Update: The channel has now been restored! Hooray!
When it comes to impressive mods for Super Smash Bros games, Smash Remix is definitely up there. A full-blown expansion for the original N64 game, it adds dozens of new characters, stages and options to the title, with everything and everyone you can imagine being added in the process.
And this level of creativity only continues with the latest update. Why? Because the mod has now added three new characters, including one from a very unlikely source.
There’s Banjo & Kazooie, like in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There’s Ebisumaru, who acts as an echo fighter equivalent to Goemon and originates from the same series.
Plus, somehow there’s even the characters from the original Dragon King. Aka, the prototype version of Super Smash Bros developed before Sakurai decided to make it a Nintendo crossover. It’s all very impressive stuff, and it works very well.
Same goes for the new stages and options too. Now there are levels based on locations like Big Boo’s Haunt from Super Mario 64 and Dinosaur Land from Super Mario World, plus a backport of Poke Floats from Super Smash Bros Melee. Add this to things like a gallery for congratulations images, remixed single player stages and hazard toggles for the game’s stages, and well, it’s a very impressive update indeed.
But here’s the thing. We can’t show you this content in action. At least not from the original source.
Since for whatever reason, YouTube has completely nuked their channel. And weirdly enough, this doesn’t seem to have anything to do with any sort of copyright claim either. Here’s the original message about it from the Smash Remix account on Twitter:
We unfortunately must confirm that YouTube has deleted our channel. See image. pic.twitter.com/mc3loiPRE5
— Smash Remix (@SmashRemix) January 6, 2024
As you can see, the channel was somehow deleted for ‘violations of its harmful and dangerous content policy’.
Which makes absolutely no sense at all. Like, what even is that? Did YouTube literally decide Smash Remix was as dangerous as a virus now? Or did someone at the site think Banjo being in the original Super Smash Bros was on par with antivax videos and Quanon conspiracies?
Add this to how the appeal was immediately declined, and well, something weird is going on over there at least. Not a takedown attempt from what we can tell, but something incredibly nonsensical that only a faceless corporation like Google might have any idea about.
Regardless, what do you think? Are you impressed by the latest version of Smash Remix? What do you think about YouTube’s reasoning for removing their YouTube channel?
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