It’s the 30th anniversary of Doki Doki Panic, the Famicom Disk System game that would get reskinned and released as Super Mario Bros. 2 in the U.S. But what exactly was Doki Doki Panic, anyway? That question is answered in this brilliant historical video from YouTuber “Gajillionaire.”

Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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Something about the video, or perhaps the guy in it, is unsettling to me