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Rate That Character Round Up #7

Welcome to the seventh edition of Rate That Character Round Up!

Starting us off we have Spazzy’s first contribution, the one and only, Simon Belmont:

Verdict:

When it comes to Simon Belmont, I honestly think the pros outweigh the cons. He’s one of the few remaining icons from the NES era that remains somewhat relevant today, and he has the all tools to make for a truly interesting Smash character.  Still, He is up against some tough competition,and his series has seen better days, so he is far from a shoo-in. — 60%


Then the next day, NantenJex took a look at another potenital Kirby rep, Magalor:

Verdict:

In the end, Magalor is a popular Kirby character who is important to modern Kirby. He is the new Marx and has a future in the series. He might not have a connection to Sakurai, however Sakurai himself claims that this bias is unfounded so maybe going forward he will want to focus on new Kirby content to counter this. We will just have to see. — 60%


NantenJex looked at a potential clone character in the next video. Alph from Pikmin:

Verdict:

for the base game but in the incredibly likely situation that clones are added to the game Alph makes a ton of sense. All the assets are there and there can be enough differences between him and Olimar to justify it. So we’ll just have to wait and see.  — 85%


NantenJex then rated a character from Capcom’s premiere franchise, Resident Evil:

Verdict:

In the end, Resident Evil is still a momentous franchise in gaming, with worldwide appeal that transcends the medium. It easily deserves a spot on the roster and Leon would be the perfect candidate for this. Capcom are also ok with Nintendo using their characters in Smash so it really comes down to whether Sakurai can have Leon in the game without his moveset causing rating issues. And that comes down to Sakurai. — 65%


NantenJex finishes his contributions to this week with a veteran character, Ivysaur.

Verdict:

Ultimately, Ivysaur’s chances really come down to whether or not Sakurai wants to bring back veterans or not. Some really popular choices like Ice Climbers and Wolf makes sense but Ivysaur and Squirtle don’t have as big, or as loud, a fanbase. They may be more suited to DLC where Sakurai might be more willing to bring back some missing veterans, just like he did for Smash for.– 35%


Finishing off this week was RealHeroofWinds and Voyager teaming up to tackle Isaac from Golden Sun

Verdict:

Despite his strong moveset potential and his fame among the fans, Isaac seemed to have missed the chance to get into Smash as a playable character in past iterations, most likely because of bad timing, and now it seems to be too late to get in.

And with his series off in a deep slumber, it appears that it won’t come back any time soon, as most of the development team behind the original GBA games may have left Camelot S.P., and the current development team has only worked on Mario Sport Spin-offs, with mixed results as well.

Maybe a remake of the first two games in the same vein of the “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga” remake could give the series a second chance with a new generation of players and pave the way to a new game in the future, and maybe then Isaac could get his invitation to the party.

But who knows? It could get his chance as a Retro rep. In the future

— 30%

4 comments
  1. I agree on Simon. He, or any other popular and memorable Castlevania character, is the only one I can see taking the place of Snake (who at this point seems unlikely to return) as the Konami rep.

    Here are the rest of my suggestions.
    -Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong)

    -Medusa (Kid Icarus)

    -Parabô and Satebô (Satellaview mascots)

    -Anyone from Rhythm Heaven

    -Anyone from Megami Tensei (including sub-series)

    -Slime (Dragon Quest)

    GreatMeat on May 27 |
  2. Simon in smash is pretty problematic, on the one hand he has a unquie moveset, interesting stages and music and has been one of the NES/GBA premier series he be a welcome addition to the smash roster but on the other hand Konami’s reputation over the years has gotten really shitty. it would be interesting seeing fan reaction if he does get announced.

    i totally agree with remaking the Goldensun series, it would be pretty interesting.

    okay my list of soon to be rated character are here

    Dixie Kong
    Mona
    Jimmy T.
    Ashley
    Impa
    Hades
    Viridi
    Anna
    Lyn
    Tiki
    Caeda
    Minvera
    Slippy
    Lyanroc
    Decidueye
    The Ultra Beasts
    Lin
    Kos-MOS
    Andy
    Ray
    Saki
    Vivosaurs
    Chibi Robo
    Dillon
    A Rythem Heaven character
    Professor Layton
    Jibanyan
    Bomberman
    Alucard
    Dr. Eggman
    Megaman X
    Megaman EXE
    Zero
    Ken
    Phoenix Wright
    Black Mage
    Cecil
    Bartz
    Terra
    Sora
    Edea Lee
    Dragon Warrior
    Slime
    Ryu Hayabusa
    Zhou Yu
    Cao Cao
    Yukimura Sanada
    Nobunga Oda
    Sophie(from the Atelier games)
    Jack Frost
    Aigis, Teddie or Morgana
    Devil Summoner

    David Horan on May 27 |
  3. Here are my comments to these characters…

    Simon Belmont: I still don’t know if that rumor is true or false, but as I wanna hype responsibly, I don’t wanna trust that rumor entirely yet, even without a source. But that out of the way, his entry is interesting as his movesets would fit perfectly, but that’ll question Konami’s situation. Although the company is recovering a little on gaming, they still have problems since every scandals happened in the past. We don’t whether we’ll be getting a Konami character, whether that’ll be Simon or Bomberman, or even see Snake making his return. It’s all up to Konami’s situation now…

    Magalor: Sure he may have appeared more than the Frieza-ish menace from Super Star as a cameo, but I wouldn’t think he’ll join Smash due to that case. If Sakurai bias still exist, then he may not join in due to being a non-Sakurai Kirby character. But that may change since he appeared as a showcase trophy as a respect, so his chances may be there, if HAL’s pushing the rights for Sakurai. But even then, I prefer Bandanna Dee due to being more important than Magalor.

    Alph: I do suspect every Pikmin character might end up being an Olimar clone due to performing similar actions, but if we wanna differentiate from the original Pikmin Master, then I would suggest Alph having the Wing Pikmin and Rock Pikmin, while Olimar may reset himself from his Brawl state. But even then, I still think he’ll end up being Olimar’s alt.

    Leon Kennedy: Definitely a character that I’ve always imagined him being in Smash since the 64 era. He have more relationship with Nintendo than Chris being in the Playstation console, since the 64 version of RE2. He is well popular than Chris and Jill, and would make sense for him being in Smash while Chris stays at the Marvel VS Capcom side. But I could agree with his weapon choices that real-firearms are still against the ESRB, while Bayonetta’s case is treated differently. Even then, since Resident Evil series is known to be the major titles alongside Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Monster Hunter, then I guess his chances would be high. It all matters of how many characters from one third party company is allowed…

    Ivysaur: I like Ivysaur as a character, but just like Squirtle, I don’t think they’re that important anymore to Smash. Even Ivysaur isn’t a popular Pokemon in the first gen, as its appearance in the anime is terribly lower than its Bulbasaur and Venusaur. But beside the anime, if Sakurai would bring back the grass-type rep, then that maybe Decidueye as being the new Pokemon from Sun/Moon, or someone other than grass-type instead. But at this moment, I don’t think Sakurai would focus another 1st gen Pokemon for the new Smash, since the first gen is getting too old.

    Robin: He may be an interesting choice, but I guess its too late for him. His game hasn’t been recognized due to experiencing too many hiatus throughout the series, as we haven’t gotten any new title since then. Even the recent one turned out to be a failure, which I do think Sakurai don’t want to focus on a title that didn’t go well, even the previous series have been successful than the recent. This can also be said the same with other long hiatus titles like Sin & Punishment, which Saki Amamiya was mostly requested by fans. It all depend on its creators if they’re supporting the series as they’re planning for a new title.

    zoniken on May 28 |
    • Oh, and sorry; I’ve accidentally called the last guy Robin, but it’s actually Isaac.

      zoniken on May 29 |