It's hypnotic, this. Last month at Gamescom, a time-trial level of Super Mario Bros. was played by 974 people at once, causing a swarm of miniature Italian plumbers that must have made Bowser feel like Brad Pitt in World War Z (talk about a good news/bad news situation!).
True story - in 1982, at the age of eight, I was in Rome the night Italy won the World Cup - and we were caught on the opposite side of town from our hotel. This is as close as I've come to a flashback in many, many years.
Click the jump to watch and be mesmerized.