This is a general/social thread for the Club Penguin series (and the Penguin support thread) for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The purpose of this thread is to discuss anything Club Penguin related and how the series as a whole could be represented in Smash.
What is Club Penguin?
Club Penguin was an MMORPG made in 2005 on Flash. You would create a penguin avatar and interact with other users online, play minigames, customize your penguin and igloo, take care of your own pets, among other things. It was a huge success and it would be later be purchased by Disney in 2007.
The series recieved 3 games released exclusively on Nintendo platforms; 2 on the Nintendo DS and 1 on the Wii.
After more than a decade of support, the original Flash game was shut down in 2017. The series would continue with the release of Club Penguin Island the same year. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. CPI was shut down a year later, ending the entire franchise for the time being. Hopefully one day the series will return officially better than ever.
Many people (myself included) have a lot of fond memories with this game. From the social experiences, the minigames, the music, the puffles, the Nintendo games, etc.
Fans have gone so far as to continue the legacy of the game through new private servers such as Club Penguin Rewritten, Club Penguin 3D, and various other pieces of fanwork.
Despite Disney not even aknowledging the series' existence anymore, fans still keep the spirit alive and well, despite some rocky obstacles in the way sometimes.
Why Club Penguin? Why should it be in Smash?
Club Penguin was very succesful and influential when it was active, specially in it's prime years. It was an accessible MMORPG that anybody could get into and enjoy.
It was incredibly unique and charming, and had a lot of memorable features and characters as well.
The game even received a Japanese beta back in 2009, but it didn't end up very popular, unfortunately. Not to mention the so far Nintendo exclusive games.
With the reveal of Steve from Minecraft, it made people more and more hopeful that Club Penguin could happen one day, despite how unlikely it is in reality.
Steve was often considered a huge "meme" pick for Smash, coming from a game where most people who play it are children... yet got in Smash. If Minecraft could make it in, then Club Penguin has a chance, right. I know Minecraft is the best selling game in the world and all, and CP is a technically "dead" game from Disney of all companies (which could be a massive hurdle), but as many other characters proved so far, you can't never say never, even though its a long road to get there.
I've made (a poorly voiced) video discussing all about Club Penguin in Smash, which you can check out below (if you dare):
Fans have done a better job than me discussing why and how CP could get in Smash. You can google various posts and images online and find many examples for movesets and other miscellaneous stuff on the matter. I could link and post a bunch of these movesets and ideas in this thread, but I'm going to link the Club Penguin for Smash Twitter Campaign instead. They actually made the Penguin render seen at the start of the OP, go check it out!
Why the Penguin of all CP characters?
I have to admit, the Penguin Avatar is my least favorite pick out of all of the CP characters. It's more of the moveset being overwhelming for me more than anything. I want to main a CP character, but I don't want the moveset to be too complicated.
If you want me to detail other CP reps, you can check out my Puffle, Sensei, and EPF Agent support threads.
Putting my thoughts aside, the Penguin is the most logical choice for a Club Penguin rep. They're the player avatar, they have the most potential for a creative and unique moveset and they're simple to understand character design wise but also iconic in their own right.
They could represent almost every single aspect of Club Penguin, plus the amount of great music that it could include.
If you want to join the Club of Supporting Penguins and want to waddle on with all of us, please let me know.
smash puffle (me, obviously, i mean why did you think this was my smashboards username???)
Thank you for reading. Stay safe out there, everyone.