Koji Kondo

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Koji Kondo
Koji Kondo
Born August 13, 1960
Occupation at Nintendo Music composer

Koji Kondo (近藤 浩治, born August 13, 1960) is among the most prominent composers of music for Nintendo. As a close friend of Shigeru Miyamoto, most of the games he has composed for are Miyamoto's creations. He is most famous for his works on the Mario and The Legend of Zelda series. The overworld themes of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World were his doing, among many other tunes. He sometimes appears at Nintendo Events, like E3, alongside Shigeru Miyamoto. Below is a list of Mario games he has composed for so far:

Games Composed[edit]

One of his most famous tunes is the Super Mario Bros. "Ground Theme", which was in the Billboard ringtone charts for 125 weeks, and was performed in concerts by live orchestras.[2]

Song Credits[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

  • Ground BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Underground BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Underwater BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Castle BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Hurry Up! — Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Clear — Composition & Arrangement
  • World Clear — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over (Alternate) — Composition & Arrangement [NOTE: Unused]

Super Mario 64[edit]

  • Title Theme — Composition & Arrangement
  • Peach's Message — Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening — Composition & Arrangement
  • Super Mario 64 Main Theme — Composition & Arrangement
  • Slider — Composition & Arrangement
  • Inside the Castle Walls — Composition & Arrangement
  • Looping Steps — Composition & Arrangement
  • Dire, Dire Docks — Composition & Arrangement
  • Lethal Lava Land — Composition & Arrangement
  • Snow Mountain — Composition & Arrangement
  • Haunted House — Composition & Arrangement
  • Merry-Go-Round — Composition & Arrangement
  • Cave Dungeon — Composition & Arrangement
  • Piranha Plant's Lullaby — Composition & Arrangement
  • Powerful Mario — Composition & Arrangement
  • Metallic Mario — Composition & Arrangement
  • File Select — Composition & Arrangement
  • Correct Solution — Composition & Arrangement
  • Toad's Message — Composition & Arrangement
  • Power Star — Composition & Arrangement
  • Race Fanfare — Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Catch Fanfare — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Start — Composition & Arrangement
  • Course Clear — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Boss — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa's Message — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa's Road — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa's Theme — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa Clear — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ultimate Koopa — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ultimate Koopa Clear — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Demo — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Composition & Arrangement

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

  • Entrance [Introduction] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening Demonstration [Demo] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Title — Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening A [Landing] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Airport — Composition & Arrangement
  • Nozzle [Meeting F.L.U.D.D./Demonstration] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Mini Boss Gatekeeper — Composition & Arrangement
  • Shine Appearance — Composition & Arrangement
  • Shine Get — Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening B [Arrested/Prison/Job Report) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Camera Demonstation — Composition & Arrangement
  • Delfino Plaza — Composition & Arrangement
  • Underground — Composition & Arrangement
  • Shadow Mario (MOVIE) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Shadow Mario — Composition & Arrangement
  • Scenario Select — Composition & Arrangement
  • Bianco Hills — Composition & Arrangement
  • Nozzle Theft [F.L.U.D.D. Stolen] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Secret Course — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ricco Harbor — Composition & Arrangement
  • Gelato Beach — Composition & Arrangement
  • Mini-Boss — Composition & Arrangement
  • Princess Peach Kidnapping — Composition & Arrangement
  • Mecha Koopa Appearance — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa Jr. [Mecha Koopa's Defeat] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Mini Boss Manta — Composition & Arrangement
  • Corona Mountain — Composition & Arrangement
  • Bath [Mario Confronts Bowser] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa [Final Boss] — Composition & Arrangement
  • Epilogue — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending B — Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose Life — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Composition & Arrangement

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

  • Main Theme / Overworld BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Fighting BGM 1 / Snow Overworld BGM [Mario & Luigi] — Composition & Arrangement

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

  • Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) — Arrangement

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

  • Super Mario Bros. Medley — Arrangement

Super Mario Maker[edit]

  • Loading Screen — Composition & Arrangement
  • Title — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Ground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Underground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Underwater Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Ghost House Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Ghost House BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Airship Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Airship BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB Castle Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Ground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Underground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Underwater Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Ghost House Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Ghost House BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Airship Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMB3 Castle Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Ground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Underground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Underwater Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Ghost House Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Ghost House BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Airship Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Airship BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • SMW Castle Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • NSMBU Ground Maker BGM — Arrangement
  • NSMBU Underground Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • NSMBU Underwater Maker BGM — Arrangement
  • NSMBU Ghost House Maker BGM — Arrangement
  • NSMBU Airship Maker BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • NSMBU Castle BGM — Arrangement
  • Course Clear! — Composition & Arrangement
  • Create Start — Composition & Arrangement
  • Course World — Composition & Arrangement
  • 10 Mario Challenge — Composition & Arrangement
  • 100 Mario Challenge (Easy/Normal) — Composition & Arrangement
  • 100 Mario Challenge (Expert) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll (Easy) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll (Normal) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Manual/Credits — Composition & Arrangement

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.destructoid.com/super-mario-3d-world-composers-talks-cats-dogs-and-more-264473.phtml
  2. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/sep/13/games-gameculture