If you’ve ever wondered what the music of games like “Super Mario World” might sound like if it hadn’t been compressed then we’ve got something for you. There is currently a project being worked on by YouTuber The Brickster where they are restoring all of the music from the SNES classic.
The process for doing this is long and difficult. For each one a sample has to be hunted down in its original form. Then this is used to rebuild the song into what it would sound like if it wasn’t compressed to fit into the SNES console’s 64kb of audio RAM.
The reason that it’s only partially done now is that some of the songs have different names than what is listed in the game. The Brickster explained on Twitter:
This music is something fun to put on while you work or are on a drive and just let it play. Gaming music in general has become sort of this generations classical music. Just something to put on and vibe to.
Currently nine songs have been restored. All of them sound amazing. You can listen to the current playlist by clicking the link here.