MAMA MIA! It’s been 30 whole years since the original Super Mario Bros. was released for the Famicom system in Japan. Or as we here in the west call it, the NES( Nintendo Entertainment System). Years and years of stomping Goombas, destroying Bowser’s castles, and taking names. For the big anniversary next month, Nintendo is bringing out a soundtrack in Japan that features music from almost every Mario platformer game.This soundtrack celebrates 30 years of the two most popular Italian plumbers in the video game industry, Mario and Luigi. These two characters have impacted my life in the most positive of ways and continue to still do so. My favorite games of all time feature these two mascots of Nintendo’s and I’m so happy to hear they’re putting this musical collection together. Right now the collection has only been announced for Japan. So If you live here In the states, you will have to either wait it out or try to find an import once it comes out on September 13th.
The “30th Anniversary Edition Super Mario Bros Music” collection will feature tracks from Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Land, Super Mario World, Super Mario USA, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros 2, New Super Mario Bros U, Super Mario 3D World, and lastly a bonus track from Super Mario Maker.
With Super Mario Maker coming out this Fall, I’m extremely excited. It’s definitely my most anticipated game to play besides Metal Gear Solid V. I actually wasn’t too excited about the game when It was first revealed, but once I actually played It at E3, it just blew my mind. It throws away everything that you know about 2D Mario games and puts the creation aspect in the hands of the players. You’ll have an endless amount of player made stages that will surely mess with your head, in a good way of course.
So check out the music collection next month and congrats to Nintendo for 30 years of Mario!
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