The 10 best songs of the Super Mario video game

The 10 best songs of the Super Mario video game

As part of the Nintendo Life VGM Fest, a season of music-focused interviews and services that celebrate video game audio in all its forms, we're assembling a series of playlists featuring some of our favorite tunes. We looked at the funky / groovy end of the spectrum, and we also looked at the tracks we queue up when we want to relax.

Today we look at a specific series, the Super Mario series, and we have chosen ten of them absolute favorite songs from the Mushroom Kingdom. With just ten tracks on our playlist, it's inevitable that some good ones have fallen by the wayside (and some indisputable classics too - worms like the original World 1-1 and Jump Up, Super Star! Are obviously great, but we've got them. had enough of those to ... ooo, maybe a lifetime or two).

We're sure you'll let us know which ones we overlooked in the comments, but as a group compilation taking suggestions from the entire team here at NL Towers, we're pretty happy with the tight and varied setlist we've come up with.

So, we can introduce you - in no particular order (because how could we? possibly?) - ten of the best musical accompaniments for a stay in the Mushroom Kingdom that you could ever hope to hear ...

Steam Gardens (Super Mario Odyssey, 2017)

World 1 Map (Super Mario Bros. 3, 1988)

Ground Theme (Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2, 1987/8)

Main Theme (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, 2004)

Peach's Castle (Super Mario 64, 1996)

Muda Kingdom (Super Mario Land, 1989)

Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64, 1996)

Delfino Plaza (Super Mario Sunshine, 2002)

Gusty Garden Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy, 2007)

Square Timber / Galaxy Plank Puzzle (Super Mario Galaxy 2, 2010)