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"Among all the gaming franchises across all of history, there's probably none that are actually any good."
Narrator, Sonic Adventure DX Repainted

Games Repainted is a YouTube and Twitch channel that plays through various video games. However, there's a catch; the game's textures are dumped using the Dolphin emulator, edited, and stuck back in. The edits can range anywhere from dumb memes to original artwork. This makes classic games look like a beautiful trainwreck.

Games Repainted is hosted by a group formerly known as TheFappingGuys, although some repaints have been hosted by Dat Stream, GeePM, and Vinesauce. While Repaints are usually held in private, some games have their textures released to the public to edit. The first public Games Repainted was Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.


Tropes found in Games Repainted

    Tropes in the streams 
  • Abandoned Catchphrase: Throughout part 1 of Fred's stream of Sponge Bob Square Pants Creature From The Krusty Krab Repainted, Fred often said "Guys I just realized that there's a racetrack in SpongeBob's front yard!" and "Ms. Puff's favorite pupil". He never said it once during part 2. However, Fred seems to have forgotten about most of the game, so it's understandable.
  • Aborted Arc: After completing Pikmin 2's initial goal of gathering 10,000 Pokos, Fred never continued the game, meaning he still has the final area to explore and the final boss to defeat.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Andy, having never played Undertale before, only dies three times throughout the run. He also doesn't die once against Omega Flowey, which is impressive on a pacifist playthrough with only 20 HP.
    • In Genocide, he defeated Undyne the Undying with only one death, and killed Sans in less than ten attempts.
    • This luck carried on into the Deltarune Repainted stream, where he defeated Jevil on his first try.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Sckrunkus and videogamedunkey are secretly the same person.note 
  • Always Someone Better: Every time Dommy tells a story about his life, Sckrunkus immediately tops him with an even crazier story.
  • April Fools' Day: Coincidentally, the day they started Super Smash Bros. Melee Repainted.
    • On April Fool's Day 2017, it seemed like the game would finally be streamed. After three hours of waiting, it turned out to be a picture of the Fred vector (with Bayonetta's legs) fighting a picture of Scrunkus.
    • For April 2021note , there was a fake debut for a Virtual YouTuber.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Sckrunk made Pikmin 2 Repainted as a fan project, but after it was streamed, he became part of the team.
  • Ascended Meme: The Fred Fuchs vector is now a purchasable figure.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Fred lets one loose in Pikmin 2 when he sees his Pikmin carrying a picture of Adolf Hitler.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: On multiple occasions, the person playing the game will be distracted by a texture edit.
  • Author Appeal:
    • At least half of the streamers love Buff Riku, calling him their "lord and savior". Needless to say, they're very pleased when they spot him in a repaint.
    • Chowder is also a favorite to many of the streamers, especially Angelo. The only time they weren't happy to see it referenced was in TTYD, when Angelo sees a rather suggestive picture in Creepy Steeple.
  • Bait-and-Switch: During Mario Galaxy Repainted, upon entering the Honeyhive Galaxy, GPM explains that he wasn't able to change the music like he could for other parts of the game. Vinny is pleased, until the music starts to slow down... and gets replaced with this masterpiece. "You son of a bitch! You played me like a god damn fiddle!" he says.
  • Berserk Button
    • Dommy really really doesn't like Sharingans.
    • Angelo gets really upset at Paper Mario's stage hazards, namely the fog.
    • The music that plays in Sonic Adventure DX Repainted's Cleveland quickly gets on the Repainted crew's nerves, and they often rush to get to the next stage to make it stop.
  • Big "NO!"
    • When Angelo sees the windows of Creepy Steeple. It's a drawing of Chowder squirting his mayonnaise on Panini.
    • Spencer's reaction to the infamous Exodia picture.
    • When Angelo discovers that the pillars in Mario Sunshine's Sand Bird level are covered in Cockwaffle.
    • The Total Drama OC Poster in Pokémon Channel prompted one of these.
  • Book Ends: The Hard Time stream begins and ends with Sckrunkus dancing to a song his friend made.
  • Butt-Monkey: Fred. It doesn't help that his last name sounds like "Fucks".
    • Lampshaded by a fan in TTYD Repainted. The poison mushrooms that fall when using Sweet Treat or Sweet Feast are his face.
    • "Furry Nick was going to contribute to this texture pack, but he forgot to, as he was much too busy yiffing. Fuck Furry Nick."
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Sckrunkus. His stories alone are enough to make you wonder what kind of fucked up life he's living.
  • Crossover: With Vinesauce for Super Mario Galaxy Repainted and Battle Repainted's Hero Story.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Throughout TTYD, Angelo makes references to how he's sure that he'll be defeated by the Shadow Queen. He defeats her with relative ease.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Angelo is a sucker for cute animals, as shown during the Pikmin 2 streams.
    Angelo: I like puppies and bunnies, fuck you.
  • Determinator: Despite complete lack of practice and overall incompetence in playing the game, Fred manages to power through Pikmin 2, even in its repainted state.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Angelo tries (and fails) to pull off a glitch in TTYD that would allow him to skip a large portion of the game, and keep Flavio with him for the rest of it.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Averted; the Repainted team actively encourages fans to do their own repaintings and send them in for the team to play.
  • Double Take: This happens frequently, as some textures can be too small to see, or flash by too quickly to notice at first glance, among other things.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine were hosted on the Fapping Guys' YouTube channel. They now host on a separate channel, or on Twitch.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: After the conclusion of TTYD, they decide to finally give an update on Melee Repainted. Most of them have either completed at least 10% individually, or are just too lazy to work on it.
  • Epic Fail:
    • The "Tag and the Power of Repainted" stream, where Spencer keeps failing at the game, amongst other issues. However, special mention goes to Spencer managing to softlock the game.
    "Watch Spencer fuck up royal amidst the hardcore Memery in our repainting project of Tag: The Power of Paint."
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Spencer is very popular with the stream chat.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In community repaints, they don't tolerate textures that feature offensive language and/or slurs, or overall could offend somebody.
    • Despite being a series about memes, contributors to public repaints are encouraged to be creative with their edits and not just plaster stuff on to textures and call it done. Doritos, Mountain Dew, and Illuminati symbols are usually removed because of this.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Lampshaded by the official tumblr page:
    "Welcome to Games Repainted, where we... repaint video games."
  • Forced Meme:
    • Most of the Running Gags featured in the repaints are this to some extent. Special mention goes to Buff Riku.
    • The main plotline of Deltarune Repainted turns out to be Old Memes (Dank-ners) vs. New Memes (Lit-ners), leading to the forcing itself being a gag.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Angelo nearly falls during the Pit of 100 Trials just before reaching the end, but manages to pull through with minimal health.
  • Hope Spot: During Twilight Princess, Andy frequently turns off custom textures in order to load in new ones. This lasts only a few seconds until all hell breaks loose.
  • I Have Many Names: While most members are known by their real name, Scrunkus has only mentioned it once. His given name is Dartanion (questionably spelled) though he is named Tanner for short. Before being a GR member, his online alias was Gigabolt or sometimes just Giga. In his first stream, he jokingly said that the GR team could call him whatever they wanted and listed off some random names finishing with "Scrunkus" to which they began to call him along with "Scrunk". This is, in total, 6 names: Dartanion, Tanner, Gigabolt, Giga, Scrunkus and Scrunk.
  • Irony: During part 5 of Sonic Adventure DX Repainted, Seth rapidly moves EVA-01's scouter in a stroking motion, referencing the infamous A Date with Rosie Palms that Shinji has while staring at a naked and comatose Asuka. Who does Shinji fight in the next stage? Asuka.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After tossing away a regular Mushroom instead of the worthless Dried Shroom, Angelo tries to grab it again. It promptly falls off a cliff.
  • Malaproper: One of the streamers accidentally calls Patrick "Petrified Steve". It stuck.
  • Product Placement: Parodied during Wind Waker.
    Don't forget, Dat Stream is sponsored by Doritos AND Mountain Dew.
  • Running Gag:
  • Series Mascot: The repainted Luigi smoking a joint.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • Seth, after seeing a skeleton on a rock in Twilight Princess.
    • Dylan, after seeing Dickbutt and hearing a Dickbutt remix in Undertale.
  • Speedrun: There was a special stream showcasing a swordless run of Wind Waker Repainted.
  • Surreal Humor: Even more absurd than the repaints themselves is Sckrunk's "Let's Mow" video.
  • Take That!:
    • The crew frequently likes to make fun of Game Theory and Gaijin Goombah. Special mention goes to the first Yu-Gi-Oh! stream, where MatPat saying that Scott Cawthon made Five Nights At Freddy's 4 wrong is brought up.
    • Upon seeing a picture of Roxas on the end of a log in Super Mario Sunshine, the person who put it there cites that the thought process behind it was mostly "What's the most wooden thing I can think of?"
  • Tempting Fate: In Luigi's Mansion Repainted, as Angelo enters a new room, Cael jokes that the game will crash. It does.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Angelo's suicide in a Cael x Spencer fanfiction read during an intermission in TTYD. It involves hanging, jumping off a large skyscraper, ingesting pills and alcohol, and stabbing himself, all at the same time.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Essentially how the Crew reacts to a brand new repaint.
  • Unexpected Virgin: On March 6th, 2017 Fred admitted that he is a virgin in the official GR discord chat, writing "Fuch all of you, formality is for virgins and fat people. And I am both."

    Tropes in the repaints