Koji Kondo’s first ocial project for Nintendo was for the now-iconic boxing game Punch-Out!! Though there isn’t much complexity to the music due to hardware restrictions, there are still some pretty memorable tunes.
Upon starting, players hear a fanfare of chimes reminiscent of Rocky’s Gonna Fly Now, leading into a simple march. As the fight begins, it’s hard to not feel just a little anxious when that bass line kicks in to get the heart pumping. While it might not be Kondo’s best work, it’s certainly memorable for being an iconic part of Nintendo’s history.