The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday (or Sunday in this instance) we shall share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.
The return of NintyBeats is here, and here with style! Calm… relaxing… snoozy… style… zzz… huh? Sorry about that, I must’ve accidentally pretended to go to sleep in order to represent the tranquil tracks of the week …and what a week it is! We have a console launch special! A delicious Animal Crossing filling enclosed in Wii U and 3DS launch flavoured bread! It’s a console launch sandwich! THRILLING…
…after the break of course!
If Pilotwings Resort happened to be your 3DS launch game of choice, you will remember this calming gem. It may have been a rather content-light game, but that was to represent the weightless feeling when in flight. And the low frame rate? Oh, that was to represent the great weight of responsibility when in flight. Or something. Ahem. Launch games can get away with anything. Damn nostalgia.
This one stood out to me the moment I first heard it. It sounds both cheerful and melancholy, and is a perfect accompaniment to your early days in an unfamiliar town. The music that plays in Main Street gradually cheers up as you play, but the first is the best.
The final piece in this week’s NintyBeats is the afternoon music from Balloon Trip: Breeze, a game in Nintendo Land (a launch game for Wii U). Of course no one tune could adequately represent such a life, but I wanted to include something in honour of Mr. Satoru Iwata, who passed away a week ago. I hope you will understand why I chose this particular piece.
I hope to return next week to highlight some more Nintendo music.
Thank you for listening.
If you would like to have a certain piece featured next week, please post it in the comments.