YouTubers ‘HopCat’ and ‘LittleZ’ did their best to recreate some of Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s most insane moves in real life – with the help of some trampolines.
The content creating duo took turns drawing a series of moves from the games out of a hat. Moves like taunts, aerials and Smash attacks were written on tiny pieces of paper, and when one of the two picked a move, they would need to perform it.
Considering Smash is one of the more high-flying, air-based fighting games in existence, the trampolines came in handy, letting the YouTubers get the height they needed to execute the abilities.
For their part, with some help from the trampolines, the duo were able to perform some of the more outlandish (and stylish) abilities that involve flips, somersaults and multiple spins.
For instance, thirty seconds in, LittleZ was tasked with performing Joker’s Down Air, which involves literally doing a backward flip – yet the YouTuber was able to pull it off with relative ease, thanks to the added bounce from the trampoline.
Even more impressive was when HopCat had to perform Mario’s simple jump with multiple rotations at 1:40, and the entertainer managed to convincingly stick the landing.
Some of the more difficult moves, such as Yoshi’s Down B at seven and a half minutes, and Wii Fit Trainer’s Neutral Air, proved to be slightly challenging, with neither entertainer pulling those off quite as well.
To end the video, HopCat attempted a move he was a bit nervous about trying – a Luigi double jump backwards. “It’s really just another way of saying ‘I want to do a double backflip,’” he joked.
After gaining some serious air, the YouTuber performed a whopping three and a half flips, but ended up unfortunately botching the landing.
With so many characters in Smash and six more still to come, there’s still plenty of moves for the duo to try out and add their own spin – both literally and figuratively.
Hopefully, this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the Smash moves in real life series.