8-Bit Jazz Heroes Takes On Fan Nostalgia With Classic Nintendo Music

8-Bit Jazz Heroes

The sounds of a video game are an important piece to the puzzle surrounding a fantastic player experience, this of course includes the soundtracks used. When fans think about some of the oldest classic titles, a lot of their first initial memories are the songs heard in those games. 8-Bit Jazz Heroes, a jazz band that converts older video game music to newer jazz music, created a new album that brings on the nostalgia.

From the first levels of Super Mario Bros, to the memorable music from Legend of Zelda; this album dubbed “Press Start” has so many great songs to enjoy. Other titles included include Metroid, Super Mario 64, Tetris, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. All songs are done in a Jazz style which makes them very easy to listen to. In fact, fans could likely put them on in the background for holiday music and unsuspecting family members would be none the wiser.

The album by 8-Bit Jazz Heroes is composed by Adam Bellotto and Robby Delosier, and is sure to help fans relieve their youth with these beautiful melodies. For the full tracklist:

1. Plumber’s Jump (Theme from Super Mario Bros.)
“Ground Theme” from “Super Mario Bros.”

2. Catch That Penguin (Slider Theme from Super Mario 64)
“Slider” from “Super Mario 64”

3. Another Water Level (Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64)
“Dire, Dire Docks” from “Super Mario 64”

4. Doki Doki Swing (Theme from Super Mario Bros. 2)
“Ground Theme” from “Super Mario Bros. 2”

5. Bounty Hunter Bounce (Metroid Medley)
“Title Theme” from “Metroid”

“Samus Aran’s Appearance Fanfare” from “Metroid”
“Brinstar” from “Metroid”

6. Falling Blocks (Type A from Tetris)
“Type A” from “Tetris” / Russian Folk Song “Korobeiniki”

7. Halcyon Hyrule (Title Theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
“Title Theme” from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

8. Windmill’s Waltz (Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
“Song of Storms” from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

9. Requiem in Forest Green (Lost Woods from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
“Lost Woods” from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

10. It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! (Theme from The Legend of Zelda)
“Title Theme” from “The Legend of Zelda”

Gamers can bring on the nostalgia and listen to Press Start on the OverClocked Records website, as well as Spotify and iTunes.

What do you think about the album from 8-Bit Jazz Heroes? What other classic titles would you like to see added as another track?  Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

Matt Ruppert715 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.


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