Awesome Music / Super Smash Bros.

Audi famam illius. (I’ve heard legends of that person)
Solus in hostes ruit (How he plunged into enemy territory)
et patriam servavit. (How he saved his homeland)
Audi famam illius. (I’ve heard legends of that person)
Cucurrit quaeque (How he traveled the breadth of the land)
tetigit destruens. (Reducing all he touched to rubble)
Audi famam illius. (I’ve heard legends of that person)
Audi famam illius. (I’ve heard legends of that person)
Spes omnibus, mihi quoque(Revered by many — I, too, revere him)
Terror omnibus, mihi quoque (Feared by many — I, too, fear him)
Ille (Now, that person)
iuxta me. (Stands at my side)
Ille iuxta me. (Now that person stands at my side)
Socii sunt mihi. (Now my friends are with me)
qui olim viri fortes rivalesque erant. (Some of them were once heroes some my mortal enemies)
Saeve certando pugnandoque (And as we face each other in battle, locked in combat)
splendor crescit. (We shine ever brighter)

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.


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    Super Smash Bros. 64 



    3DS/Wii U 
  • The Wii U version's menu music!
  • This game's renditions of Battlefield and Final Destination show that Smash Bros. still continues the tradition of making mind-blowing songs!
  • 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.
  • Both phases of Master Fortress have themes as well. First Wave plays upon the imposing nature of your foe, while Second Wave spurs you towards victory.
  • 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 rather sad 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.


    Animal Crossing 
  • 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's theme can be heard (topped with clock sounds).
    • There are throwbacks to "3pm-4pm" 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.)
  • Plaza & Title combines themes from City Folk and Wild World, and even sneaks in the 2:00 AM theme in there.
  • From Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes Kapp'n's Song, a catchy ska remix of an already catchy tune. As well as the Tortimer Island Medley! Ahhh, that steel guitar!
  • 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.
  • Finally, Tour is a rather silly and somewhat offbeat mashup of themes from New Leaf.

  • With Bayonetta's inclusion through the Smash Ballot, she doesn't bring just one, but two remixed songs for Smash Bros.! Said songs are instrumental remixes of Mysterious Destiny and Tomorrow Is Mine, the battle themes from the first and second Bayonetta games respectively, and both of them are just as Ear Wormy as the original versions. Even though the vocals are gone, they're replaced with a just as awesome saxophone and guitar, perfectly fitting with Bayonetta's seductive personality.

    Donkey Kong (Country) 

    Duck Hunt 
  • 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.

    Final Fantasy 
  • While the Final Fantasy series got shafted in terms of remixed music, there is one saving grace: Cloud has a remix of the obvious but still beloved Final Fantasy VII fanfare for his victory theme. It also overrides the post-results screen music; it's currently the only victory theme in the game to do that.


    Find Mii/Street Pass Quest 

    Fire Emblem 

    Game & Watch 

    Kid Icarus 

  • 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 
    • Fountain of Dreams' music, which is essentially an orchestrated "Gourmet Race" remix. One of the most beautiful pieces of music on the most visually stunning stage in the game. And both of them are from Kirby.
    • The Smashing! Live! version is pretty good too.
  • 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!
    • Butter Building Ver. 2 is just as lighthearted, and includes snippets of Vegetable Valley and Ice Cream Island.
  • 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.
  • Fans of Kirby & the Amazing Mirror were treated to the Forest/Nature Area theme in Brawl. In Wii U/3DS however, the song gets a full remix.
  • 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.
  • The 1.0.8 patch brings us a retro-inspired mix of Ice Cream Island, with the boss theme and the Kirby victory dance included.

    The Legend Of Zelda 

    Mega Man 

    Metal Gear 

  • The Main Theme (Brinstar). Melee's version is a huge fan favorite. Brawl's version would be too, if not for the voice at the start. Although, it includes the Famicom Disk System Startup sound, which is a nice little detail. Brawl also includes a version without the voice.
  • 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.
  • 3DS/Wii U's remix of the Title theme from the original Metroid manages to be dark, menacing, and strangely serene all at once.
  • 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 Mother Trilogy 
  • The theme for the Onett stage from Melee. It begins with a remix of Mother 1's "Bein' Friends", followed by Earthbound's Eight Melodies. 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 one of few tracks 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!
  • Porky's Theme just sounds huge and imposing, much like New Pork City itself.
  • 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 wonderful 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).



  • 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.
  • Minor Circuit also gets a remix just for good measure.

    Sonic The Hedgehog 

    Star Fox 

    Street Fighter 
  • A retro-inspired remix of Ryu's Theme from Street Fighter II accompanies the wandering World Warrior to his Smash debut.
  • Not being a playable character does not stop Ken Masters from stealing the show!

    Super Mario Bros 
This includes Dr. Mario, Mario Kart and Luigi's Mansion.

    Wario Ware 

    Wii Series 
  • The Wii Sports Series medley is bound to make anyone who has ever owned a Wii nostalgic.
  • The Wii Sports Resort remix sounds like it could be in an arcade racer complete with a funky bassline.
  • Another previously unused song from the fourth game is Wii Shop Channel, which is combined with the Mii Channel theme. Like the Mario Paint medley, it was eventually added to the Miiverse stage.
  • A highly catchy Mii Plaza remix appears on the Find Mii stage in 3DS. It eventually surfaced on the Miiverse stage in Wii U.
  • The Wii Fit Plus Medley is a quirky mix of the Obstacle Course, Rhythm Parade, Perfect 10, and Snowball Fight themes from Wii Fit.
    • The main theme for the Wii Fit Studio stage in 3DS/WiiU is an incredibly catchy remix of Super Hoop.
    • Not to mention a rock remix of the Skateboard Arena theme.

  • The 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 face-meltingly awesome, though.

    Yoshi's Island 
This includes Yoshi's Story and Yoshi's Woolly World.



  • 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  And now with version 3.5, Project M actually has its own unique theme!