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Submitted by paleselan 41d ago | opinion piece

Super Mario 3D World Has The Best Soundtrack in Years — Thanks To One Song

"Many people considered Super Mario 3D World to be one of the best games of 2013, if not the best game of 2013. The game has excellent level design, mechanics, multiplayer, and graphics, but the one thing that I feel has been criminally overlooked is the game’s excellent soundtrack. It is not just a cool set of songs to listen to; it is a defining characteristic of the game. More importantly, whereas other soundtracks just may fit well with the subject matter, this one takes risks, venturing deep into the realm of the jazz genre and introducing several very genuinely musical elements nary seen in games. For this article, I would like to look at one song in particular that truly defines the direction of the whole game" -- Nintendo Enthusiast. (Super Mario 3D World, Wii U)

Reeze  +   40d ago
SM3DW has an absolutely AMAZING soundtrack. I especially love Bowser's theme park tune. So catchy, but so simple.
Bubbamilk  +   40d ago
It did have great music.some of the best in years.

I do have to say tho dk tropical freeze the music made the game. Each level was perfect. I'm a musician and actually a lot of my influence is drawn from my childhood playing video games and amazing cartoon theme songs from the time(rockos modern life, rugrats all had great interesting music) because of that even when I'm playing I never stop listening no matter how into the game I am. And dk tropical freeze and Mario kart has some high points.

I would say if anything the music in 3d world and tropical freeze are equal. And they both have been the best music in a game in years
Metallox  +   40d ago
I could agree.
ShaqSoda  +   40d ago
(Sandstorm by Darude is the song)
700p  +   40d ago
no.
ShaqSoda  +   40d ago
I guess Nintendo fans don't have a sense of humor geez.
TheWatercooler   40d ago | Trolling | show
700p  +   40d ago
The fact that you called me a nintendo fan is sickening.
heliotropic  +   40d ago
I like a lot of Jazz, but I don't like Trash Jazz, so I have to disagree with the sentiments of this article. The music in 3D World is Trash Jazz, and it drove me nuts.
dafegamer  +   40d ago
its amazing, but it doesn't reach the heights of the galaxy series imho
linkenski  +   40d ago
TBH I don't even think the music in Land/World is amazing. I think it completely undermines the charm of Mario.
karlowma  +   40d ago
Bah, jazz...

Fez, Journey, Hotline Miami, FTL are some of my favorites from the past few years. I still listen to these soundtracks pretty often.
Dannycr  +   40d ago
I just put it just short of Journey, but it is indeed an amazing soundtrack.

I remember getting into the same stage just to listen to a specific song xD
linkenski  +   40d ago
I much prefered the mix of full orchestra and synthesised themes in the Galaxy games to the Land/World Big Bland stuff.
dafegamer  +   39d ago
yeah same here, the orchestra really adds to the "epicness" of the Galaxy series

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