You can probably sing the intro to its digitized theme song on command – Da-da-da-da-da-da —dum-dum-dum.
You — or your children — might have even dressed up as one of the main characters for Halloween.
The classic Nintendo game that rolled out in the 1980s and has evolved since has been a dream world for gamers.
But a pair of stunt men made the Mario Bros. dream a reality.
Meet “Mario Brothers (In Real Life).”
Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis dressed as Mario and Luigi — complete with overalls, colored shirts and mustaches — and turned the streets of Salt Lake City into a real-life video game.
Clearly others want to live vicariously though them — their parkour stunt has been viewed more than 2.4 million times since being posted Monday.
“We were going for that fun feeling,” Russell told the Salt Lake Tribune. “We just wanted you to feel happy after watching it.”
Watch the stunt — and live the dream (as a fun side note, see if you can count how many times their hats fly off):
The Tribune went on to explain how the idea for the Mario Bros.-themed parkour was made:
Salt Lake City video was produced by Warialasky, a three-person studio based in Provo that did all the directing, editing, graphics and sound in-house. Brothers Casen and Landon Sperry and Mike Brown hatched the idea of a Mario parkour months earlier, but they got sidetracked creating a fan video for the popular video game “Skyrim.”
“Somehow Mario and Luigi had never been linked with parkour before, even though that’s basically what they do,” Casen Sperry said. “We decided if we were the first, people would love it.”
Warialasky recently bought new computers with the processing power to use FumeFX, which allowed them to create the flashy 3-D fireballs. Brown wrote and performed most of the music, though all three of the disarmingly talented producers play piano and guitar.
Interestingly enough, Nintendo released an official Luigi-themed parkour video the same day, but it has only garnered a couple hundred thousand views. Take a look:
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