There’s just something about those Nintendo games.
At least, so thinks Jeremey Chinshue, the man behind TerminalMontage. His channel summarizes those classic games (and a few others) through a hodge-podge of crazy and chaotic animations, each with their own hectic twist to add humor.
Watch as Kirby’s nonchalance (and apparently, Christian faith) save the day. See Link be beaten into a pulp over and over in Ocarina of Time as you realize that, at the end of the day, though he’s an adult, he’s still got a child’s mind. See Mario try to speed run through every obstacle that comes his way.
In “A Very Kirbo Christmas,” Kirbo celebrates Christmas by spending time passing out food and donating supplies to a homeless shelter. He also thanks God “for loving us so much by sending your son Jesus Christ, so that we may have eternal life.”
Though the videos are often quite chaotic, we often see characters sacrificing for and helping one another.
As many of TerminalMontage’s video titles indicate, videos will often have loud noises and flashing lights. Videos will occasionally contain flatulence and vomiting. One video contained a censored animated character running nude. Additionally, characters fight with a variety of weapons and are killed in slapstick ways.
God’s name is occasionally misused. Additionally, a running joke is that “Kirbo” (TerminalMontage’s version of Nintendo’s Kirby) is a devout Christian, and he often pulls out a cross and quotes from the Bible in order to defeat the final boss in his videos. (It should be noted that Jeremey himself professes to be Christian, and while some may find the depictions inappropriate, the depiction isn’t meant to mock.) At one point, God expresses that Kirbo is His most favorite creation. Other characters, like Luigi, also express faith, and the two perform an exorcism to remove a “speed demon” from Mario.
Some animated characters may be frightening to younger audiences.
Jeremey’s videos contain a lot of details that fans of each franchise will get a kick out of noticing and jokes for them to laugh at. However, the chaotic videos and the content therewithin may be a bit too intense for younger audiences.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”