Oddly enough, Nintendo Switch’s supplemental video on the console’s new Parental Control features did what the entire Switch reveal failed to do: It reminded me of Nintendo’s charming quirkiness. The 2 and a half minute video features single dad Bowser monitoring Bowser Jr’s game consumption via a new smartphone app. The app allows you to set time restrictions on gaming based on the day of the week, restrict in-console social media usage, and even suspend the console remotely. All these features play out with well-animated and funny “skits” of the villainous family using the Switch.
At one point, in a rather creepy twist, the narrator shares that you can use your child’s gaming history to learn their favorite games for a conversation starter at the dinner table, reminiscent of how I used to stalk my crushes on MySpace in middle school before writing them unwanted love notes. However, all is redeemed when Bowser is seen protecting his baby boy from a horde of Boos. All and all, the video is cute as all heck and it’s hilarious seeing Bowser use a Joy-con controller with his big meaty claws. I’d say it’s worth a watch even if you don’t have any youngins of your own. Check it out below!
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