In a neat follow-up to the most famous Nintendo-related Christmas unboxing of all time, a 7-year-old child by the name of Reese has delivered a performance which is very nearly as memorable.
As you can see in the video below, Reece bursts into tears when he opens a copy of Namco Bandai's Wii U game Tank! Tank! Tank! on Christmas day. You might think the waterworks are brought on by acute disappointment, but you couldn't be further from the truth - the story behind this soon-to-be-famous video is actually a lot more touching than that.
Reese's father fills in the details:
We were on vacation in Disney World when we were hit with a particularly rainy day. I brought them down to the resort's arcade, and they played Tank! Tank! Tank! for hours, literally. Reese and his brother are 7 and 5 so the ability to take photos of themselves in odd costumes, the bright colors and the rumbling of the arcade really got them hooked...to him the Wii U was merely a means to an end to play Tank! Tank! Tank! It's not the best game in the world, but you can see how a young child would fall for something as whimsical as the game is. Not sure if this was picked up in the video, my nervous tittering in the background was a guise to cover up the fact I was on the verge of tears.
Call us massive softies if you will, but we found this entire episode rather touching. Reese clearly loves the fact that he has Tank! Tank! Tank! - a game which thought wasn't all that great - and that's all that matters. Reese: we salute you.