Earlier this week, Japanese composer Yosunori Mitsuda mentioned in a tweet that nearly 200 of his songs were cut from the first Mario Party game.
Twitter user gosokkyu translated the tweet in a comment, which explains that Mitsuda had close to 200 songs composed for Mario Party, most of which never made the final cut of the game. He also claimed that he “set a record” for the most scrapped songs from any game by a composer.
Further tweets from Mistuda and gosokkyu explain how Mitsuda was told that the music developer wanted “jazz” music, but didn’t mention that they were looking for “big band jazz” specifically. The job was one of Mitsuda’s first freelance gigs, though only a small handful of his songs met the music director’s expectations.
Mitsuda has also composed music for games such as Chrono Trigger, the Super Smash Bros. series, and the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise.
Mario Party was released for the Nintendo 64 in December of 1998, and along with its sequel (Mario Party 2), was recently re-released for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.
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