Despite being well over 25 years old at this point, it looks like Super Mario Bros. for the NES might have surprises left in store. Case in point, this new discovery by YouTube user Famicomer. After experimenting with a HEX editor, they found a value that appears to contain a longer version of the typical 1-Up jingle. Check it out at the 0:25 mark in the video below:

It’s undeniably similar to the Level Clear jingle, just much faster and with higher pitched instruments. If it’s real, and not a bizarre glitch, it’s likely Nintendo cut it down to its well-known short form to avoid it becoming overbearing during gameplay.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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