Working On The Mario Party Soundtrack Is A ‘Bitter Memory,’ Chrono Trigger Composer Says
You’ve heard Yasunori Mitsuda before even if you haven’t heard of Yasunori Mitsuda before—the Japanese composer created several quintessential video game soundtracks, including those for Xenogears and Chrono Trigger. He’s also responsible for the cascade of boops that make up the soundtrack to 1998’s original Mario Party, but he revealed on November 1 that his time working on those songs wasn’t nearly as sunny as they sound.
That day, Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter posted that Mario Party and Mario Party 2 were coming to the Switch today, November 2. Along with the news, Mitsuda’s bitter memories, perhaps, came rushing back.