An arrangement of an iconic tune from Kirby Super Star has been nominated for a Grammy award. It’s not often video game music gets Grammy nominations, but when it does, it’s typically seen as a victory for the genre.

There are many Kirby songs that are an iconic part of Nintendo’s library. The most well known tune is Green Greens, which is present in nearly all of Kirby’s adventures. Meta Knight’s Revenge is another iconic track from Kirby Super Star, taking place when Kirby infiltrates the Halberd in the game mode Revenge of Meta Knight. In this game, one of several modes available in Kirby Super Star, Kirby faces off against Meta Knight in an attempt to halt his quest to take over Dream Land. Meta Knight’s Revenge is now a classic track, and it even got an arrangement in Super Smash Bros. Brawl when Meta Knight debuted in the series.

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Nintendo Life reported that a cover of Meta Knight’s revenge performed by The 8-Bit Big Band featuring Button Masher is included in the “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella” category for the 2022 Grammys. The melody is arranged by Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, and is nominated along with other covers such as For The Love of a Princess from Braveheart. The tune itself captures the same intensity that the original song provided while also putting a new catchy spin on it with an impressive big band arrangement, resulting in a very strong cover of an already delightful song.

The next installment in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, takes place in a post-apocalyptic environment. It was first leaked ahead of the September 2021 direct before getting a full reveal during that event. Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be the first 3D game in the series. Characters like King Dedede and Meta Knight weren’t shown in the debut trailer of the game, which focused more on the mysterious new setting. The premise of the game’s story isn’t fully known yet, but the apparent absence of so many hallmark characters could be a remarkable departure from what fans are familiar with.

It’s likely that Kirby and the Forgotten Land will feature tunes that are the same level of high quality as previous Kirby games. What isn’t known is if iconic locales such as Green Greens will be featured in the game, as this appears to be an entirely new world. It’s also unknown if enemies like Wispy Woods will be making a return in the game. But the Kirby games have been known for a while for possessing high-quality music, so hopes are high for the new title’s soundtrack. Video game music is a form of art, so much so that the Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley asked followers about soundtracks recently, and the fact that this particular soundtrack, even in an adapted form, is getting more recognized at the Grammy awards shows that that form of art is becoming more recognized. Even if it doesn’t take home the award, the fact that this Kirby tune is getting nominated at all is something to celebrate.

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Source: 2022 Grammys, Nintendo Life, The 8-Bit Big Band/YouTube, The 8-Bit Big Band/Twitter

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Author: Max Mastro