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After performing at The Game Awards 2014, legendary composer Koji Kondo stopped by Nintendo of America’s headquarters to join Kit Ellis, Krysta Yang and Tim O’Leary to record a new Nintendo Minute.

Kondo discusses how learning to play the electric organ spurred his interest in music, the collaborative processes behind working on Nintendo’s numerous projects, his role on Mario Maker, and his career highlight.

With 2015 marking 30 years since Super Mario Bros. launched in Japan, their discussion later turns to how Kondo approached composing the audio for the celebrated NES classic. It makes interesting viewing, so enjoy learning more about Kondo’s creative mind below!

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.