Video Game Music – Super Mario Bros. “Main Theme”

The Music of Super Mario Bros. – Main Theme

At Game Music Town we feature some of the best video game soundtracks of all time. Music that left a mark in a generation of gamers that up to this day still remember the rhythms and melodies of those particular games. There is an innumerable amount of music that falls under this category not only for some of us, but to you as well.

We want to share our thoughts and memories from those games that once made an impact, and bring that magic to a new generation that will surely enjoy not only playing these games but also appreciating the wonderful music that made them so special. And for those of you who have already experience some of these games, take the time and listen to these tracks once again, they will surely bring you a smile or two!

Video Game Music – Super Mario Bros. “Main Theme”

Super Mario Bros Cover

Super Mario Bros. is arguably the most famous video game of all time, and with it, Nintendo created an iconic character that would stand the test of time, “Mario”. Super Mario Bros. was developed and published by Nintendo for it’s own console known as Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The music for Super Mario Bros. was written by Koji Kondo, a japanese native composer who wrote not only music for most of the Mario Series, but to some of the most iconic Nintendo games of all time, including “The Legend of Zelda”.

The ultimate goal for me in making music, or at least one of the main goals for me, is to create memorable melodies. That goal is there regardless of the tools we have. -Koji Kondo

Kondo’s work on Super Mario Bros. changed the way video game music was perceived and with this, a new era of video game music began, where music started becoming an integral and essential part of video games. The main theme of this game, also known as the overworld theme has jazz, funk and calypso elements, a fusion that made this particular piece extremely catchy and popular and eventually became the main theme for most of the games in the Super Mario series.

If you had not played this game, please give a try, you’ll enjoy it. If you have played it, then this is a reminder of a great game you can replay and enjoy that will take you back in time and make you a fan once again.

Have fun!


* All the artwork used on this post belongs to Nintendo.