Mahito Yokota

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Mahito Yokota
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Current Position
Sound Director / Composer

Mahito Yokota is a sound designer employed at Nintendo EAD. Though his most celebrated work is featured in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Yokota's work extends to The Legend of Zelda games too. He often works alongside Koji Kondo. Together they composed the music for Twilight Princess[1] and most recently Skyward Sword. He also directed the sound of Ocarina of Time 3D, in which his goal was to recreate Kondo's music for the 3DS system[2].

Notable Works

The following is a list of games that Mahito Yokota has worked on as either a composer, director, or supervisor of sound.

Game Release Platform
WinBack: Covert Operations 1999 Nintendo 64
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Twilight Princess 2006 Nintendo GameCube/Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii
Wii Music 2008 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Wii
Ocarina of Time 3D 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario 3D Land 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Skyward Sword 2011 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U 2012 Wii U
Super Mario 3D World[3] 2013 Wii U


  1. "Yes. I was in charge of the orchestral songs for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as well."[1],; retrieved November 26 2013.
  2. "One was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and the other is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword."[2],; retrieved November 26 2013.
  3. "We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is!"[3],; retrieved November 6 2013.