Noise Complaint Ends Up With Police Playing Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the biggest games of the year, and fans all over the world have been enjoying the faced-paced and exciting gameplay they know and love, revamped for the Switch.

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It seems literally everyone really is playing this game – including the cops.

In Saint Paul, Minnesota, a group of friends met up to celebrate the launch of the game and play a few (hundred) stages together.

Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse when neighbours called the cops on the group, citing a noise issue.

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It seems this isn’t the first time neighbours have contacted the police with a noise complaint.

Jovante M. Williams, one of the friends, told Yahoo: “At my friends’ apartment, there’s been a couple of noise complaints going on, from the same people,

“Lately, we’ve been playing our games on mute; we don’t want to bother anyone.”

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He says that once the police turned up and established the group weren’t up to anything they shouldn’t be, the night turned very “wholesome.”

“I’m like, ‘Y’all wanna play Smash?!’ And two of [the police] literally raised their hand and walked up. They’re like, ‘How do you jump?’

“They were acting; one of them was playing Pikachu!”

The best part of the whole story is that the Smash fans managed to get a video of the actions, and it’s since gone viral on Twitter.

Williams went on to explain the more serious side of the event, saying: “It was concerning. You see so many videos of terrible results. … I’m not trying to end up in jail or hurt, or have my friends harmed, or to start a commotion.

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“But you know what? I heard the police asking ‘What Smash Brothers?’ Instead of something negative … it was something wholesome.”

He added: “We’re not trouble. We’re adults. Sometimes, we drink beer…We were just playing.”