Friday Favorites: Wanted Smash Characters

Double Jump Kris MiiWith the Nintendo Switch slated for release in a couple of months, I was thinking of the games that would be available for the console. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game I’m anxiously awaiting, but I’m sure there will also be a new Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, and a Super Smash Bros. for the Switch. Down below are a few characters that I hope will one day kick ass in a Super Smash Bros. title.

On a side note, where are the games with “sisters” in the title? Us girl gamers are here too!

Ch8gk7awtun-Li, Street Fighter

Chun-Li was the first female playable character in fighting game history, helping to drive the fact that, hey, female protagonists could fight, too. Considering that she was literally made for fighting games, I think it would be awesome to see her in the Smash franchise.

Tifa Lockhart, Final Fantasytifa

Hey, we have Cloud added to the abundance of sword-users in the series… Why not add another brawler? And a female one at that? Tifa Lockhart would have plenty of moves to add to the Smash franchise, helping to round out the roster of Pokemon and swordsman characters.


Professor Layton, Professor Layton Serieshershel_layton

Rachel and I were first introduced to Professor Layton when we tried out the Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright game for the 3DS. And, honestly, we were so impressed with how much Layton kicked ass in both the game and the cutscenes. This gentleman has demonstrated being proficient in hand-to-hand combat, perfect in defending himself against fellow Smashers.

new_geno_render_by_nibroc_rock-d9kkuzkGeno, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

This probably isn’t a surprise to many of you readers who have been around for a while. Geno is probably one of my favorite video game characters of all time, and if it wasn’t for the copyright issue surrounding him, his popularity probably would have already propelled him into the Smash franchise. With a unique character design and a wide array of special attacks from his game, Geno would be an amazing addition.

What characters would you love to see in a future Smash game?

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Friday Favorites: Amiibo Wishes

Double Jump Kris MiiIt’s Friday!

Nintendo unveiled a set of four brand-new The Legend of Zelda themed amiibos, and I think they’re looking pretty cool, especially the Ocarina of Time Link!. In all honesty, Rachel and I don’t do much with the amiibos (we only have a handful of them), but we figured we would try buying each other a new one for our birthdays to slowly grow our little collection. Below is a list of amiibos that I would like one day, whether they be real or imaginary at this point in time.


On that note, yesterday was Rachel’s birthday, if you wanted to show her a little extra love! 🙂

5. Dixie Kong

We need to celebrate more female characters, and Dixie was a star in her own right. With her unique abilities in the Donkey Kong franchise, I believe she should get her own amiibo.

4. Knuckles

Knuckles was always a great character in the Sonic the Hedgehog games, and I would love an old-school looking Knuckles (none of that Sonic Boom nonsense) amiibo.

3. Professor Layton

Rachel and I were introduced to Professor Layton when we gave the crossover Ace Attorney and Professor Layton game a go. His gentleman demeanor, smarts, and ability to kick ass definitely made him a favorite!

2. Grovyle

With all the Pokemon amiibos out there, I would selfishly like one of my favorite, Grovyle.

1. Geno

Considering this character isn’t owned by Nintendo and that he hasn’t resurfaced in any other game other than Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (aside from a brief cameo in a Mario & Luigi game), having an amiibo with Geno is extremely unlikely. But, hey, he was one of my first favorite video game characters. I would love any kind of merchandise with him!

What are your favorite amiibos? Any characters you hope will be made into amiibos in the future?

Friday Favorites: Smash Characters

Double Jump Kris MiiHello everyone! Here on Friday, I’m going to wrap up this week on Double Jump with a list of my favorite Super Smash Bros. characters!

Rachel posted her top five early this week and, upon creating my own list, I realized how different our play styles were. She prefers characters that are more strength-based with powerful moves, while my list favors characters that are speedy and hard to hit. Which style do you prefer?

Marth.

Marth, along with Roy, in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the GameCube was my first introduction to the Fire Emblem franchise. It was because of those characters that I sought out and bought Sacred Stones before being hooked completely on the franchise. Although Roy is awesome, I always preferred Marth due to being just a bit faster.

Zelda.

Ever since Zelda became an option in the Smash Bros. franchise, I’ve always enjoyed using her, more so because she could also transform into Sheik. You essentially had two characters in one, able to switch between whoever was better suited to defeating your opponents. Zelda’s fantastic and powerful magic-based moves, although with the fact that she’s another female contender, has made her one of my favorites.

Greninja.

A new fighter to the franchise, Greninja is one of the final forms of the newest starter Pokemon from X and Y. Greninja was drafted to the Smash Bros. franchise before the Kalos region games were published, and the ninja-like Pokemon is a great addition to the roster! His moves are unique and fun, especially his Water Shuriken and Shadow Sneak.

Robin.

Robin quickly became another of my favorites for the new Wii U installment of Smash. Having the unique ability to use both swords and magic makes him/her a versatile character, and tons of fun to use. He/she may not be the fastest on the battlefield, but if you plan out the right moves, you can definitely become the victor with Robin.

Sheik.

Sheik has been my favorite character since Ocarina of Time. A mysterious, ninja-like character with some mean harp skills to boot, Sheik being a playable character in the Smash Bros. franchise was totally exciting to me! Now that Sheik is a separate character from Zelda, Sheik has been my number one partner in Smash fights with all the speed and skill that makes Sheik a top contender.

Now if only we could get Geno on the roster…

 

 

 

Flashback Friday: Super Mario RPG

Double Jump Kris Mii Hey everyone, Kris here!

Going along with the majority of posts for the rest of this week, today I’m raving about my favorite Mario game, a classic from the past – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

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Super Mario RPG was a game originally released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In 2008, it was released on the Wii’s Virtual Console. I didn’t hesitate to download it.

Super Mario RPG was probably the game that first got me hooked to video games. My younger self was always bothering my very patient uncle to play the game for my entertainment until I eventually tried to play it on my own. Since then, it cemented my love of video games, and Super Mario RPG is the game that I’ve replayed and completed the most to this date.

This game was the first to give Mario a taste of a role-playing game and was responsible for the famous spiritual successor Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series. It granted the player a vast world to explore and a unique party of characters. Bowser and Princess Toadstool (now known simply as Peach — this is how old the game is!) join Mario, along with two new characters, Mallow and Geno. Geno, especially, rose to a famed popularity, enough so he’s a favorite contender for the Super Smash Brothers franchise despite being owned by Square Enix rather than Nintendo.

Although the story line is a bit cheesy, especially to some older players, Super Mario RPG is a timeless game that continues to be enjoyable no matter how many times it’s played through.