WATCH: The Roots and Mario creator play note-perfect version of the Super Mario Bros. theme 4 years ago

WATCH: The Roots and Mario creator play note-perfect version of the Super Mario Bros. theme

Vintage video game fans, this one’s for you.

The recent re-release of the original NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) showed that, despite all the advancements made in video game technology, there is still very much an appetite for the classics.

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Video games don’t come much more classic than Super Mario Bros., a game that’s so popular that we’d wager 90% of people born in the ‘80s could hum the theme tune at the drop of a hat.

The creator of the game, Shigeru Miyamoto, made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show this week and while he was there, Jimmy got him to do a version of the theme tune with his house band, The Roots.

Transport yourself back in time to the mid-1980s and give this a listen; there's not a note out of place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V17tXBePgfo

Clip via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon