Super Mario 64 has a great soundtrack — the Dire Dire Docks track is one of this reporter’s personal favorite video game melodies. Given how chill most of the tracks are, it would be no stretch to deliberately cover them in the LoFi genre. Music Label Curaga Records has done just that with their new Mario 64-based album, brought to us by artist 88bit and Save Point.
“This was a truly collaborative effort,” says artist 88bit, “I’m so glad Save Point approached me about making this with him. This album gave me an opportunity to take the Super Mario 64 songs and reshape and present them in a new light – chill lo-fi.”
“We wanted to be as authentic as we possibly could with this album and I love the final result. We only used analog synths, the Prophet 5 and Novation Peak, to really capture that warm feeling. Each track has live piano, guitar, and percussion. I wanted these tracks to feel like you’re having a genuine conversation with an old friend. It really felt like 88bit and I were on the same page from the beginning with our goal to craft something unique and comfy.”
Opening (from Super Mario 64)
Inside the Castle Walls (from Super Mario 64)
Wing Cap Mario (from Super Mario 64)
Bob-omb Battlefield (from Super Mario 64)
Cave Dungeon (from Super Mario 64)
Dire Dire Docks (from Super Mario 64)
Piranha Plant Lullaby (from Super Mario 64)
Koopa’s Road (from Super Mario 64)
Bowser’s Theme (from Super Mario 64)
File Select (from Super Mario 64)
Staff Roll (from Super Mario 64)
You can find Video Game LoFi: Super Mario 64 on streaming services starting now. If you enjoy it enough that you’d like a physical copy, they’re in the works: preorder one through these links to The Materia Store and Bandcamp.