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This article looks at comments made from the August 25th- August 31st (Japan time).

It’s the end of August! What a month! Let’s review the comments from the previous week.  Not as many comments to go through, so let’s get started!


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!


I agree with this. Cloud in Smash is a love letter to FFVII. Look at all those references in his reveal trailer. The stage elements. Most of it was from FFVII itself.

Cloud was picked because he was the most popular Final Fantasy character. Final Fantasy is a legendary series — even if it didn’t have those appearances on Nintendo consoles, Cloud’s inclusion would still be justified.

Sakurai: But on the other hand, if you think about who to add from Final Fantasy, it’s hard to come up with a choice that’s not Cloud. We could have used Terra or Bartz, protagonists in their own right, but I feel like there would be some people who wouldn’t know who those characters are.

For more information on this topic, check out the Sakurai x Nomura interview.


Nice job! I’m interested in how people would do in general. I thought about creating a Google Doc so I could measure results.


I’m still bitter about Dinosaur Planet…felt like it could’ve been a solid game without the Star Fox series shoved in it.

Brandon (@Brandon_SM101)

Good point. Maybe they will port Color Splash to the NX, as it might not sell at all on the Wii U.


Somewhat off topic, but I wanted to briefly discuss something and Ar’s comment leads into it well.

With a lot of our interviews, we send out questions before asking them– even for voice interviews. This is done for two reasons. 1. We want the person to be prepared for our questions, in every way possible. I know sometimes I feel regret with an answer I had given. 2. We want to respect guests and not throw them off guard, or back them into a corner. There’s a certain kind of journalism where they try to actively trip up people or put them in impossible situations (“gotcha journalism” as Palin had put it). That’s something I’m not interested in doing with Source Gaming. So far we haven’t had a person we interview outright deny to answer a question, so we’ve been pretty fortunate. Sometimes it’s good to push the interviewees a bit — to see if you can pick their brain, but if you throw them completely off balance the interview will be ruined.

I really, really wanted to ask about Plusle and Minun in particular. But after reading his answers from the other questions, I don’t think he would have answered: maybe he honestly doesn’t remember, or maybe he’s unwilling to answer out of fear of an NDA or out of respect for Nintendo / Sakurai — it doesn’t really matter in the end…as it was very clear he didn’t want to discuss that, so I didn’t want to ask in the end. 

Hopefully, we can solve the mystery of Plusle and Minun someday. I think Sakurai might be the only person willing to discuss them.


Nope, we meant Reflector. Shine is the unofficial term.

Isaac: Venus Adept

I’m trying to find a way to contact him. Dude has no footprint online! I can contact some companies he’s worked for, but I’m not sure if he’s still employed…and it’d be a little weird to request an interview. I’m working on it!


Don’t worry about double posting! We don’t have rules against it (just don’t be obnoxious with it!).

Hmm that’s true. But Corrin just stops the fighter in the tracks, Scorpion pulls them towards him.


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  1. “I’m still bitter about Dinosaur Planet…felt like it could’ve been a solid game without the Star Fox series shoved in it.”

    No way. If that happened Dinosaur Planet would have gone to Microsoft and General Scales would have no chance of getting in Smash Bros. He is my 7th most wanted I’ll have you know.

  2. I think you mean to reply to the guy who was talking to me in that first quote, based on the whole “I agree with this” part.

    As for Corrin/Scorpion difference I don’t think it matters; the point is you can already impale characters in Smash Bros. I don’t see how pulling them towards you afterwards makes it any more violent.

  3. Thanks for the extra reply. There also something I thought after posting that comment. Maybe revealing things that are supposed to be secret even after the end of an NDA can damage one artist’s/worker’s reputation and chances for new jobs. : /

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