Best of 2012! Top Ten: Super Mario Songs

It’s-a Mario time! Kyle counts down his top ten favorite tunes from the Mario games.

By Kyle England. Posted 12/30/2012 15:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

10. Overworld

Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land for Game Boy was in many ways an unconventional entry of the Mario platforming series. It was produced without the involvement of Shigeru Miyamoto, it wasn’t set in the Mushroom Kingdom, it didn’t feature Princess Peach, and it replaced Mario’s fireballs with bouncy balls. The developers ignored the previous two Super Mario games and took the gameplay straight back to its roots from Super Mario Bros., and this was also the case with the music. The overworld theme of Super Mario Land hearkens back to the simplistic melody of the original NES classic. It just sounds so happy! So fun! It makes me want to skip all around until my cares just float away.

I have always been a fan of Super Mario Land‘s soundtrack, and I’m sad to see that it doesn’t get hardly any exposure compared to Mario’s other music. The original Mario overworld and underground themes have been in dozens of games, yet the poor little overworld theme from Mario Land has gone mostly forgotten. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that a track from the game’s soundtrack worked its way into Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

(You can also listen to some cool remixes of this tune here and here)

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