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And now the maestro is approaching the podium... He raises his baton, and we hear... DOO DOO DOO, DA-DOO DOO! BOM!
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Besides that classic tune that you're probably hearing in your head right now, the most well-known game franchise in the world has some pretty damn good tunes under its belt.

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    Super Mario Bros. Overworld Theme (World 1-1) 

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Super Mario Bros.
  • The underground theme. Remixed for Super Smash Bros.
  • The underwater theme. The song really gives off the vibe of swimming deep in the ocean. It gives off a light, floaty feeling, but it's fast-paced enough not to feel boring. There's a reason why many future games would use this as a title screen theme.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Land

Super Mario World

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Super Mario All-Stars

  • The All-Stars versions of SMB1, Lost Levels, and SMB3 use the latter game's drum-led version of the classic Underworld theme, with slight echo effects added to the "melody" to create an audible sense of being in a cavernous yet enclosed space.
  • All-Stars adds an echo effect to the melody of the classic SMB Underwater theme that makes it even more ideally suited for an aquatic level.note 
  • The SMB Castle theme dials down the volume of the accompaniment to make it sound almost as though it's coming from behind the walls of Bowser's castles, creating something appropriately tense and sinister for the game's confrontations with the head Koopa (or, in Worlds 1-7 - and A-C in Lost Levels - Mooks disguised as him).
  • All-Stars dials up the sense of fun and adventure of the SMB2 Overworld theme by varying the instrumentation for different parts of the melody.
  • The SMB3 Overworld theme gets the All-Stars treatment, and the already peppy melody becomes even more so thanks to the greater capabilities of the 16-bit sound chips.
  • All-Stars doesn't just re-vamp the existing tunes - for both SMB1 and Lost Levels, it adds a few new ones as well!
    • The Bonus Levels are set against an appropriately celebratory theme that practically shouts, "Get those coins, Mario!"
    • The Fake Bowser Battles get a new theme that starts with a four-note motif referencing the Hammer Brothers fight theme from SMB3 before moving on to an urgent-sounding tune with pounding drums to underscore the tension as Mario either tries to sneak over or under "Bowser" to take out the bridge under his feet or unload enough fireballs into him to knock off his disguise.
    • The True Bowser Battle theme dials up the adrenaline even further, with a frantic-sounding tune that makes it clear how much is at stake in this, the game's final battle. Bowser is all that stands between Mario and saving Peach this time, but he's not going to make it easy!
  • All-Stars' version of Super Mario Bros. 3's World 7 map theme only consists of a few notes, but boy is it catchy. That's not a bad thing, because the confusing nature of World 7's map as well as the difficulty of its levels means a lot of time will be spent on the map screen. And then remixed for Fortune Street for every time you invest in stocks, which happens nearly as often.

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Sunshine

  • Delfino Plaza. Plain awesome.
  • Underwater Exploration. Simply beautiful.
  • The Book in the Bottle. This series has some great underwater themes.
  • Boss Battle.
  • Noki Bay has a fitting mysterious vibe to it.
  • Pinna Park. The fun rhythm of the song really makes it clear that it's in a fun Theme Park.
  • The final boss has an amazingly dramatic piano.
  • The Casino Delfino music is very fitting for its setting. It even appeared as a minigame theme in Mario 64 DS!
  • Sirena Beach. Don't you just want to say "Screw the mission", park Mario on the beach somewhere and just chill out for a while? Bonus points for the theme sounding slightly off, as if foreboding for the horrors lurking in the hotel. Vaguely ominous yet chill and relaxing? Not easy for a beach theme to pull off.
  • Delfino Airstrip.
  • Even when sped up, they still sound amazing.
  • Corona Mountain, a fast and ominous drum-heavy track that really captures the heat and tension of piloting a boat through an active volcano.

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Super Mario 3D Land

New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. U

Super Mario 3D World

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