varied Brawl is in terms of how many different games are present, at least in some form.






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