Nintendo trademarking Super Mario Bros. coin sound effect

Nintendo trademarking Super Mario Bros. coin sound effect

After 30 years of ubiquity, Nintendo is just now attempting to trademark its iconic coin sound effect. According to Yahoo News Japan, Nintendo filed for the patent back in February. Here’s the complicated three-note structure of the chime that rings when Mario hits a coin block.

After 30 years of ubiquity, Nintendo is just now attempting to trademark its iconic coin sound effect.

According to Yahoo News Japan, Nintendo filed for the patent back in February.

Here’s the complicated three-note structure of the chime that rings when Mario hits a coin block.

Musical transcription of the Super Mario Bros. coin sound.