'Wario Land: Shake It!' Sends Tremors Through YouTube
My sister, who's way into video games, sent me to YouTube.com/ExperienceWii, where users can watch footage from Wario Land: Shake It!.
The :45 video had major nostalgic appeal. I remember playing Wario games on Super NES and even on Virtual Boy -- where, in addition to wreaking havoc on a titillating infrared world, Wario also wreaked havoc on my vision.
But wait! A few seconds into memory lane, some peripheral page action attracted my attention. I ignored it. Moments later, Wario's punches, leaps and stomps completely totaled the YouTube i-face.
Didn't expect that. Nice surprise, like the first time I watched Animator vs. Animation. Also, awesome emotional transition from old medium (old-school console footage) to new (manipulating YouTube, breaking-the-fourth-wall-type-stuff).