Awesome Music: Super Smash Bros.
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Solus in hostes ruit (Alone he rushed into his enemies)
et patriam servavit. (and saved his country.)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Cucurrit quaeque (He ran,)
tetigit destruens. (destroying everything he touched.)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Spes omnibus, (Hope to everyone,)
mihi quoque. (also to me.)
Terror omnibus, mihi quoque. (Fear to everyone, also to me.)
Ille (That one)
iuxta me. (is near to me.)
Ille iuxta me. (That one is near to me!)
Socii sunt mihi. (They are allies to me,)
qui olim viri fortes rivalesque erant. (Those who were once strong men and rivals.)
Saeve certando pugnandoque (And by contesting and by fighting fiercely)
splendor crescit. (Surely our splendor grows.)
In addition to its own music, the Super Smash Bros..
series has a habit of taking older music tracks and making them awesome, whether they already were or not. The entirety of Brawl
's soundtrack alone could count considering it featured the largest number of videogame composers to work together on a single game.
Note: If the music is unchanged from its original game, then put it in its relevant section of Awesome Music, not here.
Super Smash Bros. 64
- Melee has an awesome opening theme and two awesome menu themes.
- Both Multi-Man Melee battle themes (remixes of the opening theme) are pretty awesome.
- Metal Battle makes a pretty good fight.
- The Target Test track. Watch the comments on pretty much any Youtube video with that song. You get at least ten people complaining about how that song isn't in Brawl. Considering how awesome it sounds, that's understandable.
- The Smash 64 theme was reworked into Final Destination for Melee.
- The "How To Play" music of Melee/Brawl qualifies as another awesome yet inaccessible song, as the player cannot hear it in Brawl's Sound Test. In Smash for 3DS and Wii U, however, you can hear it in the sound test and it's also an available song for Battlefield on Smash U.
- The main theme, complete with Latin chanting and translation, heard in the intro movie and after beating the Subspace Emissary. Being from Nobuo Uematsu, how couldn't it be awesome?
- Final Destination, which is the main theme combined with BLAZING ELECTRIC GUITARS.
- Also, Battlefield, the main theme remixed for large scale battles and Moments of Awesome.
- The Boss music from Subspace Emissary is pretty awesome in its own right.
- The All-Star Mode Rest Area remix provides a soothing, yet melancholic rendition to the game's already magnificent theme song.
- Tabuu's Theme is (one of) the best original songs from Brawl, and it isn't (entirely) a remix of the main theme!
- The credits theme is a medley of the previous two games' credits themes and is a fitting end to an epic story mode.
- This remix of the credits music from Smash 64.
- Is the ominous song played for Cruel Brawl awesome? Some would say yes. Can you hear it in Sound Test without pausing in Cruel Brawl Mode? NO, Gosh Dang It to Heck! Thankfully, that's amended in the 3DS and Wii U versions, where you can hear it in the sound test and it's one of the available songs for Battlefield and Big Battlefield in the latter's case.
- This game's rendition of Battlefield shows that Smash Bros. still continues the tradition of making mind-blowing songs!
- The Nintendo 3DS version's menu music! Talk about Mundane Made Awesome. The Wii U version is even better.
- The Smash 64 credits got another remix at the end of the April Nintendo Direct, accompanied by a montage of all revealed characters at the time. The full remix can be heard here.
- The results screen uses a rearrangement of the Smash 64 character select screen!
- One of the first themes officially announced for the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game was the Multi-Man Smash theme, and it is amazing.
- Final Destination features an absolutely incredible remix of Melee's Battlefield theme.
- Master Hand finally gets his own boss music for the first time since the original, and what a treat it is.
- Master Core's boss theme is about as distorted and manic as the boss itself, even breaking into Morse code of all things (it says MASTER CORE for those wondering) and is about as long as the boss fight itself. It's about as epic as the fight, too.
- The new Credits Medley, which combines various themes from Melee, Brawl and the current game into one awesome masterpiece.
- The short victory fanfare at the end of Classic/All-Star mode. Compared to the creepy tune on the first game and the music box rendition of the main theme in Melee and Brawl, this one is just a straight up reward of your victory, made even better if you beat it on a really high intensity.
- The Wii U version gets another remix of the main theme for Final Destination, which is what happens if you try to make Smash sound like Guilty Gear.
- The Classic Mode results screen is always a pleasure to listen to after a great match!
- Losing can be actually be acceptable when you have this piece to comfort you.
- What's even better is that after fighting hard and finishing Classic Mode, you are given your Final Results, which features the softest and most soothing piece ever heard in the entire series.
- Speaking of soothing, we have the All-Star Rest Area.
Donkey Kong Country
- Go K.K. Rider! is high on many a player's favorites list.
- The 2:00 AM remix in Brawl is a neat rock/pop remake of what was originally a very low-key, mellow jazzy piece.
- Even if not very fit for fighting, the double remix of Tom Nook's Store and Town Hall is so catchy enough to make you come back to listening it. And if you don't, you're gonna whistle it on forever.
- The Roost/Brewster's Roost is a beautiful arrangement of the original: it's like from your favourite romantic movie.
- Title (Animal Crossing: Wild World) rains gentle chills of nostalgia down to your spine, reminding you of those times of playing Animal Crossing on DS so addictively. Such a cheerful tune. And for more dedicated Animal Crossing players, the composers hid in some recognisable tunes from the series in the tune:
- Blather's Museum-Theme can be heard (topped with clock sounds).
- There are throwbacks to 3pm-4pm's and 6am-7am's-tunes (which would play each corresponding to the real-life clock in your DS.)
- And most of all, the Loan Paid Off-jingle is also included, just for the hard workers who spend their months paying their loan for Nook in order to get a bigger house. (Or days.)
- From Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes Kapp'n's Song, a catchy ska remix of an already catchy tune.
- Bubblegum K.K., one of the best new K.K. songs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, gets a special mention.
- Outdoors at 7 PM (Sunny) / Main Street is serene, yet still manages to fit in the midst of a heated fight. There's even a snippet of the Item Get theme from the original game.
- The victory theme for the Duck Hunt universe is an incredibly nice remix of the Game A music from Duck Hunt, and it fits surprisingly well.
- From the reveal trailer, we get the Duck Hunt Medley.
Find Mii/StreetPass Quest
Game & Watch
- A newcomer to Brawl, Kid Icarus brings us gems like Underworld and the Title Music.
- Skyworld is also very majestic and adventurous rendition of the Overworld/World 2-theme from Kid Icarus, reimagining about the heroic sidescroller part on land after the painful beginning that is Underworld.
- Wrath of the Reset Bomb from Uprising. Orchestral Bombing at its finest.
- Destroyed Skyworld gets a sombre vocal remix that perfectly captures the distressing atmosphere of its début level in Uprising.
The Legend of Zelda
- While Gourmet Race is often the track used for Kirby in Smash, the closest thing to a main theme the series has is Green Greens.
- Gourmet Race. As a thrasher-metal song. Several commenters mention that Kirby must've swallowed Guitar Hero at some point. note
- The reworking of the final battle music in Kirby Super Star.
- Also: Meta Knight's Revenge.
- And again, King Dedede's Theme was converted from 8-bit right up to an orchestra piece. Arranged by Yoko Shimomura.
- More love for Kirby: Butter Building is just so unrelentingly happy.
- Have you noticed that in that theme they used electronic accordion and bongos to emulate the feel of the NES soundbits from Kirby's Adventure tracks anyway? Try to listen for this for an example. You need to have very good ears for to hear the bongos similar to the remix, though.
- It's the Title Theme from the first Kirby game! They didn't forget about Kirby's Dream Land after all!
- Squeak Squad Theme is a needlessly underrated track.
- Every hardcore Kirby-fans will easily love Boss Theme Medley, which takes all the best tunes throughout Kirby's history of battles and throws it into awesome medley fest. Particularly the first four (Adventure, Dream Land 2, Super Star and Kirby 64) is sure to give goosebumps of Kirby-gaming nostalgia.
- "The Legendary Air Ride Machine". Holy crap.
- The incredibly calm and peaceful All-Star Rest Area from Melee, which is originally from Super Star, which is itself based off Float Islands from Kirby's Dream Land.
- In the fourth game, there's Green Greens Ver. 2, an upbeat orchestra remix of the traditional Kirby tune.
- The Great Cave Offensive is an amazing medley of the two level themes from, well, The Great Cave Offensive.
- In the Wii U version of the fourth game, we are treated to a very interesting remix of King Dedede's theme done in the traditional Japanese musical style.
- One cannot mention Zelda without mentioning the Main Theme.
- The original Legend of Zelda title/dungeon. Brawl version. Ominous Latin Chanting and Ominous Pipe Organ together in one amazing song.
- Tal Tal Heights, which is actually a mix of the Link's Awakening overworld and the actual theme of the same name, is possibly the best of the many overworld Zelda remixes.
- Ocarina of Time Medley, a mix of the six main tunes Link can play on his Ocarina, is pure nostalgia for Ocarina of Time in song form. Melee also had Saria's Song by itself, which unfortunately wasn't retained for Brawl.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U gives us a remix of Saria's Song and the mini-boss theme from Ocarina of Time.
- Song of Storms. An amazingly epic remix of Windmill, Ganondorf's Theme, and the Serenade of Water. If anything, the first 3-4 seconds of the song, that INTRO, should tell you the epic you're in for.
- Either of Hyrule Temple's tracks.
- Hidden Mountain & Forest, a majestic rendition of A Link to the Past's Death Mountain theme.
- In 3DS/Wii U, Skyward Sword's Ballad of the Goddess (and Ghirahim's theme) gets a rock remix.
- Full Steam Ahead fits perfectly with the Spirit Train stage.
- Ladies and gentlemen, the best version of the Gerudo Valley theme ever composed.
- The Dark World theme.
- The Main Theme (Brinstar). Melee's version is a huge fan favorite. Brawl's would be too, if not for the voice at the start.
- Vs Ridley is nothing short of raw, unmitigated badassery in musical form.
- The remastering of the original Metroid's ending theme. Especially epic because it plays when you beat the final boss in Classic or Boss Battle mode as Samus. Delicious chills shooting straight into your soul, man.
- Melee's version of Brinstar Depths is just amazing. Especially when the melody hits the second repeat and the drum track kicks in.
- The Theme of Samus Aran, SPACE WARRIOR. Bonus points for playing the part of Theme Music Power-Up during "The Subspace Emissary" when Samus gets her power suit back.
- Norfair is a fine bit of electronic music, really suited for the bubbling lava found on the Norfair stage.
- Escape may at first sound like they just slapped the 8-bit tune into the game. However, stick around and it turns into an epic orchestration that sends chills down your spine.
- The theme for the Melee level of Onett from Earthboundnote . The alternate song, "Pollyanna (I Believe In You)", is also great. There aren't even any vocals in there, but you want to sing along anyway.
- Melee had the theme for Fourside, which is also notable for being the only track that originates from Earthbound/Mother 2, rather than Mother 1. For some reason, this theme not only didn't return for Brawl, but a handful of Earthbound tunes were considered for Brawl but not put in!
- At least the second half of Earthbound's Eight Melodies has endured as Ness's victory fanfare - oh, wait, no, he and Lucas share a victory theme taken from Mother 1 in Brawl. Pretty sad when you realize that Meta Knight (and later, other characters like Bowser/Bowser Jr, Rosalina and Dark Pit) has his own unique variation of the Kirby victory theme play when he wins.
- Humoresque of a Little Dog, AKA the shop theme. A little out-of-place for a heated free-for-all, but awesome nonetheless.
- Brawl also gives us the haunting-yet-pretty remix of "Snowman" from the original Mother (Earthbound Zero) and "Unfounded Revenge/Smashing Song of Praise" from Mother 3.
- The Mother 3 Love Theme, like other entries on this list, is a little out-of-place for a brawl, but it's still beautiful.
- 3DS gives us a quirky, yet incredible remix of the Mother 1 Magicant theme, with the game's Eight Melodies snuck in right at the end.
- Likewise, Smiles and Tears is a breathtaking remix of Mother 2's ending theme; bonus points for sneaking in part of the first game's Eight Melodies as well.
- After two games straight of having just Mother 1 music, Onett finally gets a remix of its theme proper in the game, before segueing into a remix of Winters, which sounds like it was taken straight from the Snowman remix above.
- PAC-MAN. Words cannot express how much they have outdone themselves with this piece. It is a huge blast from the past with authentic arcade game sounds and will remind many Pac-Man and arcade game fans of the hours spent playing all of their favorite games at the local arcade!
- Pac-Man's Park / Block Town, a medley from Pac-Man's oft-forgotten foray into isometric gameplay, Pac-Mania.
- Arranged by Nintendo legend Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, here's PAC-MAN (Club Remix).
Sonic the Hedgehog
- Jogging / Countdown. Two of the most iconic songs from the NES game, they go into quite epic proportions here. Sadly, the "Eye Of The Tiger" version from the reveal trailer is nowhere to be found.
Super Mario Bros. As well as
- First off, they have both Main Themes from the SNES and N64 games.
- Or if your prefer a more orchestral, cinematic even, approach, here's Venom/Star Fox 64 theme.
- Corneria has always been a fan favourite, though it took until Brawl to get a remix of it.
- And of course, Star Wolf.
- The 3DS/Wii U remix is combined with Sector Z!
- Area 6.
- And finally, the Space Armada remix.
- Of course, there's always the most famous video game theme of all time. Koji Kondo himself made this remix of the Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme.
- The Underwater Theme, which takes a classic, and gives it two remixes along with the original all in one track!
- Title/Ending (Super Mario World) is a tearjerkingly happy overture for ones who owned Super Mario World as their first Mario-game, composed of catchy beginning, and is carried onto bittersweetingly composed fast-tempoed ending theme.
- Mario Kart DS has the already kickass Waluigi Pinball. The Brawl remix gives it a techno-speedup overhaul, along with mixing in themes that would later be used in Wario Land: Shake It.
- Luigi's Mansion is given a perfectly fitting haunting track for its stage.
- For most surprising Mario tune in Brawl we have the Easton Kingdom theme from Super Mario Land.
- Main Theme (New Super Mario Bros.) is very catchy to listen to, and if that wasn't enough, the Stage Clear Theme at the end of the theme makes it more worthwhile for NSMB-players.
- Melee's Dr. Mario!
- And if you are more of a fan of Chill than Fever, Brawl has this for you!
- Now with Version 2 sounding closer to the original.
- Princess Peach's Castle. The best way to kick off Melee's Adventure Mode. Perhaps the coolest thing about this song is how it so clearly introduces itself as the main theme, but uses the underground theme as the bass line, essentially combining the two most recognizable Mario songs into one, and rounding off each repetition with the breakdown from the underground theme.
- Rainbow Cruise.
- Gritzy Desert from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It's like Lawrence of Arabia with techno!
- The series' perennial Airship theme gets a downright badass arrangement that would befit an all-out war.
- Try, Try Again, one of the best songs from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, is even better in the fourth game!
- And then there's Super Mario 3D Land Theme / Beach Theme, a terrific and upbeat medley.
- Paper Mario Medley! There's not much difference from the original songs, but they were already awesome in their own right, and the added beats just make them even better.
- Rosalina in the Observatory, which is mixed with Luma's Theme, makes for an outstanding remix of an already amazing song.
- Athletic Theme / Ground Theme of New Super Mario Bros. 2 is even catchier without the constant "bah" sounds!
- The Rainbow Road Medley consists of Mario Kart 7, DS, and even Super Circuit! It tends to be the most forgotten in the Mario Kart series.
- This incredible remix of the Super Mario World Koopaling/Reznor boss theme, done with a very Spanish Flamenco musical style. The part beginning at 0:50 seconds in is especially good.
- The Circuit theme from Mario Kart 7 gets an awesome, Mario Kart 8-styled arrangement.
- The Lost Levels Medley from what we know as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Players are already considering it the national anthem of the Mushroom Kingdom!
- A pleasant and unexpected surprise comes in the form of a Mario Paint Medley! They even used Mario Paint's composer mode for a portion of it! This song is in the game's files, but currently unused.
- Cloudtop Cruise from Mario Kart 8 received a remix, featuring both orchestration and electric guitars.
- Super Mario World Medley is possibly the catchiest and most upbeat song in the game. It combines the overworld theme with the Star World theme for a tune that's just plain fun.
- WarioWare gives us three Ear Worms in the forms of Ashley's Song, Mona Pizza, and Mike's Song.
- If you're one of those people who can't stand English lyrics for some reason, there's also the Japanese versions: Ashley, Mona, and Mike.
- There's Wario Ware, Inc., the menu screen from the first game, and Wario Ware, Inc. Medley, a hilarious medley of sound clips from various microgames and features also from the first game.
- In the Japanese version of the fourth game, there's an exclusive remix: Ashley's Song, Ver. 2.
- The Wii Sports Resort remix sounds like it could be in an arcade racer complete with a funky bassline.
- Another currently unused song from the fourth game is Wii Shop Channel, which is combined with the Mii Channel theme.
- The Wii Fit Plus Medley is a quirky mix of the Obstacle Course, Rhythm Parade, Perfect 10, and Snowball Fight themes from Wii Fit.
Yoshis Island / Yoshis Story
- Xenoblade Chronicles Medley is the only song remixed for the Smash Bros. series, and the only original parts about it are the short rock remixes of "Gaur Plains" and "Engage the Enemy" at the start and end, sandwiching original clips from "Mechanical Rhythm" and "You Will Know Our Names". It's still quite a treat for Xenoblade fans.
- Shin Onigashima. Really, if the original song would have qualified (several more are cited below under their original games), it got put into Brawl and made even more awesome.
- Lip's Theme of Panel de Pon-fame is very technoish and catchy rendition of the original, with more clapping and beat than ever before.
- If you ever wondered how to make Tetris music more awesome, Yoko Shimomura did it with Type A.
- Ever wonder how a Mariachi remix of a Tetris tune might sound? Well, now you know.
- There's only one Golden Sun track, but it's possibly one of the most epic battles themes ever.
- Clu Clu Land is just addictive.
- When you finish a great match, you know you love to hear your favorite character's arranged victory theme. Especially if you know where it came from, and can reminisce about how great it felt to win back in the day too.
- Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi might be the most unknown theme of all in the whole of Brawl's library, note from a electronic cookbook application for DS, released only in Japan (back then), but you can't help admitting it's also the one of most magical tracks in the game.
- Ice Climber, a medley of the two main music tracks from said game. The harp-led transition from the energetic title screen theme music to the easygoing level music is a particular highlight.
- They can even make epic tunes from sound effects, as shown from PictoChat.
- Brawl's remix of Balloon Trip just makes you want to get up and dance.
- X Tunnel Scene from Brawl again. A little-known shooter game from the Game Boy gets a kickass techno remix.
- Gyromite is a great song, especially for R.O.B.
- Tomodachi Life takes Ear Wormy songs from the eponymous game (and its Japan-only predecessor) and creates an even catchier medley from them.
- You might not think that Nintendogs would have awesome music, but Bath Time Theme (Vocal Mix) is a surprisingly fun and bouncy tune.
- The Mysterious Murasame Castle has had a handful of worthy themes to represent it in Smash, one being the original version of the Castle Town theme in Brawl, and the other being this medley of themes in 3DS/WiiU.
- Rather unexpectedly, we have Baten Kaitos Origins' battle theme, The Valedictory Elegy.
- An even more unexpected track is this remix from a rather unknown DS game called Culdcept.
- The Vocal Mix of the Light Plane Music from Pilotwings is an Ear Worm that will get stuck in your head for quite a while.
- The already Ear Worm-y Pedal Glider theme from Pilotwings Resort receives a delightfully funky remix.
- There's also the Wrecking Crew Medley which starts industrial-like, then switches to an upbeat groove then finally techno with a bit of wobble bass thrown in.
- Glory of Heracles may be an obscure RPG series with most of its titles being Japan-exclusive, but its ominous and powerful theme makes it perfect for the Coliseum stage.
- A delightful medley of various themes from Nintendo Land was found in the game's files, but there's currently no way to access it. note
- The orchestral live album Smashing...Live! is chock full of fantastic arrangements of melodies from Melee. One such piece is the "Smash Bros. Great Medley," especially the Big Blue section.
- The Nintendo Special Big Band, which has many members who have previously worked on Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8's music, performed a Smash Medley with main themes from all games and it is glorious.
- The guys at Balanced Brawl chose a really fitting soundtrack to showcase the improved cast with.
- Project M gets accidental Awesome Music; if you try to play through the Subspace Emissary, it's easy to get lost in the adventure and forget you're playing a mod. And then you get to the Rayquaza battle... Bam. You get Nostalgia Bombed by the Saffron City 64 theme. It really helps you wind up and truly get into a Pokémon battle.note
- Three words: Mario, Wario, Lucario.
- GuardianSoul's arrangement of the 3DS/Wii U theme is awesome, with or without a choir!
- Someone combined the 3DS/Wii U theme with Quad City DJs' "C'Mon and Ride it (The Train)". You can almost taste the hype.
- The Brawl remix isn't half bad either.
- Harmony of Heroes is a full orchestral album paying tribute to all the fighters who have appeared in Smash, remixing the most famous tunes from their home series, as well as some of the SSB originals. It all culminates in the Title Drop track at the end of the album, which must be heard to be fully appreciated.
- Yungtown's 'Settle it in Smash' is about as awesome as it sounds.
- "SMASH!" by Starbomb is a song about how Luigi is opposed to beating up his friends...at first.Profanity warning
- Little V collaborated with Artificial Fear in order to create an epic rock cover of the Smash Bros 3DS/WiiU theme, and it is decidedly epic.