Vs. Marx

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This article or section is about the musical theme of Marx. For information about the character himself, see Marx.


Vs. Marx
Full track of Vs. Marx (Kirby Super Star Ultra version)
Details
Debut Appearance Kirby Super Star
Last Appearance Kirby Star Allies
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Other Appearance(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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Vs. Marx (Also called Meddlesome Marx) is a musical piece composed by Jun Ishikawa. It serves as the boss battle theme of Marx, first appearing in Milky Way Wishes from Kirby Super Star.

Composition

Vs. Marx is notable for its unusual time signature:

  • Intro: 2 bars of 6/8
  • Section 1 (twice): 1 bar of 7/8, 1 of 6/8, 1 of 9/8, 1 of 6/8, 2 of 5/8, 2 of 6/8
  • Section 2: 2 bars of 6/8, 2 of 5/8, 2 of 6/8
  • Section 3: 4 bars of 5/8 (3rd one has an additional 1/8), 4 of 6/8

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

The original version of Vs. Marx from Kirby Super Star is titled Meddlesome Marx (Track #10) in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Vs. Marx is remixed with Nintendo DS sound chip, like the other remixed Kirby Super Star soundtracks.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Vs. Marx is rearranged by Yasunori Mitsuda. It's an unlockable music theme for the Halberd stage. This remix plays Section 3 twice featuring electric guitar. After Section 3, it incorporates the ending theme of Milky Way Wishes.

The Brawl remix along with the Halberd stage reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

The Brawl remix is also in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is unlocked via Vault's Shop and plays when battling Marx as Kirby in Classic Mode and in World of Light (as any character).

Kirby Star Allies

During Morpho Knight's battle in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice of Kirby Star Allies, if 1P is Marx, Morpho Knight's theme will be replaced by a new orchestral remix of Vs. Marx.

This remix is arranged by the original composer Jun Ishikawa. It can be found as Track 176 in the Jukebox as of Version 4.0.0.