Playing Super Mario Bros. With A Live Band Doing The Soundtrack Behind You Must Be Nice

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While you or I would play Mario with the game’s original soundtrack chirping out of TV speakers, George Salazar got the chance to play recently with a “full sized jazz big band, orchestra, and choir” providing the tunes.

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The death music is wonderful.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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That looked absolutely staged. I’m sure that was footage of him playing, but it was definitely prerecord. I’m sure the band practiced a lot to get perfectly in-synch too. Great arrangements though!