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"Squid Kid" remixes

Discussion in 'Original Content' started by PrinceOfKoopas, May 22, 2015.

  1. PrinceOfKoopas

    PrinceOfKoopas Inkling Commander

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    From your article:
    The reason people have an aversion to the commercial is because it is partially indicative of how seriously out of touch NOA potentially are with their audience(s).

    It's actually not the worst commercial ever, and I understand why it is the way it is given NOA's history. I even understand it a bit better after recently reading Blake J. Harris's Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation. It's a very entertaining and informative narrative about the rise and fall of Sega in the first half of the 90s, and I highly recommend checking it out. I grew up in the 90s so the whole story about the marketing battle between Nintendo and Sega is something that feels very nostalgic and resonates with me a lot, even though I was primarily familiar with Nintendo products in my youth.

    The console wars of the past have shaped the way the video game industry works nowadays, so giving a nod to the 90s with the NOA Splatoon TV spots may have a level of appropriateness to it after all, but the industry is also a very different battleground now that I feel is going to require a lot better than that.
     
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    Dang, dude. I realized people hated that commercial but, yikes. 3,439 upvotes versus 4,129 downvotes, and they disabled the comments?
     
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    I grew up in the '90s too and got used to '90s commercials for a whole decade! And then got sorta sad when those disappeared.

    On the same attitude:



    That's an '80s-esque commercial, and I totally get what that's a parody of, too. It hasn't had as much pushback as Squid Kid but a lot of people still don't get it.
     
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    I love how nobodys actually posted a Squid Kid remix in this thread yet. o_O:confused:
     
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    I linked to one place that has three embedded into it. It's cleaner (for your browser) than embedding all three on this actual post.


    Edit: And it gives credit to where credit is due. :)
     
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    G Minor Squid Kid will now haunt my nightmares.
     
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    OK, osrry. I just watched them, and, damn, those are good. That G-major one tho.
     
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    That's some funny stuff, right there. But seriously,
    The commercial. . . It may not be the greatest in the world but it's, alright.
    Though, It makes me wonder. Did Nintendo, purposely make the Splatoon ads, horrible, to mimic the 90's?
    Or, do they just not know how to properly market games anymore?
    The world may never know.
     
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    They definitely know how to market games since, as you can see, everyone is obsessed with talking about it. :p
     
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    Man, me and my sister are currently addicted to the song. Actually, we even have our four year old sister and cousin singing it. I really want a version of the song with no game noises in the background. :p
     
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    This song has grown so much in popularity, good and bad lol.

    I feel we have a new "I'm really feeling it" (maybe not to so much an extent, but still)
     
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    If a Splatoon stage is put in Smash as DLC, Squid Kid has to be one of the tracks that can be on it.
     
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    Noooooo...
     
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    I don't understand how the commercial indicates at all that NOA is out of touch. Kids have always responded to annoyingly memorable jingles, and Splatoon is very much a kid-friendly game (though it obviously has grownups interested as well). Sure it's dumb and silly, but that's Nintendo in a nutshell.
     
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    In an ideal world, games should sell themselves. To quote former NOA Executive VP of Sales and Marketing Peter Main, "The name of the game is the game." Unfortunately, our world is slightly less than ideal, so sensible marketing is necessary.

    A commercial for a company's product shouldn't make the customer embarrassed to go to the store and purchase it. And no, this isn't a personal issue with my self-esteem. It is okay to have a cheesy, youthful commercial, just not one that looks so cheap and thrown together that a preschooler could do better. Additionally, there should be more variety in the tone and style of the commercials, instead of all of them being the same style.

    There have been great commercials in the past that are juvenile and ridiculous, and I am fine with those. Cutting a few game clips together and having a dweeby bodiless voice sing two and a half lines over it lacks the same charm and positive appeal as something more artistic and creative like the Dr. Mario Witch Doctor commercial with a live actor dressed as a witch doctor or the Genesis vs. Super Nintendo commercial where they strapped Genesis to the back of a real race car and SNES to the back of a slow white van.

    If the Squid Kid commercial were to be followed up with something like the Shibuya Squid commercial airing in Japan and Europe, then I would feel better about it. There would be a level of balance to the juvenile and cheap appearance. Instead, Squid Kid is the sequel to a similar but even worse commercial with ad-libbed-sounding lyrics to the Splatoon soundtrack.

    Edit: TL;DR The NOA Splatoon commercials are shallow in comparison to historically more appealing work.
     
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    Alternatively, Nintendo is practicing wot is called consistency in marketing, where the marketing message across all platforms is consistent to promote a single image. So everything has to be a variation on the same theme to minimise confusion.

    And, hey, probably because people made a huge deal out of "Squid Kid" but it's nice to think they'd do it anyway, now Nintendo of America keeps referencing Squid Kid in its social media and Nintendo Minute and stuff.

    Edit: And I don't think I'd be embarrassed at all when I go to the store to purchase it. Got over that a while ago when I buy things like Kirby or Pokémon.
     
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    Possibly related, made by my pal RawkHawk2010:

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    Well, I'v remixed it to half speed and in weird colours. Someones probably done this already, but oh well.

     

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