Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie have grown up a lot, it appears. Sesame Street Fighter brings some of our favorite childhood puppets into the arcade ring made famous by Ryu in an amazing fusion of pop culture insanity.
Though the title is pretty self-explanatory, the online game allows users to pick their favorite Sesame Street characters (clad with combat friendly headbands, gloves, and capes) and duke it out in 8-bit glory a la Street Fighter.
In typical Sesame Street fashion, though, this is a learning game. You have to type words as fast possible to hit your rival, and the vocab gets more tricky as you level up. Though this might not be shared in elementary schools any time soon, this is exactly how we imagined a really bad fight between Bert and Ernie.
Play the game over at FlavourMachine. Just don’t get too nostalgic…or horrified.