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"Hey guys, this is Lantis, and we're back with a brand new race!"

Let's Race With RPGM is a Let's Play group of gamers who are also the team for RPGM Magazine that get together and record 3-6 person races through classic and modern games with Lantis02 being the host. Each segment of a race is a half hour long, usually uploaded on Fridays, and the original format was winner got to choose the next game (but if the winner also chose the game, then the runner-up got to choose the next game).


The person who chooses the game also sets the rules for that game with the most prevalent one being "No Save States" since not everyone is playing off an emulator, but some races have averted this due to Nintendo Hard difficulty, long length and/or lack of infinite continues. Starting in December 2014, the series underwent a drastic format change to be more like a Seasonal/Grand Prix format with everyone in the group getting to pick one game per season and the order is determined by the previous season's rankings: 1st place picks 1st game, 2nd place 2nd game, etc.

After Season 5 ended, it was decided that the seasons would at first take a hiatus. But at the end of 2016, it was announced that seasons would be discontinuing. From this point forward, any races on the channel would mostly be of games suggested by viewers.


Battletoads was the last race to follow the weekly Friday upload schedule. As of May 2017, any future races would have all parts uploaded on Mondays.

The Main Six Racers Are:

  • Lantis
  • Ixzion a.k.a. Ix a.k.a. the group's Senior Black Correspondent
  • Draygone a.k.a. Dray
  • Fayorei a.k.a. Fay (formerly known as SuperOrangeGamer a.k.a. Orange)
  • Kajak
  • Myoky a.k.a. Facts

Guest Racers Include:

    Season 0/Original Format (2012-2014) 

    Season 1 

    Season 2 

    Season 3 

    Season 4 

    Season 5 

    Tuesday Videos 

    Let's Versus/Other 

     Off-Season Races 

     2017 Races 

The races provide examples of:

  • 100% Completion: Massively averted for any game where simply beating it isn't 100%, given they're racing each other.
    • Done on purpose with Dracula X as no one was even going to attempt to get anything better than the worst ending because it was that much easier and shorter.
    • Again with Sonic 3 as everyone who enters a bonus stage tries to get out of there as quickly as possible.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: ShadowFox warns GoldGlee not to get excited to that level at the end of Super Mario Bros. 3.
    • It's pointed out that Zach and Kimberly's idle poses in the character select screen of Power Rangers look disturbingly like this.
    • Approximately 90% of the commentary in part 2 of Yoshi's Safari deals with this.
  • A God Am I: Ixzion claims that he is a god of gaming that lost his powers after descending to earth and his real name is Gameculesnote . He later nicknames everyone else with godly names.
    • In Dracula X he continues the claim, declares his homeland to be Mount Gamelympus and even narrates the entirety of Gamecules' origin myth!
    • In Donkey Kong Country, Ixzion declares himself a sorcerer after jumping through a flaming barrel and taking no damage.
  • The Ace: Ixzion and Draygone are in the running for this title.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: In-Universe, Ix's "You need to get back on the horse," joke in Gunman Clive 2.
  • All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: Discussed in Mega Man 2.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-universe, a very dark one for Winnie the Pooh discussed by the whole group during DKC3.
    • The team is also convinced the the genie is intent on killing Aladdin inside of his lamp.
    • Kajak tries to argue that Psycrow is really the good guy during the "Puppy Love" levels of Earthworm Jim 2.
    • The group decides Heat Man is a stoner during Mega Man 2.
  • American Kirby Is Hard Core: Brought up how the protagonist of Punky Skunk was advertised in the US as "Having attitude," but the end result is a complete aversion.
  • And the Rest: Half the players are introduced that way in Part 3 of Yoshi's Island.
  • And Starring: Fayorei gets demoted to "Special Appearance By" in the results screen after Pocky and Rocky.
  • And That's Terrible: Lantis realizing that Dray dying in a level is a good thing as it would allow him to catch back up.
  • Angrish: Lantis tries to employ this to keep from swearing. It doesn't always work.
  • Answers To The Name of Gamecules: Ix. See A God Am I.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: No more than 6 people per race.
  • Arc Number: So far, every game in Season 3 has been the 3rd in its respective series.
  • As You Know: Lantis talks about the idea of racing RPGs up to certain areas rather than the entire games in Super Mario Bros. Of course, but the time that video premiered, they had already done two RPGs in that fashion.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While trying to backtrack to trigger a checkpoint in Aladdin, Ixzion instead goes after a 1-Up that had just appeared and takes a fatal blow, sending him much further back in the level.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Played with at the start of Lost Levels when Fay pitches the idea of racing every game in the Super Mario All-Stars collection in one go.
  • Beard of Evil: "Gamecules just grew a goatee!" Suitable for Ix since he tends to be the most antagonistic.
    • Ixzion even blames his evil "Gamecules with a beard(!)" side for crude comments about Lantis's wife.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Lantis when someone mentions that Draygone tends to get ahead of him near the end of a race.
    • Do not tell Ix that Mario Kart: Double Dash is better than Mario Kart Wii.
    • Kiddy Kong in general for Ixzion, and Donkey Kong Country 3 for the whole team.
    • Lantis loses it immediately once Fay tries to weaponize Tempting Fate again in Super Mario 64.
    • Draygone saying Chrono Cross was good ticked Lantis off so much he jokingly kicked him off the team and offered his position to a viewer.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Donkey Kong Country 3 and the Genesis Aladdin are the only games that've driven Orange Gamer to unleash a Cluster F-Bomb.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: GoldGlee doesn't say nearly as much as the others but manages to completely win DKC3 hands-down and proves to be a massive competitor against Dray and Ix in Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Big "OMG!": Ixzion has a momentous one in Mega Man 2 when he realizes Lantis had passed him.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Everyone at one point or another, most common from Lantis and Syn. Lantis also jokes that it's their most commonly-used word in each race.
    • There are even a few group ones in Mario Kart Wii when a single item is about to hose all of them.
    • Lantis unleashes a series of them in Pokemon Red/Blue when he spends the majority of the final video trying to catch a Sandshrew when Ix catches up with him and finds one almost immediately.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Almost as common as the Big "NO!" from these guys.
  • Black Sheep: Lantis is the only one (who has played both versions) that argues that Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled was not a bad game.
    • He was also the only one to play through Gunman Clive as Clive and The Lost Levels as Mario.
      • Reversed in Gunman Clive 2 as five of the six racers select Clive, with Dray being the only one to use Ms. Johnson.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: Even Fay is driven to shout "FUN!" at Aladdin.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • The group takes great delight in Ixzion being in dead last during Duck Tales Remastered and the hope is it will give him some much-needed humble pie.
    • Myoky and Ix declare they won't need to use save states on Mega Man X, it bites one of them rather hard when one is needed but wasn't made.
    • Ix declares that his getting last place in Donkey Kong 94 is the only time it's actually happened to him. Lantis quickly reminds him of Gunstar Heroes.
    • Lantis thought he didn't need to use the allowed save states in Sonic & Knuckles, then he gets a Game Over in Death Egg Zone and has no means of getting back into the game that way.
  • Brutal Honesty: Dray admits to choosing Yoshi's Island so he can kick everyone's butts.
    • Ixzion also brings it up that he's allowed to be this to Lantis because they're such good friends.
  • Buffy Speak: Invoked by Fay with, "I can't use my words! I'm an artist!"
  • Butt-Monkey: Lantis and Orange Gamer fall behind a lot in races. It took ages for either to claim a single victory. This was especially humiliating for Lantis, because he'd often finish second at the very last minute due to someone else getting ahead or one mistake messing him up.
    • In Sonic 2 Lantis' game randomly froze, allowing Ixzion to gain some ground.
    • The group declares that Ixzion is the true one of the whole group during the second Donkey Kong Country 3 race.
    Fay: "Your misfortune makes me feel better."
    • Lantis regains the title for SNES Aladdin and Gunman Clive.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Lantis goes off the deep end when a cake despawns on him in Gunman Clive 2.
  • Call-Back: If someone's going to reference memorable moments or sayings from previous races, Fay will almost always be the first one to do so.
    • Fay repeats Ix's "I'm not you, dad!" line to Lantis from Sonic 1 in Sonic 2 but no one uses it in Sonic 3.
    • Fay is sure to explain the "I wanna see my ending!" origin during Gunstar Super Heroes.
    • "Stumpy jumps!" finally return in Super Mario Bros.
  • Call-Forward: Upon catching one of the rabbits in Super Mario 64 Lantis says, "Hi Nabbit!"
  • Catchphrase:
    • Whenever Ixzion manages to keep in control, he'll often shout "FUN!" instead of delivering a Precision F-Strike.
    • "I ain't trying to hear that!" pops up every so often when someone is told something they don't want to hear.
    • "Stumpy jumps!" begins to take hold during Super Mario Land whenever someone falls short of making a jump and it's fully cemented in Aladdin.
    • Dray often introduces some videos using his channel intro.
    • Lantis is prone to shouting, "Oh what-ev-er!"
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Invoked to help Lantis finish the game during Babs' Big Break.
  • Cliffhanger: Lantis, Dray and Fay are all in the running to win Babs' Big Break at the end of Part 1 and decide against extending the video, so it becomes this.
  • Clip Show: The 1000 Subscriber Special, detailing most of the group's crowning moments of funny up through Gunstar Heroes. This was followed by the Best of 2013.
    • Lantis has promised there will be more and will be released on a somewhat-annual basis.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Both Ixzion and ShadowFox, especially when they're frustrated.
  • Crack Pairing: In-universe, the group ships Heat Man and Wood Man at the start of Mega Man 2.
  • Cross Player: In Earthbound, Fay names Ness after herself.
  • Crying Wolf: Averted. The group refuses to believe Kajak when he says he died against the first goomba in Super Mario Bros., only he wasn't lying.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Draygone finishing over 30 levels ahead of the 2nd place winner in Bubble Bobble, though he did have the advantage in being the only one to play it before.
    • Orange Gamer completely mops the floor with everyone else in Mario Kart Wii by winning more cups than the others combined.
    • Draygone in Yoshi's Island by finishing the game within 6 parts and over a world ahead of 2nd place.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: None of the team fully knows how to play the Genesis version of Earthworm Jim 2 as they were used to the Super NES version.
    • Lantis continually accidentally selects "Password" instead of "Stage Select" when beating a robot master in Mega Man 2.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lantis is often one towards Ix.
  • Death Seeker: Ixzion is begging for someone to kill him after Part 1 of Punky Skunk.
  • Demonic Spiders: In-universe, Baron von Blubba (nicknamed Cthulhu) is considered one during the Bubble Bobble race.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Lantis giving directions to go to the "Mt. Denadaro Mountains" in Chrono Trigger.
    • Fay "Doesn't charge for free advice," in Gunman Clive 2.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In-Universe, Ix has stated that his goal is to make everyone else cross this.
    • Kajak states his intention to cross this midway through Super Mario Bros. but he keeps going until the end.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The team wanted to race the Super NES version of Earthworm Jim 2 but had to settle for the Genesis version after the game froze for everyone!
  • Did You Just Evade Cthulhu?: Lantis has a very close call against the monster that comes to kill you if you take too long in a level in Bubble Bobble. The context of his relief at surviving comes from the fact that he'd been stuck on that level for a good while and was once again on his last life.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Fay pointing out how the first boss of Rescue Rangers looks eerily like a sex toy and at least two of the racers seeing one level of Bubble Bobble shaped like a uterus.
    • Kajak ends Part 1 and begins Part 2 of Power Rangers with his character in a very compromising position with an enemy.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: "Dray and me are like neck-and-neck, which is funny because we're running on brachiosaurs," in Gunman Clive 2.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Lantis does not take being the only one to not finish the SNES Aladdin well.
  • Double Entendre: "Darn, I almost had it in there!" from Dray invokes an, "Oh my!" from Fay.
  • Driven to Suicide: Aladdin drives Fay to such thoughts for a little while.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Ixzion gets an In-Universe one right before explaining the rules in Mega Man X
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: Lantis has this attitude about Duck Tales Remastered.
  • The '80s: A brief discussion on slang terms such as "Gnarly," "Radical" and "Tubular" come up (though the group mistakenly thinks they're slang from The '90s).
  • Epic Fail: Lantis during Chrono Trigger when he goes to the Dactyl Nest before triggering the event flag that lets him ride the Dactyls.
    • In Smash Bros. Brawl's first match, Fay is on the way to a self-destruct in the very first match before a hit is even landed on anyone else.
    • Myoky dies on the first screen of The Magical Quest.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Based on some of the racer's surprised reactions, this is in effect ranging from blocks, cakes, the floor in Booster's Tower, Ursula the sea witch's boobs and lawyers.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Not according to Myoky in Yoshi's Island though.
  • Evil Laugh: Lantis has an epic one after accidentally finding the life-saving barrel in 4-1 of Donkey Kong Country.
    Draygone: "Did you do something fantastic or are you just going insane?"
  • Failed a Spot Check: It takes Lantis a moment to spot a platform poking out above some lava in Lost Levels Part 2. Shadow Fox fails to notice the same platform later in the same video.
    • Lantis again in 5-4 of Super Mario Bros. when Lantis is killed by a fireball while focusing on Bowser.
  • Fake Difficulty: The primary source of frustration in the Genesis Aladdin (that and stumpy jumps).
    • Brought up again in Mega Man X3: "Random spikes are not challenging. All they are are memorization."
  • Fake-Out Opening: The introduction to Part 3 of Bubble Bobble.
    Insultobot: "Hi guys, and welcome back to Drinking With Insultobot. On today's episode I'll teach you about drunk-dialing your mother and blaming her for your failures."
    Draygone: "Okay, we're totally using that now."
  • Fartillery: After Ix "shoots fireballs backwards" in Super Mario Bros. Dray tells him he shouldn't have eaten that Mexican food.
  • First-Name Basis: Kajak refers to Lantis by his real name a few times in Super Mario Bros.
  • Five-Man Band: Based on the current main group.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Ixzion is believed to be going through these during a tough stretch of Little Samson.
  • Freudian Slip: "He's going to sue you for labia- I mean- libel."
  • From a Certain Point of View: Ix is a good person, "in a way."
  • Foe Yay: Applied in-universe with Kajak's character and a Mook at the end of Power Rangers Part 1.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Fay, when making fun of a stereotypical gamer girl, asks if the "P-Wing" in Super Mario Bros 3 stands for "Penis Wing."
  • Funny Background Event: Ixzion getting distracted by one of Abu's in Aladdin is the direct cause of one of his deaths in that level.
    • Dray has a little fun showing off some glitches before the race resumes during Part 2 of Uniracers.
  • Gamer Girl: Fay, of course. She makes fun of the stereotype in Super Mario 3.
  • Graceful Loser: After Lantis suggests a self-penalty for sabotaging Dray during a counting puzzle, Dray lets it go.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: This and honorifics pop up in Earthworm Jim 2.
    • Ixzion hurls a couple of insults in Part 2 of Lost Levels.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Ixzion's attempt at averting a Precision F-Strike. Doesn't always work, but hearing him shout "Fun!" or "Ship!" are among his funnier moments.
    • He promises to not swear during the entirety of the Sonic 3 race. He fails within seconds.
  • Handicapped Badass: Dray in Super Mario Land is playing on a controller where the Up button doesn't work well. Though it only really affects his performance in the final levels of Worlds 2 and 4, he still takes 2nd.
    • Kajak has to deal with major lag during Gunman Clive and it gets to the point where the game basically became unwinnable for him, but he still beat Lantis.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Both Duck Tales: Remastered and Babs' Big Break both have winners who had very little experience with the game while those who had much more (and bragged about it) did much worse.
  • The Heart: Lantis according to everything according to Fay.
  • Here We Go Again!: Starting with Super Mario Bros. 3 the group is beginning to revisit games they've previously raced, though not necessarily with the same rules or on the same console.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Lantis when Bubble Bobble nearly drives him to tears and he laments, "I can't do it!"
    • The Nintendo Hard difficulty of Dracula X breaks the whole group before the end of the first video and everyone begs Ixzion to finish the game before the end of Part 2 so they can all stop. At the start of the 3rd part, they're broken enough to change the rules to make it easier to finish the game.
    • Orange Gamer has a brief one due to Aladdin but snaps out of it after beating the level she was stuck on.
    • Lantis has an epic one during Gunman Clive.
    • After Lantis's Break the Haughty moment in Sonic & Knuckles, he says practically nothing until he can fix the problem and resume the game by using the in-game stage select.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Played with during Mega Man X3 as they deny that Sigma is the final boss and the real one is Andross.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Draygone, at the end of Super Mario World, waited for Ixzion to catch up to his position in order to make the final battle more interesting. Ix beat him.
    • In an attempt to regain first place in Chrono Trigger, Lantis skips recovering everyone's stolen equipment in the Blackbird and heads straight for the boss, but game overs. It turns out he had not saved his game even once during the whole race, sending him back to the beginning and instantly placing him in last place. He forfeits.
    • Lantis again in Babs' Big Break. He even points it out.
    • Very nearly happens to Dray in the original Star Fox when he save states at a very bad spot right before the boss of the Meteor level.
    • When the group races Pokemon Red/Blue Lantis is the only one to play Red, this costs him when he tries to catch a Sandshrew to teach Cut to, only Sandshrew isn't available in Red!
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Ixzion's "singing" along with the World 1-1 music in Super Mario Land causes Dray to worry that just cost them half their viewers.
    • That doesn't stop him from doing it again in Kirby Super Star!
  • Hope Spot: Ixzion gets one in Super Mario 64 when he manages to toss Bowser at the final bomb, but ends up falling short.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Part 2 of the Genesis Aladdin has Ix state that they need to practice anger management and immediately ends up being the first to curse out the game.
  • I am a Humanitarian: Fay's alternative suggestion to buying store-bought beef jerky.
  • I Let You Win: Ix declares that Kajak placed higher than him in Earthworm Jim because he let him and that Lantis was being a jerk for not being nice to the new guy by letting him take 1st.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Invoked by Kajak during Part 2 of Pocky & Rocky.
  • I Reject Your Reality: "In my canon, I won!" in Pocky and Rocky.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Fay invokes this to Ixzion during her Sanity Slippage in the final part of Super Mario 64.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: A flurry of cow-related ones during "Udderly Abducted" in Earthworm Jim 2.
    • Lantis fails with Daisy being the antithesis of Peach by saying she is the antiPeaches of her.
    • "It's a shame you got DC'd instead of Marveled," in Mega Man 2.
    • Dray wishes everyone a "Merry X-mas" during the intro of Mega Man X.
  • Insistent Terminology: Ixzion gives Lantis a hard time for not getting the group name exactly right for a few games, but congratulates him for getting it right on Mega Man 2.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: "I can't wiggle any more!" in Lost Levels.
  • It's Been Done: Ixzion comes up with "Man Man" during Mega Man 2, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 already created him as a comic book character in its treatment of City Limits.
  • It's Personal: Lantis says Ixzion can talk about his wife all he wants, but better not dare rib on his facial hair.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": A bit of fun is had with this regarding pronunciations of "Piranha" and "Mario" during Lost Levels.
  • Killer Rabbit: Invoked by name during Gunman Clive 2.
  • Lampshade Hanging: After Kajak brags about his "Medusa death skills" in Dracula X Ixzion says, "This is so going into that Tropes page."
  • "L" Is for "Dyslexia": Dray slips and says, "I'm on the second to last cup of the last race," in Uniracers.
  • Large Ham: Ixzion during Super Bowling when reading off the words on the screen.
    • Lantis after dying to the Titanic Ant during Earthbound.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In Super Mario Bros. as Dray tells Kajak, "That's what you get for talking," and then immediately dies while talking.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Several races will involve the group discussing the results of earlier races.
  • Literal-Minded: Fay is told to "hit it" regarding a small patch of spikes in Yoshi's Island, only Lantis forgot to specify, "With an egg."
  • The Load: Lantis fears being this to Ix during the Kirbytacular.
  • Loophole Abuse: The rules of Pocahontas are stated as "The first to reach the credits wins!" Dray simply goes into the Options menu and accesses the credits from there.
  • Lost Episode: Wild Guns.
    • The first episode of The Magical Quest had to be re-done due to 1. Lost content and 2. Ixzion playing on Easy while everyone else was on Normal.
  • Lysistrata Gambit: Played with as Ixzion jokes that Lantis was only allowed to sleep with his wife if he wins a race.
  • Madness Mantra: Lantis continually shouts "I don't suck at video games!" during Gunman Clive.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Fay declares Lantis the best voice actor she knows.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: A slip of the tongue causes this to happen to Lantis during the second Rocket League session. It doesn't help that he was drunk at the time either.
  • Moe: In-Universe, Ix tries to behave this way in Yoshi's Island. It's scary.
  • Mondegreen: It can be difficult to figure out exactly what Ixzion is saying at times. One good example is in Part 1 of Aladdin when he shouts, "It's Alad- Oh God!" and it sounds like, "It's a wild god!"
    • Thanks to Dray slightly mispronouncing "Nep-enut" in Yoshi's Island the monster is renamed to "No Penis."
  • Mood Whiplash: Lantis in mid-sentence "Ah! You can't climb those! You make that jump-! *Calmly* We got two minutes."
  • Motor Mouth: Lantis introduces Part 5 of AM2R this way. He almost gets through it all without getting tongue tied.
  • Moving The Goal Posts: The rules of save state usage for Dracula X are changed in Part 3 just to reduce the chances of having to record a 4th video. Even the winner, Ixzion, admits that it's a hollow victory.
    • The Lost Levels is the first race where save states were allowed to be used freely (though it also comes with the risk of creating save states in horrible places).
    • Lantis defeats the final boss after the 30-minute mark in Pocky and Rocky but still declares himself the 2nd-place winner.
    • The group allows Kajak to warp to World 5 from 4-2 in Super Mario Bros. after he accidentally found it and was in last place. Though Lantis changes his mind about it once Kajak overtakes his position.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Fay blames her mental gears for being rusty during Mega Man 2 on a lack of coffee in her system.
  • Mutual Kill: Myoky and the Sigma stage 2 boss in Mega Man X.
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: Attempted on Lantis in Uniracers by making him start 30 seconds after everyone else.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Dray's little gambit at the end of Lost Levels didn't quite end in victory, but it's still hilarious to see the reactions.
  • Never My Fault: If Ix doesn't get first, it's everyone's fault but his own and certainly never because of a lack of skill.
  • New Game+: Chrono Trigger and the NES Super Mario Bros. 3 are raced in their respective modes.
    • The winners of Babs' Big Break start that game's hard mode version while waiting for Lantis to finish the normal mode.
  • The Nicknamer: Ixzion eventually gives everyone names of mythological heroes with "Game" somewhere in the name. Ixzion is Gamecules, Orange Gamer is Gamexena, Kajak is Gameriella, and Lantis is Gameolus.
  • Nintendo Hard: Games in this category often bring out the funniest commentary.
  • No Indoor Voice: Ixzion, most of the time. Part 2 of Earthbound is a prime example.
  • No, You: Lantis and Ix have one of these exchanges in Super Mario Bros.
  • Noob Bridge: "Do spikes hurt you?" on Brawl.
  • Noodle Incident: "That one Bowser hentai," for Ixzion during Super Mario RPG.
    • Fay doesn't want to talk about "the one time she saw cowboys on sleds," during Gunman Clive 2.
    • The discussions about lost jokes and moments from failed recordings in Donkey Kong Land III.
  • Oh, Crap!: Lantis in Chrono Trigger when he heads for the Dactyl Nest before triggering the event flag that prompts going to that area, forcing him to run in, out and back in the dungeon.
    • Lantis again when he shouts "I made a mistake!" during Super Mario RPG by accidentally triggering one of the early game tutorials, causing him to slow down by that much.
    • Ix invokes this directly when he fails to save his character in a Brawl match when he falls between several platforms that could have saved him.
    • Ix also gets out an, "Aw, hell!" that just screams this when he knows he's dead in another Brawl match.
    • Ixzion upon realizing levels are timed in Donkey Kong '94.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten:
    • Ixzion not realizing that the Phanto will stop chasing the player if he lets go of a key in Super Mario Bros 2.
    • The group won't forgive Draygone for choosing Punky Skunk any time soon as the consensus is that it is the worst game they've done to date.
    • Ixzion has been forever branded as a cheater on The Magical Quest for playing on Easy while everyone else was on Normal during the first recording attempt.
  • The Only One Allowed to Sass You: Fay declares only Myoky is allowed to do this in Yoshi's Island.
  • Only Sane Man: Draygone. Kajak fills this role when Dray is unavailable.
  • Padding: In-Universe, discussed in Babs's Big Break and Uniracers.
    • Lantis outright states that Super Mario Bros. is this.
  • Precision F-Strike: All over the "funning" place.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "STOP! HITTING! ME!" during a Brawl match.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Ixzion confesses that even he didn't earn his ending after the group opted to change the rules on save states to make beating Dracula X easier.
  • The Quiet One: GoldGlee doesn't speak up nearly as much as everyone else, usually just to announce beating a level.
  • Rage Quit: ShadowFox on both The Little Mermaid and Rescue Rangers.
  • Ruined Forever: In-universe Lantis accuses Kajak of ruining the channel because of Aladdin.
  • Running Gag: "I wanna see my ______!" became one after Ixzion's infamous "I wanna see my ending!" rant when getting last place in Gunstar Heroes.
    • When there's a competition for last place, the trash talk involves the loser "Going up!"
    • One of the players lamenting how much they're letting their 12-year old self down when performing horribly at a game they were great at as a kid.
    • References and impressions of Mickey Mouse as well as Tommy Wiseau.
    • Ixzion never lets a "It's morphin' time!" go by during Power Rangers.
    • Ixzion again shouts "Woo-oo!" whenever he can during Duck Tales Remastered.
      • Calling the Beagle Boys "Bugle Boys" over and over again.
    • Lantis choking at the end and falling to last place is starting to become this (though he has averted it a couple of times recently).
    • Ixzion voicing naughty thoughts he has about Lantis's wife as a means of riling him up has been happening a lot lately.
    • Adding "Man" to almost every phrase during Mega Man 2 to come up with a ton of strange robot master names.
    • Whenever someone takes a hit in Yoshi's Island they often simply shout, "Baby!"
    • Several in Gunman Clive 2
      • Getting "Gunman Clive" and the race's sponsor, Gunarm Dyne, mixed up when trying to interchange between talking about the two.
      • "How do I panda/horse?"
      • Pretty much everyone makes the same comments on the Minecart Madness level.
    • Making sure to applaud when someone gets a 5-Up in Super Mario Bros 3 (NES).
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • Lantis whenever he gets stuck in an area, Ixzion whenever he's losing. Everyone in Dracula X and Aladdin.
    • Lantis again in the SNES Aladdin and Gunman Clive.
    • Fay loses it near the end of Super Mario 64.
    Fay: "This game is so stupid! Why are we even playing this game? Why aren't we playing Yoshi?!"
    • Ixzion clearly doesn't like being in last place in Duck Tales Remastered.
    • Lantis once again in Babs' Big Break when the 3rd place winner finishes the game.
    • Lantis outdoes himself in this during Punky Skunk.
    • A perfect storm of a Timed Mission, Camera Screw, and clunky jumping controls causes Fay her most epic one yet during Vagrant Story.
    • Everyone during Crash Bandicoot.
  • Say My Name: From Mario Kart Wii:
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Lantis gets a great one near the end of Part 1 of The Lost Levels.
    • Another from him in the latter half of Part 1 of The Magical Quest.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Ixzion insists that he wins every race, period!
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Ix predicts that people would pick games they had a good chance of winning in the Season format during Super Mario Bros.
  • Serious Business: Lantis and Duel competing for last place in Super Mario World.
    Duel: "You know last place belongs to me, Lantis."
    Lantis: "What, no way! Man, you are going up!"
    • The discussion of exactly what kind of mushrooms the Toads are during The Lost Levels.
    • The Burger King vs. McDonalds debate.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Again, Ix and Syn.
    • Practically everyone in Donkey Kong Country 3, Dracula X and Aladdin.
    • The group's rendition of Mickey Mouse in The Magical Quest.
  • Skyward Scream: Lantis delivers one when getting a game over in Donkey Kong Country, effectively ruining his chances of getting back ahead of Dray.
    • Orange Gamer has a great one during Aladdin.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Fay is currently the only girl to race with the group.
  • Sore Loser: Ixzion does not take being in last place well, but on the opposite end is that his funniest moments often come from him being there.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Expect this a lot from most everyone, especially Ix or Fox.
    • Lantis has a good moment right at the start of Mega Man 2.
  • Take a Moment to Catch Your Death: Both Lantis and ShadowFox are killed by Super Mario Bros. 2 bosses that are in their death animation at various points in the race. It's even worse for Fox because it was his last life, he had just killed Wart and was desperately trying to beat the game before time expired.
  • Take That!: In-universe example as Ix declares, "Oh God, I have lives now!" and Lantis zings him with, "I've been wanting you to get one of those for years."
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: In-universe the group concludes that Punky Skunk is "Over-saturated with cute."
  • Team Mom: Through process of elimination, this title falls to Lantis.
  • Technology Marches On: In-universe, Lantis invokes this when he talks about the water texture in Bubble Man's stage on Mega Man 2.
  • Tempting Fate: Two instances of it in a row cost Draygone 1st place in Rumble Volcano in Mario Kart Wii.
    • The entire group weaponizes it against each other in Super Mario Land by praising each others' gaming skills and hoping that leads to some mess ups. Ixzion even takes it up to Ho Yay levels towards Lantis. They do it again in the finale of Earthworm Jim 2.
    • Lantis does this to himself with, "I haven't dropped a single puppy!" in Earthworm Jim 2.
    • Lantis decides to just tank hits from the boss of the moon in Duck Tales Remastered and it nearly costs him.
    • Ixion declares that the usual tactic no longer works against him in Uniracers.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Dray "Getting lucky with Quick Man," in Mega Man 2.
    • Dray again in Mega Man X3 with his "Take acid" line.
  • That One Boss: In-universe, the train boss in Gunman Clive, but only for Lantis.
    • Byte in Mega Man X3, especially for Myoky.
  • That One Level: The Elephant Graveyard in The Lion King is this in-universe. It's only the third level in the game, but in the 35 minutes spent racing the game, only two people were able to beat it. The biggest obstacle was the three hyenas at the very end.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, Kiddy Kong, Slippy Toad, and Donkey Kong Jr.
  • This Cannot Be!: In Super Mario Bros. Ix expresses utter disbelief that he wasn't winning the Season 1 straw poll.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • The general reaction to Dracula X after they realize how slow their progress is going to be.
    • The many, many recording problems reported at the start of Aladdin were just the beginning.
    • Eventually averted with Kirby Super Star as, while they were plagued with even more recording problems, the race itself ended up being very fun and enjoyable for all of the players.
    • Yoshi's Island: "I hate moving platforms." "Just wait until World 5."
    • Spoken word for word when Kajak reaches the hardest segment of an already-hard level in Gunman Clive 2.
    • Fay responds to Lantis's announcement of Dark Souls with an, "Oh... shit..."
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The team counts ShadowFox as beating Super Mario Bros. 2 despite the Kaizo Trap example above.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Dray and Ix have a serious trash talk session in Part 1 of Earthworm Jim 2.
  • Toilet Humor: Inevitable when talking about PP in Earthbound.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Lantis is quickly shedding his "choking under pressure at the last minute" image after winning two races in a row: Kirby's Dream Course and Star Fox.
  • Tranquil Fury: Draygone is the least prone to shouting/swearing.
  • Trash Talk: Ix is the master of this.
  • Trauma Conga Line:
    • Poor Ixzion doesn't fare too well at the end of Power Rangers as he desperately tries to finish the game with seconds to spare and makes it past the current level, only to find out that he was not in the final level and ends up finishing the race by getting a Game Over.
    • Lantis goes through one in Pokemon Blue/Red as, in the final part, he goes from first to last, spends a majority of the time trying to find and catch a Pokemon that is not available in his version of the game, ends up being the only one to not finish, and gets verbally dog-piled by everyone trolling him on how the Mag's focus will forever be Pokemon games from then on.
  • Troll: One of the enemy crabs in Sonic 2's Metropolis Zone is this to Lantis by making him take a hit at the very end of a video. Fast-forward to the next video (released a week later) and Lantis gets hit by it again! He takes it well.
    • Dray gets an epic moment of trolling at the end of Lost Levels when he remained completely silent about reaching D-4 in order for him and Ix to race it together. Had Ix not started early, Dray would have beaten him.
    • Everyone in the Super Metroid race knew Ixzion would win but, rather than Ix himself running through the game as quickly as possible, he deliberately takes extra time to collect out-of-the-way and unnecessary power-ups in order to stay "just ahead" of second place.
    • Even after Dray wins Super Mario Bros, he keeps going and makes it through World 1 again in the second quest before Lantis cuts it off there.
  • The Unintelligible: Fay has a moment of this in Mega Man 2 and is dubbed as "Boomhauering".
  • Unlucky Everydude: Lantis definitely tends to have the worst luck. ShadowFox is also this, as he has never won and had many funny moments due to dying unexpectedly.
  • Understatement: Lantis thinking using save states being "A pretty good idea" for The Lost Levels.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Ixzion is full of this when he wins; it's played for laughs.
  • Unwanted Assistance: In-Universe, the group tries to avoid the Bonus Challenges in Yoshi's Island due to how much time they can take.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Weaponized in-universe by Lantis to try and get Fay to go down the wrong path on Chrono Trigger. It doesn't work.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The whole group. Fay assures the viewers of this during the epic "I wanna see my ending!" argument from Gunstar Heroes.
  • We Meet Again: Played with in Super Mario Land 2. Since Mario's encountering Wario for the first time, when they meet Ixzion says this.
    Ixzion: "So, Wario! We meet!"
  • We Have Reserves: Super Mario Bros. was recorded in advance to be used in case the group fell behind on current season race videos.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Lantis admits he buckles under pressure.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Lantis!: Smart-alecky comments often start with, "Excuse me, Lantis!"
    • "You're excused. Take a nap." Done in Super Mario 64.
    • Dray gets one in Super Mario Bros.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Conversations: Fay decides that the group has too many innuendo-filled topics of conversation to talk about anything sane.
  • With Lyrics: Lantis closes out the Duck Tales Remastered race with his own rendition of the theme song.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Lantis gets this in SNES Aladdin when he takes 1st place for a while but ends up in dead last and is the only one to not defeat the final boss. And the same thing happens to him again in Duck Tales Remastered!
  • You Look/Sound Familiar: In-Universe, they draw numerous comparisons to Street Fighter II when playing Power Rangers such as Billy having E.Honda's attacks and the level 2 music sounding like Ken's theme.
  • You Look Familiar: In-Universe, Fay thinks blind salamander Jim from Earthworm Jim 2 is actually one of the dragons from Breath of Fire IV.

"I wanna see my ending and I wanna see it on the race!"
- Ixzion, Gunstar Heroes


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