Super Mario 3D World Original Soundtrack
The Super Mario 3D World Original Soundtrack is a soundtrack for Super Mario 3D World which was exclusive to Club Nintendo members of Japan, Europe, and Australia. It was released in November 21, 2013 and costs 250 points for members of the Japanese Club Nintendo rewards program or 500 for those who are not in the program, and it was released in April 10, 2014 in Australia for 2000 stars and Europe for 3000 stars. It was re-released in Europe and Australia on March 30, 2015.
The cover art shows the cat forms of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Rosalina playing a saxophone, a double bass, a trumpet, a trombone, and an electric guitar respectively, alongside the green Sprixie Princess, who is holding a conductor's baton.
The case contains a booklet, with pictures of the characters and the names of the songs. The picture on Disc 1 depicts the Sprixie Princesses each playing an instrument, with the instruments played being the maracas, a violin, a drum, a harp, a French horn, a tambourine, and a flute. The picture on Disc 2 depicts Bowser playing the drums.
In an interview with the website Destructoid on October 31, 2013, Mahito Yokota said there would be many bands playing live. He also said that the songs would be arranged to give the feel of a big band, using a large number of instruments such as trumpets and saxophones. On November 5, 2013 composers Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata and Koji Kondo said that there would be new soundtracks for various levels, including athletics and aquatics. They also stated that the sound would have more pace and would have a majestic rhythm similar to the music of Super Mario Galaxy.
The website Nintendo Everything posted a video on YouTube showing the recording of the album, which used accordions, violins, flutes, a live orchestra, and other instruments to play various songs from the game.