Awesome Music / Mario & Luigi

Superstar Saga
  • The title theme is an upbeat tune that really gives the impression that the Mario Bros. are in for a fun adventure. The Bowser's Minions remix adds several more instruments, giving it much more beat.
  • The final battle. A grim finale song that really makes it feel like the entire world is at stake. Here's the Bowser's Minions remix. While not quite as intense, it instead makes the original song even more haunting, telling you that Cackletta has had more than enough of you.
  • Bowletta's battle theme. It may be short, but it definitely feels like you're fighting an evil presence that needs to be stamped out, otherwise doom awaits. The Bowser's Minions remix sounds even more urgent, enhancing the already present Uncanny Valley element. It does sound like a Bowser theme...but something is very, very wrong with it. And it fits absolutely beautifully with who you're fighting at this point.
  • The Teehee Valley theme (and the remixed version). One of the best tunes in any level, ever.
  • The boss theme. Less serious than later boss themes in the series, but oh so catchy none the less. Here's the Bowser's Minions remix.
  • Bowser Castle. Such a moody yet atmospheric tune for the dangerous gauntlet that is the game's final dungeon. The remake's version adds some epic violin from Cackletta's theme.
  • Popple's theme.. A tune so upbeat it's almost impossible not to dance along with it. The fact it's used for Fawful as well as Popple (at least the non-English versions) is just the icing on the cake. The Bowser's Minions version is even used briefly in the cutscene where Captain Goomba's squadron starts their assault on Bowser's Castle.
  • The Bowser's Minions Boss Theme from the 3DS remake is an amazingly tense boss theme which follows Never Let Up and Big Bang in starting off light hearted before getting all super serious.
  • Beanbean Castle's theme (original and Bowser's Minions). If only Princess Peach's castle theme had a harpsichord...

Partners in Time
  • The tutorial theme. A bouncy arrangement of the classic World 1-1 theme. Paper Jam and Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions would use an arrangement of this version of the song for their tutorial theme.
  • Shroob Castle. Also, there's Shroobs!, the original theme that "Shroob Castle" is an arrangement of. And as if both arrangements weren't suspenseful enough, the tension is ramped up in "Shroobs!", thanks to its intro.
  • The Koopaseum theme is rather catchy.
  • The Vim Factory theme is dark and atmospheric, like the area itself.
  • The Toad Town theme, probably the darkest music (fitting of the area, also a contender) ever featured in a Mario game.
  • Thwomp Caverns, a catchy song with a heavy techno beat (with some piano thrown in for good measure) that fits exploring the inside of a volcano surprisingly well.

Bowser's Inside Story
  • The regular Plack Beach theme was already pretty good, but the second version with Mario and Luigi is...damn...
  • The Cavi Cape theme is particularly noteworthy for using the Dorian mode, an archaic musical scale not even used that often in classical or traditional music, and likely all but unheard of in video game music. The end result is a piece with a very strong emotional neutrality; neither happy, nor dark, nor sad.
  • Toad Town. It feels just as peaceful and relaxing as the town itself.

Dream Team

Paper Jam
  • Start of the Adventure is praised for its upbeat and catchy medley.
  • In the first few battles before Paper Mario appears, there's an awesome remix of Come On!, from Superstar Saga.
  • The normal battle theme, Mixed-Up Scramble, which replaces "Come On!" after Paper Mario appears, and it's easily one of the best battle themes in the series, if not the best.
  • The minigame themes:
    • Do It Now! is an upbeat, adrenaline-filled piano song.
    • Time's Running Out! is a wonderful, fast-paced action theme for when you're either chasing or running from something.
    • Where's Toad? helps you slow down and think when you're searching for hidden Paper Toads.
    • Destination Unknown. Similar to "Where's Toad?", but both a little tenser and a little more laid back at the same time, which is fitting since this usually plays when you're in enemy-filled areas searching out one particular member and have to travel a little farther than for the Paper Toads.
  • While technically a remix of Partners in Time's song, Prepare Yourself! is often credited as a great remix!
  • The theme for the warm-up before the final boss battle, Double Bowsers!. It has a massive contrast with the rest of the soundtrack, feeling a lot like "Forze del Male", giving the vibe that the Bowsers aren't joking this time around.
  • The Final Boss theme (creatively titled Final Battle) is by far one of the most epic themes in the series, feeling like a hybrid of "The Grand Finale" and "Adventure's End", and easily rivaling them in terms of awesomeness. Not only that, but it also sounds very reminiscent of "Darkness of the Unknown" (particularly at the beginning and especially during the second half).
  • Mountaintop Secrets aka Mount Brrr theme sounds really mystical and soothing.
  • Whispered Secrets. Quite a beautiful piece of music that plays when Princess Peach first meets her parallel Paper counterpart as well as when said characters are talking about hair styles and clothes while at Mount Brrr.
  • Don't You Know Who I Am?/Respect Your Elders is the Leitmotif of the Kameks and the Koopalings, which has a jazzy feel reminiscent of Fawful's theme from Bowser's Inside Story.
  • Big Bang, the regular boss theme, mixes perfectly both Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario tunes. Just like Dream Team's boss theme, it starts playful and full of joy, but becomes dark and tense, just like the game's plot.
  • Mysterious Bowser's Castle, which is played during the first visit to Bowser's Castle, sounds much more menacing than the usual Bowser's Castle theme, much like the Neo Bowser Castle themes in Dream Team. Of course, this is to show that Bowser is a much more menacing villain now, nailing the atmosphere perfectly. And while it's replaced with the track below for the second visit (as Neo Bowser Castle), this track is reused for the last Papercraft battle with Papercraft Bowser.
  • Floating Castle of Doom, the final dungeon theme, sounds nothing like a regular Bowser's Castle. Instead of sounding epic and triumphant, it sounds full of despair and agony, perfectly reflecting what will happen if the Bowsers manage to win.
  • Paper Parade! ain't half bad, either.
  • Good-Bye Sadness. For all the game's tear jerking moments, among them our heroes begging the formerly brainwashed Wiggler they just defeated to Please Wake Up, the flashbacks to the Bowser Jrs' budding friendship after their boss battle, and the first part of the Kameks' defeat scene.
  • Bowser's Coming! is this game's respective remix of Bowser's theme from Bowser's Inside Story. It has a chilling atmosphere that serves to demonstrate how menacing Bowser is.
  • Forest Fairy Melody is a beautiful and mysterious theme that fits the pretty but eerie Gloomy Woods to a T.

Alternative Title(s): Mario And Luigi Superstar Saga, Mario And Luigi Partners In Time, Mario And Luigi Bowsers Inside Story, Mario And Luigi Dream Team, Mario And Luigi Paper Jam