There's something weirdly nostalgic about these two videos, which are a compilation of every boot screen for every console ever to have one, going back to the Sega Master System (the Mark III in Japan) of 1985.

And by every one, it looks like this video means it, bringing in such systems as the Casio Loopy alongside treasured favorites like the Nintendo 64, three boot screens of the GameCube, Earthworm Jim grunting until his pants fall down and, of course, the Dreamcast (6:06 of the second video).

In all, this is 20 minutes of boot-screen goodness, minus the angst ridden message to YouTube's "Peckerface" management at the beginning of video one. Big thanks to 'Shop Contest All-Star mrjoeyyaya for pointing it out.


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