Welcome to the seventh edition of Rate That Character Round Up!
Starting us off we have Spazzy’s first contribution, the one and only, Simon Belmont:
When it comes to Simon Belmont, I honestly think the pros outweigh the cons. He’s one of the few remaining icons from the NES era that remains somewhat relevant today, and he has the all tools to make for a truly interesting Smash character. Still, He is up against some tough competition,and his series has seen better days, so he is far from a shoo-in. — 60%
Then the next day, NantenJex took a look at another potenital Kirby rep, Magalor:
In the end, Magalor is a popular Kirby character who is important to modern Kirby. He is the new Marx and has a future in the series. He might not have a connection to Sakurai, however Sakurai himself claims that this bias is unfounded so maybe going forward he will want to focus on new Kirby content to counter this. We will just have to see. — 60%
NantenJex looked at a potential clone character in the next video. Alph from Pikmin:
for the base game but in the incredibly likely situation that clones are added to the game Alph makes a ton of sense. All the assets are there and there can be enough differences between him and Olimar to justify it. So we’ll just have to wait and see. — 85%
NantenJex then rated a character from Capcom’s premiere franchise, Resident Evil:
In the end, Resident Evil is still a momentous franchise in gaming, with worldwide appeal that transcends the medium. It easily deserves a spot on the roster and Leon would be the perfect candidate for this. Capcom are also ok with Nintendo using their characters in Smash so it really comes down to whether Sakurai can have Leon in the game without his moveset causing rating issues. And that comes down to Sakurai. — 65%
NantenJex finishes his contributions to this week with a veteran character, Ivysaur.
Ultimately, Ivysaur’s chances really come down to whether or not Sakurai wants to bring back veterans or not. Some really popular choices like Ice Climbers and Wolf makes sense but Ivysaur and Squirtle don’t have as big, or as loud, a fanbase. They may be more suited to DLC where Sakurai might be more willing to bring back some missing veterans, just like he did for Smash for.– 35%
Finishing off this week was RealHeroofWinds and Voyager teaming up to tackle Isaac from Golden Sun
Despite his strong moveset potential and his fame among the fans, Isaac seemed to have missed the chance to get into Smash as a playable character in past iterations, most likely because of bad timing, and now it seems to be too late to get in.
And with his series off in a deep slumber, it appears that it won’t come back any time soon, as most of the development team behind the original GBA games may have left Camelot S.P., and the current development team has only worked on Mario Sport Spin-offs, with mixed results as well.
Maybe a remake of the first two games in the same vein of the “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga” remake could give the series a second chance with a new generation of players and pave the way to a new game in the future, and maybe then Isaac could get his invitation to the party.
But who knows? It could get his chance as a Retro rep. In the future