Web Video: Smosh Games

Smosh Games is a YouTube channel, a spinoff from the popular Smosh in which Ian and Anthony, plus former base-breaker Mari, three gaming buddies from Clevver Games (Sohinki, Lasercorn, and Jovenshire, and two later recruits Wes and Flitz) do hilarious Let's Play videos of a wide variety of video games, and also compete with each other in "Game Bang" vids where the losers have to suffer some kind of Cool and Unusual Punishment, among over types of videos.

The current show schedule is as follows:
  • Monday:
    • Maricraft: Mari and friends playing Minecraft.
  • Tuesday:
    • Honest Game Trailers: A spin-off of Honest Trailers that's basically the same thing but with video games.
  • Wednesday:
    • Gametime With Smosh Games: A Let's Play, originally just Anthony and Ian but now featuring 2 or 3 random crew members.
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
    • Smosh Game Bang: A show where Anthony, Ian, Mari, Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire battle each other in different games, with the loser/s receiving a punishment corresponding to the game being played.
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:
    • I Have A Raging Bonus: A behind-the-scenes series which show off deleted scenes or outtakes from certain videos, interviews with guests, and the like.

Now has a Character Sheet.

Smosh Games includes examples of:

  • The Ace: Sohinki gets good, if not the best, scores in practically everything they do in Game Bang. Including singing and dancing! Even in defeat, he manages to look good.
    Mari: Why do you know this [song]!?
    Jovenshire: Why are you single!?
    • To clarify, he dominated Mercenaries in RE 6 as well as the first Just Dance Game Bang, suffered only one loss in the Sonic The Fighters challenge (losing only to Ian, who remained undefeated), memorized a Motor Mouth rap by Twista, Jamie Foxx and Kanye West for Def Jam, among others. He only suffered one loss so far, and that was in the Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Game Bang alongside Mari.
  • Aerith and Bob: Sohinki, Lasercorn, Jovenshire, Flitz on one end; Ian, Anthony, Mari and Wes on the other.
    • Partially subverted: Sohinki goes by his last name, while Lasercorn, Jovenshire, and Flitz are nicknames. Their given names are Matt, David, Joshua, and Amra, respectively.
  • Angrish: Unintelligible noises, screaming, rapid-fire swearing, and the occasional non-sequitur outburst. Video games are Serious Business.
  • April Fools' Day: On an episode of Why We're Single focusing on best Minecraft creations, Sohinki and Jovenshire confess that they have girlfriends and can no longer do the show. It turns out that the girls were their old colleagues from Clevver TV and that they were going to talk about sidescrollers instead.
  • Artifact Title: Why We're Single, as Sohinki's the only one in the trio that's not in a relationship (as Lasercorn is married and Jovenshire has a girlfriend since July 2013).
  • Ascended Extra: Wes and Flitz were recurring guests on the channel before becoming full-time members in September 2014.
  • Asian Drivers / Women Drivers: Mari plays this hilariously straight during the Mario Kart 64 Game Bang, marking the first time she's finished dead last in a Game Bang. Lampshaded when she's given the in-game achievements "Fulfill a Stereotype" and "Continue the Stereotype."
    • Played with when a female Asian civilian runs over Sohinki in the GTA IV Backseat Gaming episode.
  • Blood Knight: Lasercorn is the physical embodiment of this trope. According to Sohinki in the zombie plan video, Lasercorn is more or less the ultimate weapon in a survival situation simply because he's a blood thirsty maniac.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Joven often ends up losing in games where he claims to be good at (Halo, for example.) Then again, Joven generally ends up losing at everything.
  • Big "NO!": Anthony gets one during the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Game Bang, as he knocks the hammer off the table almost immediately upon starting.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Discussed when Lasercorn and Sohinki play Slender: The Arrival.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: One two occasions, the Smosh Games crew (and some guests) have attempted to eat Naga Viper Chilis, with various results. Sohinki barely flinched, while Jovenshire was reduced to whimpering. Mari's reaction was somewhere in between.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Jovenshire's glasses. A particularly cruel means of sabotaging his performance when he's doing well, as in the Injustice: Gods Among Us Game Bang, is to take them away (though he managed to win anyway, making him a sort of Handicapped Badass).
  • Boss Battle: One of the first few shows on the channel was Boss Fight of the Week, which as the name implied, had Sohinki, Lasercorn and Jovenshire taking on different bosses as requested by fans; some of whom included Alduin, Albert Wesker, General Raam, The Taurus Demon and Tabuu. After the battle against Mundus, the team has replaced the show with Smosh Games Vs. (where the trio compete with fans online), citing a lack of new bosses to fight. However, they have stated that they will fight newer and more interesting bosses when they may come out.
  • Butt Monkey: Ian and Jovenshire most prominently, especially in Game Bang, but everyone else has become this depending on the situation.
    • Jovenshire has become more of a Butt Monkey as he managed to LOSE TWO BETS where he now gets to be slapped by Sohinki in 3 separate videos and have to wear a Twilight shirt for 3 more separate videos. He recently lost another bet and is forced to wear 3 different My Little Pony shirts.
      • This is increased greatly in the Mario Tennis episode of Game Bang; at the end, since he and Ian got last, this meant Lasercorn, Mari, Sohinki, and Anthony got to throw tennis balls at them. Lasercorn deliberately aimed for Joven; Mari goes for Ian but accidentally(?) gets Joven instead; Sohinki claims to go for Ian but goes for Joven; Anthony goes for Ian, who dodges, and while he takes a surprise second shot, Sohinki jumps in and throws another ball at Joven. This fourth one actually scored a Groin Attack.
    • Later they created an episode called "Joven Gets Waxed"; it's Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
    • Most of his punishments end up having him crossdressing, and the disservice is lampshaded by Anthony in the Mario Chase Game Bang.
    • Averted during the Doritos Crash Course Game Bang, where Joven scored his first ever Game Bang victory.
      • Also averted in the Injustice Game Bang where Joven ends up as one of the best scores.
  • The Cameo:
    • Matthew Mercer (aka Leon Kennedy) in the second Gamer Nation episode, which focused on horror games, as well as in a Raging Bonus interview with Jovenshire.
    • PewDiePie in two Gametime with Smosh episodes, and an episode of Backseat Gaming alongside Sohinki. This came out of the Smosh duo appearing in one of his GTA IV multiplayer videos.
    • Jason Mewes (AKA Jay from The View Askewniverse) plays Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with Sohinki in one episode of Backseat Gaming.
    • Anthony in the Dead Island Backseat Gaming, and Mari in the Castle Crashers Boss Fight of The Week.
    • J Wittz playing Super Smash Bros Brawl.
    • Shigeru Miyamoto himself played Mario Kart 8 with the Smosh Games Crew
  • Cluster F-Bomb: More like Cluster Sound Effect Bleep, but still counts. At the beginning of the Gamer Nation episode "Blaming Video Games For Violence", Jovenshire does the introduction:
    Joven: What's up everybody and welcome to Gamer Nation this week, where we're talking about f-(four straight seconds of bleeps, with Joven barely heard starting and ending swear words in between), all those controversial things in video games and what makes video games actually controversial; our editor's gonna LOVE that!
    Sohinki: You think you're SO clever.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each member of the crew has a color to represent them: pink for Mari, orange for Anthony, yellow for Lasercorn, green for Sohinki, blue for Ian, and purple for Jovenshire.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Smosh acquired Clevver Games for $7.00 and a bag of fruit snacks. The bag of fruit snacks was not only open but proved to contain shards of metal, which Lasercorn happily devoured regardless.
  • Cue the Flying Pigs: The day Jovenshire won his first Game Bang.
    Ian: Joven winning at something? What is this!?
    Lasercorn: Up is down, black is white - where am I!?
  • Distracted by the Sexy: While playing Halo 4, Anthony and Ian can't stop staring at Cortana's breasts during cutscenes.
  • Dreadful Musician: Even though none of the crew are Hollywood Tone-Deaf, their performances in singing games on "Game Bang" are typically more funny than impressive.
    • Ian did this deliberately when forced to sing a Nickelback song.
  • Enemy Mine: Mari and Lasercorn form one during the third tournament of the SSB Brawl Game Bang to put a stop to Sohinki's winning streak. It works, and Anthony ends up winning the third "hammer" instead of Sohinki.
  • Epic Fail: Pretty much anything Mari does with grenades in Halo: Reach in Game Bang.
    • Ian and Anthony, while playing Happy Wheels, get annoyed at someone who created a "Smosh Quiz" level with most of the answers wrong (for example, one question asked if Smosh's first video was Pokemon or Mortal Kombat, when it was Power Rangers).
    • Several moments of the Grand Theft Auto IV Backseat Gaming episode are full of this.
    • The Call of Duty Black Ops 2 episode is, as Ian puts it, "This might as well be called: Call of Duty: Really confused noobs."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Red Dead Redemption episode of Backseat Gaming ended with Lasercorn leaving in disgust after Jovenshire had him hogtie a woman and leave her to die on the train tracks.
  • Everything's Cuter with Kittens/Ridiculously Cute Critter: In one Gametime with Smosh, Ian and Anthony play Kinectimals. Despite laughing at the cheesy, oversaturated graphics and frightening lemur mascot, they're soon cooing over the black panther cub they've adopted.
  • Fan (Dis)service: Anthony in a bikini, Jovenshire wearing a bra, the two of them dancing to the Star Wars parody song "Princess in a Battle" after losing the 'Dancing With the Star Wars' Game Bang.
    • The ending of the "Spin the Bottle" Game Bang. The bottle landed on Jovenshire... Every. Single. Time.
  • For Great Justice: Knife Man Guy and Riot Shield Man's reason for doing what they do. Which is killing people with knives and bashing evil-doers to death with a riot shield, respectively.
  • Gamer Chick: Mari. She hosts a show which focuses on Xbox Live-exclusive titles and is stylized as a Let's Play. She can also keep up with the guys during the Game Bangs as well.
  • Gay Bravado: The general approach favored by any guy who ends up in a romantic scene with Ian (whose usual reaction is over-the-top Squick).
  • Groin Attack: No balls are safe from Lasercorn. Two of his most egregious examples include only shooting zombies in the groin during the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang, and demonstrating the point-shooting mechanic in his review of Hitman: Absolution by painting a guard's crotch twenty times and proceeding to unload a full magazine of rounds into the poor guy's balls. He also insisted on having Sohinki shoot flaming crossbow bolts at enemies' crotches during their Dishonored Backseat Gaming session.
    • In the Mario Tennis episode of Game Bang, when Sohinki is throwing a tennis ball at Jovenshire and Ian for part of their loser punishment, he almost gets one on Joven. Then, a minute later, he jumps in and takes a second shot, which successfully hits Joven in the intended area.
    • Anthony, Ian and Lasercorn effected by a triple from Mari in a jousting competition with Sohinki during the Star Wahls Game Bang, Joven being spared by standing furthest away
  • Humiliating Wager: Most of the forfeits in Game Bang and other shows.
  • Insistent Terminology: Instead of referring to Sohinki's complaints as whining, the gang has now coined it as Sohinkism.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: "Game Bang" and "I Have a Raging Bonus."
  • Killed Off for Real: In the Mortal Kombat episode of Game Bang, the guys claim that this will happen to the loser, who will suffer a "Fatality" at the hands of the winner. Obviously, it's just an animation, and the loser is back by the next episode.
  • Knife Nut: The aptly named "Knife Man Guy," who's finally made the jump from Clevver Games to Smosh Games.
  • Kubrick Stare: Lasercorn's "laser stare."
    Joven: You keep those creepy eyes away from me and keep them on the screen.
  • Large Ham: Ian, Anthony, and Lasercorn, particularly in Game Bang. Everyone gets shots at this depending on the show.
  • Let's Play: Gametime with Smosh. Super Mari Fun Time is a variant that focuses on Xbox Live exclusives.
  • Meaningful Name: Joshua Ovenshire = Jovenshire. Lasercorn got his nickname from his tattoo (a unicorn shooting lasers from its horn). Sohinki just goes by his last name.
  • Never Live It Down: Inverted and in-universe; in Game Bang, Anthony doesn't let the others forget how they didn't tell him about the time crystal in Resident Evil 6, pointing it out whenever somebody else finds it.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The promo for the channel that went on Clevver Games depicted Jovenshire as being the Only Sane Man — while Sohinki and Lasercorn agree to work for Smosh Games for seven dollars and some (adulterated) fruit snacks, Joven just sits on the side and shakes his head.
    • The promo for Smosh's channel showed Jovenshire and Lasercorn reacting with reasonable confusion when Anthony suddenly declares them to be part of the new channel. Sohinki agrees cheerfully, his only confusion coming from Anthony at first calling him a girl.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Jovenshire and Lasercorn. Joven's actual name is Joshua Ovenshire, and Lasercorn's is David Moss.
  • Painful Body Waxing: Poor Jovenshire...
  • Pungeon Master: Sohinki - especially when he's lending his voice to Knife Man Guy. Also invoked during his decapitation spree in the Left 4 Dead 2 Boss Fight of the Week.
    "It's KNIFE to meet you!" *stab* "And you as well!" *stab*
    "You really should get some fortifying shampoo, to protect your SCALP!"
    "I hope these puns aren't getting too obSKEWER!"
    "I think they wrote a fairy tale about you guys. It's called The Three Blind KNIFE!"
  • Pyrrhic Victory
    • Anthony got the best time during the Jillian Micheal's Workout Adventure Game Bang. However, everyone else voted that winning at such a horrible video game made him a loser, and he was forced to do fifty squat-jacks in a frilly dress.
    • Sohinki won the Resident Evil 6 Game Bang... and Anthony, the loser, got to eat roast chicken off of the top of Sohinki's head like a zombie eating a person's brain.
    • The losing team's punishment for the Halo4 Capture the Flag Game Bang was having to sing Rihanna's "Halo." The episode ended with Anthony, Sohinki, and Lasercorn being forced to listen to Ian, Mari, and Jovenshire's rendition of "Halo."
    • Anthony winning the final battle against Lasercorn in the Sonic Game Bang meant he had to share eating a chili dog with Mari, "Lady and the Tramp style," as both of them were now tied with one win and four losses. He questioned why he even wanted to win when he had to eat the chili dog, regardless.
    • Initially, the 2vs2vs2 Call of Duty Game Bang punishment was for one of the losers to dress up like Jar Jar Binks and give the other loser a lap dance. However, this was changed at the last second so both losers (team Anthonyshire) would have to dress up like Jar Jar and Darth Vader and give the "winners" (team Marhinki) lap dances.
      Sohinki: Well... now I just feel like a fool.
      Mari: Why does it feel like we're the ones who lost!?
  • Rage Quit: How most episodes of Backseat Gaming end. A notable exception is the time Lasercorn pulled a "Disgust Quit": see Even Evil Has Standards above.
  • Ramming Always Works: Invoked by Jovenshire at the end of the Assassins Creed III edition of Backseat Gaming.
    Jovenshire: "Alright, I want you to run into the boat; just like, full speed ahead!"
    Lasercorn: "Yar! Ramming speed! Brace for impact yer scurvy dogs! We're runnin' 'em right outta the water!"
  • Running Gag: In Smosh's teaser for the new channel: Ian saying "Not enough!"
    • For a long time, a running gag was that the crew would be willing to play anything except Minecraft. Lasercorn even mentioned it an episode of Why We're Single, about how it causes gamer rage. They eventually played as a two million subscriber reward, and in 2014 launched a weekly Minecraft series.
    • Lasercorn often puts Gag Boobs on the others during Backseat Gaming when they do something to his disliking.
    • When all else fails, he often pulls out his "raptor claws!"
    • The animatronics (mostly Bonnie) jump-scaring the narrator in the Honest Game Trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's.
    • Joven being dubbed a "bronze player" when he gets low scores in games.
    • Sohinki's "Sohinkism", in which he tries to blame others for his failures.
  • Sadist Show: Can cross into this territory at times, especially the more punishing Game Bang punishments.
  • Sanity Slippage: Ian and Anthony playing Cat Mario. By the last video, Anthony starts making the Ian and Anthony bobble-head dolls have a conversation, while the real Ian does a helpless Aside Glance.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Anthony, full stop. Especially during the Slender and "Slendytubbies" editions of Gametime With Smosh. Though all of the men have been guilty of this at least once.
    • Anthony had probably the most EPIC example of this in the "Gametime With Smosh" where they played Oculus Rift Affected. When Anthony encountered a scary ghost, he freaked out so badly that he accidentally cut his own face.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Anthony and Ian occasionally have this dynamic during Gametime With Smosh, with Ian as the sensitive guy and Anthony as the manly man.
    • One good example is in their Happy Wheels Gametime. The first time Ian dies in the game, a lot of blood flies around. Anthony laughs at the blood while Ian reacts in a disgusted/shocked manner.
  • Serious Business: The Game Bangs are this, in no small part due to the horrible punishments that are saddled on the loser(s). They even have a slow-mo instant replay "Taking It Too Seriously Cam" that gets used at least two to three times each Game Bang.
  • Ship Tease: Several, during the Game Bangs.
    • Anthony and Mari, due to being forced to share a chili dog without using their hands, as punishment for losing the Sonic The Fighters challenge.
    • Ian and Lasercorn, by virtue of being paired together in team-based games.
    • Ian and Mari are joked by the rest of the group in the episode "Get in my Box". Where the punishment was the losers were going to be shipped together. Shipping as in they would be put in a box and literally shipped away. Ian and Mari lost, which Anthony admits was perfect as one of the auto fills for google when searching for Ian, is if he's dating Mari.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Whenever someone swears, just like on Smosh's regular channel. Notably, they swear much more here than there.
    • A hilarious variation is when the group is playing Def Jam Rapstar in Game Bang and some of the songs have words bleeped out, as well as the lyrics - which the guys are supposed to be rapping - become just dashes. Jovenshire is especially confused by this, leading to him saying "blank" whenever one pops up.
      • This was flat-out averted by Sohinki, who had the lyrics of his song completely memorized — including the censored parts! See The Ace above for Mari and Jovenshire's reactions.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: An occasional forfeit in Game Bang involves the two lowest scorers having to "Lady-and-the-Tramp" some food item, such as a banana.
  • That's What She Said: Gets used to death in the Doritos Crash Course Game Bang, prompting Lasercorn to call a halt. Doesn't work.
  • The Dreaded: Lasercorn, especially in Grand Theft Smosh and Maricraft.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: In Game Bang, every person has teamed up with another in a two-player team with the exception of Sohinki and Jovenshire. It would be interesting to see how that would turn out.
    • Ian and Anthony's involvement with the channel has become more infrequent as of late, presumably due to being busy with their own channel.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: the teams' war cries during the Halo Reach Game Bang:
    Team Condor: CA-CAW!
    Team Super Condor: CA-CAW BITCH!
  • Token Minority: Mari is the only female in the crew. Lampshaded during the Cards Against Humanity Game Bang, where they point out that the channel (at the time) consisted of "1 Asian girl and a bunch of f**king white guys".
  • Took a Level in Fitness: Ian goes from being horribly out of shape and finishing dead last by a huge margin in both the Jillian Micheal's Workout and Just Dance 4 Game Bangs, to being second only to Sohinki in the Star Wars dance battle and dodging tennis balls in the Mario Tennis Game Bang. Still didn't stop him from failing a Just Dance 4 rematch, forcing him to dance with Anthony.
  • Tranquil Fury: Combined with OOC Is Serious Business. After Mari and the gang burn down Lasercorn's village, he calmly greets them and declares a truce, which terrifies them more than anything else he could have done. Then he leads them into one of the less destroyed houses, were they are greeted by an almost completed Wither...
  • Unishment: The Game Bang punishment for losing at Five Nights at Freddy's is wearing wearing a costume and scaring people. It turns out to be more fun than intended.
  • X Must Not Win: In a lot of competitive videos, the whole group is willing to do anything to stop Sohinki from winning. Although it usually fails, it has worked on a few occasions, particularly in the Starwhal Game Bang, where everyone teamed up against Sohinki.
  • Visual Pun: The punishment for the losing team in Halo: Reach is to be teabagged by the winning team. They just got regular teabags dropped on their faces.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Joven has outright stated that the Smosh Games team are like his brothers, and brothers are always doing terrible things to each other. He also claims that he tends to suffer the most abuse because he can take it.
  • Your Mom: A running gag in the Rock Band Game Bang, to the point where Ian spent most of his song insulting Sohinki's mother and Lasercorn named his band "Anthony's Mom is Promiscuous."
    • The opening of the "Video Games Make The Best Shows" Why We're Single episode has a notable one.
    Lasercorn: Like "All the things are trademarked. This is a... dildo eater or something", and just naming the things funny s[bleep]t.
    Sohinki: [off camera] Joven's mom?
    Jovenshire: [also off camera] WHAT?!