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Even your mother may have heard of me, I'm as iconic as who I represent.
Ecstacy will fill your body with glee, as you start and when my sounds I present.

Except those who never knew the joy, of jumping through clouds or exploring underground.
Celebrated by most fanboys, they may even cry and cheer when they hear my sound.

Especially when you show them my original form,
Great waves of nerds and fans alike may arise and storm.

What am I?

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Are you the

Mario theme song?

Even your mother may have heard of me, I'm as iconic as who I represent.

It's an iconic theme song, and so is Mario.

Ecstasy will fill your body with glee, as you start and when my sounds I present.

The sounds make you happy because they're the soundtrack of my childhood too.

Except those who never knew the joy, of jumping through clouds or exploring underground.

Part of the Mario games, you wouldn't know the theme song if you didn't play.

Celebrated by most fanboys, they may even cry and cheer when they hear my sound.

Same as above, I had friends who learned this on the piano (and yes, so did I, at one point ;P).

Especially when you show them my original form,

Especially the original Mario theme song with all of its metallic sounding glory.

Great waves of nerds and fans alike may arise and storm.

Everybody knows the theme song!

The secret hint is

The acrostic, EEE CEG, the opening 6 notes to the theme song.

And yes, that is indeed the sound of my childhood!! :D

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, this was much faster than I thought it would be. There's a hidden clue, can you find it? $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:59
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    $\begingroup$ When you mentioned acrostic in one of your comments, I looked and I had a minor freakout $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 17, 2018 at 15:00
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Are you

One of the mario games, assumedly one of the older versions?

Even your mother may have heard of me, I'm as iconic as who I represent.

Everyone's heard of mario

Ecstacy will fill your body with glee, as you start and when my sounds I present.

If it's mariokart, the 3-2-1-GO! The retro music in other mario games is iconic too, especially when you get coins.

Except those who never knew the joy, of jumping through clouds or exploring underground.

There are cloud and underground levels

Celebrated by most fanboys, they may even cry and cheer when they hear my sound.

Everyone loves mario, and it's quite competitive

Especially when you show them my original form,

the '64 version

Great waves of nerds and fans alike may arise and storm.

is hella popular

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  • $\begingroup$ No, but you're on the right track. You are right that it has to do with rot13(Znevb), but it's more specific than that. $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ More specific as in it's one of the games in the franchise? 'Cause I'm one of those poor saps who's never experienced the clouds or the tunnels :') $\endgroup$
    – iiiidk
    Aug 17, 2018 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ Even more specific than one of the games, I'm afraid. I usually have acrostics in my riddles, is there one in this one too? $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:54
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Are you

A level up in Mario/course complete.

Even your mother may have heard of me, I'm as iconic as who I represent.

It was founded in 1983 and the level ups have been there since then.

Ecstacy will fill your body with glee, as you start and when my sounds I present.

Extra life!

Except those who never knew the joy, of jumping through clouds or exploring underground.

The sewer levels, and the cloud world.

Celebrated by most fanboys, they may even cry and cheer when they hear my sound.

They have The national Mario day.

Especially when you show them my original form, Great waves of nerds and fans alike may arise and storm.

Nothing beats the classics

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer is more specific than this, though you are on the right track. $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ Is this any different @Joe-You-Know? $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ Much more specific! But not quite the answer I'm looking for. Sounds are important! $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2018 at 14:58

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