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This article looks at comments made from the July 20th – July 25th (Japan time).

It’s the end of Sonic Week! What did you think of the week? Do you like the idea of themed weeks? Let us know, if we should do more of them (and what weeks you would like to see!)

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Both good choices! I was severely addicted to the Chao Garden! I even made a fan game in Visual Basic in high school.

Losing interesting information is something I worry about too. But I also want the site to be somewhat accessible. With my own work, I try to do a lot of building — so I make a lot references to older content. I always include links, but the stats show not a lot of people read the additional information. =/

Will try to add it back. I accidentally deleted it when adjusting the theme for our needs. My CSS/PHP knowledge is incredibly rusty so it takes me awhile to figure it out. And I’m afraid of breaking the site (of course, we have backups but still…)


I’ll try to include the comment tree in cases where it’s relevant, really didn’t mean to misrepresent your post/ post it out of context. My apologies!



I mention WarioWare in the table, but I still think Wario World had a bigger impact. Wario’s majestic mouth plays a big role in that game.

Peridot Gem

A couple of times we were going to try to “calculate” series representation in Smash. DMurr was actually working on that article (before he got all buff!). DMurr had assigned arbitrary numbers to each form of representation — characters, stages, items, music, stickers, trophies, etc. It might be something we revisit sometime.


Some people argue that having two reps from one third party series ruins the guest aspect. Also, since Smash is primarily an all star Nintendo brawler, they claim it goes against the roots of the series.


Translation quirk. It’s fixed now, thank you!


SSJ22Terris already answered, but I’ll expand a bit.

It might have been the case that if Sonic wasn’t added then we might not have gotten Jigglypuff, Toon Link and Wolf (if the game was on track without adding Sonic, which I kind of doubt). Sakurai does state:

If we had a bit more time, it might have been 4-5 characters, and if we had less time, it might have been zero.


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  1. Yep. Thanks. I firmly believe Assists and insignificant stuff like that wouldn’t make sense to count toward series representation.

  2. I should also add it may be worth leaving a footnote in Sonic Joins the Battle! that the Super Peelout was a move that was exclusive to Sonic CD where Sonic could charge up a run on the spot. It’s pretty obscure to general audiences. :/

  3. Rosalinatehplumber? Somebody loves Mariotehplumber as much as I do.

    I like assist trophies. Dark Samus being one shocked me. I didn’t think Sakurai would look at Corruption given the time it came out. I was curious to see her playable. I even thought about voting for her for a second.

  4. In response to Peridot’s comment, I have brought up Assist Trophies and regular trophies in arguments before, people just don’t seem to care for some reason. If it’s not a character, it often gets dismissed, though I really feel it shouldn’t have to be that way.

    And as for your response to my comment, if we’re really talking roots, it’s worth noting that this game didn’t even have Nintendo characters at first, and as people often bring up, Sakurai had wanted to add third parties ever since Melee. I get that right now, the series is primarily focused around Nintendo, and that’s not a bad thing. All I’m saying is that adding a second third-party character from an already existing series isn’t going to change that.

    1. Trophies and Assist Trophies aren’t consistent. It would be foolish to try to use them in arguments or try to use them for “series representation”.

      Yes he did, but he had to keep them limited since it’s still an Nintendo fighter. It would completely shatter the point of guest characters. They’re not supposed to get as much treatment and thought as the main show 1st parties. Sure it’s nice to have some like Cloud, Sonic, Pac Man etc. But Smash should not start getting taken over by third parties. No matter how promising the character looks. It’s better off one per series.

  5. Oh I wasn’t implying you were. I know it was just posted the same way all other featured comments were. I just felt that to onlookers it might look a bit different if they didn’t click the link provided. No need to apologise, you did nothing wrong.

    Sorry for the late reply by the way.

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