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Koji Kondo (born 1960-08-13) is a Japanese video game music composer who has been working for Nintendo since 1984. He is certainly Nintendo's most famous composer, and one of the most famous video game composers in history.
The first game I heard which had Kondo's music in it was Super Mario Bros.. I had no idea at the time that he composed it, but I did enjoy the music. It was The Legend of Zelda soundtrack which really made me take notice of video game music in general. I would often leave the game's opening demo running on my TV just to keep listening to the title music. I also loved Kondo's soundtracks for Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. When the SNES came out, I very much enjoyed the soundtracks for Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. I don't remember exactly when I became of Koji Kondo as a real person, but I don't think it was until even after I heard the soundtrack of Super Mario 64.
The rank column is based exclusively on my enjoyment of the soundtrack. A blank indicates I don't know enough about the soundtrack to rank it, a 99 indicates Kondo didn't provide enough to the soundtrack to consider it rankable.
|1984-02-??||Punch-Out!!||99||Several covers. Original music is just jingles.|
|1984-05-01||Golf||99||Game only has sound effects.|
|1984-06-12||Vs. Stroke & Match: Golf|
|1984-10-05||Devil World||10||With Akito Nakatsuka.|
|1985-05-??||Arm Wrestling||99||Reused music from Punch-Out!!|
|1985-09-13||Super Mario Bros.||9|
|1986-02-21||The Legend of Zelda||5|
|1986-04-14||The Mystery of Murasame Castle|
|1986-05-03||Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan)|
|1987-07-10||Yume Koujou: Doki Doki Panic||7|
|1987-09-04||Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima|
|1988-10-??||Super Mario Bros. 2||6|
|1988-10-23||Super Mario Bros. 3||4|
|1990-11-21||Super Mario World||3|
|1990-12-21||Pilotwings||Composed Helicopter song|
|1991-11-21||The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past||1|
|1995-08-15||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island|
|1996-06-23||Super Mario 64||2||Programmed by Hideaki Shimizu|
|1997-05-27||Star Fox 64||With Hajime Wakai|
|1998-11-21||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||8|
|2000-05-27||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||With Toru Minegishi|
|2002-07-19||Super Mario Sunshine||With Shinobu Tanaka|
|2002-12-13||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||Composed Grandma's Theme|
|2004-03-18||The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures|
|2006-05-15||New Super Mario Bros.||Composed Ground BGM; Sound Director|
|2006-11-19||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess||Composed Orchestra Piece #1|
|2007-11-01||Super Mario Galaxy||Composed Rosalina in the Observatory, Egg Planet|
|2008-01-31||Super Smash Bros. Brawl||99||Arrangements|
|2009-12-07||The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks||Composed Ending|
|2010-05-23||Super Mario Galaxy 2||Composed Yoshi Star Galaxy, Starship Mario, Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla|
|2011-11-18||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword||Composed Legend of Skyloft|
|2013-11-21||Super Mario 3D World||Composed Chain-Link Charge, Sunshine Seaside|
|2014-11-21||Super Smash Bros. For Wii U||99||Arrangement|
|2015-09-10||Super Mario Maker||99||Arrangements|
|2017-04-28||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Composed Battle Theme|
|2017-10-27||Super Mario Odyssey||Composed Wooded Kingdom, Bowser Castle|
|2018-12-07||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
This is a list of some of my favorite Koji Kondo songs. For all his songs, see Koji Kondo Songs.