The Nostalgia Critic Takeover was an event during which the SiIvaGunner channel was used by the Nostalgia Critic after he defeated Inspector Gadget during his takeover. However rather than uploading anything relating to himself, this takeover encapsulated a stylistic throwback to the pre-reboot Season 1 era of the channel, in an attempt evoke nostalgia.
The banner was changed to show the Nostalgia Critic blasting through the lighthouse. The YouTube profile picture was reverted back to the usual SiIvaGunner one, but the Twitter profile picture showed Nostalgia Critic in a recreation of the third act of Doki Doki Literature Club!. The channel description was changed to:
The ONLY Official Youtube channel for the Nostalgia Critic and SilvaGunner.
New Nostalgia Critic rips every two hours.
New Flintstones Flashbacks every two hours.
New Snow Halation Memorization every two hours.
New Nigra's Never Seen episodes every two hours.
New Blue Balls every two hours.
Classic throwback rips are uploaded after they are cleared (and are willingly submitted by a team of content creators). Sometimes they are uploaded on an inconsistent schedule, so check the playlists. Same with Soulja Boy, Chip the Ripper, and mashups.
The description catchphrase was changed to "Read the channel description so I don't have to," as a reference to the Nostalgia Critic's catchphrase, "Hello I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't have to."
After the last video, the channel "rebooted" (referencing SilvaGunner: Rebooted) and reverted to the SiIvaGunner avatar, which means the channel returned to its original state. The channel description has a typo ("mmostly") in it.
The inclusion of Doug Walker as channel host comes a few days after several content creators for Channel Awesome (which owns Nostalgia Critic) came forward with their stories of abuse and apathy from the owners of Channel Awesome. Notably, many of the accounts detail how Channel Awesome focused almost exclusively on promoting the Nostalgia Critic, often at the detriment of the other contributors. This is perhaps the reason for the Doki Doki Literature Club!-esque profile picture, which comes from a scene in which a character has disposed of everyone else in order to be the only person at the center of the player's attention.
Types of rips uploaded
Rips from this takeover included, but were not limited to, the following types:
- Rips using only Meet the Flintstones, Snow halation, and/or Loud Nigra as jokes
- Rips using Chip tha Ripper (though in more creative ways than before)
- Blue balls rips
- Reuploads of old rips from GiIvaSunner
- Reuploads of deleted rips, particularly a few from 9/11 2016
- Remakes of, callbacks to, or inverses of old rips
- Undertale rips
- Intentionally poorly made rips (like unsynced mashups)
Near the end of the takeover, some medley rips were uploaded.
Additionally, the upload speed was raised back up to bi-hourly (sometimes hourly) for the duration of the takeover.
- SiIvaGunner YouTube Trailer
- Columns Dive - Columns III: Revenge of Columns
- Koopa's Road (Alternate Mix) - Super Mario 64
- Circus (Venerable Mix) - Five Nights at Freddy's
- Bloodmoon Rising - LISA: The Painful
- Bomb Man - Mega Man
- Opening Fanfare - Donkey Kong Country 2
- Circus (Alternative) - Five Nights At Freddy's
- Metallic Madness Zone Act 2 (Beta Mix) - Sonic Mania
- Narrow Road (Remastered) - Falsion
- Wonderwall - Rock Band
- Battle with the Spirit of Self - Kirby Planet Robobot
- Minecraft (Beta Mix) - Minecraft
- The Schemer (Tinker Knight Battle) - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
- "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic; I rip high quality video game music so you don't have to!" [included with the profile picture]
- Title Theme (Alpha Mix) - Super Mario Sunshine
- Title Screen - Pokémon Red & Blue
- It's Been a Long Time Since We Passed Through Space Time! (Beta Mix) - Puyo Puyo 7
- Wood Man (Challenge Mode) - Mega Man Legacy Collection
- An Underlying Problem (The Lost City) (OST Version) - Shovel Knight
- See You Again (Beta Mix) - Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious
- High Above the Land (The Flying Machine) (Beta Mix) - Shovel Knight
- Starlight Carnival (Unused) - Sonic Colours (DS)
- Sexy and I Know It - DJ Hero 2
- Coraline's Clubhouse - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing
- Retro Maze - Pac-Man World Rally
- Level 0 (Beta Mix) - Tetris (CD-i)
- Eyes of Flame - Cave Story
- Uwa!! So Temperate♫ (Alternative Mix) - Undertale
- Strong One (Masked Man) (Fan Translation) - MOTHER 3
- Port-a-Fort Trailer - Fortnite
- Sky Tower - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
- Battle! (Regirock/Regice/Registeel) - Pokémon Black & White 2
- Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans (Beta Mix) - Undertale
- Snake Eyes (Remastered) - Mega Man ZX
- Mystery Carnival - Pokémon Tekken
- Timing Adjustment (Beta Mix) - Love Live! School idol festival
- Get a Weapon - Mega Man 2
- Pause (Beta Mix) - Battletoads
- Sign of Evil - Doom
- Ocean Man (Remastered) - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Wave Ocean ~The Inlet~ - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
- His Theme (Alternative Mix) - Undertale
- Tem Shop (Switch Mix) - Undertale
- Battle Tower - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl (April 11, 2018)
- Double Dash!!
- EXEC over.METHOD SUBLIMATION/.~ee wassa sos yehar - Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
- City Theme - Zeno Blade Chronicle X
- Stickerbush Symphony (NA Version) - Donkey Kong Country 2
- Rolling Start - Daytona USA
- "I have always tried to keep my dealings with my content partners out of the public eye & despite any differences or disagreements I have never publicly spoken negatively about any of them, but a response to the accusations leveled against me must happen" [included with this link to the "Get the fuck off my property" clip used in "You are filled with announcementation.".[note 1]]
- Nortinka Hill - Link: The Faces of Evil
- Stardust Speedway Bad Future (JPN/PAL) (Original Mix) - Sonic CD
- Meat Factory (Remastered) - Undertale
- Disappeared - Kingdom Hearts II
- My Room (Naturale) - Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
- Rage of the Champions - Castle Crashers
- Final Boss (Original Mix) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
- Stage 4 (The Old Stone Age) - Gradius II
- The World Adventure (Piano Version) - Sonic Unleashed
- Taking a Breath by the Poolside - Super Mario Odyssey
- Title Screen - Sonic the Hedgehog
- "😃" [the "happy" emoji]
- Trophy Gallery - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- D.C. Beats 4 - Cory in the House
- National Park (Alpha Mix) - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver
- Rio Grande - Toobin'
- The End - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
- Red Canyon - Kirby's Dream Land 2
- Dummy! (Beta Mix) - Undertale
- Fly in the Freedom (Remastered) - Sonic Adventure 2
- Ice Cap Zone (Act 1) (JP Version) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
- Digital Drive - VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
- Overworld (OST Version) - Super Mario World (Pirate)
- Level 1 - M.C. Kids
- Take Your Heart (Instrumental) - Persona 5: Dancing Star Night
- Gatehouse Road - Kirby: Star Allies
- Piano - Tower Unite
- Overworld Theme (Beta Mix) - Super Mario World
- Ice Cavern - Spyro the Dragon
- Title Screen (Extended Mix) - Wii Sports
- Snowman - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Athletic Theme (Unused JP Version) - Super Mario World
- War Season - LISA: The Painful
- Underground Theme - New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Konami Logo (JP Version) - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- mosaic - beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS
- Fire Emblem - Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Level 2 - Tetris (CD-i)
- Tough Zombeat - MOTHER 3
- 34ºN, 12ºE ...for Mad Space - Sonic Adventure 2
- Song 1 (Title Version) - Metropolismania 2
- All I Want (PAL) - Crazy Taxi
- The Sea Where One's Home Planet Reflects (Beta Mix) - Touhou 15: Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
- Post Office - Rude Postmaster (Phyllis) - Animal Crossing
- Menus - SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (GBA)
- Mickey Mouse Club March (Alpha Mix) - Kingdom Hearts II
- Ordinary Days (Beta Mix) - Lethal League
- Boss Battle (GBA) - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
- Courtyard - Super Mario 64
- Main Theme - Takeshi's Challenge
- Memories Stirred - The Battle with Sherah - Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song
- Snow Dancing in the Schoolyard - Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- Refreshing Toilets (Remastered) - MOTHER 3
- Snowdin Town (Hard Mode) - Undertale
- Poem Panic! - Doki Doki Literature Club!
- Giga Bowser (Original Version) - Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Fort City (PS2 Arrange Mode) - Espgaluda
- Nightbar - Giants March 6
- Where the Guns At (Nuclear Throne Together) - Nuclear Throne
- Voice of Lavos - Chrono Trigger
- Battle! (Wild Pokémon—Johto Version) - Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver
- Sand Canyon 2 - Kirby's Dream Land 3
- Rougeport Sewers - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
- Daijoubu! - Doki Doki Literature Club!
- The Girl from Inkopolis - Splatoon 2
- Training (Remastered) - Sonic Rush Adventure
- Burn In Despair! - Undertale
- Dream Land (Unfinished Version) - Super Smash Bros.
- Apollo Justice ~ I'm Fine! - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
- Troupple King's Secret Song - Shovel Knight
- Machine Passage (Unused Version) - Kirby: Air Ride
- Kamen Rider Black RX - Kamen Rider Battride War Genesis
- Main BGM - Flicky
- Kotake and Koume (Beta Mix) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Face Raiders Music - Final Stage Boss 1
- Stone Age - Socket
- Marx's Theme (OST Version) - Kirby Super Star
- Rhythm Toys - Rhythm Heaven
- Meta Knight's Revenge - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Satisfaction - Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X
- Happiness Tower - Sutte Hakkun
- Doctor Louie's Interior - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Sayo-nara (Alpha Mix) - Doki Doki Literature Club!
- Run (Remastered) - Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
- Magical Sound Shower - OutRun
- Lost Woods (Complete Version) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Circus (Shuffle Mix) - Five Nights at Freddy's
- Cutscene - Carrie's Order Up!
- Battle! (Champion) (OST Version) - Pokémon Gold & Silver
- Build Our Machine - Bendy and the Ink Machine
- Ocean Palace - Sonic Heroes
- Cipher Peon Battle - Pokémon Colosseum
- Delfino Square - Mario Kart DS
- Counterattack - Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Main Title (Beta Mix) - Banjo-Kazooie
- Hopes and Dreams (Beta Mix) - Undertale
- Snow halation (NOZOMI Mix) - Love Live! School idol festival
- Master Porky's Theme - MOTHER 3
- An AWESOME Announcement!
- "Just ran into a loyal fan! I love my fans!" [included with a picture of Chaze the Chat with Doug and Rob Walker from 2012]
- The inclusion of a cinnamon bun in the profile picture is perhaps a reference to a purported incident in which Doug Walker unwittingly ate a Cinnabon frosted using a sex toy.
- The banner includes a portion of the Nostalgia Critic's introduction since 2016.
- Chaze the Chat has stated that he had the idea for Nostalgia Critic becoming a channel host since around February 23, when he created the "Doug Walker fan server". Coincidentally, the "Not So Awesome" document appeared on April 2.
- A reference to this Tweet by @ChannelAwesome:
CA has always tried to keep our dealings with our content partners out of the public eye & despite any differences or disagreements we have never publicly spoken negatively about any of them, but a response to the accusations leveled against us must happen
- "The implication is that the takeover is over, and that we have "rebooted" back to the normal state." - Reddit comment by Hinchy
- @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
- @GiIvaSunner. Tweet.
- @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
- @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
- @GiIvaSunner. Tweet
- @the8bits. Tweet
- "First Live Stream! Q&A". YouTube. April 16, 2018. 9:06: "I started the Doug Walker fan server around the time I had the idea of Nostalgia Critic week."
- @the8bits. Tweet. "please join the official doug walker fan server"