51: When Smash Bros. Remixes Improve Upon the Originals

Nintendo’s Smash Bros. series has become not only an altar to worship the gods of video games past but also a place to pay our respects to video game music. In this episode, I anticipate the arrival of Smash Bros. Ultimate on Friday with ten examples of Smash Bros. covers that improve upon their source materials.

Track listing:

0:06: Super Mario Bros.: the Lost Levels Medley / Super Smash Bros. Wii U / Composed by Koji Kondo, arranged by Katsuro Tajima
2:08: Pedal Glider (Pilotwings Resort) / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed and arranged by Asuka Ito
6:30: Stickerbush Symphony / Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest / David Wise
7:23: Stickerbush Symphony (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest) / Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Composed by David Wise, arranged by Michiko Naruke 
11:17: Snowman / Earthbound / Hirokazu Tanaka 
11:55: Snowman (Mother) / Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, arranged by Shogo Sakai
17:26: Chill / Dr. Mario / Hirokazu Tanaka
18:12: Chill (Dr. Mario) Version 2 / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed and arranged by Hirokazu Tanaka
24:05: Palace Theme / Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) / Akito Nakastuka
24:46: Temple Theme (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) / Super Smash Bros. Melee / Composed by Akito Nakatsuka, arranged by Shogo Sakai 
29:46: Mount Dedede / Kirby’s Dreamland / Jun Ishikawa
30:46: King Dedede’s Theme Version 2 (Kirby’s Dream Land) / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed by Jun Ishikawa, arranged by Hideki Ishigaki and Hideki Onoue (HIDE+HIDE)
35:21: Field Theme / Mysterious Castle Murasame / Koji Kondo
Mysterious Castle Murasame Medley / Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Composed by Koji Kondo, arranged by Shohei Tsuchiya (ZUNTATA)
40:59: Light Plane / Pilotwings / Soyo Oka
41:51: Light Plane Vocal Mix (Pilot Wings) / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed by Soyo Oka, arranged by Masato Coda with RiRiKA
46:57: Pac-Man Intro / Pac-Man (Arcade) / Toshio Kai 
47:03: Pac-Man (Club Mix) / Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Composed by Toshio Kai, arranged by Hirokazu Tanaka
52:52: Ground Theme / Super Mario Bros. / Koji Kondo
53:22: Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) / Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Koji Kondo
56:56: Title Theme / Pikmin / Hajime Wakai 
58:09: Mission Mode (Pikmin 3) / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed by Hajime Wakai, Asuka Hayazaki and Atsuko Asahi, arranged by Taku Inoue
61:46: Tomodachi LIfe / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed by Daisuke Matsuoka and Asuka Ito, arranged by Masafumi Takada
65:22: Fortress Boss (Super Mario World) / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Composed by Koji Kondo, arranged by ACE (TOMOri Kudo and CHICO)

 
 
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Drew Mackie