This one hits home, and will for many others my age who grew up blowing into their Nintendo cartridges in order to become “Little Mac,” the hero of Punch Out and later Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. My parents wouldn’t let me keep the Nintendo in my house, so I spent hours in my grandparent’s house upstairs pounding the snot out of villains like Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, Great Tiger, and King Hippo. The folks at Machinima in the latest Real Fake History, now tell us the story of that wonderful young fighter in the green shorts and black tank-top, Little Mac.
People love watching other people react to things, whether it be scenes from a movie or TV show, video games, some form of technology, and so on. Reaction videos are used to market upcoming horror and comedy movies to people who haven’t seen them yet, and to make those who have seen them laugh.
The React videos from Fine Brothers Entertainment have smartly built a collection of videos on this undeniable fascination with reactions, having people of all ages react to all kinds of things, usually from a different generation to ensure boggled minds. These videos can often make you feel so very old, and that’s quite depressing, but we still watch because they also deliver on the nostalgia, which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Who doesn’t love testing one’s own emotional stability via a brief viral video every now and then?
The latest videos tackle a big one: Nintendo. Teens, including Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (who recently did a Saved by the Bell reaction video), react to the Nintendo console itself and then to hit games Super Mario Bros. and Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! You can watch the videos below.