This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m looking at who I want to see in the newly announced continuation of Nintendo’s best fighting game. It’s all about Newcomers I Want In The Next Smash Bros!
Isaac (Golden Sun): I’ve been wanting Isaac in the series since before Melee came out, but the fact he’s only appeared as an Assist Trophy is nearly criminal. He has so many different moves with his Psy powers and is perfect for a game like Smash Bros since he can mix it up with some melee abilities. Summoning could easily be his Final Smash if they decide to keep that as a thing in this version of the game.
Son Goku (Dragonball): If even Funimation is asking for Goku to be added to the next Smash Bros, you know it probably ought to happen. I mean with characters like Mega Man, Ryu or even Cloud getting into the game, having everyone’s favorite Saiyan in the next installment would be perfect. I can just imagine him slamming a massive Spirit Bomb into the stage for a Final Smash.
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria): I know that Bandai Namco helped out with the last installments of the game, so letting them pick a character from their RPG series would be awesome as a thank you. Velvet being the first solo Female lead would make an excellent addition to the roster with her various Therion skills and Martial abilities. Any of her Mystic Artes could easily become her Final Smash, or even just making it a powered up version where she uses her Therion abilities for like 20 seconds for increased damage would be cool as well. And let’s be honest, we could use more female characters in the next Smash game.
Banjo and Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie): I loved the Banjo-Kazooie games and frankly they’d make an awesome addition to the Smash roster. I have no clue what they’d use as a Final Smash, other than some sort of Mumbo transformation.
Real curveballs I never really expect to happen:
Someone from the TYPE-MOON franchises: Any of the multitude of characters of the Nasuverse might be fun to play in a Smash Game. It’d probably end up being Artoria, because of course it would. But I can always hope for Tamamo no Mae, Ryougi Shiki, or Arcueid right? Noble Phantasm’s would be perfect fits for awesome Final Smash abilities.
Nightmare (Soulcalibur): I don’t really want to see Nightmare in a Smash Bros game, but if it was anyone from the Soul series it’d probably be him. Please choose one of the above though Nintendo if you are actually reading this and seriously considering these character suggestions.
Crazy Taxi (Crazy Taxi): I don’t mean the cab drivers, I mean the freaking car itself. Yeah I absolutely expect this to never happen, but if they were to pull it off somehow, it’d be interesting to say the least.
That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday. Are there any characters you’d like to see added to the Smash Series? Leave your answers below in the comments!
This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game that very few people remember now a days. It’s Bloody Roar!
Plot Synopsis: The game’s story centers on a group of warriors known as “zoanthropes”, who have the power to transform into half-human half-animal “Beasts”, and the Tylon Corporation, an underground organization that seeks to use zoanthropes as mind-controlled weapons.
Plot: The plot was decent enough for a fighting game, but it wasn’t anything amazing either. Average would be the best word for it. I’ve played games with worse stories though, so at least this has a semi decent premise.
Gameplay: The gameplay was pretty fun, even if I only button mashed at the time, I was a kid, bite me. The main draw of the game was to morph into each character’s animalistic forms to deal more damage, allow more moves, and be even more of a badass in general. The cast was pretty fun, although this being the first game in the series the character list to select from was fairly small.
Art: The art was great for the time, but it’s aged poorly like most 3D games do.
Overall: This is a great game, if you get the chance to play it do so. It’ll give you an hour or two of good fun.
For those who like: Weres, Fighting Games, Action.
This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game that almost no one remembers anymore! It’s ClayFighter 63⅓!
Plot Synopsis: The Isle of Klaymodo is the resting place of “Bessie”, the purple meteor that came crashing out of the sky onto Klaymodo Island. Bessie has the essential ingredient, Bawk Choy, necessary for Dr. Kiln’s world dominating Mutagen. Klaymodo’s chief baddies are the devious Dr. Kiln and local voodist Happy Harry Houngan. With a combination of laboratory experiments and voodoo spells, they’ve created an “interesting” assortment of hooligans to help them take over the world. These hideous henchmen include Bonker, a clown gone bad, and Ickybod Clay, the wonder from down under. Dr. Kiln is putting on the finishing touches on his top secret mutagen code named “Clayotic Claymorphisis” as Houngan walks through the lab door. When Houngan finds out about Dr. Kiln’s secret formula the clay hits the fan.
Plot: The plot is pretty nonsensical, but hey at least it includes Earthworm Jim! I’ll probably be doing a column on one of his games soon!
Gameplay: This is one of only two 2D Fighting games developed solely for the Nintendo 64 console and it takes full advantage of that, including poking fun at pretty much every N64 game title. It was a lot of fun to play and I actually want to go out and find a copy of the game, but the real prize would be to find a Sculptors Cut edition, which is one of the rarest Nintendo 64 games ever. The reason why was because it was a rental only exclusive to Blockbuster, when Video Rental stores were still a thing. Shocking I know right?
Art: The 2D aspect of the game was pretty good, but the backgrounds used 3D artwork which has aged poorly, like most of it’s peers from that generation.
Music: Don’t remember a thing, sorry.
Overall: If you can find a copy give it a shot, it was a lot of fun.
For those who like: Comedy, Fighting, Awesome Cast of Characters.