Watch These Teenagers As They're Exposed To The NES

"Gaming is becoming more and more mainstream with every turn, and sometimes we have to take a step back to realise just how far we've come, and depending on your age that could go back anywhere between the GameCube and the ZX Spectrum.

To give you some perspective of the progress we've seen, take some typical modern teenagers and put an NES in front of them. That's the basic premise for the video below, and it's intriguing to see how differently each individual reacts to the system and the original Super Mario Bros. courtesy of The Fine Bros. on YouTube who previously showed us how a group of children responded to the original Game Boy."

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BattleTorn1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

OMG, one of the girls owns a NES-controller cellphone case, but didn't even know what the NES-controller was!!!!


choujij1553d ago

The one that bugged me most are the teens that didn't know what the Legend of Zelda was. >_>

viperman2401553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

I don't like watching Teens React to old game related things, it makes me feel so old....

Hell the Atari 2800 was way before my time and I knew about it. But modern kids don't know about this before they were born, I feel like they don't brush up on their history much. I think I may be looking into this a bit too hard lol.

DeadManIV1553d ago

I'm currently 18 years old, but i grew up with the NES. I would recognise that controller anywhere

BattleTorn1553d ago

Yeah, I'm 25. And received a NES for (my 1st?) Christmas! (cause older siblings.)

NxeonPwn1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

They will never know how it is to blow in a cartridge just to get a game to work... Shame.

Snookies121553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Haha, the blowing technique... I recall our NES being a little worn out, I'd have to kind of slam the cartridge down into it for it to read games at times. Particularly Bionic Commando. My NES hated that game as much as I loved it...

NxeonPwn1553d ago

Ah those were great times.

Letthewookiewin1553d ago

Ya you had to let it barely hang out and clip the front of the cartridge as it went down.

Snookies121553d ago

@Letthewookiewin - Yes! That's the exact way I had to do it. Great times indeed...

gamer4lifeyo1553d ago

Lol, I remember that! On the original nes we used to rock the cartridge back and forth with our finger using the little space on top it while in the system. Good times, lol.

Bathyj1553d ago

I had to jam a 5 cent coin in between the cartridge and the SNES casing to get my Mariokart to work.

Hey, but at least they kept working. My Lylat Wars (Starfox 64) spent a whole night at the bottom of a swimming pool. Dried it off for a couple days and fired it up again no worries.

cpayne931552d ago

I did that all the time on the n64 back in the day.

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GarrusVakarian1553d ago

"My iPhone case looks like this"...yet she doesn't even know what console it's from.

Ugh. Today's teens are the worst.

MRMagoo1231553d ago

None of them will understand the satisfying sound of a cassette tape game squealing when loading up double dragon for 10 minutes.

Sano641553d ago

The feeling of accomplishment when you finally get the game to load was one of the best parts of gaming as a kid. It was the game before the game.

SniperControl1553d ago

I remember playing Robocop on my Spectrum 128k, i would sit there for 15 mins as the game loaded. The general rule was, that you could not leave the room as the game would crash if you did. Lol

Bathyj1553d ago

Sniper, my C64 tape deck was the opposite, we HAD to leave the room or it would crash or hang.

Sometimes we would check in too early to see if it was done and it would literally just crash right in front of you. The best thing was to just wait outside quietly until you heard the music playing.

I will never understand todays gamers that complain about load times. When I finally got a floppy disk drive (back when disks WERE floppy) the future was now.


ziggurcat1553d ago

oh, good ol' commodore 64...

iceman061553d ago

@Sniper...I remember the same thing...and the same rule! You just sat there staring at the screen and hoping (sometimes against all hope) that the game wouldn't just crash. Later it was the same thing, just multiple floppy disks. Man, those were the days!

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BattleTorn1553d ago

Or how many of them immediately knew the Mario gingle and said "omg I love this game!" as if they 'knew' it before

I_am_Batman1553d ago

Oh man. I feel so old right now.

I had to laugh so hard when all of them died to the first enemy in the game. I didn't even know that you can suck so much at Super Mario Bros.

Themba761553d ago

bet they know what an xbox one or a ps4 is.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

T_T of course

PS3Freak1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

The girl in the picture looks like/totally is Arya Stark from game of thrones.

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