Composer: Kenji Yamamoto
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Date: 1987

You're Little Mac, fighting ethnic stereotypes three times your height on a wing and a prayer. From an Indian magician to a cowardly Frenchman to Mike Tyson, Punch Out!! was a trial in muscle memory and reflexes. The training scenes between Circuits are iconic – Little Mac in his pink sweatsuit and Doc on his bike, racing past the Statue of Liberty. The music – a Rocky meets MIDI concoction – is inseparable from the visuals. Hearing the Training theme meant receiving that all important password before taking down the next Circuit.