Behind the Notes: Gourmet Race (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) ~ Kirby Gets Real

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl has some amazing music. From it’s main theme to its many remixes, it has music in every genre that nobody could say no to. The game’s remake of “Gourmet Race” is something that truly makes the song feel like you are running from the apocalypse as opposed to a friendly race.

The Gourmet Race is a race between Kirby and King Dedede to see who can make it to the end first, as well as eat the most food on the way. Intense for the player, but in the game, it is played off as light-hearted and colorful. Yet when the theme was brought over to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, things changed, definitely for the better.

The creator behind this video set the song to be 10 hours long, so hit play, and feel the rush.

As you might hear, the song is a heavy metal cover of the song, something fitting to both the game, and the player’s intentions. Considering the title is a fighting game, having a heavy metal song definitely keeps the game’s style in position and keeps the players on their toes.

To prevent the game from drifting off too much of the game’s music style, a men’s choir is frequented in the song ensuring that the game’s grand feel is still in place.

Another thing that this song carries is irony. The Kirby series is always viewed as being for young children due to its simple play style, cute characters and colorful worlds. This song contrasts that fact and truly brings out Kirby’s true colors, a mad pink ball who WILL eat anything in its path to reach success.

That is all for this week’s Behind the Notes. Let me know in the comments below what you would like next week’s song to be. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to go detonate my car.

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He is a Hylian who has a knack for Nintendo. When he is taking a break from exploring Hyrule he can be found honing his tennis skills, taking part in musical theatre, or surfing the internet.