Live orchestral music often gets our heart rates pumping, no matter what’s on the game screen in front of us. It’s natural to assume, then, that Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U would tap the same musical path that the Super Mario Galaxy games took in previous years. Luckily, confirmation that a live orchestra features in Mario’s latest outing has surfaced, where lead composer Mahito Yokota told Destructoid that many of the tracks have that “big-band feel” for a splash of colourful drama.
“There are naturally a lot of tracks performed live. We’re arranging the music with a big-band feel, taking advantage of a full horn section with trumpets and saxophones.” – Mahito Yokota