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"Ground Theme"

The main motif of "Ground Theme" played on a piano
Composed by:
Koji Kondo
Key F major
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

The "Ground Theme" is a musical theme composed by Koji Kondo for Super Mario World. It is used as a motif throughout the game, and has been reused and rearranged in numerous pieces of Super Mario media.

Composition[edit]

The "Ground Theme", originally titled 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM, "Ground BGM"), is played on steel drum, with synthesizer, guitar, brass, and acoustic bass as accompaniment, matching the tropical setting of Dinosaur Land. The melody is inspired by the 1963 folk song "Green, Green".[1] The melody mostly adheres to the major pentatonic scale in the key of F.

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Reuses[edit]

For reuses of the "Athletic Theme", see Athletic Theme (Super Mario World) § Reuses.
For reuses of the bonus game theme, see Bonus Men BGM § Reuses.
For reuses of the "Castle" theme, see Castle (theme) § Reuses.
For reuses of the Ghost House theme, see Obake Yashiki BGM § Reuses.

The following list does not include ports or remakes of Super Mario World.

Game Description
Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2 The "Ground Theme" can be heard when playing Ground theme levels in the Super Mario World style.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U The "Ground Theme" is included as a playable track titled "Ground Theme (Super Mario World)", and it can be played on the Super Mario Maker stage. The track was released as downloadable content alongside the stage. The second half uses the bongo percussion heard while riding a Yoshi in Super Mario World.
WarioWare Gold The "Ground Theme" is used as the background music for the Super Mario World microgame, though its tempo has been slowed down from the original to synchronize with the ticking of the Bomb.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The "Ground Theme" is featured as a playable track titled "Ground Theme - Super Mario World", and it can be played on any Super Smash Bros.-series and Super Mario-series stage. The second half uses the bongo percussion heard while riding a Yoshi in Super Mario World.
WarioWare: Get It Together! The "Ground Theme" plays in levels 1 and 2 of the Super Mario World boss microgame.

Arrangements[edit]

For arrangements of the "Athletic Theme", see Athletic Theme (Super Mario World) § Arrangements.
For arrangements of the bonus game theme, see Bonus Men BGM § Arrangements.
For arrangements of the "Castle" theme, see Castle (theme) § Arrangements.
For arrangements of the Ghost House theme, see Obake Yashiki BGM § Arrangements.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

The "Ground Theme" motif is used in several different themes throughout Super Mario World, often changing the mode of the theme. The athletic, underground, castle, underwater, bonus game, course clear, and game over themes are all arrangements of the "Ground Theme". The "Athletic Theme", 「アスレチックBGM」 (Asurechikku BGM, "Athletic BGM"), is an upbeat ragtime arrangement of the "Ground Theme" in the key of C major. The underwater theme, 「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM, "Underwater BGM"),[2] is a slow waltz arrangement of the "Ground Theme" in the original key of F major. The rhythm of the melody is altered to fit the triple meter time of the piece. The underground theme, 「地下BGM」 (Chika BGM, "Underground BGM"),[2] and the "Castle" theme, 「砦BGM」 (Toride BGM, "Fort BGM"),[2] are both slow arrangements of the "Ground Theme". They flatten most instances of the mediant and leading-tone to put the melody in the Dorian mode. The theme is transposed to C minor for the repeating bars of the "Castle". The Ghost House theme, 「おばけ屋敷BGM」 (Obake Yashiki BGM, "Haunted House BGM"),[2] is a foreboding arrangement of the "Ground Theme". The motif of the theme is played slowly in several natural minor scales in the arrangement. Additionally, the key center regularly changes throughout the arrangement to produce an unnerving, disorienting effect. The bonus game theme, 「ボーナス面BGM」 (Bōnasu Men BGM, "Bonus Screen BGM"),[2] is a playful arrangement of the "Ground Theme" in the key of F major. The course clear theme, 「コースクリア ファンファーレ」 (Kōsu Kuria Fanfāre, "Course Clear Fanfare"),[2] is a brief brass arrangement of the "Ground Theme". The Game Over theme, 「ゲームオーバー」 (Gēmu Ōbā, "Game Over"),[2] is an arrangement of the "Ground Theme" played on harp.

While Mario is riding a Yoshi, bongo percussion is added to the original theme and all of these arrangements. This does not include the Ghost House theme and "Castle", where Yoshi cannot enter, and "Bonus Game BGM", which already includes bongo percussion.

In Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2, "Castle", the underground, underwater, and Ghost House themes are all reused for the respective course themes in the Super Mario World game style, as well as the Course Clear theme upon hitting the Giant Gate's tape, and the bonus game theme through the Bonus Music sound effect.

In Super Mario Maker 2, the Game Over theme in Endless Challenge is the arrangement from Super Mario World if the last course played was in that game style.

In WarioWare: Get It Together!, the Course Clear fanfare plays after passing the Giant Gate at the end of each level.

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Audio.svg アスレチックBGM - The "Athletic Theme" arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg 水中BGM - The underwater arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg 地下BGM - The underground arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg おばけ屋敷BGM - The Ghost House arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg 砦BGM - The "Castle" arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg ボーナス面BGM - The "Bonus Screen BGM" arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg コースクリア ファンファーレ - The course clear arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Audio.svg ゲームオーバー - The Game Over arrangement heard in Super Mario World
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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, a message can be entered when viewing banners in the Mystery Room; the default message is a series of notes that, when Start is pressed, causes an 8-bit arrangement of the ending notes of the "Ground Theme" to play.

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

An arrangement of the "Ground Theme" can be heard in Game Boy Advance remake of Super Mario World, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This version is much more compressed than the original version and uses different, lower-quality synthetic instruments.

Like the Super Mario World original, additional percussion is added to the instrumentation when the player rides a Yoshi.

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The Dorian variation on the motif from "Castle" and the underground theme arrangements is quoted in New Super Mario Bros. Wii's "Castle Theme."

This arrangement returns in New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Super Mario Run, and New Super Mario Bros. U-styled Castle courses in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2.

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New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, the chime that can be heard while the game loads sometimes plays a small part of the "Ground Theme".

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Super Mario Maker introduces Super Mario World style Airship levels, which were not present in the original game, along with a new theme for these levels. Like many other themes in Super Mario World, this arrangement integrates a variation of the "Ground Theme"'s main motif. The motif is in a minor scale like the original "Castle" and is played on brass and string instruments.

Every piece of background music associated with a course theme has an original, more ambient arrangement for editing such a course in the Course Maker, using eight tracks that fade in and out randomly to create a dynamic mix. This includes all themes based on the "Ground Theme" from Super Mario World, as well as the castle theme in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, originally from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

All of these new arrangements return in their original capacities Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2.

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Super Mario Run[edit]

In Super Mario Run, an arrangement of the "Ground Theme" is incorporated into the theme for Remix 10.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

In Super Mario Odyssey, a solo jazz piano arrangement of the "Ground Theme", titled "New Donk City: Cafe" and arranged by Naoto Kubo, plays on a radio in New Donk City's Outdoor Café.

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Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Super Mario Maker 2 introduces several new course themes in the Super Mario World style that use the "Ground Theme" motif in their music.

The desert theme plays the motif on a plucked string instrument, aerophone, and violin in the Hungarian minor scale. The snow theme is an arrangement on strings, horn, glockenspiel, trumpet, tubular bell, and accordion with acoustic bass and sleigh bell as accompaniment, though some notes removed from the melody. The forest theme plays the motif on vibraphone and oboe, with acoustic bass, hi-hat, and bongos as accompaniment, and is reminiscent of the underground theme.

A music box version of every piece of background music associated with a course theme plays during nighttime levels. This includes all themes based on the "Ground Theme" from Super Mario World, as well as the castle theme in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, originally from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Like in Super Mario Maker, all of these tracks are paired with bongo percussion when Mario is riding a Yoshi. Additionally, every new theme is also more ambient arrangement with a dynamic mix when editing the course in the Course Maker.

A unique arrangement of the "Ground Theme" is also featured in the game's announcement trailer, where it plays after the title reveal, continuing where the original "Ground Theme" that played before left off. This arrangement incorporates a variety of different musical styles, excerpts of the original "Ground Theme", and Super Mario 3D World's main theme.[3]

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Mario Paint[edit]

In the music composing mode for Mario Paint, the song represented by Soundfrog's head includes a recreation of the main melody of the "Ground Theme".

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Mario Teaches Typing series[edit]

Various orchestral rearrangements of the "Ground Theme", along with the Super Mario World title theme and the primary world map theme, play in the various cutscenes of Mario Teaches Typing and Mario Teaches Typing 2.

Mario Discovery series[edit]

Mario is Missing![edit]

In all but the NES version of Mario is Missing!, a swing arrangement of the "Ground Theme" in the key of E♭ major plays for most of the game, specifically when Luigi investigates cities. Additionally, an F major arrangement of the theme with hastened staccato notes in the melody plays during the credits in the MS-DOS version.

Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters[edit]

Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters features an F major arrangement of the "Ground Theme" similar to the Mario is Missing! MS-DOS credits theme arrangement. It plays during the game's various activities outside of Sing Song World.

Additionally, once the player clears a certain number of exercises in every interactive activity, a music box arrangement of the "Course Clear" fanfare plays.

These arrangements returns in the other two games in the Mario's Early Years! series, Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers and Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun, outside of their respective Sing Song Worlds.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

In all but the NES version of Mario's Time Machine, an andante arrangement of the "Ground Theme" in the key of D major plays whenever Mario activates the Timulator.

In the SNES version of the game, an E minor countermelody arrangement of the "Ground Theme" plays on the title screen.

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars features an arrangement of the "Ground Theme" titled 「ねぇねぇジーノごっこしようよ」 (Ne Ne Jīno Gokko Shiyō Yo, "Hey Hey, Let's Play Make-Believe With Geno").

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Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

The "Main Title" theme from Paper Mario's title screen includes an arrangement of the first seven notes of the "Ground Theme" melody after the Super Mario World theme's intro.

The Dorian variation on the motif from the underground theme and "Castle" is also quoted on sine synthesizer in the theme heard in Toad Town Tunnels, which is included in the track "Toad Town Variations" in the game's official soundtrack.

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's victory jingles, both with and without the current partner being downed, are rearrangements of the Course Clear theme.

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Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, the Lineland Road theme incorporates the "Ground Theme"'s motif in some later bars. It is played in the key of E♭ major for three bars, then plays the opening half of the motif in E♭ melodic minor and again in D♭ melodic minor for an entire bar.

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, an arrangement of the "Ground Theme", titled "To Challenge!", is used during the Barrel and Chuckola Bounce minigames, as well as during the tutorial for Splart.

This arrangement is not included in the game's Nintendo 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. It is instead replaced by an arrangement of "Challenging Actions!" from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

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Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party Advance[edit]

In Mario Party Advance, the music heard on the results screen after the player runs out of Mushrooms in Shroom City is an arrangement of the "Ground Theme", with a chiptune lead and glockenspiel and keyboard accompaniment. The harmony consists of seventh chords.

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Mario Party 9[edit]

In Mario Party 9, the music heard on the results screen includes a brief arrangement of the "Ground Theme"'s intro bar.

This arrangement returns in Mario Party: Island Tour, where it is also used as the results screen theme.

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Mario Party 10[edit]

In Mario Party 10, the opening to the song "Slightly Nostalgic Theme" is an arrangement of the opening six notes of the "Ground Theme". This arrangement is one of three themes randomly picked for the minigame Steal the Beat,

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Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

In Mario Party: Star Rush, the "Ground Theme" appears as the first song the player can perform in the Rhythm Recital mode. It is the original version from Super Mario World accompanied by four instruments played by the game's players.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix features a rock arrangement of the "Ground Theme", titled "Pirate Dance", as a playable song.

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Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

A trumpet arrangement of the "Ground Theme" appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. This arrangement samples the original "Ground Theme" as well.

In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, a synthesized arrangement of the "Ground Theme" plays during the first portion of the Mario Medley for the Ultimate Figure Skating event. It is mostly faithful to the original theme, though the last four measures before the loop are omitted.

The Wii arrangement returns in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games features a new arrangement of the "Ground Theme", titled "Main Theme: Super Mario World (Remix)". This arrangement features a large number of string instruments and plays through several iterations of the "Ground Theme". It appears as one of the selectable songs for Figure Skating Singles.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

In Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, an arrangement of the "Ground Theme" plays in the menu music when the player reaches the character selection screen, interspersed with the "Super Mario Kart" theme and the Super Mario Bros. "Ground Theme".

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features an arrangement medley titled "Super Mario World Medley" that incorporates arrangements of the "Ground Theme" and its bonus game and course clear arrangements, as well as Star World's theme, the "Super Star" theme, and the "Ground Theme" from Super Mario Bros. The "Ground Theme" portion has a slightly dragged-out introduction and incorporates the Yoshi percussion variation before transitioning to the bonus game theme portion. The "Ground Theme" is reprised at the end of the medley before it loops. The medley was arranged by Bandai Namco composer Hiroshi Okubo, and it can be played on the Yoshi's Island and Super Mario Maker stages.

The medley returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where it can be on any Super Smash Bros.-series and Super Mario-series stage.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

In Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, an arrangement of the "Ground Theme" plays in the bonus sections.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the "Ground Theme" and some of its Super Mario World variations received arrangements in the score, which was composed by Brian Tyler. A short arrangement of the "Ground Theme" plays in the track "Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom" before Mario enters the Clear Pipe in Toad Town, and another arrangement of the theme plays in "The Adventure Begins" when Mario, Peach, and Toad travel through Yoshi's Island.

Other arrangements[edit]

Super Mario World (album)[edit]

The official soundtrack for Super Mario World includes several unique arrangements of the "Ground Theme" by Soichi Noriki and performed by the Mario World Band. "Super Mario World" is an arrangement of the original theme, "Morning of Yoster Island" is an arrangement of the underwater theme, and "Mario! Stay Alert!" is an arranged medley of the underground theme, the Ghost House theme, and "Castle".

List of Super Mario appearances[edit]

For appearances of the "Athletic Theme", see Athletic Theme (Super Mario World) § List of Super Mario appearances.
For appearances of the bonus game theme, see Bonus Men BGM § List of Super Mario appearances.
For appearances of the "Castle" theme, see Castle (theme) § List of Super Mario appearances.
For appearances of the Ghost House theme, see Obake Yashiki BGM § List of Super Mario appearances.

Games[edit]

Work System Year Type Title Credits
Super Mario World Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1991 Original 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM) Koji Kondo
Arrangement 「アスレチックBGM」 (Asurechikku BGM)
「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM)
「地下BGM」 (Chika BGM)
「砦BGM」 (Toride BGM)
「おばけ屋敷BGM」 (Obake Yashiki BGM)
「ボーナス面BGM」 (Bōnasu Men BGM)
「コースクリア ファンファーレ」 (Kōsu Kuria Fanfāre)
「ゲームオーバー」 (Gēmu Ōbā)
Mario Teaches Typing Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS 1992 Arrangement Brian Luzietti
Mario Paint Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1992 Arrangement
Mario is Missing! MS-DOS 1992 Arrangement Rob Wallace
Mario is Missing! Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1993 Arrangement
Mario is Missing! Nintendo Entertainment System 1993 Arrangement
Mario's Time Machine MS-DOS 1993 Arrangement Rob Wallace
Mario's Time Machine Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1993 Arrangement Mark Knight
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters MS-DOS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1994 Arrangement
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers MS-DOS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1994 Past arrangement (Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters)
Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun MS-DOS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1994 Past arrangement (Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters)
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1994 Original Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1996 Arrangement 「ねぇねぇジーノごっこしようよ」 (Ne Ne Jīno Gokko Shiyō Yo) Yoko Shimomura
Mario Teaches Typing 2 Mac OS, Microsoft Windows 1996 Arrangement
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color 1999 Arrangement
Paper Mario Nintendo 64 2000 Arrangement "Main Title" Yuka Tsujiyoko
"Toad Town Variations"
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance 2001 Arrangement
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance 2003 Arrangement Yoko Shimomura
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Nintendo GameCube 2004 Arrangement
Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance 2005 Arrangement
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Nintendo GameCube 2005 Arrangement "Pirate Dance"
Super Paper Mario Wii 2007 Arrangement "Lineland Road"
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii 2009 Arrangement
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Nintendo DS 2009 Arrangement
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii 2009 Arrangement "Castle Theme"[4] Shiho Fujii[5]
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii 2011 Past arrangement (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii))
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Nintendo 3DS 2012 Past arrangement (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii))
Mario Party 9 Wii 2012 Arrangement
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS 2012 Arrangement
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U 2012 Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
New Super Luigi U Wii U 2013 Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Arcade 2013
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Wii U 2013 Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Wii U 2013 Arrangement "Main Theme: Super Mario World (Remix)"
Past arrangement (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii))
Mario Party: Island Tour Nintendo 3DS 2013 Past arrangement (Mario Party 9)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U 2014 Arrangement "Super Mario World Medley" Hiroshi Okubo
20151 Original "Ground Theme (Super Mario World)" Koji Kondo
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 20151 Original "Ground Theme (Super Mario World)" Koji Kondo
Mario Party 10 Wii U 2015 Arrangement
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Nintendo 3DS 2015 Arrangement
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Super Mario Maker Wii U 2015 Original Koji Kondo
Arrangement
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Mario Party: Star Rush Nintendo 3DS 2016 Arrangement
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016 Original Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World)
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Past arrangement (Super Mario Maker)
Super Mario Run Android, iOS 2016 Arrangement
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch 2017 Arrangement "New Donk City: Cafe" Naoto Kubo
WarioWare Gold Nintendo 3DS 2018 Original Koji Kondo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch 2018 Original "Ground Theme - Super Mario World" Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U) "Super Mario World Medley" Hiroshi Okubo
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Nintendo Switch 2019 Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Switch 2019 Original Koji Kondo
Arrangement
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) Shiho Fujii
Past arrangement (Super Mario Maker)
Arrangement (trailer)
WarioWare: Get It Together! Nintendo Switch 2021 Original Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World)

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Film and television[edit]

Work Year Type Title Credits
The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2023 Arrangement "Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom" Brian Tyler
"The Adventure Begins"

Albums[edit]

Work Year Type Title Credits
Super Mario World 1991 Original 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM) Koji Kondo
Arrangement "Super Mario World" Soichi Noriki
"Morning of Yoster Island"
"Mario! Stay Alert!"
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) 「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM) Koji Kondo
「地下BGM」 (Chika BGM)
「コースクリア ファンファーレ」
(Kōsu Kuria Fanfāre)
「ゲームオーバー」 (Gēmu Ōbā)
Nintendo Super Famicom Game Music 1992 Original 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM) Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) 「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM)
Super Mario Compact Disco 1993 Arrangement "Supermarioworld" Simon Harris, Colin Case
"Save Me (With Your Charm) Princess Theme" Simon Harris, Melissa Beckford
"Invincible Mario" Simon Harris
"Mario Theme (Reprise)"
Super Mario Compact Disco (Cassette) 1993 Past arrangement (Super Mario Compact Disco) 「スーパーマリオ・ワールド」
(Sūpā Mario Wārudo)
Simon Harris, Colin Case
Super Mario RPG Original Sound Version 1996 Past arrangement (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars) 「ねぇねぇジーノごっこしようよ」
(Ne Ne Jīno Gokko Shiyō Yo)
Yoko Shimomura
Paper Mario Game Music Soundtrack CD 2001 Past arrangement (Paper Mario) "Main Title" Yuka Tsujiyoko
"Toad Town Variations"
Happy! Mario 20th - Super Mario Sound Collection 2005 Original 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM) Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) 「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM)
「ゲームオーバー」 (Gēmu Ōbā)
Super Mario History 1985-2010 2010 Original "Ground Theme" Koji Kondo
The 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Music 2015 Original 「地上BGM」 (Chijō BGM) Koji Kondo
Past arrangement (Super Mario World) 「地下BGM」 (Chika BGM)
「水中BGM」 (Suichū BGM)
Super Mario Compact Disco: The iOS Release 2016 Past arrangement (Super Mario Compact Disco) "Supermarioworld" Simon Harris, Colin Case
"Save Me (With Your Charm) - Princess Theme" Simon Harris, Melissa Beckford
"Invincible Mario" Simon Harris
"Mario Theme - Reprise"
Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack 2018 Past arrangement (Super Mario Odyssey) 「プールサイドで一息」 (Pūru Saido de Hitoiki) Naoto Kubo
Super Mario Compact Disco – 35th Anniversary Edition 2020 Arrangement "Supermarioworld (feat. MC Mario) [Remastered]" Simon Harris, Colin Case
"Save Me (With Your Charm - Princess Theme (feat. Melissa Beckford)) [Remastered]" Simon Harris, Melissa Beckford
"Invincible Mario [Remastered]" Simon Harris
"Mario Theme (Reprise) [Remastered]"
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2023 Past arrangement (The Super Mario Bros. Movie) "Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom" Brian Tyler
"The Adventure Begins"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 地上BGM
Chijō BGM
Above-ground BGM

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g Super Mario World. VGMdb. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Nintendo (February 14, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  4. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Simplified Piano Solos
  5. ^ やさしくひける New スーパーマリオブラザーズ Wii. yamaha music media. Retrieved July 12, 2023.