EXTENDED CUT: 01 – “Overworld” from Super Mario Bros. (1985)

“Into the Score” is a show about studying video game music – what it is, how it works, and why the pieces we study are an important part of the VGM literature. In this extended edition of the premiere episode, we study Koji Kondo’s “Overworld” theme from Nintendo’s 1985 release for the NES, Super Mario Bros.

A huge thanks to Andrew Schartmann and his two books, “33 1/3: Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack” and “Maestro Mario,” which were incredible resources for study.