Popular YouTuber SethBling has recreated Nintendo’s latest, Splatoon, within the vanilla version of Minecraft. It’s not actually running on a mod, but on in-game command blocks, which grant Minecraft creators access to all sorts of wacky effects. The only requisite is the 1.8 version of Minecraft.
Set in a custom-made map, Minecraft-Splatoon (Splatcraft? Minetoon?) features the same color-based shooting of the original: teams of four (ideally, though any team size is supported) compete to cover the most ground, or wool, in three minute matches. You can even move quickly through your own ink and refill your weapons by turning into a squid, which are, luckily enough, naturally occurring Minecraft mobs.Three Splatoon weapons have been brought into SethBling’s recreation. The Splattershot, a well-balanced, rapid-fire blaster has become Minecraft snowballs. The Splat Charger has appropriately been applied to the bow, which also uses a charge mechanic. The Splat Roller can be used by simply holding a stick; the painting effect will be applied automatically. As is the case within the real game, weapons and classes cannot be switched during matches, which is still stupidly limiting. But this version of Splatoon gets a pass given the no-doubt daunting technical implications of a Minecraft version.
The map and setup for SethBling’s Splatcraft (yes, I’m going with that one) can be downloaded free via his website, at least until Nintendo throws a copyright hissy-fit.