Mario Kart 64 has a special place in many of our hearts, a game that transformed the look of the series and introduced a number of classic tracks. It has some great music too, and a project that we’ve enjoyed listening to throughout today has been Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64.
It’s an album you can listen to on Bandcamp (and also purchase if you want a download copy), with some fantastic arrangements from various artists that add a different spin to the game’s music. And really, the name and cover art alone make it worth your time.
“Drawing inspiration from Skatune Network, I wanted to transform Mario Kart 64’s soundtrack into a ska-filled celebration,” comments GameGrooves producer Allen Brasch. “With the help of Brent and Jer from Skatune Network, I was able to contact several artists in the ska community, and together with existing GameGrooves artists, we created a one-of-a-kind album for fans of ska and video game music alike!”
The full track listing for Skario Kart: A Ska Tribute to Mario Kart 64 is as follows:
1. Mario Kart 64 Theme
2. 3 Raceways / Mario Stadium
3. Moo Moo Farm/Yoshi Valley
4. Koopa Troopa Beach
5. Kalimari Desert
6. Set up and Kart Select
7. Toad’s Turnpike
8. Frappe Snowland/Sherbert Island
9. Choco Mountain/Battle Arenas
10. Koopa Castle
11. Battle Arenas
12. DK’s Jungle Party
13. Banshee Boardwalk
14. Rainbow Road
15. Trophy Presentations
16. Victory Lap
Be sure to give it a listen and let us know what you think!