So, do you play any musical instruments? Yeah, I play calculators.

It’s the ear worm that plagued parents of the 80s, yet brings back feelings of nostalgia to the generation who grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System in their home. A simple yet catchy little tune, the theme song for the original Super Mario Bros. game is instantly recognizable to anyone who knows anything about video games.

The song has also been covered and performed time and time again, and the results are always playful and fun to listen to. While traditional instruments are generally the norm for such covers, recently, a new rendition of the song has popped up that is quite unique simply for the fact that it is performed in calculators.

Yes, you read that right. Calculators. Have a look for yourselves:

The video was posted by YouTuber It’s a small world (who we introduced to you before) on September 27, and has already racked up close to two million views.

It’s a small world explains that he had to change the composition a bit in order to make it easier to play, and to accommodate for the fact that the calculators can’t produce every tone needed for the song.

Impressed viewers left such comments as:

“Dude you are amazing. Please cover Pokemon.”
“Thank you, Mario!
“But our princess is in another CASIO.”
“…….and I thought writing boobs on a calculator was amazing!!”
“Person one: I can play the guitar! Person two: Cool, I play violin. It’s a small world : I play calculators.”

In addition to a number of other calculator covers, like Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, you can also hear him play Smash Mouth’s “All Star” with a bowl of water, and Darude’s “Sandstorm with a pen and paper, so be sure to check out his channel!

Source: YouTube/It’s a small world
Featured image: YouTube/It’s a small world
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