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Guitarist perfectly covers the soundtrack to Super Mario Bros. 3

He even does the sound effects!


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 27, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:02 am CDT

If you go by the handle “samuraiguitarist” on YouTube, you better have the skills to back it up. 

And Canadian musician Steve Onotera doesn’t disappoint. 

In his latest video, Onotera covers of the Super Mario Bros. 3 soundtrack. Only he doesn’t just cover the music. He also impressively includes the accompanying sound effects with his guitar.

The video shows Onotera playing different instruments that when brought together match the music of the video game playthrough in the upper left hand corner. Right below that video in the bottom left is where you can see him playing the guitar to create each sound effect.

“Growing up, my siblings and I would play this game regularly in our neighbour’s basement. Recreating this awesome soundtrack was a bit of a trek down memory lane,” Onotera writes in the video description.

This song and others by Onotera are available on Loudr. You can also see him cover The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme, the Game of Thrones theme and more on his YouTube channel.

H/T Laughing Squid | Screengrab via samuraiguitarist/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 27, 2015, 12:57 pm CDT