PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren examines why early video game tunes are so memorable in a recent episode of the series. Warren offers two different answers while ruminating
The Mario theme song is HARDWIRED into our brains. It’s SO CATCHY! You absentmindedly hum the first six notes in your head when you’re doing laundry, or even find yourself hearing echoes of it in the modern music of today. What was it about your experience with games like Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Tetris that made their music so memorable? The Tetris theme? Classic! Final Fantasy Prelude? Famous! But why?