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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 video game composers to work together on a single game at the time. Games like the 3DS/Wii U versions and Ultimate have since expanded those games even further, with Ultimate nearing 1,000 tracks on its own! And with Ultimate allowing every track in the game to be useable for all of their Battlefield stages as well as Final Destination as of their Version 8.1 update, those tracks can now all be useable for fighting purposes as well!

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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 

    Melee 

    Brawl 
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    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 tracks!
  • 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 or BlazBlue.
  • The Classic Mode results screen is always a pleasure to listen to after a great match!
    • Losing can 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.
  • While the Smash Tour is considerably underappreciated, the music for the side game exclusively for the Wii U version shows off the perfect sound for what a board game version of Super Smash Bros. would sound like, with the Last 5 Turns version cranking up the intensity for when games are down to the wire before that final fight begins! The Smash Tour theme would later return for Ultimate as a menu theme, which works very well in its own right there, but later got promoted to a playable track for any game played on one of the Battlefield stages or Final Destination as of Ultimate's 8.1 update.
  • As for one of the rare tracks exclusively for the 3DS version, we get this fantastic 8-bit rendition of this game's theme tune... that sadly only got heard whenever one played in StreetSmash, which was rare for those that didn't travel so much or didn't have any friends. Thankfully, it also returns for Ultimate, and as of Ultimate's 8.1 update, it can also be used for any matches in any one of the Battlefield stages or Final Destination!

    Ultimate 
  • The main theme of Ultimate, "Lifelight", is so awesome that it actually sounds more like an anime opening than a Super Smash Bros. theme. It's a hopeful, wonderfully sung melody that properly gets you hyped up for what's in store for the latest installment. It's also in both Japanese and English. The E3 version is no slouch either, being a triumphant, instrumental version of the above to celebrate the coming of the ultimate Smash Bros. game. And if you're in an emotional mood instead, the incredibly beautiful piano solo version that plays during the credits to World of Light has got you covered.
  • The menu theme is another, more light-hearted take on "Lifelight" - between kickass bassline, and epic choir, this song is guaranteed to pump you up for a friendly round of Smash.
  • Final Destination gets a suitably awesome remix of Ultimate's main theme that rivals Brawl's Final Destination in how epic it is. What's more, half of the track is actually the main theme played in reverse. You know a piece is incredible when it even sounds good backwards. In "World of Light", this is the theme played when you take control of Master Hand to defeat 50 puppet fighters, instead of its own boss theme. It makes Ultimate's Final Destination theme even more epic in a sense.
  • The bonus stages in Classic Mode get a heart-pounding techno-dubstep remix of the main theme that just screams "get the hell out of here NOW".
  • Mob Smash has a really fun and energetic theme that's perfect for the game's Multi-Mook Melee.
  • "World of Light" may not have as much of a narrative focus as "Subspace Emissary" from Brawl, but the boss themes for its main antagonists — courtesy of Keisuke Ito and Hideki Sakamoto of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fame! — are nothing short of superb:
    • First we have Galeem's theme, an incredible orchestral piece that oscillates between uplifting and desperate modes to capture the stakes of the fight itself.
    • Dharkon's theme doubles down on the darkness by rearranging "Lifelight" in a minor key and piling on angsty guitars, an all-male choir, and bombastic horns.
    • Finally, the theme for the final battle with both Galeem and Dharkon incorporates elements from the previous two themes, building in unbearable anticipation until a violin solo cuts through the chaos and the latter half of the main theme gives our heroes an auditory second wind. Bonus points for that portion of the theme being present in the E3 reveal trailer as well, with the assumption that you rescued everyone, everyone truly is here for the final battle.
  • The Dark Realm gives two very awesome themes for the main area and one of its dungeons:
    • The main area's theme is somber to begin with before shifting to a slow-paced tune the drips with desperation. If you listen closely, you can even hear a masculine choir in the background as it changes to something more triumphant.
    • The theme of Mysterious Dimension, one of its dungeons, starts off tranquil with only the lightest touches of sinister as if you had entered just a normal area. Then it suddenly drops into a dark and dramatic tune seemingly right as you see just how messed up the dungeon really is.
  • The final area's theme is known as The Final Battle. It's an incredibly tense theme which brings to mind the last stand against two titanic beings and their most powerful warriors (which is precisely what it is). And then, if you manage to beat the 50-Man Smash with Master Hand, the whole of the map changes and "The Final Battle: After The Transformation" kicks in — an epic and triumphant score that lets you know that the end is well and truly finally near. No more power shifting between Galeem and Dharkon to doom the world — light and dark have been conquered, and with the effective wind out of their sails all the two beings can do is watch as you take their remaining spirits and make your way to take them both down with this theme blaring loud and proud.

Franchises

    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.
  • Tour is a rather silly and somewhat offbeat mashup of themes from New Leaf.
  • Ultimate gives us a remix of the Title Theme from Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, with a metal style to it.
  • Animal Crossing gets lots of love in Ultimate with a funky new remix of Wild World's title theme.
  • After 17 years of existence, the original Animal Crossing theme finally gets a remix in Ultimate, a faster-paced beat of nostalgia.

    ARMS 
  • In addition to featuring all the ARMS fighters' leitmotifs from the game, including the final boss' theme and the ARMS Grand Prix Final Battle (which was a hard rock remix of the final boss' theme from the original game), two remixes are included with Min Min's addition.
    • With the ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song, it takes the memorability of the original song and amplifies it tenfold by making it sound both more exciting and tense at the same time, making it the perfect introduction for any newcomers who don't know anything about the game so well.
    • As for Min Min's own theme, Ramen Bowl, it helps give her oriental-inspired theme an extra kick with both rock and jazz instruments included, and it all works out incredibly well in its favor.
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    Banjo-Kazooie 
  • Banjo-Kazooie being introduced into Super Smash Bros. means that we get seven remixes, which at the time was the most out of any of the DLC in the whole series. And all of them sound amazing.
    • Introducing Banjo and Kazooie back on a Nintendo console and onto the battlefield is a triumphant remix of "Spiral Mountain", composed by Grant Kirkhope! As a bonus, the track also includes some well-known melodies from both Kazooie and Tooie—particularly Treasure Trove Cove, Freezeezy Peak, Gruntilda's Lair, Mayahem Temple, and Rusty Bucket Bay.
    • And you can't have Banjo being in the game without a remix of the Main Theme from Kazooie, courtesy of Masafumi Takada, the composer of the Danganronpa franchise.
    • Treasure Trove Cove also gets a new remix, this time arranged by Yoko Shimomura, which makes it sound like it would fit in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
    • Mumbo's Mountain gets an upbeat jazz remix.
    • Gobi's Valley gets a remix courtesy of Yuji Masubuchi and Namco's sound team that reinvents the theme as a surf guitar anthem, complete with a Gruntilda's Lair section.
    • Mad Monster Mansion gets an extremely upbeat orchestral/pop remix.
    • And finally, Vs. Klungo from Tooie gets a fast-paced, orchestra remix.

    Bayonetta 
  • With Bayonetta's inclusion through the Smash Ballot, she doesn't bring just one, but two remixed tracks for Smash Bros.! Said tracks 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.

    Castlevania 
Honestly, every single new remix the music composed is absolutely godlike, which is to be expected since it's Castlevania.

    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.
  • Ultimate gives us another Duck Hunt Medley that features a snazzy fast-paced rock theme.

    F-Zero 

    Fatal Fury 
While previous DLC entries had around 8-11 tracks of material to cover for Ultimate's newest entries (both old and newer remixes), SNK gave out a resounding "Okay!" to approving all 50 of Masahiro Sakurai's top choices for Terry Bogard's entry into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. On one hand, we can just say SNK has plenty of awesome music in general and leave it at that. However, it's better to highlight the remixes in particular that got in for this case.

  • First up, from the original Fatal Fury, we have a remixed version of Richard Meyer's theme "Haremar Faith Capoeira School - Song of the Fight (Believers Will Be Saved)". It takes the original arranged version of the song and not only makes things sound cleaner over the original, but also ramps up the intensity the further it goes on before entering a calming point near the end.
  • Next up, Terry Bogard's very own theme from Fatal Fury 2, "Kurikinton", returns to the scene, and it's better than ever! This rendition helps ramp up the energy of the original with more arranged instruments and a fantastic climax to make it sound the best it's ever been.
  • Terry's brother, Andy, comes with his own theme. "Pasta" from Fatal Fury 2 comes with a calming, yet ferocious remix to the original track that matches its Italian sound with accompanying violins included.
  • Big Bear also joins the fray with his theme, "Tarkun and Kitapy", taking the original rocking tune it had and increasing its intensity tenfold!
  • Kim Kaphwan's own theme, "Let's Go to Seoul!", would make you gladly want to go to Seoul for a round with its similarly rocking energy fitting a martial artist like Kim. Or in this case, a fighting game like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • While Billy Kane's had plenty of arrangements over the years, his original theme from Fatal Fury 2, "The London March", never got many remixes over the years. However, it gets one here, and what a way to bring back a piece like this!
  • For our final remixed theme from the series, we have a track from the obscure Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition. Terry Bogard's theme from that game, "11th Street", gets a new rendition that takes the original sound and makes it even peppier for any bouts you might enter with it.

    Final Fantasy 
  • While the Internet-explodingly popular Final Fantasy series got shafted in terms of remixed music (having only two of the fighting scenes in Final Fantasy VII around due to Executive Meddling on Square Enix's end), 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 the first in the series to have done this.note 

    Find Mii/StreetPass Quest 

    Fire Emblem 
  • Along the same lines of the Brawl opening/ending, the popular Fire Emblem Main Theme was given the full Latin Opera treatment. Also there's the character encounter (known as "Together we Ride" in FE7) theme remixed from Melee.
  • There's also the incredibly catchy Attack, from the seventh game, and the Shadow Dragon Medley, from the original.
  • With Mila's Divine Protection, a Spanish-esque render of the theme fitting the continent in Fire Emblem Gaiden as it is named after a city in Spain.
  • A remix of Together We Ride returns for Wii U, but this time it isn't alone; it's accompanied in a medley of character recruitment themes from across the series, including Sacred Stones' Comrades, and both of the recruitment themes from the otherwise-neglected in Smash Jugdral saga.
  • Coliseum Series Medley brings together a slap bass-heavy remix of the arena themes from several games across the series.
  • Corrin's inclusion brought along a spectacular remix of the main theme of Fire Emblem Fates, Lost in Thoughts All Alone. The second remix that came with Corrin's return in Ultimate manages to be great in its own way. Whereas the first remix is more upbeat, this version has a more dramatic flair to it, even incorporating bits of "End of All" from Fates's final level maps.
  • Ultimate has brought us a remix of a track nobody was expecting: "Gear Up For..." from Fire Emblem Heroes, a mobile game. An unexpected choice, but a welcome one. It starts off seeming like a direct rip of the original before speeding up into something more fitting for an action-packed battle, then segueing into "Map (Prologue)".
  • "End of Despair", from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, aka the theme that plays when Sigurd and his pals die at the hands of Arvis at the end of the first act of the game. This orchestrated remix takes the drama of the original and cranks up the tempo, giving a strong sense of urgency and tension to any Smash battle it's set to.
  • On paper, this remix of "Destiny (Ablaze)" doesn't deviate too much from the original, save for the addition of a tin whistle/fiddle duet. But when said duet (and a live orchestra instead of a MIDI one) adds such soulful, Celtic vibes to an already amazing source, you've got one of the best tracks in the entire game.
  • After For Nintendo 3DS/Wii U directly ported the original track but drastically chopped it down to keep it less than two minutes (the original was four minutes in one loop), Ultimate features a remix of "Id (Purpose)" that keeps all of the different acts of the original while only being a minute shorter and still manages to be as amazing.
  • To cap off the Wave 1 Fighter's Pass DLC characters for Ultimate, Byleth gives us this rendition of the main theme from Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Japanese version included). It gives us a hard rock rendition of the main theme with orchestral music backing up the rock, helping set the tone in a hauntingly beautiful moment before the vocal leitmotif comes through to add a bit more melancholy within. However, before it concludes, the climax turns the rock all the way Up to Eleven and makes it even more badass then it was already.

    Game & Watch 

    Ice Climber 
  • 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. The Ice Climbers' first track from Melee's Icicle Mountain is also great.

    Kid Icarus 

    Kirby 
  • 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.
  • This remix of 02's theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is not as chillingly somber as the original tune, but it sounds even more dire, yet still upbeat enough to carry an epic fight.
  • 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, it 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.
  • Ultimate gives us a new remix of City Trial, courtesy of Ace Attorney composer Noriyuki Iwadare!
  • This remix of the Staff Credits theme is so upbeat and cheerful that you just can't help but smile whenever it comes on.

    The Legend of Zelda 

    Mega Man 

    Metal Gear 
  • The SSBB version of Metal Gear Solid 4's Theme of Love, releasing that version before the actual Metal Gear Solid game was released properly.
  • Also Encounter, the, um, encounter theme from the first MGS.
  • The Brawl version of Theme Of Tara from Metal Gear.
  • If Snake returning for Ultimate didn't convince you that Konami is completely on-board with this game, we now have a fast-paced rearrangement of "Snake Eater" that sounds even more like it belongs in a James Bond movie, courtesy of long-time series composer Nobuko Toda.
  • Ultimate also brings a synth/rock remix of the Theme of Solid Snake from Metal Gear 2 that augments the original track quite well, especially with the blistering electric guitar solo at the end.

    Metroid 
  • The Main Theme (Brinstar). Melee's version is a huge fan favorite. Brawl's version (or at least the one without the opening monologue) is equally loved — a mix of the Metroid Prime Pinball remix with the original NES version, and even including the Famicom Disk System Startup sound, which is a nice little detail.
  • Vs Ridley is nothing short of raw, unmitigated badassery in musical form. The new remix for Ultimate, by the same composer as the previous, somehow upgrades that badassness to absolute HARDCORE badassery with kickass synths, a pinch of Dream Theater, and insane shredding. It's got an impressively dark and menacing tone, even compared to Ridley's other themes.
  • 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.
  • Ultimate gives us the Brinstar Depths theme remixed with heavy guitars and violins, which sounds as awesome in practice as it does on paper.
  • Ultimate gives us a new remix of the Vs. Parasite Queen boss theme from Metroid Prime by Motoi Sakuraba, and it sounds even more intense and ominous than the original version.

    Minecraft 
While Minecraft may not have had that much music added to the game (as a point of reference, it has less tracks than the Dragon Quest series for Ultimate's DLC), it does have all but one of their seven tracks includednote  be special remixes based off of tracks from either spinoffs (specifically Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft Earth) or mini-game tracks added later on to the original Minecraft to help make up for that!
  • The highlight track for Minecraft is the track that first introduced Steve and his gang of characters to Smash, Halland / Dalarna from Minecraft Dungeons, courtesy of ACE (the composer crew of Xenoblade fame who also made a few stand out remixes in Smash, such as Gangplank Galleon)! Those that first watched Steve's reveal would hear the beautiful serenity that Halland provided when introducing him and his gang of blocky fellows to Smash, followed by Dalarna enhancing the victorious feeling of what's literally the highest selling game of all time joining Smash after a wait that was as long as five years according to Sakurai himself.
  • For Minecraft Earth's track in Smash, we have Earth, a track that feels like a true celebration of life itself when living on planet Earth, giving a great sense of scale and wonder that wouldn't sound out of place in an adventure movie.
  • The obligatory Yoko Shimomura arrangement this time is Dance of the Blocks from Minecraft Mini Games. Already a cheery and whimsical song, her spin sounds like it was composed for a feature-length children's film, or even for a world's battle theme in Kingdom Hearts! You'll surely find yourself bouncing to the happy-go-lucky rhythm, even in the midst of a hectic match.
  • Composed by Motoi Sakuraba of Dark Souls fame, there's his arrangement of The Arch-Illager that takes the already ominous yet epic final battle theme of Minecraft Dungeons and turns it into an unrestrained piece full of energy, with greater emphasis on choir vocals adding to the overall menacing tone of the theme. To say it's a perfect fit for the Legend-class Ender Dragon Spirit Battle and Steve's Classic Mode route's final match is an understatement.

    MOTHER (Earthbound) 
  • The theme for the Onett stage from Melee begins with a remix of Mother 1's "Bein' Friends", followed by Eight Melodies. The alternate theme, "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 originate from Earthbound/Mother 2, rather than Mother 1/Earthbound Beginnings. 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! It eventually returned in Ultimate, along with an even more upbeat remix (plus the stage it was attached to).
  • 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/Beginnings 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/Earthbound Beginnings "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.
  • Ultimate has this cover of "Magicant", which is a foot-tappingly good accompaniment for upping the energy of any fight.
  • After two games straight of having just Earthbound Beginnings 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 
  • 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).

    Persona 
  • Alongside Joker's reveal trailer comes a remix of "Beneath the Mask" from Persona 5. Originally a slow, relaxing song, the remix speeds up the track while retaining its deliciously jazzy and funky elements, as well as its smooth vocals, making it a perfect fit for a fast-paced brawl.
  • Also from Ultimate is the recurring Velvet Room theme, Aria of the Soul. An incredibly funky and groovy yet orchestral piece, with some electric guitar thrown in for good measure, this arrangement turns what was once a slow, soulful ballad into an incredibly dance-worthy track.
  • The final remix comes from Persona 4 - I'll Face Myself. It blends elements from the softer main version, the powerful version used in boss battles, and the ending song "Never More", blending them into a rocking tribute to Persona 4 that is a joy to fight to.

    Pikmin 
  • Pikmin has an absurdly underrated soundtrack, so it's awesome to hear two great remixes of its music in Brawl with Pikmin 2's World Map theme and Stage Clear/Night Comes.
  • 3DS/Wii U gives us another remix of Pikmin 2's Stage Select theme.
  • Pikmin 3's Mission Mode gets a remix featuring a Pikmin chorus.
  • Ultimate gives us an amazing orchestral arrangement of Pikmin 3's Garden of Hope (with parts of the Bingo Battle theme thrown in for good measure), with a mix of the unpredictable quirkiness that Pikmin's music is known for and an epic sense of scale and grandeur. It feels exactly how an adventure on an alien planet should feel.
  • Ultimate gives us a flourished remix of Pikmin 1's main theme, making it truly sound like the beginning of an adventure.

    Pokémon 

    Punch-Out!! 
  • Jogging / Countdown. Two of the most iconic themes 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 

    Splatoon 
  • Ultimate gets a new ska/2-tone remix of "Splattack!" which sounds more like it belongs in a Mario game. And that's a good thing, because it sounds amazing.
  • The E3 2018 Nintendo Direct confirmed that the Squid Sisters will be performing "Calamari Inkantation" as part of their assist trophy.
  • "Bomb Rush Blush", Callie's solo song, gets a happy hardcore/dubstep remix for Ultimate, courtesy of TOMOYA OHTANI. To any Callie fans disappointed with her smaller role in Splatoon 2's Hero Mode, this remix alone definitely makes up for it.
  • "Seaskape" brings a synth-like remix to the list of Splatoon songs in the game.
  • "Now or Never" is very Mario Party-esque in sound and composition.

    Star Fox 

    Street Fighter 

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

    WarioWare 
  • 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 WarioWare, Inc., the menu screen from the first game, and WarioWare, 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. Thankfully, this remix was included in all international versions of Ultimate.

    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 track 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 Tomodachi Life 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 Wii Fit U Training Menu remix from Ultimate is quite the banger.

    Xenoblade 
  • The Xenoblade Chronicles Medley is the only track 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.

    Stage-Represented Series 
Music from games that have no fighters from its specific series, but have a respective stage at the most.note 

Pilotwings

Wrecking Crew

  • 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.
    • Another Wrecking Crew Medley has been delivered in Ultimate and it has a lively band performance feeling to it now!

Electroplankton

  • Electroplankton of all games was given a remix in Ultimate that uses sounds from the game itself.

PictoChat

  • They can even make epic tunes from sound effects, as shown from PictoChat.

Balloon Fight

Tomodachi Life

Nintendogs

  • You might not think that Nintendogs would have awesome music, but Bath Time Theme (Vocal Mix) is a surprisingly fun and bouncy tune. Or, if you prefer, the non-vocal version.
  • Still not a fan? Then have this rockin' version from Ultimate, which sounds more like music you'd listen to while surfing.

King of Fighters Stadium

  • While Terry Bogard is a representative of The King of Fighters series, his original series is Fatal Fury, and other characters from the series appear as cameos only. That being said, the King of Fighters Stadium is specifically lifted from the King of Fighters series and it still provides plenty of awesome music from that series in its own right. For this stage in particular, that includes a jazz and rock rendition of "Stormy Saxophone 2" from The King of Fighters 96, making an originally soulful, jazzy tune even more awesome to listen to.

    Misc. 
  • Shin Onigashima. Really, if the original 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. And did you 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, being a medley of Felix's theme and the Doom Dragon's battle theme.
  • 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.
  • X Tunnel Scene from Brawl again. A little-known shooter game from the Game Boy gets a kickass techno remix.
  • Gyromite is a great track, especially for R.O.B.
  • 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. It scraps the sparse instrumentation of the original for something far grander and epic.
  • An even more unexpected track is this remix from a rather unknown DS game called Culdcept.
  • 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 it took the release of the Miiverse Stage to finally make officially available.
  • One of the more out-of-left-field tunes in the Wii U/3DS soundtrack is a medley from Style Savvy: Trendsetters, an obscure RPG fashion-sim for the 3DS. And wouldn't you know it? It sounds amazing.
  • Ultimate introduces the Galaga Medley. It mixes together the 8-bit tunes from the game with more techno.
  • Not only did Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. get representation via Henry as a Spirit, but they produced a pumping new remix of "Trouble Brewing II" for the occasion.
  • The Mappy Medley is bouncy and energetic, perfectly capturing the feeling of the original arcade game.
  • Area 1 - Dragon Spirit is an arrangement of the music that plays in the first area, aka "The Paleozoic Era", from Dragon Spirit, a vertical shooter arcade game developed by Namco. What stands out about this rockin' remix is that it sounds like a battle theme from a Pokémon game.
  • Ultimate goes to the Style Savvy well again with "Ring A Ding" from Styling Star. This is actually a mash-up of the Japanese and English versions, with the lyrics first sung in Japanese, and then repeated in English, transitioning perfectly. It's upbeat, energetic, and frenetic, and it WORKS.
  • Of all games to have music appear in Smash 4, we get a track from AR Games, one of, if not the, most forgotten software on the 3DS, in the form of Dragon Battle, an intense and highly underrated track.
  • Introduced in Ultimate alongside a Mii Gunner costume DLC based on Sans from Undertale is a remix of Megalovania! Remixed by Toby Fox as well! The additions of the guitar, piano and several other new instruments mixed with the orginal sounds create a heart-racing and awesome track. And in true Undertale fashion, the themes of other boss battles in the game are snuck in. It truly will make anyone feel determined, especially with the 8.1 update for Ultimate allowing for it to be played for any Battlefield stage or Final Destination at any time.
  • Once again, SNK has plenty of awesome music to choose from, and by some luck of fate, some of the 50 total pieces included with Terry Bogard also feature some tracks from some overlooked and even very obscure games from SNK's past! From the adventurous sounding "Theme of SYD" from Alpha Mission to the sweet, cheerful sounding "Forest World" from Athena, these renditions help give new life to tracks that might have otherwise been forgotten about from years ago. And we couldn't be any happier about them.
    • "Psycho Soldier Theme" from Psycho Soldier became quite the fan favorite not long after Terry was released in Ultimate, and for good reason. It's a remix of the original vocal version of the song, marking the first time it has gotten a lyrical version since 1997. The instrumental backing and vocals mix together wonderfully, sounding like a late 80s or early 90s magical girl anime opening, giving it quite the charming quality. Special mention goes to the English version, which keeps the original English mix's deliciously cheesy lyrics, and fills the second verse (which never got an official translation) with an amazing saxophone solo.
    • Some of the other series they made worked out just as well for them in their past. From the Art of Fighting series, we have the ever-iconic theme from Ryuhaku Todoh called "ART of FIGHT", which continues its streak of awesome remixes with the tune sounding even more awesome, yet mysterious sounding than ever before.
    • From Samurai Shodown, we have the "Banquet of Nature" and "Gaia" from the very first game of the series. For the rendition of Nakoruru's theme, it takes the sounds of nature one would feel from nature and make it sound more in tune with it to the point of feeling like you're in nature yourself. As for Earthquake's theme, it continues the original rocking tune and ramps up its intensity fitting for a fighter named Earthquake!
    • Finally, to cap off SNK's tour of new renditions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we have two iconic themes from the Metal Slug series coming back in new lights. Both the main theme from Metal Slug and the assault theme from Metal Slug 1-3 (and X) return with new remixes that truly make you feel like a soldier fighting in the battle lines, yet bring about new twists to them that also keep the same spirit of the original tracks intact.

Other

  • 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!
  • At almost the last moment before the release of Ultimate, a beautiful orchestral rendition of "Lifelight" was performed at the Game Awards 2018.

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