The evening sky is overrated. Don’t go there for awesome fireworks. Look at these clips of video gaming’s best fireworks. We’ve got to start with Mario.

Update 7/4/18: This post originally appeared July 4, 2015. It’s been edited to include Monster Hunter: World and Far Cry 5.

Update 7/4/19: This post has been edited to include Tetris Effect, The Division 2, Fortnite, and Kingdom Hearts 3.

Fantavision, the PlayStation 2’s fireworks-gaming classic.


Final Fantasy XIII: Fireworks Edition


Boom Boom Rocket (Like DDR but with fireworks)

Big Bang Mini, an obscure one on the Nintendo DS.


Left 4 Dead? This seems wrong.


Assassin’s Creed II. Just the last bit of this clip.


Gran Turismo 5. Go figure.


Colonization (I love the name of this video: “Colonization Gameplay (SPOILER) - Video 18: INDEPENDENCE (End sequence)“ ... it’s like, spoiler: The British Empire loses!


Minecraft, of course.


Batman: Arkham Asylum. I forgot this game had any. Thanks, Giant Bomb, for your awesome fireworks-in-games list. I had to peek to remember this one.


Peggle. Well, Peggle hacked.

Animal Crossing.

Forza Horizon 2

Majora’s Mask, of course.

Hitman, at sunset in Paris, France.

Fallout 4, courtesy of the Contraptions Workshop DLC.

Monster Hunter: World.

Far Cry 5 gives you fireworks when you liberate outposts and areas, such as Holland Valley, below.

Tetris Effect has some fireworks when you’re doing well.

The Division 2 has some fireworks you can set off with a well-placed shot.

Kingdom Hearts 3 has a whole fireworks train.

Fortnite’s New Year’s event had fireworks.

There’s also a fireworks wrap for your weapons.