From Tetris To Metroid: The 'Hip' Tanaka Mixtape

Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka's music is infectious. It gets in your blood. Metroid, Tetris, Kid Icarus: if you own a Gameboy, or a Nintendo you've had one of his songs stuck in your head. Possibly for a week.

This week on the Kotaku Mixtape, we take a look at one of the great composers of all time, a man who's work extends from the gleeful Super Mario Land to eclectic Earthbound.


Super Mario Land - Overworld Theme

Dr. Mario - Ending Theme

Famicom Wars

Metroid - Theme (Arranged)

Mother - Eight Melodies (Arranged w/ Keiichi Suzuki)

Tetris - Type B

The Hirokazu Tanaka Song

Gyromite - Stage Theme

Earthbound - You've Come So Far, Ness (w/ Keiichi Suzuki)

Kid Icarus (Famicom Disk System Ver.) - Theme

Game Boy Camera/Mother - Credits/Twinkle Elementary

Also, how weird is The Hirokazu Tanaka Song?


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