Absolutely genius. 1UP.com sat some kids down to play classic video games and record their reactions. Ready to laugh your ass off and feel old all at the same time?

EGM: Now imagine you’ve reached the 10th stage, and you’re on your last life. Once you die and you put another quarter in, you don’t just continue from there-you start all over.

Parker: Are you serious?

EGM: Yup. When you lose all your lives, you have to start over. You don’t keep going.

Parker: And you guys back then were OK with this?

As Doc reminded me, our poet laureate said, “It just kept getting harder and faster until you died. Just like life.” No wonder kids today are so useless.

The most recent session is here, but they pulled this before…check out the original feature here.

Found via Web Zen.