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    • Maestro Mario

    • How Nintendo Transformed Videogame Music into an Art
    • By: Andrew Schartmann
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    "Pa-dum-pum-pa-dum-pum - PUM!" Super Mario Bros. for the NES contains some of the most recognizable tunes in popular culture, and yet it’s safe to say that only a handful of people have thought beyond the music’s entertaining surface. After all, what could possibly be art-worthy about an early Mario score? Or any early game sound for that matter? In search of answers to these questions, Andrew Schartmann takes us on a journey from the primitive "pongs" of arcade machines to the complex musical fabrics woven by composers of the NES era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a missed opportunity

    • By Stephen on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $2.99