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Author Topic: (Video) Interview with Super Mario Kart Sound Composer Taro Bando  (Read 2788 times)

« on: August 19, 2013, 06:04:44 PM »
Good afternoon Fungi Forums. I came across this footage of Super Mario Kart in a Japanese promotional laserdisc I've had for a while now and it was only a week ago or so that I finally decided to upload the footage online and share it to the internet. If you're interested, please give it a look.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFTR4Z1kN6M" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFTR4Z1kN6M</a>

In this brief interview, taking place sometime in late-1992,* SMK sound composer Taro Bando and GTV host Koji Watanabe discuss the just-released Super Mario Kart for Super Famicom. I do not have subtitles for this interview yet, but if SMK is as popular as I think it is maybe someone (here) will come along and provide a translation.

*According to this site, the release date for this LD was on 12/21/1992.

I also like to take this opportunity to advertise my gaming blog I call The Game Informant, a gaming blog where I post about gaming niches, trivia, fun memes, and other bits of interest, among other off-topic subjects. I have more blog posts were that came from (recently I've posted about VHS gaming promo tapes, and Japanese magazines that I've been scanning lately. Of course, I will explore other subjects in gaming in the near future) and I hope more people come to visit my blog and follow.

« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 07:58:02 PM »
I do love me some obscure vidcon memorabilia. Thank you for going through the trouble of uploading this.

« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 03:43:10 PM »
Taro Bando helped do the music to F-Zero X, didn't he? That dude rules.
Relics.

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