Smash Bros. Ultimate is everyone’s favorite Switch fighting game that is full of obscure Nintendo lore. It’s also one of the games that has a ton of replay value as you unlock various characters and square off against your friends.
The latest update to the game, which was released in December, adds a DLC fighter — Joker from the Persona series. But perhaps more exciting is the level maker that’s now in the game. Similar to Nintendo’s Mario Maker game, this adds a huge world of exploration for fans dedicated enough to create some weird art in a video game.
Fans of the fighting series are used to the game having a stage builder, and they were certainly ready for this update. In the days since the update, there have been a ton of great designs and unique levels using the game’s tools. But there are also some great visual pieces, jokes, and other weird bits that have made the update a whole mess of fun.
For starters, you can pet a dog.
With some creative use of the stage builder, you can pet the dog in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pic.twitter.com/Wg40LAOmaS
— Can You Pet the Dog? (@CanYouPetTheDog) April 19, 2019
The way to draw is actually pretty easy: Drawing something freehand can become an object the fighters can walk on as long as you close the loop. And there are a lot of fun things you can do with it that look like other objects in real life. This DVD screensaver, for example, is hilarious.
— Goji (@GojiNintendo) April 18, 2019
As The Verge points out, Nintendo tried to make it so you couldn’t just fill a stage with a bunch of dicks. You know, the obvious thing that everyone would put in a video game.
Stage Builder has a function that prevents you from drawing certain shapes.
Those shapes include penises.
Someone on the Smash Bros. development team was paid to code and create Penis Detection Software.
— Sykin (@SykinSG) April 18, 2019
But the detection isn’t perfect, and some of them are actually artfully done.
this sure is an update pic.twitter.com/kKBHEbPzZr
— rick (7 days) (@HandsOnHall) April 18, 2019
— ZONEX (@zxSOLIDxSNAKEzx) April 18, 2019
Some of the stages don’t even have dongs in them, I swear. This ode to Hank Hill from King of the Hill, for example, is incredible.
smash bros. stage builder has only been out a day and someone already built the perfect stage pic.twitter.com/clx8KQan9u
— nick (@nick_pants) April 20, 2019
Also a winner? This Aqua Teen Hunger Force banger.
— Super Greliz Fighter V: Battle Roach Boogaloo (@ItsGreliz) April 20, 2019
A lot of memes got some run, actually.
— J Fresh (@JFreshSplat) April 19, 2019
You can really make anything, and people certainly are going to explore the space by recreating some favorite scenes from games.
— JMTeenYT (@JMTeenOfficial2) April 19, 2019
— NineS (@Unit__NineS) April 19, 2019
— Storm;Owl Elite (@Stormowl0) April 18, 2019
— Akfamilyhome (@AkfamilyhomeAK) April 18, 2019
This is a nice gesture, too.
— samanthuel (@splendidland) April 18, 2019
Some have even brought back some features from past Smash games that didn’t make it to this version.
— Prince (@AmiiboRoyale) April 19, 2019
If you haven’t given Smash any attention in a good while, you’re certainly missing out on a lot of designs and some really fun new stage. As a number of people have pointed out, this is far more fun than playing with a new fighter.
— Kevlar (@KevlarKannoli) April 18, 2019