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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #162 - Something with Plumbers and Polka


Featuring Super Mario World and Polka.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

a little Mario update due to increased workload. We're going back again to the first game in the Snes series, Super Mario World from 1990. As I mentioned before, most music in the game is based on one sequence that likely originates from country music which can be heard most clearly in the Overworld Theme. However, each of the variants usually still sounds quite unique due to Kondo mixing individual styles into them. Like here in the bonus levels:

There is a sequence from Johann Strauss IIs "Fledermaus-Polka" from the eponymous operetta that has a suprisingly similar curvature to this (1874):

And right back to Final Fantasy!

Phil out.

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