Respects to the two best Christmas-themed fighting game characters of all time

Santa's gonna sit on YOUR lap...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • December 25, 2018 at 7:34 a.m. PST

It was over 21 years ago now that the Nintendo 64 rolled out one of the simultaneously least and most memorable fighting games of all time: Clayfighter 63 1/3.

Elements of Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat and other recognizable franchises were incorporated and lampooned by Clayfighter as Interplay Entertainment essentially brought to fruition a fighting game fueled primarily by potty humor.

A character by the name of Bad Mr. Frosty was the title's poster boy, but there was one other Christmas-themed character lurking in the shadows for players to unlock.

Sumo Santa was one of 63 1/3's three hidden characters and, well, imagined if Santa Claus were a sumo wrestler that killed people. It was great.

Sumo Santa would launch toys at high speeds from his belly, use his hardened fat to bludgeon foes and even had a Claytality wherein he leapt in the air, landed on his opponent, fully engulfed them in his butt and eventually farted them out in small pieces. (That was one you didn't do when mom was in the room.)

We've collected some footage of both of these characters performing their finishers and some of their best combos to help you get into the holiday spirit. Here's the aforementioned "sitting on Santa's lap role-reversal" Claytality for you to enjoy first... be sure to turn the sound on for the best experience:


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Video credits: AdamTheIcon, sadece KAAN and BlackPantherJ1.

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