A Star from the Tropics: The Mike Jones for Smash Thread!

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I wouldn't expect him in this direct. They're still building hype for the game and they want to come out swinging. I wouldn't even be surprise if Mike Jones isn't revealed at all and people just find him by unlocking the game. I really hope Sakurai does that to at least one or two characters.
 
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I wouldn't expect him in this direct. They're still building hype for the game and they want to come out swinging. I wouldn't even be surprise if Mike Jones isn't revealed at all and people just find him by unlocking the game. I really hope Sakurai does that to at least one or two characters.
Didn't Sakurai say all characters would be revealed before launch
 

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I’m a big Mike Jones supporter. I believe that if Sakurai continues the trend of adding in weird, funny retro/NES characters in each game, Mike is the best candidate. I could also see him as an Assist Trophy, but I would love to see more StarTropics representation in Smash in general.
 
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You know, Dark Samus is the 3rd Smash Fighter to be playable that was made by a Western company, AND the first to have been made by America. Think this means anything for good ol' Mike?
 

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So Zoda changes shapes, if often purple, and is from space...

And Zoda from F Zero seems to have a different design in every game, is purple, and is from space....

Welcome to... the mushroom zone...
 

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You know, Dark Samus is the 3rd Smash Fighter to be playable that was made by a Western company, AND the first to have been made by America. Think this means anything for good ol' Mike?
Sadly, not really. Because he was created by a Japanese Team for western audiences. So he's still kind of Japanese origins...


Well, since we're looking for positive points.. The NES Classic just became the highest selling console of this gen. And you know what game is included there? Well, ST obviously. This means that game has arrived to more hands than possibly ever before!
 

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Yeah, not too shabby at all.
Kind of cel-shady though. But pretty darn good too.

Wish this was real.
I find it neat that people usually go for the more child-looking version from the manual. Nothing against it, but it's nice.
 

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You know Mike Jones, you're a bit of an unlucky duck. Series fell into obscurity, 2nd game was on NES when it really should have been a Super Nintendo game, been passed up on every time so far for being a Retro Smash character, and you'll probably get denied again since it's really looking like Ultimate might break that tradition.

Shame really because Good ol Banana loving Mike Jones is one of my top 2 retro picks for Smash. So yeah, you can call me a supporter.
 
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I played the game when the NES Classic Edition Launched and instantly regretted not supporting Mike Jones when I saw support for the character during Brawl. The game was really good, hard as nails but not in a bad way ( okay well that last level on the space ship was extremely infuriating )... I still need to get around to the sequel.

There's not a lot of characters left that I want REALLY REALLY BADLY, but I would probably count Mike among them. Unfortunately my hopes aren't high... at the very least... I really want that sweet, sweet cave music to appear in Smash Bros. Somewhere.
 

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Feel free to add me to the list of supporters! I've always loved the retro picks added to each game and I really hope we get one this time around too. Mike would be an awesome pick and I think it'd be neat to see how they update his design.
 

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I've wanted Mike since the N64 days. I'm tried of how often Startropics gets ignored in Nintendo history...so far there's only been one sticker in Smash...ONLY one! Even if he doesn't make it I'd at least like to see a trophy
 
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I've wanted Mike since the N64 days. I'm tried of how often Startropics gets ignored in Nintendo history...so far there's only been one sticker in Smash...ONLY one! Even if he doesn't make it I'd at least like to see a trophy
Actually, ST didn't Even get a sticker. All it did was get mentioned in the Chronicles section.

The only good ST related thing to happen was it getting included in the NES Classic mini. And it's picked the curiosity of quite a few people already. (But not enough to make an impact, sadly).
 
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Hey. Just to let you know guys.

Tomorrow is the last Smash Direct before Launch. Since this thread was made by me, i felt it was necessary to mention this. I don't expect Mike Jones at all, but even despite that, it was a fun ride while it lasted.
 

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It puzzles me why Startropics wasn't released in Japan even when it came time for the Virtual Console. What if the DLC choices, which are reported to be Nintendo's, was arranged by region like one is NOJ's choice, NOA's choice, etc?

Although I'd like Mike as a playable character, I'll take anything from Startropics.
 

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True, but considering the level of obscurity Spirits are reaching, I don’t think they’ll skip a relatively better-known guy like Mike Jones.
I've got some bad news for you...

Based on the list of spirits that's been datamined, Mike Jones isn't in. Again. As unlikely as it sounds, I'd love for Mike to be playable. He's my #2 most wanted character (just behind Banjo).
 
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Aw, really? I already got the unfortunate news that the Pilotwings cast (both SNES AND N64) don't appear as Spirits, and now this?

I honestly thought that with what little effort and little impact Spirits had on Ultimate (in a manner of speaking), characters like Mike or Gumshoe's Mr. Stevenson (I imagine that if Mike couldn't even appear as a Spirit, he's most likely not there either), would have little to no prob getting in via that.
 

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Hey guys, I heard that Smash Ultimate will apparently be adding Spirits via periodical updates. Maybe characters like Mike, Mr. Stevenson, and the Pilotwings characters still have a chance?
Here’s hoping. They’re big omissions. I mean, Pilotwings has a stage and music! How’d they miss the .pngs?
 
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Guys, I've noticed some things that may help Mike out for DLC inclusion.

I'm not saying he'll get in, but I just want to convince you that his chances may be bigger than we thought. Here's some crude evidence for his inclusion:

-"Unexpected" Lineup
Reggie stated that Nintendo was shooting for an "unexpected" DLC lineup. Mike Jones would definitely shock quite a few people if he were to make it in.

-No Old Character Yet
In every Smash game (excluding the N64), we would get a "retro" character, if you will. In Melee, we got Ice Climbers and Mr. Game & Watch. In Brawl, we got Pit and ROB. In SSB4, we got Duck Hunt. We dont have any retro character in Ultimate yet, which makes Mike a candidate.

-No Spirit
We're still unsure if spirits deconfirm characters, but if they do, Mike has absolutely no spirit from his series in the game at all. Perhaps, should he be added, they would add a collection of spirits from his series?

-BeastBall and Banana Gun
These new Smash items seemingly came out of nowhere. They're not from any represented series, not to mention that they are both Startropics-esque items. Even though those items themselves dont appear in Startropics, it's not the first time that Smash has taken creative liberties.

-New ROB color
A character in Startropics, named NAVCOM, is extremely similar to ROB in appearance, only that NAVCOM is blue instead of gray. ROB has a new blue skin in Ultimate. Could this be a nod to Startropics?

-Is Smash-Ready
Mike has everything he needs to be a great Smash fighter. He's got the moveset, the color swaps, the taunts, the music, etc.

Anyway, that's just the stuff I noticed. Any comments or additions are welcome. Remember that I dont think he'll make it in, but he would be a very pleasant surprise.
 
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