Thursday, February 13, 2014
Let's Have a Look at the Super Mario 3D World Soundtrack Booklet
Everything about Super Mario 3D World is awesome. The level design and the music are among the finest the Super Mario series has to offer. Can things get any better? Yes. Yes, they can. It turns out the booklet that comes with the Super Mario 3D World Original Sound Track is every bit as awesome as the game itself.
I am a huge fan of hand drawn artwork and the soundtrack booklet for Super Mario 3D World is filled with hand made illustrations. These aren't just any old doodles of Mario and company however. We've all seen the above soundtrack cover, which is hands down one of the best soundtracks covers in the history albums. Beyond that lies even more zaniness.
Mario's got his saxophone and he's ready to jam. I just love that smile on his face as he's about to take that sucker out of the case.
After meeting up with Luigi, Mario goes to meet Peach. I guess Toad is too cool to come in through the front door so he's making his way via clear pipe.
Bowser a and MagiKoopa are also part of the band. Interestingly, Boweser's drum set has Bowser, his American name written on it. It's a well-known fact that Bowser was originally called Koopa in Japan. I'm not complaining. I'm still bowled over by the awesomeness of the image that is Bowser with a drum set.
Mario checking with a Luma to see if Rosalina is going to be able to make it. Not only is Rosalina on her way, she's bringing friends.
It looks like the gang is just about fully assembled all that's left to do now is...
Let's get this party started! This two page splash is the best thing EVER! Bowser getting down on the drums, Plessie on the bongos, Captain Toad with the maracas, the trio of Goombas singing away. Even the Sprixies are having a grand old time. I cannot tell you how much I adore this image. I hope this soundtrack becomes a platinum award for American and European Club Nintendo members this year because I'd love a physical copy just so I can pull this booklet out and thumb through these wonderful pictures.