April 2016 Review – The Final Countdown

SG April 2006 Review

Hey guys, welcome to our annual Source Gaming review where we highlight all the articles/videos that have been uploaded to the site over the past month! The month of April has been an extremely huge month for SG. Not only have we provided an update for our Patreon and severely overhauled the Definitive Unused Fighters List, but we are in the mist of the Final Countdown to E3 which Source Gaming will be attending (more details can be found here)!

The March 2016 Review can be read here.

Before we get to the articles from this month, Source Gaming would like to sincerely thank the community for all the support for this past year. Without you guys, we wouldn’t be able to clear up a lot of the misinformation that was circling the Smash Community for several years and do what were passionate about.

Anyways, let’s take a look at the articles/videos that SG has put out for this past month!

Videos and Podcasts (7):

SourceCast #11 – The Future of Gaming: PushDustIn, Nantendo and Spazzy_D shake things up a bit and talk about what the future of gaming might hold!

Sakurai on: Balancing Smash [Video]PushDustIn made a video showcasing the introduction to the article!

Should Smash be Ported over the NX? [Discussion Video]: PushDustIn, epicmartin7, and LIQUID12A discuss whether or not Smash 4 should be on the NX!

Secrets of Melee’s Stage Selection [Video and Article]: PushDustIn takes a look at the hidden design elements of SSBM’s Stage Select Screen!

SourceCast #12 – Zelda 30th Anniversary: Smashchu, PushDustIn, Spazzy_D and special guest BriHard discuss what the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series might hold!

Character Corner #4 – Kirby: ConorEatsPants, Nantendo and Smashchu talk about the many Kirby Characters that could make an appearance in Smash Bros one day!

Reaction to Zelda-Delay and NX-Release: PushDustIn and Nantendo give their reactions to Nintendo’s bombshell news regarding the NX release date and Zelda Wii U/NX’s delay to 2017.


Translations (4):

“Media’s Bizarre Connections” – Sakurai’s Famitsu Column, Vol. 178: Sutamen brings us Sakurai’s thoughts on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Sakurai Gives Some Advice to Other Game Creators [Vol. 504]: Soma brings us Sakurai’s advice for other Video Game Developers!

News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Battle Stages: nocturnal YL shows a website translation talking about the counterparts to the “Back” Melee stages!

News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Back Stages: nocturnal YL shows another website translation talking about the counterparts to the “Battle” Melee stages!


Articles (11):

Zelda Series Representation in SmashNantendo takes a look at what changed in the Zelda series overtime and how they’re represented in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Missed Potential: Triforce Heroes: PushDustIn looks at the missed potential with Zelda: Triforce Heroes and what could be done to improve it!

Dream Tools – Ultra Hand: Wolfman_J outlines how the Ultra Hand could work out as an item in Smash Bros!

Sakurai On: Balancing Smash: PushDustIn describes how Sakurai balances the Smash Bros. series!

An Alternative Interpretation of Canon in Super Mario: Wolfman_J takes a look at different interpretations of the term “canon” and applies them to the Mario Universe.

The Case for Slime: Spazzy_D analyzes the popular Dragon Quest mascot to see if he would be a perfect fit for Super Smash Bros.!

Dream Smasher: Slippy: Smashchu makes a couple theories as to how Slippy would look if he made it into Smash!

Series Analysis: Star Fox: Smashchu makes an analysis on the Star Fox series!

Why Time is the Default Option [in Smash]: PushDustIn takes a look why time is the default option in Smash matches!

Mii Fighter Costumes: Consolation Prizes?: TheAnvil takes a look at whether or not the Mii Fighter Costume Consolation Prize theory holds merit!

The Definitive List of Unused Fighters in Smash: This is the long awaited update to the Definitive Unused Fighters list by Soma!


SG Choice/Roundtable (3):

SG Choice: What Crossover do you Want?: The SG Team says their opinions on what Gaming Crossover they would love to have!

30th Anniversary of Zelda — Past and Future (SG Roundtable): The SG team comes together to discuss their thoughts on the Zelda franchise.

SG Choice: Favorite Star Fox Character: The SG team comes together to discuss their favorite Star Fox character.


Website Related (5):

March 2016 Review: A review of all the posts Source Gaming has published in March 2016!

BriHard will Join Us to Discuss Zelda: This was before we recorded SourceCast #12, so this post is mostly for Archival Purposes.


Help Source Gaming Cover E3!: Source Gaming is still going to E3, but we will need your help to get there.

Patreon Update [April]: PushDustIn provides an update to our backers and fans.


Featured Content (9):

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Glitches: A+Start takes a look at the glitches that reside in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door!

Why are some English Dubs so bad?: BriHard explains the causes as to why some English Dubs turn out the way they do!

Interview with Gaming Reinvented!: Source Gaming gets interviewed by Gaming Reinvented!

Let’s Repair – eBay Junk – A Possible SNES Jr. Clone: RetroGameTech attempts to fix a broken Super Nintendo Jr.!

Playstation 2 Review/Overview – Game Sack: Game Sack takes a look at the monolith library that the PS2 has to offer!

Know Your Moves – Ness and Lucas: Relax Alax takes a look at the details behind Ness and Lucas’s movesets!

Cleaning a Sega Mega Drive Model 2: Adam Koralik cleans a Japanese Sega Mega Drive Model 2!

Classic Game Room Review of Super Mario Bros. HOT WHEELS: Mark from Classic Game Room reviews the Mario 30th Anniversary HOT WHEELS Van!



Featured Comments (4):

Featured Comments (April 5,2016): What was the meaning behind those April Fools Day jokes?

Featured Comments (April 12, 2016): PushDustIn talks about Bayonetta bans, development time, and Nintendo vs. Capcom!

Featured Comments (April 21, 2016): PushDustIn talks about Mario canon, video editing, and Melee stages!

Featured Comments (April 25,2016): PushDustIn discusses writing, Wolf and quality.


Reviews (3):

Review – Dot Arcade: Dot Arcade is a very unique and experimental eShop-Game for Wii U. But…is it fun? Let’s find out in our Review, written by Spazzy_D.

Smashing Reviews – PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale: LIQUID12A and Spazzy review Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Is it Smashing?

Star Fox Zero – Review: TheAnvil takes a look at the Star Fox game we’ve been waiting for, for the last 19 years.


Guest Articles (2):

Dream Smashers – Sceptile: Monomario777 gives us his insight on how he thinks Sceptile would play if he ever got into the Super Smash Bros series.

Star Fox Series Representation in Smash: AlphaSSB goes over the Star Fox series representation in the Smash Bros series!


April Fools (3):

Sakurai’s Secret Sauce: You won’t believe the secret sauce Sakurai has been hiding…

Top 10 Things in Mario: We break down the top 10 things in Mario!

The Case for Mercedes-Benz: Spazzy_D puts his analysis skills into gear in order to drive the truth as to whether or not the GLA should be in Smash!


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118, 567 views

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Remember too, this is going to be our first time going to E3 as well, so make sure to check out our Go Fund Me page so we can provide for our fans when we go this year!

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  1. I don’t really know where I should put this but I tried donating to the E3 go fund me, but it said there was a problem with the campaign, any idea what the problem might be?

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