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Watch in awe as violinist Teppei Okada soundtracks a live game of Super Mario Bros.
Everything from hitting a brick block, to squashing an enemy Goomba or absorbing a Super Star, has its own quirky musical theme.
A tempting challenge for any video game-loving musician to recreate then, no?
Violinist performs incredible cover of Super Mario themes and sound effects
Posted to his YouTube channel in 2020, Teppei’s virtuosic performance has almost racked up 250 million views.
Clearly, the allure for the viewers is the unexpected cover; most had anticipated a rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme alone, not Teppei’s mesmerisingly accurate string portrayal of the iconic Nintendo sounds.
One viewer commented: “The sound of coins is so real that I can’t believe it.”
And if we’ve piqued your interest for virtuosic Mario music, you’ll likely enjoy this sprightly melodica rendition...
Super Mario Bros, from the Melodica Men