Actual video of a Microsoft employ discouraging Best Buy customers from trying the demos of Nintendo’s E3 Wii U titles and telling them to by an Xbox One instead.
He tries to convince them that having a constantly internet-connected spy box in your house with newly amended terms of service saying that your privacy can’t be guaranteed at any time really isn’t that bad.
So this guy was trying to talk trash to me about how Nintendo 3DS is a bad system or that the games are watered down or too easy or whatever.
I mentioned that I found Super Mario 3D land to be reasonably challenging and the guy starts running off his mouth and claimed that he beat the 1st, AND 2nd quests Super Mario 3D Land on HIS FIRST PLAYTHROUGH IN A SINGLE TWO HOUR SITTING, and got ALL THE MEDALS while doing so.
Either was totally BSing and never even played Super Mario 3D Land at all, or he beat the first world in 5 minutes (which can easily be done) and assumed the entire game played like that.
He also complained that 3D Land was too easy because if you die a certain number of times on the same level the game presents you with an OPTIONAL item that makes you invincible for the remainder of the level so it can be beaten effortlessly.
But this is OPTIONAL. The game doesn’t force or even encourage you to take the “beat the level for free” and if I remember correctly I think it actually gives you a worse ending if you use that even once
I wouldn’t know because I chose not to use the handholding option instead of electing to use it, and then complaining that it made the game too easy.
This is the original Japanese commercial for Super Mario Bros. It’s really odd conceiving that the appeal of Super Mario Bros. once had to be spelled out and pitched to people to get their interest.
It’s also weird because I don’t think Super Mario Bros. ever had a television commercial outside of Japan, and even when the NES came out in the US, none of the commercials from the launch period drew attention to SMB (it actually wasn’t a launch day game in the US!) and as far as I know it wasn’t even mentioned until later sets came out that included it.