For decades, Nintendo has continuously been hard at work on developing incredible video games for their dedicated gaming consoles. Almost all of the games that Nintendo releases are timeless classics, and it's hard to find someone out there that could disagree. One of Nintendo's biggest strengths are creating memorable pieces of music for their software. Listed below are 17 fantastic pieces of music from Nintendo with Youtube links included.
Mario Kart 8 - Sweet Sweet Canyon
The music in Mario Kart 8 is absolutely beautiful and just as catchy as songs you'd hear on the radio. The music in the Sweet Sweet Canyon race track is some of the best music Nintendo has ever come up with. If you're a normal Mario Kart player, you've probably been humming this song to yourself. Click here to take a listen on Youtube.
Super Mario 3D World - Overworld Theme
Super Mario 3D World is an absolute masterpiece in a wide variety of categories. From the gameplay to the graphics, the game was released to critical acclaim and doesn't disappoint one bit. The main Overworld theme song from the game is extremely memorable just like the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Wario Ware Inc. Mega Microgames! - The Frog Flap
The Game Boy Advance was a fantastic handheld system, and Wario Ware Inc. Mega Microgames is simply an amazing collection of extreme creativity. The game is odd in some cases, but that's just how Nintendo is! One of the boss levels, known as The Frog Flap, almost resembles a smartphone game. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Yoshi's Island - Flower Garden
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is still one of the greatest gaming consoles to ever be released. Yoshi's Island is yet another masterpiece from Nintendo with some of the greatest gaming moments of all time. The Flower Garden level has some of the greatest music from the classic title. Click here to take a listen on Youtube.
Luigi's Mansion - Main Theme
One of the best games released for the Gamecube was Luigi's Mansion. From the variety of puzzles and exploration, it's clearly a classic and even had a sequel released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013. In the main theme song for the game, Luigi is actually somewhat singing, but only out of fear! Click here to take a listen to the spooky track on Youtube.
Super Mario Galaxy - Gusty Garden
To this very day, Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii is still one of the best games of all time. The music in the Gusty Garden level is fantastic and is clearly a landmark when it comes to music in video games. The music to the level is so good that they continue to create new versions of the track for newly released games. Click here to take a listen on Youtube.
Mario Kart 8 - Mario Kart Stadium
Yes, another wonderful piece of music from Nintendo's wonderful racer. The amount of effort put into the music for the Mario Kart Stadium racetrack is unbelievable. After listening to the track, you won't be able to doubt Nintendo's musical skill. Almost every song from the game is a classic so we can't list them all, but click here to take a listen to the track on Youtube.
Pikmin 3 - Garden of Hope
Pikmin 3 is an absolutely gorgeous game with beautiful music. The music in the Garden of Hope level is beautiful, relaxing, and might even be therapeutic to some players out there. The track is clearly nature-inspired and contributes to the game in ways that are truly unique. If you haven't heard it yet, click here to take a listen to the track on Youtube.
Super Mario 64 - Dire, Dire Docks
The term "classic" should never be thrown around, but when it comes to Super Mario 64, calling the groundbreaking game a classic is almost an understatement. Dire, Dire Docks is one of the best levels in the game with some of the best music from a Mario game. The music and the level itself go together like cereal and milk. Click here to listen on Youtube.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Zelda's Lullaby
It's obvious when someone says that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the best video game ever created. When you finally approach Zelda in the game after avoiding all of the guards, Zelda's Lullaby plays and it's an absolutely beautiful song with an unforgettable memory. Click here to take a listen to the incredible track on Youtube.
Donkey Kong Country - Jungle Groove
Nintendo obviously knows how to create incredible music, and when they hired David Wise to create music for Donkey Kong Country, they clearly made the right decision. The classic Jungle Groove track quickly became Donkey Kong's theme song and numerous renditions have been released ever since. Click here to listen to the funky track on Youtube.
Super Mario 3D World - Hisstocrat Theme
Yes, it's yet another track from 3D World! One of the bosses you approach in the game is the Hisstocrat, a strange cat-like snake that can only be defeated when hit on the head 3 times. The amount of effort put into this track alone is absolutely stunning. The trumpets are continuously blaring and puts you in a certain mood when you attempt to defeat the creature. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Super Mario 3D World - Snowball Park
One last track from the classic Mario title is the music to Snowball Park. The track is a rendition of the Snow level from the 3DS prequel Super Mario 3D Land. This time, the music is all done live with actual instruments. The music in gaming has never been better and this is clearly a landmark when it comes to snow-inspired levels. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Earthbound - Onett Theme
Earthbound continues to be one of Nintendo's greatest creations and the Onett theme is beyond memorable when it comes to video game music. The only improvement that Nintendo could make is creating a full HD remake of the game with live music. Other than the fact that the game never received a proper sequel, the music is spot-on. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Wii U - Mii Maker
Remember the wonderful music when you created a Mii on the Wii? With the Wii U, Nintendo has done it again by creating a gorgeous piece of music to listen to while you're hard at work on creating your virtual character. The Mii Maker music is peaceful, futuristic, and downright beautiful. Click here to listen to the music on Youtube.
Wii U - Parental Controls
This may seem odd to some of you, but if you've ever listened to the Parental Controls music on the Wii U, you'll know that this could actually the best menu music that Nintendo has ever come up with. Sadly, a lot of us won't be visiting the menu, but that doesn't stop us from indulging in some wonderful music. Click here to listen on Youtube.
Metroid - Main Theme
The original Metroid music for the Nintendo Entertainment System is nothing short of a masterpiece. The music combined with the gameplay is harmonious. Nintendo had crafted something special when they were developing the piece of software. If you're a younger player and haven't heard the main theme for Metroid yet, you should! Click here to listen on Youtube.