This article mainly looks at comments from March 23rd – April 3rd (Japan time)
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Ohhh! That’s pretty interesting, I didn’t know that. Thanks!
We’ll do better next year!
I never really saw the appeal. I never thought Smash and Spongebob would mesh well together. As a kid, I didn’t have cable so I didn’t have a ton of exposure to Spongebob. I knew the character, but I didn’t grow up on the show I guess.
I wrote an article on it, but it would make for a good discussion video! I’ll add it to the idea list~
I think the two Corrins are in a unique position. Fire Emblem is a series Nintendo has been really pushing. There’s only 1 alt. The female alt is probably more popular than the male. I think it makes sense and is somewhat justifiable. I’m not going to get either of the Corrin amiibo, but I can understand why Nintendo would want them both produced.
If there are additional characters, they could be a different wave.
I agree with this :).
The Koopalings should be combined into one amiibo.
I think the amiibo were just the poses.
I think two Corrins are just for constitency and to promote Fire Emblem.
One issue I just thought about with the Koopalings and Alph, is the way the amiibo are coded.
|0x0||0x2||Game & Character ID|
|0x3||0x1||amiibo Figure Type|
|0x4||0x2||amiibo Model Number|
So the data structure looks like this:
|Series||Character #||Variation #||Form||amiibo #||Set||02|
|Gold Mario (SMB)||00||00||00||00||00||3C||01||02|
|Silver Mario (SMB)||00||00||00||00||00||3D||01||02|
|Classic Mario (BIT)||00||00||00||00||02||38||06||02|
|Modern Mario (BIT)||00||00||00||00||02||39||06||02|
|Dr. Mario (SSB)||00||00||01||00||00||19||00||02|
(From this spreedsheet)
The reason why I copied Mario and Luigi’s is to explain why Alph and Koopalings wouldn’t work with the current way the amiibo are coded.
Essentially, Alph and Koopalings would be treated as different characters. The 2nd number would be different for them.
If I understood it correctly, Smash is programmed to recognize by the series and character number, unless there is an exception (Dr. Mario, included above is one of them. This is because Dr. Mario IS Mario). However, if you use the Gold Mario amiibo it should work in Smash, and that’s because Smash is just reading the series and character number and going “oh, it’s not Dr. Mario. It’s just Mario. Cool.”. Some games include special bonuses for certain kind of amiibo — like Breath of the Wild with certain versions of Link. Again, they are programmed to receive that data.
As I mentioned above, Alph IS NOT Olimar. He’s an alt in Smash, but the character number would need to be different. It’s the same for the Koopalings and Bowser (each Koopaling should have a unique character number).
With the two Corrins, they would be the same series + character number…the only difference should be the variation number. So maybe without a patch, it’d be very difficult to add Koopalings/ Alph into the game as acceptable amiibo, unless their character numbers have already been decided.
That’s it for this week! I’ll be back next week~
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