Fans Give Music to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Latest Trailer
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Internet users around the world have responded to the lack of music in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest trailer in the most creative (and brilliant) way possible: by uploading videos with popular songs laid over it.
Released earlier this week, the one-minute trailer starts with a person staring at a giant billboard of the characters, at which point the camera zooms in to Mario’s face and then propels through the roster.
Peculiarly, the trailer only contains sound effects and character voices and is completely devoid of music, so fans naturally took it upon themselves to create their own trailers, and people are finding that virtually any song fits all too well with the action.
One of the most popular videos, entitled Don’t Stop Smashing!, syncs the trailer to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now and has 635,000 views on YouTube as of this writing.
Earlier Smash games also got the treatment, with both Melee and Brawl’s themes added to the trailer as well.
One trailer, from SunderCade, cleverly plays off the transitions between the characters in the original trailer by adding music from their respective games as they come into view. It’s a really interesting spin on it, especially when multiple music tracks blend together as multiple characters appear.
GameXplain’s Jon Cartwright used Super Mario Odyssey’s theme “Jump Up, Super Star!” in his edit.