Title BGM - Dr. Mario (NES)

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Title BGM
Composer Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1990-07-27
Title Origin Official
This page is for the Dr. Mario (NES) song, for more titles see Title BGM.

The Title BGM is played at the game's title screen and menu. Interestingly, being a direct port of the NES version, the Game Boy version doesn't contain this song.


The title comes from the album Famicom 20th Anniversary - Original Sound Tracks, Vol.3.


The song begins with a whining instrument that plays four repetitions and progresses as the song's melody. After the four repetitions, bass and drums kick into gear and continue the song.

The song contains a lot of dotted eighth notes followed by sixteenth notes, creating a reggae feel to the song. Not surprising, as Tanaka has stated he was greatly influenced by reggae music.


Dr. Mario (NES)

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Dr. Mario (NES)
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Dr. Mario - NES - Title.png
Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka
Programmer Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1990-07-27
Length 1:04.00
BPM 150
Format NSF
Loops Yes

Title BGM is track 1 in the NSF file.

Tetris & Dr. Mario (SNES)

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Tetris & Dr. Mario (SNES)
Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka, Kazumi Totaka, Yumiko Kameya
Released 1994-12-30
Format SPC
Loops Yes