Awesome Video Game Music: Rose Town and Nimbus Land

Super Mario RPG is awesome. So is its soundtrack. The game’s music may not do anything super special, but it’s a great example that you don’t always have to. Sometimes it’s just as good to offer up some simple, lighthearted tunes to supplement an incredibly fun game. That’s what songs like Rose Town and Nimbus Land are meant to do, and they do it well.

Rose TownNimbus Land

The thing I love about both of these songs is how unabashedly happy they are. Rose Town in particular essentially screams out “Let the good times roll!” It has a jaunty, big band kind of vibe to it that I really like, and it fits incredibly well with the carefree style of the game itself. Nimbus Land is similar in that it’s such a happy song, but its instrumentation and rhythm are much less bombastic than Rose Town’s. It’s more peaceful and mellow, but that also manages to fit the game in its own way. Super Mario RPG never takes itself too seriously, and neither do either of these songs. They both strike a slightly different tone, but they both manage to be lighthearted and fun in much the same way that Super Mario RPG is on the whole.

That’s about all I have to say on Rose Town and Nimbus Land. I mostly wanted to just give them a shout for being so awesome. I should (hopefully) have a more substantial entry up within the next week.

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Posted by MajorMitch

Super Mario RPG is awesome. So is its soundtrack. The game’s music may not do anything super special, but it’s a great example that you don’t always have to. Sometimes it’s just as good to offer up some simple, lighthearted tunes to supplement an incredibly fun game. That’s what songs like Rose Town and Nimbus Land are meant to do, and they do it well.

Rose TownNimbus Land

The thing I love about both of these songs is how unabashedly happy they are. Rose Town in particular essentially screams out “Let the good times roll!” It has a jaunty, big band kind of vibe to it that I really like, and it fits incredibly well with the carefree style of the game itself. Nimbus Land is similar in that it’s such a happy song, but its instrumentation and rhythm are much less bombastic than Rose Town’s. It’s more peaceful and mellow, but that also manages to fit the game in its own way. Super Mario RPG never takes itself too seriously, and neither do either of these songs. They both strike a slightly different tone, but they both manage to be lighthearted and fun in much the same way that Super Mario RPG is on the whole.

That’s about all I have to say on Rose Town and Nimbus Land. I mostly wanted to just give them a shout for being so awesome. I should (hopefully) have a more substantial entry up within the next week.

For additional information on this blog, or to view other entries, click here.