The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation Like this.
Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
Various someones have hacked into the Animal Crossing games to rip the sound font/instrument used for the singing voice of K.K. Slider, the guitar-playing dog. Here's what that sounds like normally, for reference. With the sound font at their disposal, bored people with musical knowledge have gone on to create innumerable "K.K. Covers," doing everything from "Poker Face" to "HareHareYukai" in the roving rover's signature voice. Oh, and since we know you'll ask: Yes, they've done that, too.
"Too bad! You lost your machine."Explanation The Have a Nice Death message in X upon falling off the course or your machine blowing up.
"YOU GOT BOOST POWER!"Explanation Played in X and GX when you finish the first lap, thereby granting you Nitro Boost privileges. In GP Legend, this is replaced with "You've got a new booster!"
Kid Icarus (primarily from Uprising)
"Hey look! A Kid Icarus meme!" "Hey look! Who cares?"Explanation An exchange between Pit and Hades in Chapter 15 when Pit spots an Exo Tank. Hades is unimpressed, Viridi and Palutena are confused, and Pit's just happy to find a vehicle.
"Pit!""Hades!""Pit!""HADES!""PIT!" It's on!Explanation During Pit's first battle with Hades, this is what they first say before the battle. It happens again in their final battle.
Floor ice cream gives you health! Explanation Uttered by Pit when Viridi questions his habit of eating food off the ground.
Kirby likes to dance. And dance. Man, that little pink blob likes to boogie, don't he?
Now in textual form! <(^_^<) <(^_^)> (>^_^)>
It has also become popular to synch Kirby music to anime footage and audio. The most frequently used songs are "Gourmet Race A" from Kirby Super Star/Superstar Ultra and "Sand Canyon" from Dream Land 3.
Metroid: The Wood Beam. A fake power-up that fans like to joke about finding in the hidden area of "Warfair". Oh, and the Pipe Boots too.
ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKERExplanation Famous code that removes Samus's armor, glitches the screen and makes Saums unable to leave the first screen.
JUSTIN BAILEY Explanation Famous code that removes Samus's armor. One of many such as the Narpas Sword, but this one is the most remembered.
Super Metroid: "y can't metroid crawl"Explanation After Super Metroid was released on Wii U's Virtual Console, a lot of people ended up playing the game for the first time and occasionally got stuck. This became a common spoof of the kind of help requests that were posted on Miiverse, particularly people who couldn't figure out how to use the Morph Ball, or escape the area where you obtain the Morph Ball Bombs. Also funny because of I Am Not Shazam.
Noob BridgeExplanation A lot of players get stuck at what is known as the "Noob Bridge", a section of Brinstar where the player has to cross a collapsing bridge while spikes in the ceiling prevent the player from simply jumping across it. The proper solution is to run—it is the first area in the game where running is mandatory to overcome an obstacle—but many players, especially those coming from newer Metroid games where there is no run button, may not notice this at first glance unless they looked at the control menu. Nonetheless, the Noob Bridge can be crossed without running but it is very difficult.
Metroid Prime: "Science Team has vapor for brains" Explanation A disgruntled pirate log disagreeing with the science team's attempts to tame Metroids.
"Metroid feeding is strictly prohibited." Explanation A pirate scan wall detailing rules on the utilization of Metroids.
TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBES!!!!Explanation Comes from how a number of Pirate bases seem to have an abnormally convenient amount of tubes just perfect for Samus to Morph Ball inside of but the Pirates are unable to make use of. Spawned from a comic in which a Pirate Architect questions his cohort on why they would need to keep placing tubes in their bases. His buddy replies with the meme in question, red eyes aglow. Eventually the architect also ends up brainwashed.
"Nigga stole my bike!"Explanation The break sections between circuits in Punch-Out!! show Little Mac training by jogging behind his black trainer Doc as he rides a bike. Memetic Mutation changed the context of the image.
Mostly for furries only, but Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich.Explanation Created by a user in FurAffinity named Cbee, the artist uploaded a beautiful landscape picture... and added Krystal eating a sandwich as an afterthought to Furaffinity's since-removed rule that pictures must contain furry content. It became quickly popular at the website.
UNITE X Explanation The Wonderful Ones calling their attacks.
Wonder-eyes, X Explanation The Wonderful Ones Henshin cry
"If it isn't the heir to the throne of the Roaming Rhullo, leader of the Space Pirate band known across the universe as the Guyzoch.. Prince Vorkken!" Explanation Every meeting with Vorkken has Wonder Red recite this word for word.
Protect Earth Explanation (SPOILERS) The game's final Quicktime Event is labeled as such to stop Jergingha's ultimate weapon.
Watch Saur's videos Explanation A common forum response to people that don't get the game, to watch videos made by YouTube user Saur.
Nintendo Hardware in general:
Made ofNintendiumExplanation Nintendo's hardware has traditionally been known for being extremely rugged compared to the competition. Both exaggerated tales and true stories abound about Nintendo hardware surviving abuse that would have totaled rival hardware.
SET SIDE B Explanation Aside from the internet, this one is otherwise only known in Japan since the Famicom (the original Japanese name for the NES) Disk System was never released in North America or Europe. Many games made for it would more often than not have the players turn the disk over in order to actually play it, although Side A needed to be put in first ("Set" refers to the action of inserting a disk).
"B men o setto shite kudasai" Explanation "Please insert [lit., "set"] side B"; the Japanese rendition of the above.
W A I T Explanation There was in fact loading on a Nintendo console long before the Nintendo Gamecube (let alone the Wii) came along. This happened on Famicom Disk System games.
"Omachi kudasai".Explanation "Please wait".
Now you're playing with power! Explanation This marketing slogan for the NES continued into the first two years of the Super NES era. It was even incorporated into Nintendo Power magazine on occasion. It was replaced with "The Best Play Here" around the Super Mario All-Stars release and then "Play It Loud" alongside Donkey Kong Country, which continued into the early Nintendo 64 era.
Someone else made a hilarious picture of this meme in a different light for the PlayStation 3: "IT EATS MONEY!" Explanation This was reinforced by the actual fact that Sony initially sold the Playstation 3 at a loss, banking on software sales to break even. The meme gradually fell out of fashion as Sony introduced the slimmer and streamlined second- and third-gen PS3s that had vastly reduced production costs.
Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U! Wii-U!...Explanation When the official name for the system was first announced at E3 2011, some people thought it sounded like a police/fire engine siren.
... will save the Wii U Explanation Chalkboard listing off each possible action Nintendo could take to turn a corner with the Wii U, striking out each one that doesn't
Nintendo of America's Reggie uttered "My body is ready." It didn't resurface until three years later, when it would become a huge fad.
And then there's "What's wrong with you?"
At E3 2012, He mentioned it. He was talking about the opportunity for fitness with the Wii U, and said that "People laughed, my body was ready" to a chorus of cheers.
As of recently, he seems to have turned it into his own Catch Phrase of sorts. He mentioned it under the Wii U release at Nintendo Land, and later during an Animal Crossing video showing a tour of his in-game home in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
At E3 2008, a Nintendo employee named Cammie left a pretty bad taste in all the gamers' mouths due to her overenthusiastic personality about casual games. She even told a personal story on how she broke her wrist when she tried to snowboard. Literally, within seconds, her and and the word wrist became memes on several forums.
A lot of the Nintendo E3 2012 stuff and related events:
Non-Specific Action Figure Explanation Nintendo's pre-E3 2012 announcement video featured a demonstration of the Wii U's capabilities via a nerdy video gamer's struggle against zombies. His only friend (prior to using the Wii U) is a bizarre custom action figure that he refers to by the above name. Viewers took a shine to it immediately, to the point of demanding its appearance in the next Super Smash Bros..
Zombified Reggie Explanation A demonstration of the Wii U had Reggie making a zombified version of himself. Cue his terrified reaction.
Iwata holding bananas Explanation A press conference about the Wii U included a clip of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata holding and staring at a bunch of bananas for a few seconds. This quickly caught notice from the Internet.
The fruit/food-holding itself seems to have been made into Nintendo's own joke as of recently: it was later that year referenced by a Nintendo Direct, where Bill Trinen would stare at a tangerine, and in yet another Nintendo Direct, a Lego version of Iwata was holding a carrot. And now it has happened again in the recent 3DS Nintendo Direct for Europe, whilst there is no holding, Satoru Shibata does promote the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game by scanning an apple.
"I feel just like a purple Pikmin" Explanation Quote from Reggie during the Pikmin 3 presentation.
"Please understand." Explanation A line Satoru Iwata has a tendency to say during Nintendo Directs when something happens that the audience won't like, primarily a Schedule Slip. It's been mutated into his Catch Phrase.
All hail the Virtual Boy. Explanation A short clip from the Nintendo Direct preview for Tomodachi Life shows various Miis of Nintendo employees circling and worshipping a giant Virtual Boy.
What?! Explanation From another clip in the direct, during a dream where a shocked Mii's face says this as it flies off and becomes the world's face. It Makes Sense in Context.