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.

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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Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
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The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
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Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.