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These masterminds incorporated a Super Smash Bros. Melee Falcon Punch in the middle of a wonderfully complicated Rube Goldberg machine

The part with the honey jar is too good

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 17, 2020 at 4:25 a.m. PST • Comments: 4

We'll start this by advising a bit of caution before proceeding as you'll most certainly run the risk of getting sucked into the Rube Goldberg vortex and watching these captivating videos for anywhere between the next 20 minutes to the rest of your life. Consider yourself warned.

The brilliant minds behind Sprice Machines put together an unnecessarily complex machine (as their prone to do) that serves two key purposes: entertain the masses, and get the head of Sprice Machines, Steve Price, into a pool. Why did this wind up on website about fighting games? They somehow incorporate Super Smash Bros. Melee into the process.

Rube Goldbergs are those insanely elaborate chain reaction machines you see take 10 minutes to ultimately complete a rather mundane task (named after an American cartoonist of the same name who was known for drawing toons featuring such contraptions). The one we're looking at today offers nearly nine minutes of captivating action (mostly balls running down tracks and dominoes falling) and holds our attention for every last second.

The contraption runs through Price's entire house (we're assuming it's his) before eventually making its way out into the backyard for an aquatic finale. During the indoor portion, however, there's one sequence where it calls upon the services of Super Smash Bros. Melee.

One ball rolls down toward two perfectly positioned GameCube controllers, hitting the "B" button on one to cause the Captain Falcon on the big screen in the background to perform his trademark Falcon Punch on Ness. The hit effectively causes both controllers to vibrate, the second of which winds up causing another ball to dislodge, roll down its own track, and continue the machine.

You can view the Smash part simply by clicking the thumbnail immediately below, but we've linked up the entire video (it's worth watching) for those of you who'd like to appreciate the whole thing. We're obviously quite enthusiastic about the Falcon Punch, but there's a bit involving a honey jar around the 5:20 mark that we thought was especially clever.

Check it all out below and share any thoughts, comments, and appreciations in the comment section once you're done.


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