American actor, professional wrestler, rapper and all-around good guy John Cena recently spoke about his love of the original Nintendo Entertainment System during an IGN video promoting the new Transformers film, Bumblebee.
The cast of the movie was quizzed about '80s toys, and the most knowledgeable of the bunch was John. After being shown multiple items including Care Bears, Cena became overjoyed when R.O.B. was pulled out alongside the NES Zapper. Apparently, he spent a lot of time playing Duck Hunt back in the day. There was even a brief shoutout to Seth Rogan for the tip about being able to control the duck with the second controller. Take a look at the full video below or skip ahead to the 1:30 mark:
This admittedly isn't the first time we've heard John Cena talk about his love for the NES. During an interview with Sports Illustrated in 2017, Cena mentioned how the system was a major part of his childhood:
"I am a certainly a child of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, as the gamer Hall of Famers attribute it...That eight-bit graphical interface has truly stood the test of time, and now you see so many vintage designs and content available in eight-bit. I grew up with the start of the original eight games licensed from Nintendo—Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., which was before Super Mario Bros., then Super Mario Bros., Ice Climber, Urban Champion, Gyromite with the robot. You name it, I had it. I grew up through all that.”
In this same interview, he also shared his thoughts about Nintendo's new system:
"I'm floored by the technology of the Switch, and the versatility of the console is second to none. It really is a home console that you can take anywhere. I've seen situations where home consoles can be transported, and it's like a big over-the-shoulder carry-on bag, but the versatility of this thing is groundbreaking. When you undock the Switch from its home console and gointohandheld, the controller feels the same, it is the same, and it reacts the same. The screen on the undocked handheld system is big enough to be its own world, but small enough to carry anywhere."
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