This is the NES version, CBBC

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm.

However, even the most novice Nintendo fan could probably tell that 1985's Super Mario Bros. was a NES game, and not a SNES title. Sadly, whoever put together the following video clip for British children's television channel CBBC wasn't able to make that distinction. As you can see from the footage below (turn up the volume), a clip from the NES version of Super Mario Bros. is shown when discussing the SNES - a minor slip-up to a casual observer, but a pretty drastic mistake to seasoned fans.

For added grumble points, we'd also like to point out that the SNES console is shown with a third-party controller - not a massive mistake as such, but something that gets our nerd-bile on the boil nonetheless.

The man doing the talking is YouTube star TheDiamondMinecart, who won our Mario Kart 8 YouTuber tournament at last year's EGX in London. We can only imagine he got mixed up between Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros., and the person who edited the footage together didn't know any better, either. Or perhaps he was talking about Super Mario All-Stars, which did include a version of Super Mario Bros. (but not the one shown in the video) - and our complaints are therefore largely unfounded?

To be honest, just writing this post makes us feel like terrible, terrible pedants - the kind of people who would point out totally inconsequential historic inaccuracies in otherwise excellent Hollywood movies - so we'll shut up now and go and have a little lie down.

[via gonintendo.com]