Miiverse is wonderful in various ways, and since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012 it's even thrown up a meme or two. An iconic example is the y cant metroid crawl (sic) thread that was widely spotted following the Virtual Console release of Super Metroid; whether legitimate or the work of a prankster, it was rather funny.

It seems the localisation team for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS — or perhaps the original developers in Japan — are aware of this thread, or have simply stumbled into wording that brings it to mind. Below is an image of the Samus (Varia Suit) description in the game — thanks, Tiny Cartridge — that brings those glorious memories flooding back.

Samus Y Cant Crawl

Smash Bros. on 3DS is full of fun little touches, nods and winks, but this may be one of the best. Who knows what other cool references are scattered around? Hopefully more that tackle Nintendo memes.

[source tinycartridge.com]