Way back in the 1980s, Microsoft was a software company and everybody put their cassette tapes in a Sony Walkman. It was a simpler time, when kids the world over walked to school every day uphill, both ways, and liked it. They didn't have fancy smartphones and next-gen consoles. In 1987, they had 8-bit graphics and games like Capcom's Mega Man.
The folks over at the React YouTube channel decided to play show and tell using Capcom's blue-clad, pellet shooting star on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Press play above to watch several earnest teens grab a rectangular controller with two whole buttons (four if you count the depreciated Start and Select buttons) and take on hordes of never-ending enemies.
"It's just death at every corner," says Josh, who isn't wrong.
They aren't alone in their confusion. A few months ago on the same program, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was baffled by the NES.