This is the last Character Spotlight for 2018. I’m doing it early this month too because we’ll be having some different posts for the end of the year.
Young Link has always been one of my favorite characters. He’s cute and innocent and I’ve always had a soft spot for him. Part of this is because he was always my main character to play as in Super Smash Brothers.
Young Link appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask both for the Nintendo 64. Since then, he’s appeared in Super Smash Brothers Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube, Hyrule Warriors for the Nintendo Wii U, and now Super Smash Brothers Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.
I love getting the opportunity to play as Young Link again in the latest Smash Brothers game. Which his attacks are similar to Link’s, just a tad weaker in some ways, I always found him to be a little faster and more efficient with his attacks. This could very well just be me, but that’s how I feel anyway.
I do hope Young Link appears in another main Zelda game at some point. I’d love to play as him again other than just in fighting games. He’s an overall great character and the cute factor definitely works in his favor.
How much do you love Young Link? Let us know in the comments below!
So, I came up with a cool idea when I was thinking about Zelda and Smash the other day.
We’ve had a wide variety of Zelda characters in the Smash games. For Ultimte, we’re going to have three different Links. We have a different Zelda this time than we have before. All of this is cool and I’m looking forward to it, but I had a thought and I wonder how well it would do if it were true.
I think it would be cool for each character to have their own costume set.
Hear me out…
Most of the characters have different versions of themselves along with different powers or move sets. You can change the colors of their costumes, but what if, instead of just having a different color, their costume changed?
We could have Twilight Princess Link, Toon Link, Young Link, Breath of the Wild Link, etc. We could choose between any kind of Zelda and they can each have their own unique move or two.
Mario, granted one of his costumes kind of looks like the fire flower, but what if he could only shoot fireballs in that costume? We could have ice Mario, Tanooki Mario… Tanooki Mario is in Mario Kart, why not Smash?
Luigi can be himself or have his Poltergust 3000.
I get the characters would be uneven in this sense and a lot of those mechanics are in the game anyway. I’m happy with the way the game is, but I think it would be cool to have a bunch of different Marios duking it out. The same character with the same move set other than one or two unique moves or powers.
Does that even make sense? I’m not sure if my explanation did my idea justice. Again, I don’t want Smash to change and I bet this idea would be really had to program in, but… I think it’d be cool to see all the variations of the characters nonetheless.
What do you think of this? Do you have any ideas you’d like to see in Smash? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Saturday, everyone! We’re sharing some more music today. This time it’s a cover of the Super Smash Brothers Brawl theme by the Triforce Quartet.
While they only have about a dozen videos up on their YouTube channel, they are fairly active on their Twitter channel considering they’re busy performing in various venues and conventions, such as PAX West.
Rachel and I love hearing covers of our favorite video game music, especially when the covers include string instruments like violins and cellos! We hope you enjoy this cover like we do!
With Super Smash Bros. for the Switch arriving this year, this week’s list is a look at some of my favorite items from the franchise. Sure, it’s a great challenge to take out the items from matches, but the chaos some of these items create can be fantastic!
I always had a penchant for the speedier characters, and with the Bunny Hood, I was able to go even faster. The high jumps this item gave the characters was also so much fun!
Motion Sensor Bomb
Bombs are always great to mix a little chaos into the matches, with the motion sensor bomb being one of my favorites. In a battle with 4 or more people, it was great when you were able to sneak one of these bombs without anyone else noticing and watching as they go flying off the screen due to the unexpected explosion.
The Warp Star from Kirby’s games was a great item to deal that finishing blow on an opponent, as long as you were able to control it well enough. It’s quick and pretty and just fun to use in a fast-paced battle.
C’mon, who doesn’t love the pokeball item in the games? Aside from the random Pokemon being an addicting gamble, some of the Pokemon can be particularly devastating to your opponents. And they’re adorable!
With the latest Nintendo Direct making the Internet go crazy with the Smash Bros announcement for the Nintendo Switch, there have been plenty of speculation about what characters will be featured in the fighting game. We can make out a few characters from the silhouettes about the characters that will return to the game, but I’m sure we’re going to get plenty of spoilers as new characters are slowly introduced before the game comes out.
Then, of course, there are the characters we want to see in Super Smash Bros. Some are practical, some not so much. Still, it’s fun to dream and think about various characters trying to fight each other. Kris, who do you want to see in Smash this time around?
Geno was always my number one character to see in this game. Hell, I’d love to see Geno in any other game considering how awesome he was in Super Mario RPG! I think his attacks are versatile enough for a fighting game and his Final Smash could have something to do with the stars, such as a meteor shower or something. Seeing as we’ve had Cloud from Square Enix, perhaps they could also add Geno…? What about you, Rachel?
Geno would be awesome, of course. I want to see Phoenix Wright or Godot or any of the Ace Attorney characters. I know Phoenix is technically in his own fighting game, but that’s all the more reason to add him. He has experience.
Phoenix would be fun, or Professor Layton, too! In cut scenes on a few of his games, we’ve definitely seen Layton defend himself well. I’d also like to see Chun Li in the series. Street Fighter was a series that was fun for playing once in a while to me, but I think Chun Li would be an awesome addition as a female brawler. Considering Ryu was put in the series, it shouldn’t be a stretch to add Chun Li.
Oh, yeah. It’d definitely be nice to see another female thrown in. I think they’ve done a pretty good job keeping a balance though. Another character I would love to see is Professor E. Gadd from Luigi’s Mansion. He could certainly use the Poltergeist 3000 or 5000 (or whatever number he’s on) to his advantage. Similar to Kirby, he could suck his opponents up and spit them out without taking their powers. Some of the ghosts from the mansion can be used as assist trophies or items as well. Or the ghosts can be his final smash.
He would certainly be an interesting addition! Does Luigi do anything with ghosts or the vacuum for his moves? I can’t remember. Speaking of assist trophies, I think it’d be great to see the Breath of the Wild Champions appear. Since the silhouette of Link in the direct seemed to be of his Breath of the Wild counterpart, having Urbosa show up with her lightning attack or Mipha doing a bit of healing to those who called on her would be a treat!
I don’t believe he does. Having the champions thrown in would be amazing. That could be Link’s final smash. He could call all four of them and just destroy everyone on screen!
I would also love to see Toad. That is all.
What characters are you hoping for in Smash Bros for the Switch? Let us know in the comments below!
There are so many new video games that Rachel and I have to try out and play, along with some old favorites from our SNES Classic. With that said, there are definitely some games we’re missing right now, like the Super Smash Bros. series. Can’t wait until a port or a new installment appears on the Switch!
Castle Siege from Fire Emblem series
I’m a sucker for the Fire Emblem franchise, and I really enjoyed playing on the fantasy-inspired Castle Siege map in Smash Bros. With the stage switching the scenery every so often, players need to stay on their toes so they don’t accidentally get lost in the transition.
This was always a fun little stage. Not only do you have to contend with people trying to literally knock you out of the sky, you also have to make sure you don’t fall off of the floating Pokemon balloons.
This is probably the stage that we fight on the most. Just a leveled area that’s a decent size to have a full-out brawl on, especially if you have no items on. The space-like backgrounds always helped the mood as well.
The Temple from the Legend of Zelda series
This was always a favorite stage, especially when we used to play Melee with our non-gamer friends. It was large enough for nooks and crannies to let you hide for a bit of a breather (or figure out the buttons), but also provided the challenge of needing to rack up enough damage on your opponents to send them flying off the stage. The aesthetic was also just tons of fun.
What are your favorite Super Smash Bros. stages? What ones are you hoping will appear in a new Smash installment?
I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this before way back when the Nintendo Switch came out (it’s already been seven months… wow!), but I wanted to talk about some games that I hope will come to the console in the near future.
4. Luigi’s Mansion
I would love to have a third Luigi’s Mansion game, but at this point, I wouldn’t even care if they remade the first one and maybe added a little to it. I love the Gamecube and, at the time, the graphics were awesome, but I would love to see Luigi on the TV with Switch graphics!
3. Animal Crossing
New Leaf came out for the 3DS in 2012. That’s a long time ago! Sure, they’ve come out with Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival since then, but… I want a new game. And now that I have the New 2DS XL, I wouldn’t care if they put it on there. Still, I would love to see it on the Switch, on my TV.
Give me something. Anything. I prefer a main game, but I’ll take any sort of Pokemon. And yes, I know there’s Pokken Tournament DX, but like I said I want a main game. And, I think that’s what they’re working on, but it’d be nice to have some updates on it.
1. Super Smash Brothers
I can’t believe that they haven’t officially announced this yet. I say officially because we all believe that’s what Reggie said in his blurred-beeped-out speech during the Nintendo World Championship. I’m down for a brand new Smash game or a deluxe version. Like all the other games, I just want to see it on the Switch.
What games are you hoping for? Let me know in the comments below!
I haven’t done a “Throwback Thursday” in a while so I thought I’d do one. Except, this time, I won’t be talking about one specific game, but mainly about a friend I used to game with a lot.
I started babysitting for a boy my cousin went to school with back in 2009. It was my first babysitting gig and I had just started working in a preschool as I was newly 16-years-old. This boy was 7-years-old and had an older brother, 10, and a younger sister, 6. I babysat for them for seven years until they got old enough that they didn’t need me anymore.
As they years went by, I turned out to be more like a friend, or sister, to them to help drive them to and from appointments and such rather than make sure they didn’t burn the house down when no one was home.
The boys were very much into video games and when I had first met them, we were both excited when we found out we both played Pokemon. I think, at first, the parents thought it was odd that I was into video games, but they were happy that I had something in common with the kids.
All three kids are special ed., with ADD or Autism among other disabilities. So, for the 7-year-old, video games and the computer were an outlet for him. It was an outlet for all of them, but mainly him. Because they played it so much, they were only allowed a certain amount of screen time during the day, but I made the most of it.
We played Pokemon together, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, and more, such as Magic: The Gathering and trading Pokemon cards. We watched Let’s Plays on YouTube and could talk for hours about a specific game willing each other to get this game and that one.
I just saw them last weekend for lunch since I’ll be feeding their guinea pigs and fish while they’re on vacation. He’ll be 15 in two weeks and even though we haven’t seen each other since September, not much has changed, but a lot has changed at the same time.
He’s huge, for one thing. Being about eight years older than him, I stand just under his shoulders. But the big thing was that he was excited to show me his new video game gadgets. He got a new mouse and mouse pad plus a new desktop computer for gaming.
We ended up talking quite a while about various game equipment and the like. It was refreshing to talk to him about that stuff again.
Even though we haven’t seen each other in quite a while, it was as though nothing has changed.
Do you have anyone you have gaming in common with like that? Did you ever get close to someone through gaming? Let me know in the comments below!
With that said, I decided to talk about my favorite Mario characters because… Well, why not?
Kris and I watched the Super Mario Bros movie with Bob Hoskins the other night (it’s such a bad movie, but we love it anyway!) and I think that’s what got Mario stuck in my head.
It’s hard to narrow down just five characters from the Super Mario world, but these were the first five that I thought of. I figured they must be my favorite if I thought of them first.
5. Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp always had a soft spot in my heart. He’s the “dog” in the Mario world and who doesn’t love to have a dog? Sure, Chain Chomp can eat you, but I’m sure he would make a lovely pet.
In games such as Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, or Mario Party, I never play as Bowser. I don’t know why I just don’t. But Bowser is such a great character. I love his personality, especially in the Paper Mario games. He’s witty and funny and I enjoy that he actually joins Mario in some games. He’s not bad, he just makes the wrong choices.
I’m afraid of ghosts, but I love Boo. I don’t know what it is about Boo, but he’s adorable and his voice is funny. I’ve always enjoyed the Boo houses in any Mario game and especially love Luigi’s Mansion. I’m drawn to those kinds of games for whatever reason.
Who doesn’t love Luigi more than Mario? No offense, Mario. Luigi is my spirit animal. He’s afraid of the world, but is strangely drawn to ghosts for whatever reason.
Do I really have to explain this one?
Who are your favorite Mario characters? Let me know in the comments below!
I’ll be completely honest, I had no idea what to write about for today.
But I’ve been doing something lately that I tend to do a lot and wondered if I’m the only one who does it…
Show of hands: Who goes on Super Smash Brothers Wii U and pins eight level-9 computer characters against each other for a certain amount of time to see who comes out on top?
Whenever I’m cleaning the room or writing or blogging, I like to have some background noise on. Normally I listen to instrumental music or video game soundtracks, but sometimes I end up humming along or even dancing and then I get distracted.
So, when that happens I tend to put on Super Smash Brothers Wii U. I pin the computer characters against each other, usually for about an hour, and see how much I can get done by the time the match is over.
Sometimes I do eight level-9 random characters. Sometimes I pick characters based on their respected game and sometimes I do four versus four and see which team wins.
Lately, I’ve been having Kris pick four characters and I pick four. Then they battle and we see which team wins. We did four matches the other day and my team won three of the four matches. Needless to say, I was very happy with that even though I didn’t even do anything.
Aside from playing the actual game, that’s how I “play” Super Smash Brothers.