Psychic Warriors and the Towering Fortress!
This one's going to be kind of short. I'll be frank: I'm not dealing with subjects of my expertise. I've never had a chance to play Earthbound, I haven't had time to finish Kid Icarus: Uprising, and I've never finished a game of Fire Emblem. That said I've got something I feel is insightful on all 3, but what I would really love to see is some input from other fans of the respective items. I know you're out there, give me some advice here!
The PSY-Boy Wonder will be making an obvious return, but at this point, I'm kind of stumped as to what we want to do with him. I honestly cannot come up with a thing, so if any of you hardcore tourney types want to pitch in with some balance issues, I'd love to hear about them!
What I can do is talk about an alternate costume idea: Mike Jones from StarTropics. I've pondered putting Jones on here as a character himself, but in retrospect, he fights exactly like Ness; with a baseball bat, a yo-yo, and even the occasional psychic power. Rather than throwing a clone out there, I think it just makes more sense to go this path.
The hero of the human realm in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Magnus is an imposing figure. The obvious problem we run into is that he's "just another big sword fighter." True, and honestly there's not a lot to go off of in terms of super specific signature moves. But as I occasionally do: remember that Captain Falcon was a head in a car before Smash Bros. developer Masahiro Sakurai transformed him into the Falcon Punching, Falcon Kicking tour-de-force that he is now. Plus, he is one of Sakurai's characters... so... You know, I'm just tossing out here that it's actually kind of likely.
You've got me on a Final Smash, but hey, they pulled Luigi's out of damned nowhere, so sky's the limits etc. etc. A cool alternate costume would see him dressed up as a warrior of Palutena; that being either some paladin armor or something with flowing robes like Pit.
Fire Emblem - Begnion
Look at that tower concept art. That sounds like a perfect level design. I love the coloring. Throw in a dramatic scene like a dragon attacking, warrior's clashing on the roof. Sounds like a perfect Fire Emblem stage to me.
Fire Emblem Stage Soundtrack
Fire Emblem - All Normal Battle Themes
The Fire Emblem franchise has some amazing battle themes. So to kind of mix it up again this time around, I found a video that I thought would be a more perfect representation of what I want to see out of a stage themed around all these swords and dragons. Featured in this video is the battle theme from every Fire Emblem game lined up back to back for 15 minutes. It's quite an interesting journey through some really unique sounds. If you have any favorite Emblem tracks, leave them below, I'd love to hear them!
-Make it a good one!