Sep 23rd, 2013


Famed Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka has remixed two of the most iconic Nintendo theme songs in honor of the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, former president of Nintendo. Both Metroid and Super Mario Land were remixed as tributes to Yamauchi, as both are titles Tanaka worked on while Yamauchi was president of the company.

Tanaka worked as an audio producer for Nintendo between 1980 and 1999, producing both original soundtracks. He now works as a chiptune artist. Yamauchi served as president for Nintendo from 1949 to 2002, ushering in the video game revolution and is one of the people directly responsible for how wide-spread video games are today. You can listen to the tracks below.

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  • Miguel Angel Barrueta HernĂ¡nde

    jeez epic tunes!

  • Majora’s Mask

    I dont like neither

  • Clel

    I liked the Super Mario Land one, Metroid a bit less. Still pretty cool though!

  • Ducked

    Sorry I lol’d when I saw the Obama sticker.

    • Mr. J

      I feel you bro

  • Cyberus

    It’s a real shame about the death of mr. Hiroshima

    • AlCaPwn

      Hiroshima is a city tht was bombed by the US in WWII, Hiroshi is the former prez of nintendo which recently died

    • Steve

      If Hiroshima is who you speak of, you are more than 60 years late! Lol

  • ItzameyaToad

    I love the bottom song, can anyone tell me what song it is a remix of? I think I have heard it just not sure where. And RIP Mr.Yamauchi you have brought joy to millions of gamers all over the world and the values you instilled in not just Nintendo but the industry as a whole will live on!

    • Keyser

      I love that one too! It’s from Super Mario Land

      • ItzameyaToad

        Thanks knew I heard it somewhere!

  • FoxMulder900

    I misread the article thinking the second song was from Super Mario World, when I heard those first few notes and realized it was Super Mario LAND I got the biggest smile on my face đŸ˜€

  • Andreas Sunde
  • X3Charlie

    A random obama sticker…
    More to the point, very nice composition.

  • SuperSmashLinkMo

    they don’t look so fimaliar

  • Zuxs13

    Wow these were awesome remixes, very cool thanks for sharing.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Too bad the audio streams use flash, so they can’t be played with a wii U… unlike your podcasts.

    Nice way to make a tribute, though.

  • SleepySkullhead

    Are these available for download?

  • Merrfn

    RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi, may he be remembered for his deeds to Nintendo and the gaming industry.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Hope someone like him runs Nintendo someday. They can use it.

      • Merrfn

        We could all do with a entrepreneur I think.

  • Zuxs13

    I hope they make these available in Miiverse. So that way we can hear it on a Nintendo console.

  • Wiiluigi

    COOL! Respect!

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  • Deezy

    That 01 track is sweet. make me wanna rap to it but I can’t out of the respect for Mr. Yamauchi. He will be missed, but his creations will still be here.

  • Deezy

    For track 02, you don’t need lyrics. Just keep saying swag, it will sound cooler. Swag… Swag… Swag…

  • Hamza Siddiqui

    how do i download the mario one