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 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]

  • Delfino Plaza — Composition & Arrangement
  • Bianco Hills — Composition & Arrangement
  • Secret Course — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ricco Harbor — Composition & Arrangement
  • Gelato Beach — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending B — Composition & Arrangement

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

  • Main Theme / Overworld BGM — 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

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