With Super Smash Bros. being the strange, cultural phenomenon it is, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the latest Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate inspired some widely circulated joke images. “Memes” is what I think the kids call them these days, and I’ve been tasked with compiling some of the funniest ones for your own enjoyment.
Most of these are inspired by the Infinity War-esque doom beams of light that pretty much offed everyone in one fell swoop in the cinematic trailer for the game’s adventure mode. Perhaps it is just my bias as loving the cartoon as a child, but most of the memes found on Twitter and Reddit are solely Spongebob Squarepants-based, no kart racing to be found here.
— Maho 🦊 (@Mahoxy_) November 3, 2018
had to do it pic.twitter.com/USTn366xYN
— Jay (@highonthighs) November 3, 2018
— Justin | Monado (@JustunMP) November 3, 2018
— Patchy The Pirate 🌊 (@PatchyZePirate) November 4, 2018
Luckily, other animated shows like The Simpsons and King of the Hill were able to join in the fun as well.
— PTSDGuts (@PTSDGuts) November 5, 2018
Smash bros ultimate story mode pic.twitter.com/d5IqwnochG
— 死の手 (@swollenandhalo) November 4, 2018
I saw an opportunity and I took it. I am sorry. pic.twitter.com/HthrniPbKa
— Spencer Wyatt (@Spencer_EX) November 4, 2018
Live-action shows like Drake & Josh and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are usually primed to act as meme fodder in cases like this.
aw yeah, i love “It’s Always Sunny in Smash Bros” pic.twitter.com/wS2liCgmMx
— jack (@msmp__) November 3, 2018
I was also sent these, and I’m compelled to improve them, even though I don’t understand them one bit.
wow the new smash bros looks insane pic.twitter.com/37iWVQ3KxC
— Eddy Burback (@eddyburback) November 4, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World of Light Love Live Edition pic.twitter.com/wQJLeaCD3N
— Apo Primal Hero (@APHLurio) November 3, 2018
Meanwhile, we mourn the deaths of all Smash Bros. characters—no, not the ones who didn’t make the roster, but everyone who got beamed up, besides the lone survivor of Kirby.
Nintendo has just released updated box art for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A before and after comparison: pic.twitter.com/VIN7OQaLoe
— Nintendo Force (@NintendoForce) November 3, 2018
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (2018) pic.twitter.com/fp3lZYIpV4
— Cy🌀 (@Cybrid101) November 3, 2018
Finally, just to circle back to Spongebob one last time, let us revisit the ultimately fake “Grinch leak.”
That isn’t even mentioning some impressive and funny trailer mash-ups, including an Avengers: Infinity War mash-up and our own Kingdom Hearts mash-up, courtesy of my nemesis (and Editor-in-Chief) Lou Contaldi.
Any good ones we’ve missed? Be sure to fire off in the comments with your best stuff. In the meanwhile, you can pre-order platform fighting game and $60 meme Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Amazon through this link.
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