Nerdery, Video Games

The Japanese SMB Violin Guy Does More than SMB

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Too many sites posted and too many people saw the Japanese dude playing the soundtrack to a live game of Super Mario Bros. — and I mean the full soundtrack, along with the jump noise, getting a coin noise, everything — for me to feel it was worthwhile posting it, despite the bajillion or so of you who sent it in. Until Topless Roboteer Izandra pointed out that he did many other NES games as well. So enjoy Dragon Warrior II above, and head here if you want to see Donkey Kong, SMB 3 and more.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.