Koji Kondo


Birthday August 13, 1961

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Nagoya, Japan

Age 61 years old

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Composer of soundtracks for classic Nintendo video games, including the "Super Mario" and "The Legend of Zelda" series.

Before Fame

He studied the electronic organ while a child and later played in a jazz and rock cover band.


His first foray into video game music was the soundtrack to "Super Mario Bros." from 1985. It was designed to be repetitive without seeming repetitive.

Family Life

His family was residing in Nagoya, Japan, when he was born.

Associated With

He called Ian Gillan's "Deep Purple" one of his musical influences.