30-Day Video Game Music Challenge – Day 4
Day 4 – Music From A Console Exclusive Series
Super Mario Odyssey / Steam Gardens
Composer: Koji Kondo
Nothing screams “console exclusive” like Nintendo. They are one of the few companies that has managed to keep their games exclusive to their own platforms to this day. While I don’t necessarily agree with games being locked to one system, you gotta admit that Nintendo hit the ball out of the park with the Nintendo Switch.
As I was perusing through the Super Mario Odyssey soundtrack while preparing for this post, I was hit with a feeling of nostalgia. For a game that is hardly even three years old. Playing through Super Mario Odyssey for the first time felt akin to how I felt as a kid playing Super Mario 64. It was an experience. And you know what? It had an awesome soundtrack too, so picking any one track was bound to be difficult. This one in particular was a standout to me for just how funky groovy it was. That Koji Kondo is still able to spit such hot fire after all these years really is a testament to the man’s skill.