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Another week of comments!

This will be the last featured comments from me for this month. The following features will be done by other Source Gaming members.
This post contains comments from April 11th – April 17th!


Ah, and… Soma always want to say how much he doesn’t care about something or Nintendo characters when he has the chance lol. It feels kinda weird. —Interview with Gaming Reinvented!

Soma enjoys Smash (Mostly Melee) for the gameplay first and foremost. But yeah — it shows that you can be drawn to Smash without necessarily being a Nintendo fan (Though if I remember correctly, Soma is a fan of the older Fire Emblem titles).


Cloud and Mewtwo as the most popular characters? No surprise, they deserve it. Mega Smash Poll — Post Smash DLC

Yeah, not too surprising! It’s a little funny to see how welcomed Cloud has been considering that Black Mage was the fan favorite. Cloud was ranked 155th in that poll.


I’ve never really worried about canon in the Mario universe before unless one game was explicitly a sequel to another. I guess my views on the matter sorta match your own; I view the characters to be so versatile that whatever game they happen to show up in, I’m more likely to just say “Yeah, that makes sense” and take it as-is. An Alternative Interpretation of Canon in Super Mario

I completely agree with you. I feel that Mario is like a Saturday morning cartoon — it just resets every time. Even looking at Mario Galaxy 1 and Mario Galaxy 2, canon obviously doesn’t take precedent in the Mario series.


Yeah… I don’t have money to give. Guess I will just stick to watching the info from Nintendo directly or getting my info from not-as-reliable sources… (Walks away sad)Help Source Gaming Cover E3!

It’s okay if you don’t have money to donate! Just help us get the word out and share our articles! 🙂


Is it just me or is this video getting more attention than Source Gaming stuff normally gets.

Probably just Source Gaming getting more attention because other websites are now bothering to source their stuff to Source Gaming. —Sakurai on: Balancing Smash [Video]

Already replied inline:

Videos are easier to feature on other sites than articles. With articles, people need time to read it and write their own summary of it. If it’s a video usually it can be watched and embedded with not that much effort. People in general don’t really want to read. I still think sourcing/ article format is super important, so when I make videos I’ll at least have a write up available (and have it mentioned in the video). The next project has been decided already/ is underway.

Is Sakurai a Liar? Article actually got a ton of features on non Nintendo sites or at least sites not really known for their Nintendo / Smash coverage. It was weird.


Wassup Source Gaming! I’ve been absent for a while and trying to catch up commenting on several articles. I’ll explain why I was absent later on…

This is the interesting article you’ve brought here! I got some 3 ideas of what kind of crossovers I wanna see…

1. Nintendo have a strong connection with Koei-Tecmo. They’ve brought Takamaru to Samurai Warriors 3, even made a Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition crossover, Hyrule Warriors, and even Yo-kai Sangokushi. They should make more crossovers like Hyrule Warriors, and I think Fire Emblem is the perfect choice. There’s so many protagonists in those series, even with some popular companions and villains too. It’ll be an interesting game if they’ve made a “Fire Emblem Musou”. Not to mention somebody even made a fanart of it too! ( Also they should make more crossovers of the “Warriors” series, which I like to see a Sonic version and maybe a Mega Man version of it too.

2. Nintendo and Sega have been a great rival companies since the 90’s console wars, and thanks to that they became friends too. I think it’ll be interesting thing if they’ve made a crossover of Nintendo and Sega as a competition game, whether that’ll be a fighting game or anything that’ll do with competition. I really like Mario and Sonic’s crossover battle, but I wanna see something that’s not Olympic-related. Also I would like to see these crossover battles too, like Marth VS Toma (Shining Force IXA), Fox VS Ichiro (Sakura Wars), Kirby VS NiGHTS…there’s lots of possibilities. I wouldn’t mind seeing a crossover RPG game of this like Namco X Capcom too.

3. Last time, both Sonic and Puyo Puyo have celebrated their 20th Anniversary. The official Sega even chose this fanart ( as their official anniversary picture! Since this year’s their 25th Anniversary, I think they should make a crossover of something. I wouldn’t mind Sonic characters being in Puyo Puyo; that’ll be an interesting crossover that I’d definitely wanna play. —SG Choice: What Crossover do you Want?


Hey zoniken! I hope you are doing well, my friend! I like all your ideas too. Hope you are doing well!

Javadoze Bowl (@Javadoze)

I sure miss the thought that went into Melee’s stages. Not to say that the newer games have worse-looking stages or anything, but I miss the surprise of seeing things like Fountain of Dreams, Onett, and Icicle Mountain in 3D for the first time.

Though this surprise factor still persists with recent stages like Magicant, Great Cave Offensive, and others, it seems they’re taking a similar approach with the stages as they are with the characters’ appearances: making them fit the artstyles of their respective games rather than “unifying” them with an “overall aesthetic style” as mentioned in the article.

Anyways, it’s pretty interesting to see what goes into making stages and what rules they apply into making them playable. —News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Battle Stages

Yeah, I was super interested in the two stage pieces that we published this week. It’s interesting to see what kind of concepts Sakurai had when designing/picking them!


Anyway, that’s it for this week. Keep leaving those comments!

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