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What would happen if video game characters came to life?

Got the proper coinage for some digital carnage?


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 25, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:56 am CDT

What do video game characters do after the arcade closes shop? 

As fans know, this question is explored in-depth in Wreck-It Ralph, but a short film from Cool Twin Skittles demonstrates what happens once they get outside the video game.

Thanks to the dark side of the Force, Darth Vader is able to break everyone free for a bout of old-fashioned butt-kicking from virtually every iconic video game character imaginable. From Mario and Luigi to Batman, the Joker, Iron Man, Street Fighter, and even X-Men’s Magneto, they all team up and fight each other in ways that copyright would never allow to actually happen in a movie.

But the conclusion to those bouts will have to wait until next time—or when you’ve got the proper number of coins.

Screengrab via CoolTwinSkittles/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 25, 2016, 11:42 am CST