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Teenagers Are Confused by the N64 Smash Bros., Would’ve Been Eaten Alive in 1999

Don't get hit.

18 years later, I am reliving the joy of watching everyone pick up the N64 controller wrong the first time.

By the way, that 1996 date on the back of the cartridge is from the launch of the Nintendo 64. Smash Bros. still has a few more years left before it’s old enough to vote, so take comfort in that, fellow old fogies. Also take comfort that the game’s newer versions control basically the same 15 years later, so I’m not sure the problems here are caused by the N64 version being old. Just saying.

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Dan is many things, including a game developer, animator, martial artist, and at least semi-professional pancake chef. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (his dog), both of whom are the best, and he will never stop reminding The Last Jedi's detractors that Luke Skywalker's pivotal moment in Return of the Jedi was literally throwing his lightsaber away and refusing to fight.