In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.25

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “How To Play” from Wii Sports.

In a continuation of our almost-entirely Wii music month, today we listen to music from Wii Sports. Released in 2006 alongside the console itself as a demonstration of the motion control’s capabilities, the game has gone on to be one of the highest selling single game titles in the world.

The song is extremely reminiscent of 5am from Animal Crossing Wild World and City Folk which came out in 2005 and 2012 respectively for the DS. The track features only a reverb-laden piano, shakers, and a few other percussion instruments. The piano melody is repeated with minor variations at the end of each line before it is allowed to fade underneath the constant percussion.

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