13
Aug
08

Someone at Nintendo knows what they’re doing

I’m talking about the music for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. The main theme is totally listenable-to, and it appears in at least 7 different arangements at various points in the game.

Compare these versions:
Die Hard (main menu theme)
Spanish ska? (practice stage)
Lounge Jazz’ version (trophy collection) (theme starts at 1:20)
Russian Cossacks (target smash)
Ode to Ravel? (stage builder)
Cheesy soap-opera (all-star waiting room)
Opera chorus (final credits, text in Latin)

And while you’re at it, check out “Mario goes canonic” from Super Mario Sunshine.

Nice to see someone’s doing a good job out there!


4 Responses to “Someone at Nintendo knows what they’re doing”


  1. 18 August, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Mmm, to me the opera one actually sounds a bit like the Verdi Requiem, but that may just be the (oddly accented) Latin…

  2. 2 brentusfirmus
    18 August, 2008 at 1:03 am

    No, you’re right – there’s a chromatic descent in there that’s very reminiscent of a passage in the Dies irae. I said exactly the same thing to a friend of mine last week! Great minds…

  3. 7 September, 2008 at 1:56 am

    You know, I actually have the soundtrack for Super Smash Brothers (I think the gamecube version) played by a live orchestra and I absolutely love it. The music was very well done and I have been listening to it for years and have yet to get sick of it (and this is all coming from a music conservatory student studying music performance).


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