MasonicGamer.com - The opening music from Super Mario Bros. is one of the most well-known songs in entertainment history. I’d go so far as to say that it rivals the theme from Jaws, the shower scene from Psycho, and even 2001: A Space Odyssey’s signature tune. It’s a piece of music that has penetrated the collective consciousness, even amongst those who long-ago left their game-loving childhood.
Mario wasn’t the only one, though. Thinking back to the 8 and 16-bit era, I can still hum many of the themes to games I once enjoyed: Sonic the Hedgehog, Dig Dug, Chrono Trigger, and even Alex Kidd in Miracle World – a title I only played when visiting Master System-owning friends. There are so many fantastic tunes that blasted through the mono speaker of my 13-inch colour TV during that period – most of which I remember better than the games themselves. So what happened?