Super Mario RPG character could fit perfectly in Smash Ultimate - Dexerto
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Super Mario RPG character could fit perfectly in Smash Ultimate

Published: 20/Sep/2019 4:30 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 5:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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There are plenty of former stars from the Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and one super-fan of Nintendo’s classic RPG has taken the next step by bringing their new character concept to life.

The character in question is popular Nimbus side character Mallow, who was first added to Nintendo’s franchise in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

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Mallow already appears as a support spirit in Ultimate on the unlockable Magicant stage, but this fan of the RPG clearly wants to bring the cloud-based character into the fight properly.

The carefully crafted character concept by Rafael Santos, who goes by ‘raswhoever’ online, laid out all of Mallow’s potential moves, taunts, and animations, including weather-based powers that could paralyze enemies, summon lightning bolts, or create exploding snowballs.

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    Santos also expanded on many of the attack descriptions, and revealed to Dexerto what he had titled some of Mallow’s potential special moves.

    Attacks

    • A – Two hits combo, based on Mallow default attack.
    • Side Tilt – Punch foward using Sticky Glove, weaker version of Ganondorf’s Side Tilt.
    • Up Tilt – Similar to Ivysaur’s Up tilt.
    • Down Tilt – Low kick, like Zelda’s.
    • Neutral Air – Multihit move using the Rocky Candy, like Pikachu’s neutral air.
    • Forward Air – Use the Froggie Stick, has Meteor effect.
    • Up Air – Strong lighting attack.
    • Down Air – Multiple hits like Peach’s down air.
    • Back Air – Explosive lighting blast.
    • Dash – Multiple hits, like Luigi’s dash.
    • Foward Smash – Use the Cymbals dealing 2 hits, if charged uses Sonic Cymbals.
    • Up Smash – Use the Whomp Glove, Similar to Simon’s Up smash.
    • Down Smash – Attack from both sides, like Wii Fit Trainer’s down smash.
    • Grab – Long-range grab.

    Specials

    • Neutral B – Thunderbolt.
    • Side B – Shocker.
    • Up B – Recover Cloud.
    • Down B – Snowy.

    JoeAdokMallow’s first appearance was in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

    Overall, the concept art was fairly well-received, and many fans expressed their disappointment that more Smash Bros RPG characters wouldn’t be added to Smash considering Nintendo doesn’t completely own the rights to the title.


    “There are so many fun characters and worlds to revisit,” the Smash fan said. “Everyone focuses on Geno and Mallow, but I also wanna see Booster, Belome, the Axem Rangers, Valentina, Croco, Exor, Jonathan Jones, Frogfucius, and Boshi in video games again.”

    While Mallow may not be coming into the game as a playable character any time soon, other popular video game stars have been announced for the upcoming DLC fighter pack.

    Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard was confirmed earlier this month, and famous N64-era duo Banjo-Kazooie joined the ever-expanding roster in the same week. The developers have also confirmed some fan requests, like Dragon Ball Z’s Goku, will never be added to the game.

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Minecraft Smash Ultimate leaker teases Ryu Hayabusa DLC fighter

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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An established Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker who has leaked several of the game’s fighters before and after launch, including Minecraft’s Steve, has returned with some comments on Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa.

Vergeben, who is one of the most reputable leakers in the Smash community having leaked many of the game’s fighters, was asked about rumors of Hayabusa joining the roster.

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The Ninja Gaiden protagonist has long been a fan-favorite to join the Nintendo fighting game, and has even been rumored. Amusingly, he had been discussed even before Fighters Pass Volume 2, along with Minecraft content.

“I remember you mentioned in the past that you heard that there were talks about Ryu Hayabusa being one of the fighters but in the end, he may have been delayed to enter the second wave of DLC,” a user remarked the leaker on GameFaqs.

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Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2
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Ryu has been rumored for a long time.

“Now that Minecraft content finally came and as how Sakurai mentioned he reworked all stages to add the blocks gimmick to the game, it is possible that Hayabusa may also be coming?” the user asked.

To this, Vergeben simply replied: “Stay tuned?”

“I’ll keep looking into it. But the discussions did happen with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash,” he continued, seemingly confirming that Koei Tecmo was in fact in talks to bring a character to the game.

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Leaker comments on Ryu coming to Smash
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The leaker has teased news coming with Koei Tecmo in Smash.

He further added that due to Nintendo’s positive relationship with Koei Tecmo, it’s unlikely that the discussions “ fell through and didn’t result in anything.”

As it’s been established, the discussions to get Minecraft into Smash took five years, so it’s clear that adding certain characters can be a long process.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden staring at castle
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Ninja Gaiden has a history on Nintendo consoles.

This all said, the discussions with Koei Tecmo may also have potentially resulted in a different representative joining Smash Ultimate such as a character from Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, or even Dynasty Warriors.

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Only time will tell if this ends up being yet another thing that Vergeben has been right about.