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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 was a YouTube and Twitch channel that played through various video games. However, there's a catch; the game's textures are dumped using emulators, 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 was hosted by a group formerly known as TheFappingGuys, although some repaints were hosted by Dat Stream, GeePM, and Vinesauce. As for the repaints themselves, the first two, Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine, were made by the GR crew themselves. Starting with Pikmin 2, most of the Repaints played were either created and sent in by fans, or were managed by GR but open to the contributions from the public.

After an extended period of little to no activity, a video was posted on the group's YouTube channel on October 28th 2023, announcing that the channel would be ending due to burnout amongst all the members.

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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 Photoshop Flowey.
    • 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.
  • Evil Knockoff: While playing Sonic Adventure 2, the streamers come up with one for Coldsteel named Warmflesh the Hedgehog. Since Coldsteel is an Evil Hero, the streamers state that Warmflesh is a very nice guy.
  • 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.
  • 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 time Shinji masturbated while staring at a naked and comatose Asuka. Who does Shinji fight in the next stage? Asuka.
  • Joke and Receive: During Luigi's Mansion Repainted, as Angelo enters a new room, Cael jokes that the game will crash. And then it does.
  • 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.
  • 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?"
  • 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 

General tropes/Misc. games

Luigi's Mansion Repainted

  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Luigi's Mansion Repainted was only done over the course of a month, while others took much longer. As such, there's a lot of unedited textures.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The intro cutscene is in-engine, so the game starts with Chuigi touching a picture of Hugh Neutron on his nose and Hugh winking at him. Fitting for the first repaint.
  • Gag Censor:
    • The roof of the mansion is a stretched out Yaoi image covered up by Banjo and Kazooie.
    • A similar image is covered up by a red box that says "Can't show that!".
  • Quote Mine: The save menu gets a bit creative.
    Do not touch the Memory Card
    or the Power Button.

Super Mario Sunshine Repainted

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Repainted & Rewritten

  • Deconstruction: The TTYD Repainted deleted scenes reveal that Luigi is fully aware of his repainted (and rewritten) surroundings, and is deeply troubled by them.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A text edit explaining why the player is forced to let Koops join your party:
    "Something about his dead father. Who's dead."
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Grodus wants to use the Shadow Queen's power to smite his enemies so that his hot dog stand will have no competition.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The first public Repainted game opens up with the words "Stop Using Your Cock To Fuck That Sock".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hookertail is disgusted of the thought of having Mario rub his sausages between her feet.
  • Gender-Blender Name: All of the TTYD partners are named after members of the Repainted team, so naturally a few genders may be confused.
  • Godwin's Law: The Excess Express's conductor's only edit is that he has a Swastika on his hat.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Hooktail begs Mario to "rub his sausage inbetween [her] toes", then calls him out for not refusing and attacks him by pretending to go along with it, which causes Koops to call out Mario, but not Hooktail. Even Squidward from Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted pointed out that it was Hooktail's idea. "(rub your sausage into my toes like Hooktail bb)"
  • Interface Screw:
    • The numbers that denote how much damage an attack does have been completely switched around, so it looks normal at first glance, but it ends up being impossible to tell how much damage you're actually doing.
    • The 'No' option for Hooktail's attack of asking Mario to "rub his sausage inbetween [her] toes" is completely removed, forcing Mario to take damage.
  • Jerk Ass Has A Point: Beldam is about as true to character as her original incarnation (aside from wanting Mario to 'take her to friso town'), but you can't help but side with the old jerk when she calls out Vivian for picking up a sex toy that may or may not have been used before, unlike the original version, where the player is expected to side against her.
  • Jump Scare: Because of the way Dolphin loads the games, the streamers are treated to a picture of Paul Blart's face being flashed on the screen for a split second in TTYD Repainted.
  • Nightmare Face: The Bulky Bob-Ombs in Pirate's Grotto sport these.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Despite some very tight moderation for incoming textures, an uncensored porn picture managed to sneak into the credits.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust:
    • Goombella wants Hooktail to "ravish her butthole".
    • Beldam has this for Mario.
      Beldam:I want him to bend me over a table and take me to frisco town!
    • Hooktail really wants Mario to fuck her. Until Mario is forced to "rub his sausage inbetween [her] toes", at which point she's disgusted.
  • Special Edition Title: Fans were also allowed to change the dialogue, giving it the subtitle Repainted & Rewritten. The only Repaints to have this distinction are this one and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Repainted & Rescripted, since it became a standard feature afterwards.
  • Villainous Crush: Hooktail and Beldam towards Mario. However, Hooktail ends up changing her mind (see Perverse Sexual Lust) and the picture of Mario that Beldam was attracted to looked nothing like either the original Mario or Buff "Mario" Iwata.

Pikmin Repainted

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Repainted

Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted

  • Adaptational Diversity: Both of the versions of Double Date replace a straight couple with a same-sex couple: Snake and Otacon in the first version, Cure Black and Cure White in the second.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: The narrator ditches you in the middle of Fork Lift's tutorial.
  • Book Ends: "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays at both the title and during the end credits.
  • Call-Back: The cast roll features the Barista (or Doggo, as he's called here) reading the storybook from The Thousand-Year Door Repainted.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Inspector Gadget is depicted as one the Police Call toy, spouting out ridiculous ideas like the sun being a spy camera.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Invoked in Karate Man 2, which throws in a fake "Pose for the fans!" cue from Ringside to throw the player off.
  • Gender Flip: Nearly all female characters are replaced with male characters. Double Date 2, however, replaces a male character with a female one (because it's riffing on Futari wa Pretty Cure).
  • Interface Screw: Being a rhythm game, some of the music edits end up as this. In particular, Cheer Readers 2 has the music constantly stop due to DIO using The World.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The weirdness of the original Donk-Donk in Rhythm Heaven Fever gets lampshaded in the repainted version: "You know, I think this one makes MORE sense now."
  • Noodle Incident: The flavor text for Screwbot Factory 2 in Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted mentions that the textures had to be replaced at the last minute for unspecified reasons.
  • Only Sane Man: The Badge Bunny is characterized as one in the tutorial for Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted, both in contrast to the World of Weirdness and especially Squidward's Word-Salad Humor dialogue.
  • Overly-Long Gag: The entire back half of Karate Man is Sonic repeating "I'm Sonic! Sonic the Hedgehog!" over the music.
  • Production Lead Time: Discussed in Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted. The wrist strap warning screen features a disclaimer that the repaint was in development for several months (when the usual turnaround for repaints is significantly shorter), and as a result, several of the memes it features were already outdated once it was finally released. Several other minigames joke about the repaint's long production cycle.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted mashes up Gary Jules' slow and somber "Mad World" with the fast-paced and upbeat song for Monkey Watch, and later on adds even more Mood Whiplash by briefly switching to the DK Rap.
  • Straw Nihilist: Monkey Watch is themed after the "Stereotype vs. Reality" meme about nihilism, where one side depicts straw nihilism and the other side depicts The Anti-Nihilist.
  • Stylistic Suck: Remix 8 in Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted is made to look as if it was drawn in Microsoft Paint, complete with a border around the screen and a MIDI remix of the minigame's usual theme. The commentators note that this probably had more effort put into it than most of the other minigames.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The trailer and box art for Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted both feature a completely unrelated game, Beat City (a running joke in the Rhythm Heaven community). Even the trailer itself is confused by its inclusion.
  • Visual Pun: Double Date in Rhythm Heaven Fever Repainted has Revolver Ocelot paired up with a literal revolver with an ocelot's head.
  • YouTube Poop: Karate Man has the lyrics "sung" by dialogue of Sonic sentence mixed from Sonic Adventure 2.

Luigi's Mansion Repainted 2

  • Gag Censor: There's a picture of Yakko covered by the DIC logo. It really doesn't leave that much imagination as to what is behind it.
  • Interface Screw: Just like in TTYD Repainted, the numbers' textures are switched around.
    Angelo: I fucking hate it when they change up the numbers.
  • Take That, Audience!: The save screen says U R MR GAY.

Sonic Adventure DX Repainted

Deltarune Repainted