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.

Another week, another three Nintendo tunes! Sometimes it feels like games are scared to take creative risks, but the stirring pieces exhibited this week are from three of the most unique and creative games released in the last decade or so…
Monster Hunter 4 is the latest entry in the fantastic Monster Hunter series, and for whatever reason I didn’t get into it. If only it came to Wii U — I’d be instantly addicted, I’m sure. At least it continues the tradition of its predecessors when it comes to music. It’s. So. Good.

The last two Zelda titles have both been fantastic. A Link Between Worlds was a refreshing open adventure, but Skyward Sword plays to different strengths. It’s more focused, more refined, and more emotional, and that comes through in its beautiful music. I hope the next Zelda takes notes from this game.

Speaking of emotional music, this piece from the original Ace Attorney certainly fits that bill too. It’s filled with quirky and idiosyncratic characters, but that makes the moments of tension, anger and sadness more affecting than they would otherwise be. If you’d rather end on a less depressing piece, here’s the theme of one of the aforementioned zany individuals.

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

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