Making music box versions of my favorite video game tunes has been something that I’ve wanted to do for a REALLY long time and now I’ve finally got the hang of it with a giant “eff yeah”. I made this for yoniccolo as a birthday present and now his favorite song has suddenly becoming my favorite from the entire Mario series. This definitely won’t be the last SMRPG song that I cover.
Who here remembers Mario’s first foray into the RPG genre? Developed by Squaresoft (now Square Enix), this ambitious project turned out to be one of the many highlights of the SNES.
This particular song was intended to appear in Brawl, but didn’t quite make the cut; most likely due to legal issues with Square Enix, who still owns all of the game’s original assets. Here’s hoping it makes the cut this time around!
This arrangement comes from memória!, an album commemorating the work of composer Yoko Shimomura. She was recently announced to be providing her talents to the soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. 4, so now’s as good a time as any to honor her great work here!