The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has an iconic soundtrack, but the game also has a second official soundtrack that was only released in Japan. It's really good.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is perhaps the most compelling argument yet for "Video Game as Concert Piece." As a game, it is a smartly designed interlocking series of puzzles, an ever-more-complex world filled with hidden secrets and challenging combat that unfolds with a uniquely Zelda-y sense of joyous…
Koji Kondo created an earworm of epic proportions when he wrote the theme music for Super Mario Brothers more than 20 years ago. The tune's become one of the most recognizable pop culture jingles of the last 40 years, to the point where tropical birds feel the need to sing it out loud. The feathered soloist could…
The Play For Japan initiative has done a lot to help raise funds for those affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami, but Play For Japan: The Album will be giving a lot back to you in return.
From the Republic of Turkey comes this wonderful impromptu rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme song, a familiar tune in an unfamiliar place.
Today in Japan, the 3DS got its first update. Much of the update is typical firmware stuff, fixing bugs and improving the network connection. But there was also a special treat included.
It's a musical edition of the daily Speak-Up on Kotaku today, as commenter Harrier entertains us with more than 25 minutes of Mario piano music, played nonstop and without the aid of sheet music.
Once upon a time, Nintendo made its home consoles in Japan, and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was not a millionaire. Here is a look back on that time.
Video games aren't just about the games, the story or the graphics. Oh, no. Music is so incredibly important. And often, long after you have finished playing, it sticks around, lingers in the back of your brain.