Character Spotlight: Pikachu

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s kind of hard to believe another month had already come and gone. A new game was recently released, a game I’ve been waiting for a long time starring a fan favorite from Pokemon.

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Pikachu is #25 in the National Pokedex. He’s a fan favorite and loved by all. I wonder if he would get all the attention he does if he wasn’t chosen to be Ash’s main Pokemon in the anime. He originated in the Kanto region, the original region that started Pokemon way back when.

Pikachu’s latest appearance is, of course, Detective Pikachu. This is a game that was announced a couple years ago and I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for it ever since. Pikachu loves the spotlight and now he’s fighting crime.

He’s the type of character that, I’ll admit, I thought I would get sick of. If only because there’s a lot of hype about him and he gets a lot of attention by being Ash’s sidekick. He’s just so cute and loveable though. Not just in Pokemon either. He’s great in Super Smash Bros. and Pokken Tournament.

Pikachu is an iconic character not just in Pokemon but also for Nintendo and gaming itself.

Do you love Pikachu? Who’s your favorite Pokemon? Let me know in the comments below!

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Character Spotlight: Isabelle

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

Today’s Character Spotlight is a character I think we all know and love from a franchise most of us love dearly.

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Isabelle is a fan favorite though she’s not in too many games. She’s a dog who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS originally released on November 8, 2012. Since then she’s appeared in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS originally released on July 30, 2015, as well as DLC for Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U in 2014 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch in 2017. That’s it.

Isabelle assists the player in New Leaf as they take on their role as mayor. She’s friendly and respectful though she doesn’t like confrontation and can be absentminded at times. She’s sweet and always has the town’s best interest at heart.

I’m glad Isabelle isn’t a typical villager who can move out of town. I enjoy having her around even though I wish she was able to do more, like a villager.

Overall, she’s a great character and was a nice addition to the Animal Crossing games.

Is Isabelle a favorite of yours? Which other characters from Animal Crossing do you like? Let me know in the comments below!

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Character Spotlight: Fox McCloud

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

Today’s Character Spotlight is a character who I don’t know very well. I’ve been talking about him and his games a lot this month though so… here it is. I know, I’m pretty original when coming up with my post ideas.

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Fox McCloud made his first appearance in Star Fox for the Nintendo SNES in 1993. He last appeared in Star Fox Zero for the Nintendo Wii U in 2016 and Star Fox 2 on the Nintendo SNES Classic in 2017. Being the protagonist, he’s been a busy guy starring in every Star Fox game as well as spinoffs such as the Super Smash Brothers series.

Fox was one of those characters I never paid too much attention to. The Star Fox games never really caught my interest, except Star Fox Adventures, but still, I never beat that game.

I do think Fox is a great, unique character. I enjoy his design and his background as well as what he stands for. His games just never caught my eye as much. Still, he’s fantastic in Super Smash Brothers. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more games with him fairly soon.

Have you played most of Fox’s games? Is he a favorite of yours? Let me know in the comments below!

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Character Spotlight: Zelda

Happy Tuesday!

It’s the day after Christmas so I’m not doing anything but relaxing and playing any video games Santa got me.

For the final Character Spotlight of the year, I wanted to talk about Zelda. She’s been through a lot in 2017, so I think she deserves it.

Princess Zelda appeared in The Legend of Zelda for the NES in 1987 and most recently appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch in 2017. She’s been in an array of Legend of Zelda titles in between (of course, as the titles suggest) including spin-0ff games such as Hyrule Warriors and non-canon appearances such as the Super Smash Brothers series.

Zelda is one of my all-time favorite characters. Even though the games are mainly about Link (in a way) Zelda is more than a damsel in distress. She does what she can to protect Hyrule and rule her kingdom with an iron fist (against enemies, not her people).

When she’s able to fight, she really fights and it seems as though she always has a plan up her sleeve.

There are too many games in my radar at the moment, but I plan on playing the Champions’ Ballad DLC for Breath of the Wild soon. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Zelda in that.

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Character Spotlight: Bowser

Happy Tuesday and Happy Halloween!

It’s time for another Character Spotlight, a character we all know and love.

 

Bowser, originally known as King Koopa, is everyone’s beloved villain from the Mario Bros. franchise. He originally appeared in the Super Mario Bros. game for the NES in 1985. He’s an old man… his most recent appearance has been in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions for the Nintendo 3DS in 2017.

He has been in countless games from main Mario games to side Mario games such as the Mario Party series, various Mario Sports games, and the Paper Mario series. Not to mention he’s included in Super Smash Brothers and has made cameo appearances in games such as The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and the Skylanders series as well as the movie, Wreck-It Ralph.

Bowser is one popular Koopa!

Bowser is one of my favorite villains because he’s not always a villain. He has a fun personality. There are some games where he’s a pain and straight up mean – Mario Party 10… – but there are other games such as Paper Mario where he has bad intentions, but he has such a great personality and funny comic relief that he doesn’t seem like a bad guy.

Then there are games such as Super Mario RPG where he actually joins Mario in a fight against a separate villain. I think my favorite versions of Bowser is from Super Mario RPG and the Paper Mario series.

Also, I love Bowser’s design. Koopas are cute, but Bowser is just a beast.

What are your thoughts on Bowser? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!

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Character Spotlight: Brock

Happy Tuesday!

August is coming to an end, which means Pokemon Month is ending as well. So, I thought I’d talk about a character we all know and love.

 

Brock first appeared in Pokemon Red and Blue (1996) as Pewter City’s gym leader. He also appeared in the first season of the anime. He joins Ash on his Pokemon journey and travels far and wide alongside him.

Brock is the most mature and seemingly older of all the characters. In the games, he carries rock-type Pokemon, but in the anime, he carries more varied types on his team, even though he still has his beloved Onix and Geodude.

Brock is a caretaker. He always cared for his many brothers and sisters while his father was away and when he joins Ash and Misty on their adventure, he takes care of them as well. He does most of the cooking and he tends to always have a map so they don’t get lost and know where they’re going.

I absolutely love Brock and wish I knew him in real life. He’d be a great friend and, even though he doesn’t battle often in the show, he’s a skillful Pokemon trainer.

Do you love Brock? Who’s your favorite character from Pokemon? Let me know in the comments below!

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Character Spotlight: Spyro

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

Another month has come and gone, which means that it’s time for another character spotlight. Today, I’m talking about an old school guy who has made a comeback recently.

 

Character Spotlight: Spyro the Dragon

Spyro is nostalgic for me. I remember playing his games on the Play Station way back when. He’s always had a soft spot in my heart mainly because he’s so cute.

He was first introduced in 1998 Spyro the Dragon for Play Station. His series continued in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The Legend of Spyro, released in 2006-2008, was a trilogy of games that was supposedly a rebooted version of the previous games.

Most recently, Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders series (2011-2016).

I was excited to play Skylanders when it was first announced because I remembered Spyro from my childhood. However, Spyro wasn’t the same.

They had changed him, but I enjoyed his character all the same. He’s still a cute, purple dragon to me. And, while I didn’t play the Skylanders game for very long, I thought it was a good game. It’s still something I plan to get back to at some point, but now I’m six games behind, so… Who knows?

Still, I’ve always loved Spyro and I would love to try the original games again sometime.

Do you remember Spyro? Did you play the games? Let me know in the comments below!

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