As a long time fan of the Super Mario franchise, there are thousands of things I could run down that make this series great. This list however is all about the music. After hearing the music from the new Super Mario 3D World game, I thought to myself that if everyone knows the music, how come no one talks about it enough? It’s because the music is simply ambiance. It’s there as a tool to help immerse you in the level you are currently playing, to make you feel triumphant or make defeat slightly less painful. The list below are my personal favorite tracks from the pantheon of Super Mario titles, and while I’m at it, I must mention that I only took from the main series. That means no kart games, no sports games and no RPG’s. With that out of the way, lets get started...
10. Credits Theme from Super Mario 3D World
I chose this track because it actually made me very happy. I haven't beat this one yet and I can listen to it for hours.
9. Gusty Garden Galaxy Theme from Super Mario Galaxy
This one is really special because it sets the mood for the rest of the game.
8. Metal Cap Theme from Super Mario 64
Just listen to those bad ass beats! It's basically an invincibility theme remix and it's awesome.
7. Castle Theme from Super Mario World
I love the sense of dread this theme instills but is still so much fun at the same time.
6. Credits Theme from Super Mario World
This happy little tune is a wonderful reward for all your hard work and a huge slice of my childhood.
5. Underworld Theme from Super Mario Bros.
Everyone knows this simple little tune because it created a great feeling of being in an underworld area.
4. Bob-OMB Battlefield from Super Mario 64
Upon hearing this for the first time, it was a great song for the awe I was in to be playing a Mario game in 3D.
3. Overworld Theme from Super Mario Bros. 2
Just listen to how happy this is. Love or hate this game, you can't deny how uplifting this song is.
2. Athletic Theme from Super Mario World
This one just strikes a cord with me. Being very catchy and just a joy while playing makes the top 3.
1. Athletic Theme from Super Mario Bros. 3
This theme is so ingrained in my psyche, it's more recognizable than the main Super Mario Bros theme.
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