Tag Archives: Mario

The power of Sheng: Super Mario Bros

This has been sitting in my “to post” bucket for a couple of months now, so better late than never I guess. Just watch this video of young musician Li-chin LI from the Taiwan Philharmonic playing the Super Mario Bros theme on a towering obsidian cathedral Chinese mouth organ.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Mario and Luigi Dream TeamI’m a few hours into Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for the 3DS and wow, it’s a bit of a departure from the Mario games I’m used to. Aside from New Super Mario Bros, which is about as perfect an update to the original games as you can get, Super Mario Bros 3 was the last Mario game I played, and gosh but things have changed a lot since then. For a start, Luigi is now more than Green Mario Who Can Jump Higher.
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Game music: Super Mario Bros 2

Super Mario Bros 2There was no way this series would go a full year without a Mario game. But! Everyone knows the signature Mario themes, while Super Mario Bros 2 is a different story.
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A personal history of game music: Part 2 – The NES

Mario Sheet Music

After the Spectrum came the NES (or Nintendo Entertainment System for those who really enjoy syllables), a revolution that brought gaming out of arcades and into the living room. With it came a generational leap in audio quality, a series of truly iconic soundtracks and, for the first time, composers who would go on to become infamous.
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