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Mortal Kombat vs. Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat vs. Oregon Trail, Grand Theft Auto vs. Frogger, Contra vs. Duck Hunt, Sonic vs. Pac Man, and R-Type vs. Space Invaders.
posted by MaryDellamorte (30 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are more fun than they probably should be.

C'mere!
posted by Think_Long at 3:50 PM on July 15, 2010


I was kindof thinking Scorpion might die of dysentery.
posted by weston at 3:53 PM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've never been able to figure out how "versus" started being applied to things that are mixed together.
posted by scrowdid at 4:04 PM on July 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Contra vs. Duck Hunt fails because the laughing dog didn't get torched.

GOD DAMN YOU DOG WHY DO YOU MOCK ME
posted by maqsarian at 4:07 PM on July 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


Contra v. Duck Hunt actually made me lol
posted by subaruwrx at 4:08 PM on July 15, 2010


Yeah, was waiting for the Dog to get it. Otherwise, great!
posted by cavalier at 4:16 PM on July 15, 2010


I would like to see a Double Dragon vs Final Fantasy VII mashup. It would consist entirely of Cloud getting elbowed in the face over and over.

And then Aeris dies.

Because Aeris always dies.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:29 PM on July 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Chuck Norris v Leonidas, Goth v Emo, Pac-Man v Mario, Frodo v Harry Potter, Laura Croft v Indiana Jones, Luke v Neo, Van Damme v Steven Seagal, Sumo vs Karate, Jason v Elton John, Mask vs Bugs Bunny, Jack Skeleton v Beetlejuice, Wolverine v Mickey Mouse, Saw vs Sherlock, Tetris vs Contra, and there are a ton more of those but have you seen the Dead Fantasy films by Monty Oum (all the Final Fantasy v all the Dead or Alive)? They are amazing. So good that many of them were picked up for ComicCons.
posted by eatdonuts at 4:33 PM on July 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


the Oregon trail one had me literally screaming with laughter.

(I kinda love Oregon Trail)
posted by selenized at 4:39 PM on July 15, 2010


I've never been able to figure out how "versus" started being applied to things that are mixed together.

Mash-ups contributed to 'versus'' recent popularity, I think. Mash-up types probably got it partially from DJ battles and soundclashes.

Maybe--what do I know?
posted by box at 4:53 PM on July 15, 2010


These ones are more literally Vs -- one of them is in each case defeating the other.
posted by damehex at 4:59 PM on July 15, 2010


I'm pretty sure the "explanded" definition of "vs." comes from music, where DJ's have been using vs. to describe a remix they did of two artists.
posted by mreleganza at 5:16 PM on July 15, 2010


I'm pretty sure the "explanded" definition of "vs." comes from music

"vs." or "verses". Either is correct.
posted by hal9k at 5:20 PM on July 15, 2010


... but have you seen the Dead Fantasy films by Monty Oum (all the Final Fantasy v all the Dead or Alive)? They are amazing.

I really wanted to hate on that conceptually ("Why would these two properties of all things cross-over?"), but I just couldn't. The over-the-top choreography is very well done.
posted by Amanojaku at 5:23 PM on July 15, 2010


Next up: Mashing up video games with Roger Ebert's favorite art movies.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:16 PM on July 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have a feeling in about 10 or 15 years or so there will be an app actually capable of deconstructing the object code of various (classic) games and mashing them up in real-time. That would really open some doors in gameplay. Mortimer Goth vs. Scorpion, Crazy Taxi in Paradise City... there's all kinds of potential.
posted by crapmatic at 6:31 PM on July 15, 2010


Let me summarize these for you: character from newer game destroys character from older game supposedly demonstrate how awesome it is. Over and over again.
posted by JHarris at 6:58 PM on July 15, 2010


I have a feeling in about 10 or 15 years or so there will be an app actually capable of deconstructing the object code of various (classic) games and mashing them up in real-time. That would really open some doors in gameplay. Mortimer Goth vs. Scorpion, Crazy Taxi in Paradise City... there's all kinds of potential.

I present to you: Super Mario Crossover.
posted by Wild_Eep at 7:23 PM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Contra vs. Duck Hunt looks like just about every video I see of the US military 'engaging with insurgents.'

PS: "vs." or "verses". One is correct.
posted by Flashman at 7:24 PM on July 15, 2010


or, maybe I'm missing the pun?
posted by Flashman at 7:28 PM on July 15, 2010


My wife just called me a nerd because I was laughing at these.

> Yeah, was waiting for the Dog to get it.

Do it yourself!
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:56 PM on July 15, 2010


short and sweet. these are perfect.
posted by shmegegge at 8:24 PM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


short and sweet

Exactly. These videos deliver a quick punchline and then end quickly.
posted by Hicksu at 8:46 PM on July 15, 2010


I was going to comment on the short and sweet thing too. I've seen way too many videos recently that draaaaaag out a single little joke. Good that these get to the point.
posted by grouse at 9:04 PM on July 15, 2010


thanks - good times.
posted by proneSMK at 9:09 PM on July 15, 2010


Verses is poetry. Versus is conflict.
posted by Malor at 9:28 PM on July 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you can, try to watch the Death Fantasy films in HD. You'll marvel that this guy wasn't in video game creation previous to this. It's epic and poetic.
posted by eatdonuts at 9:36 PM on July 15, 2010


As a Sega child, I loved the Sonic one the most.
posted by minifigs at 1:38 AM on July 16, 2010


GOD DAMN YOU DOG WHY DO YOU MOCK ME

Deal with it.
posted by Evilspork at 4:49 AM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


As a Sega child, I loved the Sonic one the most.

Yup. Those poor dumb ghosts have never looked more sad and pathetic. I chortled.
posted by Atom Eyes at 8:39 AM on July 16, 2010


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