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:

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


  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