The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

This week’s NintyBeats reaches out to two lesser-known spin-offs in Nintendo’s most giant franchises, and pulls them out of the shadows to throw their best music your way. Then we travel back in time to 1998 and arrive in a certain temple…

The triumphant title theme from the Pokémon Ranger games is one of the best pieces of music from a severely underrated spin-off series. It gets your blood pumping to draw circles better than ever before! Many, many circles. Very quickly.
The Academy Grounds music from the best incarnation of Mario Tennis, in which you play as a random tennis student and don’t see any Mario characters for half the game (really, it’s the best one, honest!). It’s has that distinctive Motoi Sakuraba GBA sound, and the whole soundtrack sounds like an upbeat Golden Sun.

Mysterious, eh? The Temple of Time has a mysterious secret, behind a mysterious door, and even more mysterious music. After Link plods though the less exciting first few hours, the Temple decides to do a bit of light trolling, setting a taller Link off on an exciting adventure.

So that wraps up another week’s NintyBeats! I hope you enjoyed the choices this time.

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