Mario Kart 8's Soundtrack is Amazing

#17
I will never get tired of the MK64 raceway theme. Kind of a shame that with this we won't hear it again unless they reuse retro tracks in the future.
 
#18
Really though Nintendos been killing it with the music in their games. Even crappy games like mario and sonic at the sochi olympics had awesome music. Right now they're to me what squaresoft was in its glory days regarding their soundtracks.
 
#25
Bowser's Castle reminds me both of Super Mario 3D World and Outlaw Star. How the fuck does that work? :lol

Edit: Hot DAMN I love the new instrumentation for Toad's Turnpike. DS Tick Tock Clock is also beautifully playful. It also makes me crave a new Paper Mario.
 
#27
Man, this has to be the most surprising part about this game to me :).

I did not expect to be impressed with a Mario Kart soundtrack...but man, they really pulled all the stops out for this (close to Mario 3D World and DKC: TF in terms of soundtrack quality :O!)

Great job Nintendo :).
 
#32
Much jazz, so violin, such saxophone.

Sounds great. I agree nintendo OSTs have been great recently, the Sochi Winter Olympics being a hidden gem. Maybe they will obtain Sega status where the games can be awful but the music is always good?

Who's the composer?
 
#34
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
I need to put this shit on my iPad.
Much jazz, so violin, such saxophone.

Sounds great. I agree nintendo OSTs have been great recently, the Sochi Winter Olympics being a hidden gem. Maybe they will obtain Sega status where the games can be awful but the music is always good?

Who's the composer?
I mean, what Nintendo game is awful, exactly?
 

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Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
#37
I really wish Nintendo would release their game soundtracks on iTunes. It would be easy money.
 
#41
Nintendo always enthralls and delights with game music. They are some of the best out there with this and their composers are adept masters of melodic brilliance.
 
#44
I hope Nintendo never loses its love affair of big band OSTs. Simply a joy to listen to.
Agreed. Some of the best music for video games is the stuff that you don't hear anymore. From big band in MK8 to the elements of jazz and ragtime in prior SMB soundtracks which are NOTABLY missing from modern iterations.

Tick Tock Clock is great. Nintendo's gonna clean up soundtrack of the year awards if it keeps putting out stuff like this and Donkey Kong.
Depends who's giving the awards.