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This article looks at comments made from the July 26th – August 2nd (Japan time).

Wow, it’s already August! It’s super hot here in Japan. Buildings aren’t well insulated, so it’s freezing in the winters and so hot in the summer. I have the fan on my almost 24/7, and Kuma has retreated to the closet for most of the days.

Remember, don’t insult other posters. If you insult other posters, your post that you might have spent so much time on might not get approved, and thrown in the trash. Stay classy!

My solution to the Smash Bros. Doesn’t need a Hazard Toggle debate…give Smash a better stage maker. There, problem solved.


As a Nintendo fan, I hope this is the case. It would also make the severe drought of content this year somewhat excusable. However, I worry about third party support if Nintendo is constantly releasing big titles themselves. Nintendo games have always been system sellers, but sometimes to the point where third parties don’t do well on Nintendo platforms.

Arthur 97

I’m severely torn on covering rumors (as many of you guys probably know). On one hand — they are extremely popular content. A lot of people will watch it because they want to learn about it / are interested in the gossip. On the other hand, there are a lot of issues that I believe occur because of the OVER reporting of rumors. I try to keep it in moderation — only when they are believable, or at the very least we can add some unique insight into them (like Delzethin covering the supposed starter leak). In the end, I hope the people that are just watching our rumor coverage do see the other kind of content we produce.


Good point!


Another thing to point out is the “Nintendo All Stars” was deliberately dropped from Melee as a recording was done.


I agree with these ideas for how Yoshi, Wario and Waluigi could work in a 3D Mario game.

I actually haven’t played Super Mario 3D World yet. New Super Mario Bros. Wii U wasn’t that enjoyable, and I felt burnt out of Mario. I should go back and try 3D World as I’ve heard generally positive things about it.


In my opinion, Sakurai sees stages have a unique pull just as important as characters having a unique pull. Sometimes he pulls the same kind of stage from one series (Donkey Kong gets stuck with jungle levels, and Metroid with lava…) but I think he does that because of overall stage balance. In addition, there seems to be a mixture of stage gimmicks (Smash for. upped the ante with stage bosses). So the way I see it, Sakurai has to balance 1. level representation 2. stage balance 3. overall stage selection. But that’s just my guess.

As far as I know, the only time he’s really talked about stages was with his wife Michiko in a later part of the Itoi interview. I’m sorry that we haven’t translated it yet. They discusses stage layouts quite a bit if I remember correctly.

Rafael Mauna (@Fire_Voyager)

Yeah, it’s important to try to learn about different cultures/ people instead of automatically judging them. Stereotyping is kind of innate behavior meant to help with surviving, but it doesn’t really work well with complex beings like other humans.




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  1. As someone who also found NSMBU incredibly dull and uninspired I’d recommend you give 3D World a shot. I don’t consider it quite on par with the other 3D console Mario games, but its still a solid experience and among the best the Wii U has to offer.

  2. “Another thing to point out is the “Nintendo All Stars” was deliberately dropped from Melee as a recording was done.”

    Yes, but they did a name call out for 4 that was dropped too. Is that supposed to mean that it’s no longer Smash Bros.?

      1. He’s referring to the announcer shouting the game’s title on the title screen. Xander Mobus has stated that he had recorded the “title scream” for Smash 4, but it went unused for unknown reasons. I guess Sakurai just doesn’t really want a title scream in Smash anymore, since Brawl didn’t have one either.

        1. Exactly, things go unused all the time. Having an audio recording going unused could simply mean that they didn’t want to use it. It is not conclusive of the intents of the developers.

          1. We are talking about a producer who had NoA record 100 hours of footage for a 10 second commercial. And even then, Sakurai was still unhappy. Sakurai is extremely obsessive about the small details.

            The fact that it’s in Melee and is unused is a big deal as it shows a change of direction in my opinion. Maybe when Sakurai dropped “Nintendo All Stars” when Kojima approached him about Snake in Melee?

        2. Might be because Sakurai has stated “for Wii U” and “for 3DS” was chosen in order to ensure customers could easily tell which game which was which. If it was a general title like Brawl/ Melee, then customers might not know what system the game was for.

          Do you know what interview Xander Mobus said that in?

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