If there's one thing we didn't expect to appear on the weird and wacky world of YouTube, it was a series of meme culture-style videos exploring slightly obscure facts from Nintendo games narrated by Sean Astin. As it happens, that ridiculously specific form of entertainment has actually taken shape.

The Stranger Things, Goonies, and The Lord of the Rings star has kickstarted a new animated series which dives into a number of series we hold dear. We're talking the likes of Super Mario and Pokémon, but there are also videos relating to standalone releases like GoldenEye 007 on the N64 and even the Nintendo PlayStation console.

If you're a fan, we imagine you'll get a kick out of hearing Astin talk about your favourite games. Check them out below.

We've no idea why this series is happening, but sure, why not?

Did you learn anything new, or are you already such a super fan that these facts are permanently etched into your brain? Tell us below.