Video game-related fads

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  • Select-a-fad; Various parodies of selection screens in video games, often altered to show various fads. The most popular choices include the ability selection screen from Kirby Super Star, and the Mega Man level select screen.
  • All your base are belong to us; An early fad that includes CATS from the game Zero Wing reciting the engrish phrase "All your base are belong to us". Some sites include CATS saying other phrases. The fad was inspired from the infamous "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" flash,.
  • "Burn Bobonga" from Chrono Trigger; commonly used for various sites involving perverts. This was the original song choice for the Brian Peppers fad.
  • "You Fucking Stole my Cloudsong!" A Dark Age of Camelot player screaming at a fellow complaining that he stole his Cloudsong. Note: the first "cloudsong" YTMND depicted the player as playing World of Warcraft which has caused some confusion. The original website was called "WoW is Serious Business", starting the Serious Business fad as mentioned under miscellaneous fads.
  • Link finds... A scene from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time where Link opens a treasure chest and finds various items.
    • Also from the Zelda series is a fad involving various people receiving the triforce.
  • Metal Gear Solid's "Snake? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!" death sequence. The original one in Metal Gear Solid 2 had Otacon calling out for Solid Snake, and is the most commonly parodied death sequence. The fad started with a sequence involving Mario and Luigi.
  • "Do a barrel roll!" Peppy Hare's catch phrase from Starfox 64. This has been joined with his other lines.
  • Rolling Katamari Damacy balls of various random objects, usually accompanied with the Katamari Damacy theme song.
  • A Thwomp crashing into a character, usually with the Super Mario Bros. "thwomp" and "death" sounds.
  • The Leeroy Jenkins video from World of Warcraft. Usually paired with a picture of Martin Lawrence from the film Black Knight with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken photoshopped in.
  • "Blob!" A scene from the X-Men arcade game where the players confront the villanous Blob, often with the original sound clip in the background.
  • NES, various fads remade as if they were on the NES system.
  • "G-Man is Having a Wonderful Time", various gifs created with Garry's Mod, a mod of Half-Life 2, showing the G-Man (a character from the game) dancing around and "having a wonderful time", often set to "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" by Tiny Tim. The original featured G-Man spinning in an office chair. Garry's Mod has also been used for making various YTMNDs, usually but not always tying the Half-Life series into the joke. However, this does not necessarily mean it is a part of this fad.
  • Mega Man Villain #, Parodies the screen in all of the Mega Man games prior to entering a stage, where edited pictures of Mega Man sprites (Always having the suffix "Man" after their names) is used. The pre-battle intro theme from the first Mega Man game is always used in these YTMNDs, although there are some variations using later Mega Man titles.
  • Parodies of various video game hardware, for example, the Playstation 3 Boomerang controller, the Xbox's size, power cable and graphics, and the Nintendo "Wii-mote". Some of the most popular hardware fads include:
    • Tiger Handheld made to resemble any other YTMND fad, with beeping music that also sounds like a Tiger Handheld.
    • "It's not a defect, it's a feature." A picture of a PlayStation Portable ejecting its disc automatically, usually with a loop of Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out". It is usually titled "It's not a feature (or defect), it's a...". "Take Me Out" was used in the PSP commercials in the United States.
    • Wii, the seventh generation console from Nintendo that was initially codenamed "Revolution". Within hours after the name change was annouced, the inevitable YTMND's began to pop up, some including various people saying "wii" (for example, Adam West's quote on Family Guy[1], the flash video Gonads and Strife, and a reinterpretation of "WRYYYYYY") and those with a name similar sounding to "wii".
    • Playstation3's Pre-E3 2006 Conference. The most common parodies include
      • Giant Enemy Crab, a demo of Genji 2 claimed to be based on Japanese history, only to feature a giant enemy crab creature. In the demo, Kaz Harai, the presenter tells the user to "attack its (enemy crab) weakpoint for massive damage" to defeat the crab.
      • Ridge Racer, a new PSP title. During the presentation, Kaz Harai literally screams out 'RIIIIDDGGGE RACEERRRRRR.
      • The expensive price tag of the PS3 system.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Newcomer. A fad that started after Super Smash Bros. Brawl was advertised at E3 2006. The fad began after it was revealed that Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series was in the game. Sties show random characters or even real people pretending to be characters you could unlock when the game was released. Sites include characters such as John Madden, Megaman, Sonic, Captain Picard, "The King of Cosmos" and others.
  • Stan sells EVERYTHING to Guybrush. A fad featuring a picture of Stan talking to Guybrush in The Secret Of Monkey Island with various speedy songs describing various things, starting with Hardware Store by Weird Al in the background.
  • "...hates Toad." Toad from the Super Mario series getting chased by various people.
  • DDR, Various people playing Konami's rhythm game Dance Dance Revolution. Sites will often have a person dancing and arrows in front of them flying up. Most of sites use music from DDR or dance remixes of various songs. Dance Dance Revolution YTMNDs contain photoshops of other YTMND characters playing DDR, or videos of people playing DDR.
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