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Nintendo Composer Remembers Hiroshi Yamauchi With Remixed Nintendo Themes

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 22, 2013 at 02:44 PM

Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka recently released a pair of tracks remixing classic Nintendo themes from Super Mario Land and Metroid, dedicating them to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi.

Tanaka's resume of Nintendo music includes work on games like Super Mario Land, Earthbound, and Dr. Mario, among many others. You can head here to listen to his Metroid remix, and here for his Super Mario Land remix.

Yamauchi passed away late last week at the age of 85. He is the man who turned Nintendo into the video game company it is today. He also had the incredible foresight to hire Shigeru Miyamoto.

[Source: Chip Tanaka, via @johntv, Polygon]