It was reported not too long ago that Nintendo of America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé would be making an appearence on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his company’s upcoming mobile Mario game, Super Mario Run. It is Nintendo’s first Mario game to be released on a third party hardware. What no one was prepared for at the time was him debuting the Nintendo Switch as well, giving Fallon, a fellow gamer, a chance to play the hugely anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
During this surprising broadcast, Fallon mentioned that he was freaking out no fewer than five times(I feel you Jimmy, I totally feel you), especially after he learned that Mario and Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto was also part of the live audience, and would be watching his performance in silent judgement.
Fils-Aimé helped out Fallon through out a Super Mario Run level, with the promise to help him find an invincibility star. “Miyamoto are you watching?” Fallon screamed as he jumped past angry mushrooms, like a proud child to a parent right before they do something really stupid.
Uncontrollably pacing back and forth, fumbling in his speech, hands shivering, and constantly slapping the desk, Fallon seemed genuinely psyched as anyone of us would’ve been at having the chance to try these games for the very first time.
While playing through the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo, Fils-Aimé rolled a massive boulder off a cliff side into a pile of explosives to kill some wandering goblins. He continued to show the Switch’s ability to be removed from its dock and used as a handheld portable device. At this point, Fallon just had to take over.
There should be a kickstand in the back, can I just pull it out? There’s a kickstand, you pop this out, I pull out these two controls, I give one to you, and we can play a two player game.
At which point Fallon put down the Switch and immediately threw his arms up.
No, this thing is three- IT’S THREE CONSOLES IN ONE CONSOLE. I am FREAKING out.