Squid Game: A Monumental Impact On Pop Culture

Liz Curtin, Staff Writer

Squid Game: A Monumental Impact On Pop Culture


The popular tv-show “Squid Game” first premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021. The Squid Game tv-show made about 900 million dollars. So far, it has had an undeniable impact on pop culture.


For those unfamiliar with Squid Game, it is a 2021 released Korean Drama that is currently very popular on Netflix. The story is about a game where hundreds of people compete in children’s games for a cash prize of 45.6 billion won (38.3 million dollars). If you lose, then you die so the stakes are high. The show mostly focuses on the characters Kang Saebyeok, Seong Gi-hun, Cho Sang-woo, Ji-yeong, Oh Il-nam, Han Mi-nyeo, Abdul Ali, Hwang Jun-ho, and Jang Deok-su. It has nine episodes which each are filled with tons of suspense and thrills. 


If you think that the Squid Game would be fun to be a part of, except you don’t wanna die, then you’re in luck. Squid Game has been adapted into a game on Roblox. As of October 3rd, 2021 Squid Game on Roblox already has over 31 million visits. You can play through all of the challenges. Popular YouTubers, such as ItsFunneh, have even made videos playing the game on Roblox. Squid Game is also available to play on some Minecraft servers.


Squid Game has already had a song parody of it made for SNL starring Pete Davidson and Rami Malek. Squid Game has had a huge impact on Netflix and is its biggest ever original series launch.


Squid Game also had quite an impact on YouTube for a little while. Many YouTubers made videos playing Squid Game on Roblox or on Minecraft such as Gloom, Aphmau, and PrestonPlayz. Mr. Beast also released two videos where he recreated Squid Game. The first time he recreated it was in Minecraft. He invited several famous Minecraft youtubers, such as members of the Dream smp, and his own friends to compete in it for the prize of $45,600 dollars. The game was eventually won by famous Minecraft Youtuber and Dream smp member, Sapnap. The second time he recreated the Squid Game was in real life. He recruited 456 people to play in it just like in the original game. This game’s prize was $456,000 dollars. Mr. Beast was once again the game master in this like he was in the Minecraft game, but his friends were not players. This time his friends were the masked and pink jumpsuit wearing helpers of the Squid Game. The real life recreation is an impressive undertaking with impressively accurate recreations of the challenges. Instead of shooting those who lose the game like they did in the show, since that would most likely end in Mr. Beast getting demonetized, he had a different system in place. The players instead had devices strapped to their chest and when a player is eliminated, the device will pop and stain their shirt with paint. Mr. Beast even commissioned a functioning recreation of the large animatronic doll from the show. His video cost a total of 3.5 million dollars to make while the show cost 21.4 million dollars to make.