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…
He may not sit in the limelight like some of the company’s other legendary names like Miyamoto, Yokoi or Iwata, but make no mistake: Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka is one of the most important men to have ever worked at Nintendo.