Super Smash Bros Brawl: The Lost Tracks

I guess I’m getting old, because I can’t keep up with the endless action in Super Smash Bros Brawl.  For some reason, my character is always flying off the screen! One of the things that I do love about Super Smash Bros Brawl is that it doubles as massive treasure chest of all things Nintendo. Being a fan of game music, my favorite feature of Brawl is the expansive selection of songs from Nintendo games, old and new.

While the song selection is already pretty great, it seems that a few songs fell through the cracks. Apparently several songs were created (or at least planned) but not used. EditorArtist uncovers these song names from a listing in a file named “smashbros_sound.brsar” on the Brawl game disc. And, for your listening pleasure, they’re all listed here in a sort of unofficial album.  It gets even better with this detailed chart, which gives the reasons behind the song choices, as well as their history. There’s an unfortunate misspelling in that list of “cookie” — I don’t want to think about Yoshi’s Cockie.

As much as I like this fake album, I would have rather heard the Brawl version. There are some really great songs in here that deserve the upgrade. It’s a bummer to see that some of the Earthbound songs didn’t make it. I would kill to hear a new version of “Ballad of the Windfish” from Link’s Awakening. You’ll just have to settle for my version of this song for now.

What other songs do you think they missed from the Brawl lineup? 

[Thanks to CaffeinePowered and J.R.]

Dale North