As has been the case for quite some time, some of the best things to come from video games emanates from the communities surrounding them. Whether that means continued support that some games receive for many years after their initial launch like with the Gamecube iteration of Super Smash Bros., additional cheats or easter eggs that have been left unknown for years, or simply fan-made shenanigans akin to Destiny‘s dance crew, some of the best things in gaming have come from the fans.
Games are truly a unique medium, which is why it’s not surprising to once again see gamers/creators wanting to play around with some of the properties that they’re passionate about. A recent example of this is the video feature prominently above showcasing a first-person duel between the iconic plumber Mario and The Legend of Zelda‘s very own Link in a live-action take on the Super Smash Bros. series.
The entire video was done by SoKrispyMedia, which has been dabbling in special effects for several years already. Suffice to say, the end result is a rather impressive demonstration of the skills possessed by the YouTube channel’s young creators, Sam Wickert and Eric Leigh, and that transcends past whether or not you’re actually a fan of Super Smash Bros. to begin with.
While the duo will likely go on to do many more works akin to the first-person take on Nintendo’s beloved fight title, it should be noted that there are also several other talented YouTubers out there making equally as stellar content. Items like the live action take on Grand Theft Auto is just one such example of what fans are capable of making when they have enough raw skill, and this growing emergence of hopeful filmmakers/gaming aficionados likely won’t be stinted at any point in the near future.
Meanwhile, those with other talents have done other awesome feats within the confines of the games themselves. Pieces like the Grand Theft Auto 5 tribute to Mad Max are examples of how fans without a budget are able to capture cinematic moments utilizing nothing but good old fashion know-how and a capture card. Even mash-ups like Mortal Kombat X Super Smash Bros. are fun examples of how gamers can stop consuming and start creating.
What did you think of the live-action Super Smash Bros. footage? How would you like to see fans, or even Nintendo, approach the property in the future? Get at us in the comments.