The original game was one of those early NES
titles that really showed what the sound hardware was capable of doing in the hands of a skilled composer
; there isn't a weak or even mediocre track in the entire soundtrack.
Kid Icarus Of Myths And Monsters
- The Title Screen tune sets the mood for the epic story that awaits in the game; as a bonus, it also introduces several of the series' Recurring Riffs.
- The Underworld Theme, which starts from one of the musical ideas from the Title Screen theme, is perhaps the most recognisable tune from the original game (possibly because so few people get far enough to hear the later tunes); listen out for the opening phrase from the Title Screen music just before it wraps around.
- The buoyant Overworld Theme is just plain fun to listen to.
- The light and airy Skyworld Theme sets the stage nicely for a series of levels in the clouds.
- The spooky Labyrinth Theme takes some of the sting out of getting lost in the maze or turned into an eggplant while a dozen rooms from the nearest healer.
- The Palace in the Sky Theme ingeniously remixes some of the ideas from the Underworld music to bring the game full circle.
- And the Ending Theme adds to the sense of achievement of beating a game that helped to define Nintendo Hard.
Kid Icarus: Uprising
- The Sky World Tower Theme is an uplifting relaxing tune to boost one's spirits after the previous levels.
The composers for Uprising?
They include Yasunori Mitsuda, Motoi Sakuraba, Yuzo Koshiro, Masafumi Takada, and Noriyuki Iwadare. Whew.