Remember when you were a kid and you'd spend entire summers just mastering videogames? Especially during the time of the Family Computer, kids had to devote huge amounts of time because games then were no cakewalk.
It was a hardcore era, when games were merciless and the words "Game Over" actually meant something as opposed to just reloading a saved game.
Beating the likes of Contra, Megaman, and Super Mario felt like a tremendous accomplishment, like you've done something really hardcore.
Unfortunately, thanks to YouTube, our longstanding fantasy of being a Family Computer legend has been washed away. If you think you were a Family Com master, well, check out the videos below of people making these difficult games seem like just a fun, breezy session of FarmVille!
Beating Super Mario Bros. in under five minutes
Way back then, we spent sleepless nights just thinking of how not to get touched by those damned piranha plants and flying turtles. On the other hand, this guy just whizzes by, and leaps around with ninja-like precision, and makes saving the princess appear like an activity you do when you have a few minutes to spare.