Awesome Music: Kid Icarus
aka: Kid Icarus Uprising
Kid Icarus 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.
- 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; 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.
- The Sky World Tower Theme is an uplifting relaxing tune to boost one's spirits after the previous levels.
- Yasunori Mitsuda:
- Motoi Sakuraba:
- Yuzo Koshiro:
- Aurum's Island.
- Magnus's theme, an oddly heroic theme for a blatant Anti-Hero.
- Viridi, Goddess of Nature.
- Mysterious Invaders. The overall choice of instruments and Orchestral Bombing make it sound a bit familiar.
- The Lunar Sanctum is basically Yuzo Koshiro's parody of Star Wars (leaning towards A New Hope), and it's an incredible track even then.
- Masafumi Takada:
- Noriyuki Iwadare: