The Story Of Super Mario Bros. & The “B-Dash” or Why Nintendo Controllers Read From B To ADecember 3, 2020
The Story Of Super Mario Bros. & The “B-Dash” or Why Nintendo Controllers Read From B To A
GTV 101 “From B To A” Why is that Nintendo controllers, from NES to Switch, have their buttons labeled in reverse alphabetical order? (More below…)
The great artist who supplied artwork for this video is Dez! http://frivolesque.com/
0:00 The Konami Code | Game Genius
1:27 … Yeah B A….
2:30 GTV ID: See What You’ve Been Missing
2:37 Hiding In Plain Sight
3:22 The First Time
5:38 It Had Become Clear
6:37 Before Nintendo, There Was Atari!
7:20 Game & Watch, Family Computer, The Control Pad
8:49 The Purpose Of B And A
11:00 The B-Dash
13:27 Continuing Evolution
There’s something in the world of games that’s been hiding in plain sight. Something we all recognize, but no one has ever really talked about. That is, Nintendo controllers have their buttons labeled BACKWARDS! Why?? For decades now, we’ve all been face to face with this weird little anomaly. And maybe, because it’s been around for so long, no one seems to find it strange that the controller reads from “B To A.” Why not A to B? Well for every question there is an answer, and I’ve found it.
Here are links to everyone who appears in the video!
Game Genius https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG_UlC_YXZsILmbllXa_JTg
Kenz Game Collection https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKML3W2kZcdqQuqd_IfZ0A
Jay Ray https://www.youtube.com/user/jayray4200
Japanese Journey https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAKAc0xu7_JgKRxumCLUBA
Panicked Pixel https://www.youtube.com/user/PanickedPixel
Sugoi Variety Hour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXeC9AQ_sPkdw3xkTALaQ5g