The Super Mario Effect

  • The Super Mario Effect: Focusing on the Princess and not the pits, to stick with a task and learn more
    • Learning firm but not being focusing on the failures
    • Less failure leads to higher success rate

-- from The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More - Mark Rober - TEDxPenn

Nintendo is a great game company. They've built lots of great games with a kind of "magic". Under the effect of this "magic", players like myself would experience a true form of joy and enjoy the game more.

I think The Super Mario Effect aligns with the idea of Flow as well: