If you live in the UK and are bored enough to watch MTV, you may have seen this already. For the rest of the world, this video from chiptune musician Superpowerless will be delightfully new to you. The song, “Wasted my Time,” is about spending your whole life playing video games – a predicament most of us can relate to. But the video is enough to make any gaming geek drool.
It’s set in a pseudo-video game world, complete with balloons, cardboard boxes, random coins and pop-up score bubbles to tell the player how he’s doing. There are elements of Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Mario Kart, maybe a little Metroid, a little Street Fighter and a few others – but the greatest element, of course, is that the player is actually living in the video game. We’ve been having that dream for years.