Top 30 NES Soundtracks #30: Kirby’s Adventure
By Bucky Monday, 1 Jun 2009

#30 – Kirby’s Adventure (24 Votes)

#30  Kirby's Adventure   

Developer: HAL Labs
Publisher: Nintendo (US + JP + EU)
Year: 1993
AKA: Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no Izumi no Monogatari

Here to start off our month-long countdown to the #1 favorite NES soundtrack is Kirby’s Adventure! Released in 1993, it is often recognized as one of the best titles of the system’s dying years. In a more recent review for the Wii Virtual Console release, IGN gave Kirby’s Adventure a 10 out of 10 for sound, declaring it as “one of the very best aural achievements” for the system. While I think there are better and more impressive examples of NES sound production out there, Kirby’s Adventure boasts a very slick soundtrack full of bright and fun melodies.

As a bit of a shameless plug here, shizz and good-evil friend Xoc has arranged each and every track from Kirby’s Adventure, which is available for download here. What’s Pink and Sucks? is a personal favorite of mine, and couldn’t be left unmentioned.

Music composed by Hirokazu Ando and Jun Ishikawa.

Listen to a selection of tracks on youtube here.

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3 Responses to “Top 30 NES Soundtracks #30: Kirby’s Adventure”

  1. Zach Patterson Says:

    i’m kinda sad this placed so low, because i love kirby music, and Xoc’s album of this stuff is like a big love letter to the game in general, and it just accentuates how fun and carefree the music in the game is. this one was definitely a top 10 pick of mine.

  2. bucky Says:

    I have to admit that this wasn’t on my list. It has some pretty solid music but nothing that really ever caught me or felt special. Xoc’s album, on the other hand, is probably the best video game cover album ever. My favorite, certainly. If you can manage to make me fall in love with something when I wasn’t even super crazy about the originals, you’re doing something right!

  3. Andrew Raub Says:

    The problem with this soundtrack is that it is huge. So many songs makes it hard to remember them all. There’s not really a bad song present, but a lot of them just get lost in the mix.

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