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Fans are remixing the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ad in spectacular ways

Nintendo must have seen this coming

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

On Sunday, Nintendo released a new commercial for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that promised “more fighters, more battles, more fun.” The ad runs through a good portion of the roster, from veteran fighters like Mario, Link and Kirby to newcomers Isabelle, Inkling and Ridley. Nintendo went with a noteworthy directional choice here: There’s no music in the commercial.

So, as with all things Smash, Nintendo fans stepped in to remix and meme-ify the ad with musical choices of their own, and the results have been spectacular so far. (You can watch the original version of the ad up above.)

Some went with more obvious picks, like this throwback to the original Super Smash Bros. ad, which used The Turtles’ “Happy Together:”

And this remix by Andre Segers, which is simply the Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme over the Ultimate commercial (hey, it works):

One of the best musical choices comes from TheGuardianMew on Twitter, who overlayed Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” on the commercial. The lyrics and action line up surprisingly well.

Segers also killed it with this version of the ad, which uses Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from the Titanic soundtrack. It may be the best of the bunch.

If you’re feeling slightly heartbroken after Celine’s powerful ballad, Stephen Georg’s take with Tiny Tim’s “Living in the Sunlight” ought to turn things around, emotionally.

On Twitter, Shaun Finney went hog wild with musical choices, but his version with “Ante Up” by M.O.P. is the standout:

In the Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics category, Tiny Cartridge went all-out with Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba.” Nintendo would probably not approve.

And while there appear to be dozens, if not hundreds, of remixes of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate commercial, it seems even Nintendo is mixing it up. On the Nintendo Japan YouTube channel, the company uploaded the video in reverse for a very different effect:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7.

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