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Nintendo composer remixes theme music as Hiroshi Yamauchi tribute

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Musician Hip Tanaka posted remixes of the theme music for Super Mario Land and Metroid today, and dedicated them to the memory of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi.

Yamauchi, who was the president of Nintendo from 1949 to 2002 and brought the company from the playing card business into the video game market, passed away earlier this week at the age of 85.

Hip Tanaka is the stage name of Hirokazu Tanaka, who worked as a composer and audio producer for Nintendo from 1980 to 1999. In recent years, he has performed as a chiptune artist under the names Chip Tanaka and Hip Tanaka. Metroid (1986) and Super Mario Land (1989) are two of the games whose soundtracks he composed. You can listen to both of his new remixes below.

Metroid

Super Mario Land