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Mahito Yokota
Mahito Yokota
Company Koei (Formerly)

Nintendo EAD Tokyo

University Tokyo College of Music
Current Position Music Composer
First game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Latest game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Mahito Yokota is a celebrated video game composer specialized in orchestra scores. After working on some titles with Koei, he joined Nintendo EAD Tokyo, where he has worked primarly on 3D Mario titles such as Super Mario Galaxy, its sequel and Super Mario 3D World, as well as other titles like Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. He also worked on adapting Koji Kondo's score for the 3DS remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

History

Before working with Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Yokota had worked at Koei on a variety of their projects. His first title with Nintendo was Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, whose sound was rated an 8.5 by IGN who praised the "appropriate" jungle tunes. He later worked on the brilliant teaser song for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which aired during the game's E3 2005 trailer (which can be viewed here).

Upon release, Super Mario Galaxy's soundtrack has been regarded by many as featuring the best songs in any video game, let alone any Mario title, and won various awards in 2007 by a multitude of outlets. The fantastic upbeat and epic scores graced their own soundtrack, albeit it was only available through Nintendo's Club Nintendo service. Yokota later worked once again with Kondo and the Mario Galaxy orchestra to create the soundtrack for Super Mario Galaxy 2. He has continued to compose great tracks to Mario games as well help with The Legend of Zelda remakes on the 3DS.

Production History

Special Thanks

Song Credits

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

  • Title Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Helpful Hints -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Main Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dawn Savanna -- Arrangement
  • Stats Page -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Deeps -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sky Garden -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Monkey Fest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Hog -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Massive Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Warren -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spirit Tree -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rumble Falls -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pristine Sea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cactus Mine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sweet Paradise -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Primeval Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grim Volcano -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arctic Plunge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ancient Foundry -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Banshee Swamp -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle for Storm Hill -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aerie Fortress -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Deep Sea Sprint -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clock Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lava Cavern -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudy Heights -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magma Coliseum -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ninjape Rally -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cactus / Ghastly King Level -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cactus / Ghastly King -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Closing Ceremony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Platinum Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

  • The Legend of Zelda: Orchestra Piece (Teaser Music) #1 -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo, Edward Hardin, Spencer Davis), Arrangement (w/Michiru Oshima)

Super Mario Galaxy

  • Overture -- Composition & Arrangement
  • File Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Luma -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Star Festival -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Attack of the Airships -- Arrangement
  • Catastrophe -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Peach's Castle Stolen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gateway Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Enter the Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stolen Grand Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • To the Observatory Grounds 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Observation Dome -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Course Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dino Piranha -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Chanse to Grab a Star! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Honeyhive -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Tense Moment -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Big Bad Bugaboom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Kaliente -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Toad Brigade -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Airship Armada -- Arrangement
  • Aquatic Race -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Space Fantasy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Megaleg -- Composition & Arrangement
  • To the Observatory Grounds 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Space Junk Road -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battlerock Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Space Athletic -- Arrangement
  • Speedy Comet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beach Bowl Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beach Bowl Galaxy - Undersea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Interlude -- Arrangement
  • Bowser's Stronghold Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Fiery Stronghold -- Arrangement
  • The Big Starcase -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Enter Bowser Jr.! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Waltz of the Boos -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Ball -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Library -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Buoy Base Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Buoy Base Galaxy - Undersea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gusty Garden Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rainbow Mario -- Arrangement
  • Chase the Bunnies! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Help! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Major Burrows -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pipe Interior -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cosmic Comet -- Arrangement
  • Drip Drop Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kingfin -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boo Race -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Mario -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lava Path -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fire Mario -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dusty Dune Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A-wa-wa-wa! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Deep Dark Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kamella -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Ball 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Bowser -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sad Girl -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Melty Molten Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flying Mario -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Galaxy Reactor -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle with Bowser -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Child -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Daybreak - A New Dawn -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Birth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Wish -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Super Mario Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Family -- Arrangement
  • Purple Comet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Blue Sky Athletic -- Arrangement
  • Super Mario 2007 -- Arrangement

Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • Overture -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Another Story -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Lost Luma -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Power of the Stars -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sky Station -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Peewee Piranha -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unidentified Planet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Starship Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Starship Mario, Launch! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 1 & 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Starship Sails -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spin-Dig Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flip-Swap Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tip Network -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wild Glide Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Get Power Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cosmic Cove Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dash Yoshi -- Arrangement
  • World 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Dwellers -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Slide -- Arrangement
  • Freezy Flake Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pipe Room -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Ball -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudy Court Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Megahammer -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 4 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Honeyhop Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chompworks Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Glamdozer -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beat Block Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Starshine Beach Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Teleporter -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Starshine Beach Galaxy ~Underwater~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser's Lava Lair -- Arrangement
  • Grand Star Get -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Space Storm Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Upside Dizzy Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Haunty Halls Galaxy -- Arrangement
  • Slipsand Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Squizzard -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 6 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sweet Mystery Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gobblegut -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Blitz Galaxy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Time Attack -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World S -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Tense Moment -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser's Galaxy Generator -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser, Allmighty Koopa King -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Luma and the Hat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Star -- Arrangement
  • Theme of SMG2 -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Special Sound Track PRESS START Edition

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2008 ~from PRESS START 2008~ -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

  • End Credits 2 -- Arrangement

Super Mario 3D Land

  • Underground -- Arrangement
  • Course Clear Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mystery Box -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rainbow Park -- Arrangement
  • Course Clear Fanfare (Retro Ver.) -- Arrangement
  • Airship -- Arrangement
  • Boom Boom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World Clear Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beach ~ Underwater -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Waltz of the Boos -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Blue Sky Athletics -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory Parade -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser's Castle -- Composition (w/Yoko Shimomura), Arrangement
  • Koopa's Lava Castle -- Composition & Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  • Legend of Goddess -- Arrangement (w/Koji Kondo)
  • File Select -- Arrangement
  • Overture ~ Ballad of the Goddess -- Arrangement (w/Hajime Wakai)
  • Duet at the Temple of Time -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Imprisoned Released -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Imprisoned Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Zelda's Lullaby -- Arrangement
  • Birth of the Master Sword -- Arrangement
  • Resurrection ~Adagio~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Long Live the Dark King! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Demon King, Demise Battle ~Rising~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Demon King, Demise Battle ~Finale~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Resting the Master Sword -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Skyward Sword ~ Staff Roll -- Composition (w/Hajime Wakai, Koji Kondo, Shiho Fujii), Arrangement

New Super Mario Bros. U

  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Mario 3D World

  • Getting Ready -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sprixie Kingdom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Super Bell Hill -- Composition, Arrangement
  • Underground Theme -- Arrangement
  • Switch Scramble Circus -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Course Clear! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mystery House Entrance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Going All Out in the Mystery House -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shifty Boo Mansion -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Captain Toad Goes Forth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Blockade -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Light the Colour Panels! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mario's Colour Panels -- Arrangement
  • The Showdown Looms -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hisstocrat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World Clear! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 4 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sprawling Savana -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sprixie Princess Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fort Fire Bros. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser's Highway Showdown -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snowball Park -- Arrangement
  • World Mushroom, World Flower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Captain Toad's Fiery Finale -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Champion Road -- Composition & Arrangement

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • Title Screen - Composition & Arrangement
  • Plucky Pass Beginnings - Composition & Arrangement
  • Dodgy Doors at Boo Mansion - Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

  • Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z -- Arrangement

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