I, in response to a previous post, have to say i don't see any Mario or Nintendo in this song. If anything, i'd say it's more like an early Final Fantasy game, musically-speaking. Overall, it's a solemn piece that still has its bits of "there's hope left" sprinkled in.
I think it could, perhaps, could use some upgraded sound sets, namely the "horn" instrument, but i'd still say this song is worth a listen. Well done.