Amazing Musician Reproduces Super Mario Bros. 3 Music and Sound Effects
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
Legendary Japanese composer Koji Kondo is responsible for some of the most memorable scores in video game history, scoring all major entries in Mario and Zelda franchises alongside a plethora of other Nintendo classics, a repertoire so flawless it belies improvement. But one Canadian multi-instrumentalist has achieved it, recreating one of the best video game soundtracks ever written and making it sound better than ever.
Steve Onotera, better known by his online pseudonym samuraiguitarist, used bass, keyboard, drums, ukulele, flute, tambourine, organ, harmonica, and shamisen to record a stunning interpretation of Super Mario Bros. 3’s wonderful score, including its signature sound effects.
Judging by his YouTube channel, Manitoba-born Onotera is a big pop culture fan, having covered the theme tune to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air via the Mississippi Delta and adapted the Game of Thrones theme as a bluegrass tune. He describes himself as “bred on rock, raised on the blues, [and] trained in jazz” and claims to have “honed his discipline under the study of the country’s most powerful musical sensei.” Despite having garnered over 1 million views on his YouTube channel, hopefully this musical maestro will get the attention and acclaim he deserves.
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