With the Japanese release of the new Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS this week, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit the OST of its predecessor. Brawl gets a bad rap for being less focused on competitive gameplay (especially regards to its slower pacing and random tripping mechanic), but no one can argue the quality of its music. With over 250 songs spanning more than a dozen franchises, the soundtrack is still one of the most extensive and varied selections you’ll ever find on a single disc. There are so many remixes, instrumentals, and arrangements of the most famous music in gaming, especially with regards to Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Much like the game itself, the soundtrack hits you with wave after wave of geeky nostalgia. However, one of the best tracks is often overlooked; With Mila’s Divine Protection is an arrangement from an old Fire Emblem title, and is the only flamenco-themed song in the game. It’s good for fighting and dancing.
Good gaming, good music.