Earlier this month we found out that M-rated action star Bayonetta would be one of the final competitors added to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. I asked our image-manipulating community to put her in all the games. They did not disappoint.
We had many outstanding entries, though several of them wound up disqualified. My exact words were “ something recognizable as Bayonetta is in some sort of video game”, so if you went with a movie or historical photo or bucket of chicken, great job! Also, bad job. I love you all, but guidelines are there to guide and be lines.
My favorite game-themed entry comes from good old Sillstaw, who did something naughty to a piece of classic edutainment. I’ve a feeling young boys and girls would have looked much harder for this version.
Possibly a controversial choice, but I am an old man. So old.
Frol — for the logical choice.
Ginger Snap— for the one you can import from Play-Asia
Linkstwitch — for a tall drink of water
Cosmo — though I can’t see that working out the way they hope
Cerb — because I don’t think anyone would mind this Yoko
Darkon76 — because of all these damn Fire Emblem characters
00thestonecreek — for better Mario motivation
s8th — for blurrying out the naughty bits
v-ufo— because I laughed so hard
kyo hamashi — because I think we need this
daisyage1977 — because there are less appropriate games for her to be in
Ls71ob —because I cannot stress enough how much I want this
joeyt045 —because this seems like the right place
unbanned — for becoming legend
Morton — for letting Bayonetta tell Her Story
Spencer — just to make us all feel sad
Michael Savich — because she would wreck that town so bad
SonicBoom — because this is an appropriate crossover
Mrichston —another pairing I’d like to see
Merylas —feels inevitable
Animoo — because we like to pretend this was a much better game
Spencer — because we’re only allowing one of these.
MrDeadScott — awww, she’s no replacement
omeanizot — best use of mech outfit
Jafar — because it is the CUTEST THING EVER
DistractedObserver — for the pixel-netta alone
Tamales Y Atole — best use of alt-costume
uscg_pa — well if the pose fits...
Berfince — because bullet boots, bullet heels, what’s the difference?
togovero — because she is pretty toasty
kyxsune — once again, someone make this game
TGS1985 — okay, I’ll allow two of these
discoron77 — there’s just something about a woman playing ping pong with her feet
Spencer — this combo also works, though not quite as well.
And of course...
sillstaw for thewin!
That’s it, the final regular Kotaku ‘Shop Contest of 2015! Note that I said regular. You old schoolers know what comes next. Tune in tomorrow!