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This 'Game Boy' Animation Will Make 90s Kids Cry

03/04/2014 09:40 BST | Updated 03/04/2014 09:59 BST

If you were born in the 1980s, then there are two things that are almost certainly true about you. First, you probably played a Game Boy at some stage. Second, you are a mortal human who is rapidly ageing and will, one day, die.

In an effort to apparently combine those two facts into one haunting, beautiful, tragic video this clip tells the story of a fresh Nintendo handheld living out its life in the hands of excited young kids, who then eventually discard and forget it. Even though Tennis is awesome.

The clip is actually the opening titles for a documentary called Europe In 8 Bits, which is about recycling old consoles - so you see, there is a second life in gaming, even for yellowed plastic.

Here's the pitch for the movie:

"EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo's GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these "limited" machines designed for leisure in the 80's into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent."

(H/T Gizmodo)