Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl dev asks folks to cease calling it a “Smash Killer”

“[Blank] Killer” is commonly instances both used erroneously, or a drained meme

The “Nickelodeon Smash Killer” meme has been operating rampant ever since Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was introduced (evaluating All-Star Brawl to Tremendous Smash Bros.), however one developer has requested the fanbase to settle down a bit.

Character designer and programmer Thaddeus Crews took to Twitter to share the next assertion:

“Some movies/feedback/and so on are doing the “Smash killer” shtick once more…I’d actually moderately you not…I’d actually, REALLY choose some other joke or punching bag or no matter that doesn’t have the sort of confirmed track-record of instigating battle because of this branding. I can’t cease anybody from making these jokes & I’m not personally bothered by them. It’s clearly all in good enjoyable by the overwhelming majority of individuals & is “clickbaity” to a absurd diploma; I get that, and in a vacuum it’s completely hilarious…However ramifications aren’t in a vacuum. There’s no actual technique to not come off as a buzzkill in addressing this, however the picture this sort of message creates has been so totally dangerous to a level that I can’t simply sit again and watch it occur once more…I strongly encourage discovering hyperbolic absurdist statements elsewhere.”

Briefly, they don’t like the entire battle that’s been derived from this fan-imposed “Nickelodeon Smash Killer” comparability (joking or in any other case), usually instances propagated by combating sport content material creators: who admit as a lot within the Twitter replies. To date the plea has gone over surprisingly nicely, with many content material creators responding in type, noting that they are going to chorus from utilizing the phrase/meme going ahead because it pertains to this explicit undertaking (it for positive received’t be the final we see of it!).

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Level clean, the “killer” moniker has been a drained phrase so long as I can keep in mind. Having performed World of Warcraft since its pre-launch part, I’ve seen so many MMOs come and go, with followers ardently attaching the “WoW Killer” title to them in a bid to assist them succeed and take down the established business titan: with no accounting for a world the place they’ll co-exist. These kinds of nuance-less campaigns are very easy to suss out, and misplaced their luster someday within the early 2010s, however they persist to today.

It’s refreshing to see a developer take it on headfirst, as some up to now have sadly leaned into that hubris: which didn’t age significantly nicely.

Chris Carter

Critiques Director, Co-EIC – Chris has been having fun with Destructoid avidly since 2008. He lastly determined to take the subsequent step, make an account, and begin running a blog in January of 2009. Now, he’s workers!