Sunday, May 13, 2012

Super Smash Bros. The Next Generation - Day 11

Ike Have Fury! Push to the Top!

The Smash. Train breaks for nobody.

The Veteran - Ike

  He fights for his friends! The strong-armed swordsman of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the GameCube will likely make a second appearance in the fourth Smash Bros. title. That is, unless, he's destined to meet Roy... but that's not terribly likely given his completely different fighting style.

  I think if Magnus doesn't end up being a playable character, Ike would do well to have a Magnus costume to swap into.

The Insidious Newcomer - Fawful

  Oh, the CHORTLES! I imagine Fawful, of the Mario and Luigi RPG series, fighting kind of like M.O.D.O.K. in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, in that he'll be big on hovering around and setting traps and fighting with ranged abilities. He doesn't seem like one for punching, so much as lashing out in with (literal) lightning fists. And what better way to become the mustard of your doom than with a Final Smash consisting of him absorbing the Dark Star's power and going berserk. He has fury, and it will be felt. Honestly? I have nothing for an alternate costume, so let's just move on, shall we?

The Stage! - Pushmo

  When I originally started thinking about a Pushmo stage, it just involved the little red sumo guy (pictured above) moving parts of the stage around and forcing the battle to ebb and flow along it. But then I had a much more grand idea: turn Pushmo into the new scrolling stage, akin to Rumble Falls. The idea is that the little sumo dude is pushing and moving blocks and climbing along at the bottom of the stage, while redirecting the platforms that the combatants have to bounce upon. There could be cute little NES Sprites formed in the blocks along the way, and as the stage gets higher, it just goes into space until finally reaching an ever-shifting  pinnacle. There could even be some other Nintendo cameos in the background; the Mario Galaxy Faceship in space, or some goonies flying by the sky.

Songs to Push by

Pushmo - Challenge Song

  The obvious theme for a Pushmo stage is, well, the main song you'll hear while playing Pushmo! It's a cheery, yet perilous song. It's very reminiscent of a carnival scene, with some 8-bit sounds peppered in because "why the hell not?"

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword - Theme

  Another delightful and relaxing stage, that if properly re-tuned, could be an epic ballad to Smash to.

Mutant Mudds - 1-1

  So this isn't a Nintendo game, but at this point I'm trying to play up a "Best of the eShop!" soundtrack for this stage. With as many good games as there are now, I can only imagine how many more there will be by the time we get a new Smash. This track comes from Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds, a retro-platformer that just rocks.

VVVVVV - Positive Force

  It wasn't originally even on the 3DS, but VVVVVV is one of my favorite little gems, and it WAS an eShop download, so I'm counting the brilliant tune Positive Force for this little set list. I would love to ascend a tower of shifting blocks to this tune. Times like this I wish I was a developer so I could just make this myself...

Mighty Switch Force - Caught Red Handed
  Not-quite dubstep, but definitely some bass-filled electron-goodness never the less, this select track from puzzle-platformer Mighty Switch Force makes me wonder how big-box games don't have soundtracks as amazing as WayForward's games.

  Man. So much good music in the eShop selections... Any favorite tracks from there you'd like to see included? Comment below and let me know. Oh, lordy, that rhymed. Why am I leaving it like that? What's wrong with me?

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