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'Super Mario Bros.' Creator Performs Game's Theme Song on 'Fallon'

Last week, Shigeru Miyamoto—as in, the creator of Super Mario Bros.—dropped in on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with his Gibson acoustic to perform the game's iconic theme song with the Roots.

Sure, it was probably just part of the promotional runup for the December 15 release of Super Mario Runon the app store, but who cares?

You can check it out below.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.