Analysis of "Starship Mario" From Super Mario Galaxy 2 | Music Design

Just how did Koji Kondo write another memorable song in his career? Starship Mario is actually quite a simple song, but I wanted to reveal the small details that might go unnoticed by a casual play-through of the game. As a music composer for video games myself, there was so much to unpack under-the-hood of music like this. Let me know if you want to see more music analysis from the Mario universe!