Pokémon’s turn-based battles and exploration have been delighting gamers for nearly two decades, but does the formula work when applied to Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and more?

According to Hat-Loving Gamer’s excellent mash-up video, it certainly does. Sure Pong might be a little boring while taking turns (Paddle, Block attack!), but the likes of The Legend of Zelda and Sonic the Hedgehog look pretty playable to me.