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Friday Videos Love Super Mario Brothers

From Jina, here’s something that just captures why Japan is silly and awesome at the same time:

True story: I have very little experience with video games from my childhood. I never had a Nintendo or anything like that. And when I first saw someone playing Super Mario Brothers, I didn’t ask questions as to what was going on. I figured it out for myself, and decided that there were giant aspirin floating in the air that little Mario needed to grab because smashing bricks with the top of his head gave him a headache. And if Mario didn’t get enough aspirin, he’d do something stpuid like walk off a cliff and die from the pain of his headache, clutching his cranium as he fell off the screen. Imagine the conversation when I asked someone playing the game why they left that aspirin behind.



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    LG says:

    Oh, the giant amounts of practice and experimentation that went into this.  Impressive AND bizarre.

    I played this game a lot, but I never got very good at it.  I was much better at Duck Hunt, except I guess that’s because I cheated.

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    Ridley says:

    Is there another link? This one won’t play. Says it’s private.

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    Christine M. says:

    Same problem as Ridley here *pouts*

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    Azucena says:

    Who didn’t cheat on Duck Hunt? lol

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    Travis Brand says:

    How do you cheat on Duck Hunt? I always just tried to shoot the damn dog.

    Zelda was my game of choice, followed closely by Metroid. I remember the shock of all the little boy gamers when Samus finally took that suit off…

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    Kaelie says:

    I also get private video. *Is sad*

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    SB Sarah says:

    Ok, I think I fixed it. It’s working for me – let me know if you can’t see the violin majesty.

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    Ann Bruce says:

    My little cousin would get past the first few levels, get frustrated with the ducks on speed, walk up to the TV until he could touch the screen with the gun, and take out those loud, annoying ducks.

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    Ridley says:

    Yay! That was really neat to watch. Thankee.

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    orangehands says:

    Awesome. And for your aspirin story, LMAO.

    As I was watching it (esp in the second scene), I kept going “you forgot the secret compartment, Mario.” I’m extremely nerd-happy I remember them.

    My mom, who couldn’t see the screen, could imagine where he was.

    (We played this a LOT when I was a kid.)

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    Jaye says:

    i hated duck hunt b/c the damn dog wouldnt get die!

    i was and still am a zelda girl all the way.

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    Dusk says:

    Oh wow O.0 thats amazing… i’ve never been a HUGE mario fan but that was cool im like Jaye im a-


    Eh hem, sorry i will control my-


    actually i can play the first few zelda ocarina of time songs on my violin (not so hard).. huh, i think i still HAVE zelda… somewhere…

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    Ros says:

    Aspirin, coins – I don’t think either one is inherently more irrational than the other, to be honest.  None of it makes any sense.

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