In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: Aug.22

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Let the Game Begin!” from Mario Party 2.

We are back to listen to Mario Party 2 and this time, it is an extended version! I usually don’t share the extended versions, but this song was only 30 second by itself, so I felt it was warranted. As a reminder since we last covered this game in May, it was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64.

The main melody is evocative of “Zora’s Domain” from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in it’s chordal arpeggiations and in the similar instrumentation, but is backed up by a danceable and lively percussion section. Other than the percussion, bassline, and main melody, there is a Bossa-like digital piano that changes chords after every two measures and loops its progression quickly.

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