Even the most serious of gamers need to take a break every now and again and have a laugh.
Luckily, there’s a lot to laugh about in the current gamer culture. Video game culture has grown larger than ever before, and the continued expansion of the online community has connected people from all over the world. This means strangers from different cities and different countries can play together– but it also means they can share jokes, riffs, and memes.
There are some amazing video game memes out there if you know where to look. Read on, and we’ll walk you through a few of our favorites.
1. Do A Barrel Roll!
First, a classic selection. One of the most quoted and popular video games of all time is this phrase pulled from the original Star Fox, back in the days of the 1997 N64. In Star Fox, a barrel roll was always the suggestion from Peppy Hare to Fox in order to get out of a sticky situation.
Online, it’s used as a tongue-in-cheek response to an array of real-life problems. Trouble with your girlfriend? Do a barrel roll! Out of money and can’t pay rent? Do a barrel roll!
The meme has taken on such a life that even Google has paid homage to it. Go and search the phrase in their search engine and see what happens. It’s a fun surprise.
2. Toad’s Cap
One of the most popular gaming universes to this day is the Nintendo world of Super Smash Bros. As the online gaming community has grown, people of all stripes have enjoyed dissecting and discussing the colorful universe that these games take place in.
A major discussion broke out when a few gamers on Twitter questioned whether the character of Toad’s mushroom top was a hat or actually part of his head. Speculation raged for weeks and grotesque photoshopped images of Toad’s head are now common around the internet.
This meme got a second life when porn star Stormy Daniels compared President Trump’s private parts to the Super Maro character. If you want to make your own riff on the Toad meme, you could always use a memes generator to do the trick.
3. Teach You This Lesson, Old Man?
If you’ve played the Pokemon games, you’ve probably come across Boss Giovani, leader of Team Rocket, in almost every iteration of the game. That means serious Pokemon players have beat this villain again and again over the years in various forms.
A few humorous gamers have online have combined Giovanni’s screenshot with another popular meme from Spongebob: “How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?” The results are sure to offer anyone who’s played through the years a good guffaw.
The Best Video Game Memes
There are so many hilarious video game memes out there that it’s hard to pick just a few to highlight. What are some of your favorite memes that we didn’t mention? Leave a comment to share your own favorites with us.