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.


Music InfoBox
Full track of Vs. Marx (Kirby Super Star Ultra version)
Details
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(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 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 which features electric guitar and drums. After Section 3, it incorporates the end theme of Milky Way Wishes.

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

Kirby Star Allies

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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 180 in Star Allies Sound Room as of Version 2.0.0.