Koji Kondo has made some of the most iconic music in all of pop culture, let alone all of video game history.
You can probably hum many of his most popular songs, like, say, anything in Super Mario bros. or The Legend of Zelda. He composed the soundtracks for each of those games and their respective series until and including Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. His work has appeared in modern classics like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D World. “Illustrious” doesn’t even begin to cover Kondo’s career in game music.