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):
Super Smash Bros Brawl Ultimate pic.twitter.com/pQxbdv27MC— Andre Segers (@AndreSegers) November 11, 2018
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.
HOW DOES THIS SONG FIT SO WELL!? pic.twitter.com/8pg2fd7aTk— Guardian (@TheGuardianMew) November 11, 2018
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.
Super Smash Bros. Titanic - "My Heart Piece Will Go On" pic.twitter.com/lgongg7XG3— Andre Segers (@AndreSegers) November 12, 2018
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.
releasing the Smash trailer without music was the best decision ever, thank you Nintendo pic.twitter.com/Um0eZUaZ9Q— Stephen Georg (@Stephen_Georg) November 12, 2018
On Twitter, Shaun Finney went hog wild with musical choices, but his version with “Ante Up” by M.O.P. is the standout:
You just KNOW I gotta jump into these Smash Bros music edits! First is Ante Up! pic.twitter.com/j0meR46BlN— Shaun Finney (@shaunfinney) November 12, 2018
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.