Super Smash Bros. The Next Generation - Day 27

The Prince Goes on Vacation! An Original Idea!

I'm still a little behind so why not toss out another post today, hm?

The Fabulous Veteran -

Marth!

Marth's not my favorite character. I still have no attachment to him or the Fire Emblem series, so he doesn't mean much to me. That said, I know he's got his fans, and he's a unique fighter so I have no issues with him. The real question is, what do we do for an alternate costume? Well I may be boring but I think we could use his Brawl attire for the alt costume, and make the above his default costume. Or vice-versa.

Newcomer - A Brand New Character...

My original idea went bust, so now I'm going to drag up an old topic I had in mind and eventually shelved. I think it's time that the Smash Bros. series have it's own playable character. Masahiro Sakurai has a knack for creating truly original characters, and yet he has never created anything truly original for Smash. That's not to say he hasn't been immensely creative, and yes he did create the Subspace Army and Tabuu, all of whom were original, but none of them were actually Smash Bros. characters who played by Smash Bros. rules. In this idea, it would be a totally original fighter that would be playable in multiplayer, carrying the banner of the window-frame circle Smash emblem.

This character could be any number of things. It could be something a little more generic, but totally appropriate for a fighting game, where it's some amorphous blue human who can form their arms and legs into different weapons or sprout wings in order to mimic the main Nintendo characters. It's a little boiler-plate, but still kind of cool. What I would prefer to see, however, is some generic hero whose world is being affected by the events that brings the Smash realm together. Something akin to a Sora character from Kingdom Hearts, but without being from Final Fantasy and without being obnoxious. In the vain of the original Smash concept, it could be an original, handmade toy the player has that he starts playing with the rest of his Nintendo toys. It could be inspired off of a toy Sakurai had or just a general toy like a Teddy bear. Now, keep in mind, this wouldn't just be some lame stuffed bear, but represented as a powerful bear warrior or adorable bear creature, whichever direction he wanted to go.

The Stage - Sunset Shore

This stage is probably the most evocative visual image in Donkey Kong Country: Returns. It's striking beauty hits you immediately, and it's impossible to stop looking at it. What would be incredibly awesome is if each character had a special model that silhouetted them in the level (that could maybe come into play on a couple of other stages just for the sake of getting something out of the work for this.) Each character would have a few brightly colored features that would cause them to stand out, like Samus' glowing green parts in her armor or Mario's hat. Mr. Game and Watch would be, hilariously, the same.

Music for Sunset Shore

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Sunset Shore

Potentially the best version of this song ever constructed, this jazzed up version of "Jungle Hijinx" just has it going on. Perhaps they could use the version that was performed at the Nintendo World 2011 event.

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Fear Factory

Even though it's designed for a factory stage and is more electronic, I still find the beat and ambient background fit the smooth visuals of Sunset Shore.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Plus Battle

A little more battle-heavy, which is why it's a good fit for Smash Bros.

Donkey Kong '94 - Final Battle

I especially love this song for it's revisit of the original Donkey Kong music.

Donkey Kong '94 - Jungle Level

An awesome, catchy theme that could be spruced up with the right remix to be a perfect tune for this stage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Bramble Blast

A superb arrangement, this song is easily one of the best in Brawl. I've never even played Donkey Kong Country 2 to have the nostalgia here... it's just a damn fine song.

What all jungle beats would you like to hear in a new Smash? Any cool ideas for an original character? What in the world is Marth wearing? Discuss in the comments downwards.

-Make it a nice day.

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Posted by DrRandle

The Prince Goes on Vacation! An Original Idea!

I'm still a little behind so why not toss out another post today, hm?

The Fabulous Veteran -

Marth!

Marth's not my favorite character. I still have no attachment to him or the Fire Emblem series, so he doesn't mean much to me. That said, I know he's got his fans, and he's a unique fighter so I have no issues with him. The real question is, what do we do for an alternate costume? Well I may be boring but I think we could use his Brawl attire for the alt costume, and make the above his default costume. Or vice-versa.

Newcomer - A Brand New Character...

My original idea went bust, so now I'm going to drag up an old topic I had in mind and eventually shelved. I think it's time that the Smash Bros. series have it's own playable character. Masahiro Sakurai has a knack for creating truly original characters, and yet he has never created anything truly original for Smash. That's not to say he hasn't been immensely creative, and yes he did create the Subspace Army and Tabuu, all of whom were original, but none of them were actually Smash Bros. characters who played by Smash Bros. rules. In this idea, it would be a totally original fighter that would be playable in multiplayer, carrying the banner of the window-frame circle Smash emblem.

This character could be any number of things. It could be something a little more generic, but totally appropriate for a fighting game, where it's some amorphous blue human who can form their arms and legs into different weapons or sprout wings in order to mimic the main Nintendo characters. It's a little boiler-plate, but still kind of cool. What I would prefer to see, however, is some generic hero whose world is being affected by the events that brings the Smash realm together. Something akin to a Sora character from Kingdom Hearts, but without being from Final Fantasy and without being obnoxious. In the vain of the original Smash concept, it could be an original, handmade toy the player has that he starts playing with the rest of his Nintendo toys. It could be inspired off of a toy Sakurai had or just a general toy like a Teddy bear. Now, keep in mind, this wouldn't just be some lame stuffed bear, but represented as a powerful bear warrior or adorable bear creature, whichever direction he wanted to go.

The Stage - Sunset Shore

This stage is probably the most evocative visual image in Donkey Kong Country: Returns. It's striking beauty hits you immediately, and it's impossible to stop looking at it. What would be incredibly awesome is if each character had a special model that silhouetted them in the level (that could maybe come into play on a couple of other stages just for the sake of getting something out of the work for this.) Each character would have a few brightly colored features that would cause them to stand out, like Samus' glowing green parts in her armor or Mario's hat. Mr. Game and Watch would be, hilariously, the same.

Music for Sunset Shore

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Sunset Shore

Potentially the best version of this song ever constructed, this jazzed up version of "Jungle Hijinx" just has it going on. Perhaps they could use the version that was performed at the Nintendo World 2011 event.

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Fear Factory

Even though it's designed for a factory stage and is more electronic, I still find the beat and ambient background fit the smooth visuals of Sunset Shore.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Plus Battle

A little more battle-heavy, which is why it's a good fit for Smash Bros.

Donkey Kong '94 - Final Battle

I especially love this song for it's revisit of the original Donkey Kong music.

Donkey Kong '94 - Jungle Level

An awesome, catchy theme that could be spruced up with the right remix to be a perfect tune for this stage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Bramble Blast

A superb arrangement, this song is easily one of the best in Brawl. I've never even played Donkey Kong Country 2 to have the nostalgia here... it's just a damn fine song.

What all jungle beats would you like to hear in a new Smash? Any cool ideas for an original character? What in the world is Marth wearing? Discuss in the comments downwards.

-Make it a nice day.

Posted by JackSukeru

Man, the Japanese boxart for the latest Fire Emblem game is just so awesome. How it's all sideways yet everyone's weapons line up perfectly and the colors are all a shade darker than what you would expect, add to that a clean simple title in white on black, gorgeous.

I have only ever played a little bit of Fire Emblem, the game that I got for free as part of the 3DS ambassador program to be precise. It was pretty cool but the story was hecka' generic. Didn't get far into it but I'm kind of excited to try the latest one out if it ever gets over here.

As for Marth, I fully expect him to be there and in his new getup, looking forward to it.

Not sure how I feel about new characters being introduced specifically for the franshise.

The Sunset Shore stage idea is a great one if they decide to do it. It would have to be a pretty open level just so as not to be frustrating but I think it could be one to get by on gimmick alone. Also that Bramble Blast tune is amazing! I might need to play some more Brawl.

Posted by DrRandle

As long as it's not a maraca swinging cactus, we should be good with an original character, I think. If anybody could do it and make it interesting, it's Sakurai.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Marth may not be your favorite Smash character but he is mine. I don't have any nostalgia for the character either, the characters just clicks with me. From his moveset, appearance and attitude. Where did you get that image of Marth?

I am not opposed to the idea of a Smash only character, but it would have to be done right. The first time I seen some of the characters was in Smash after all. Maybe they could be the protagonist of a side mode in the next game, similar to subspace.

I have not played Donkey Kong Country Returns but I now will be disappointed if that is not a stage in the next game.

Posted by DrRandle

I was the same way with Lucas, even if he was just a Ness clone (never played Earthbound either). Lucas' presentation was just so much better to me, and the small variations to his attacks and specials were just right. As for that picture of Marth, I grabbed it from the GB archives. I believe it's from the most recent Fire Emblem on 3DS, but it might have been the one before that? Honestly I don't know, sorry.

Posted by JackSukeru

@ImmortalSaiyan: @DrRandle: That image of Marth is from the latest Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem: Kakusei, that's coming out for the 3DS. You can see him on the boxart. He's not the main character, but is being all masked and sneaky for some reason. I dunno, haven't played much Fire Emblem either.