Gaming is a funny hobby, in which the most dedicated can find meaning in the most simplistic and light-hearted of concepts. That's not a bad thing, just a reflection of how much fans really love their favourite franchises and games.

The latest video from hugely popular YouTube channel The Game Theorists is a case in point, as it tackles the seemingly impossible - applying lore to the Super Smash Bros. series; these are games that, ultimately, seem like a simple excuse for mascots to knock the snot out of each other. Despite this the channel takes into account opening sequences and the evolution of the Classic Mode (with a key reference of the Subspace Emissary mode of Brawl) to tease out potential lore; it's all speculative, but there's some pretty decent logic at work.

Unsurprisingly the focus is on Masahiro Sakurai, with themes of ageing, responsibility and ongoing commitment being prominent. Despite the jokey tone of the video, the theory it espouses is actually relatively sombre.

Check it out and let us know what you think.