- Apr 9, 2013
- Lost Woods
- 3DS FC
Give a huge applause for Doshin the Giant
The year was 1999, and the failed Nintendo 64 Disk Drive was on its way, and with it, the debut of Doshin the love giant. As it was a complete failure, Doshin had his redemption on the Gamecube, and the year was 2002. It was unfortunately only released in Japan and Europe. Hence the North American obscurity.
Who and What is Doshin?
Doshin the Giant was a god like simulator game, where you took control of Doshin, the reincarnation of the sun, sent to the island of Barudo to help the islanders living there. Doing their tasks of raising and lowering the island mass helped the islanders settle. This made the islanders love Doshin, which made him grow. Doshin is known as the “Love” giant. While everything seems to be good for the islanders, Doshin hid a dark secret within him. Doshin could transform into demon like figure, known as Jashin, who spawns a red skin colour, wings and claws. Jashin was refered to as the “Hate” giant, and could easily destroy islander’s lives. In contrast to Doshin, Jashin shrinks when he is fed with hate.
What could Doshin do?
Doshin is tall, but as the growth is only a gimmick in the games, this could be altered, and thus not be a problem. While that is said, he is very tall, and slim, but as the reincarnation of sun, he is very powerful, and that’s what I personally envision Doshin to be. As well as having his alter-ego, I take inspiration from Jashin into Doshin’s move-set, as an in-between, but not fully transformation.
Here is my take on some quick-thinking moves;
B Special – Charge Slam.
Doshin charges both his hands, like Donkey’s side-smash, and release a hard-hitting blow to near opponents.
Side B – Fire Ball Throw.
Using a Jashin move throwing a hard-hitting fire ball. Not like Mario’s light fire, this is a heavy fire blast attack.
Up B – Devil Wings Punch.
Another one of Jashin’s moves, Doshin grows the wings and goes skyrocketing into the air. While having his hands up, so that they would hit anyone that’s being touched. As Doshin would be a heavy fighter, it will be slower, but more powerful.
Down B – Kicks a giant rock.
As Charizard can suddenly spawn a rock for an attack, so could Doshin, and he will kick the rock or boulder that rolls forwards, or gets plunged to the air, depending on how long you hold.
Side Smash – Smash a palm tree.
As we know, Doshin can raise land mass and lower it, creating life, and so with palm trees, I see this as he charges a swing with the palm tree.
Up Smash – Jump Earthquake.
As Doshin charges a small jump, he lands a massive quake which will cause damage to nearby, but also stun/ground other with small range.
Down Smash – Raise Land Charger.
Like Palutena’s staff, raising a beam to the sky, so does Doshin with the land masses, sky rocketing depending on how long it’s charged.
Final Smash – Tsunami.
Time for Doshin to show its true power. Doshin grows incredibly big, and unleashes a drowning tsunami to the stage.
Why should Doshin be in Smash?
First off, Doshin and Jashin both had a trophy back in Melee, but ever since then it has shortened off, unfortunately. While it’s true that Doshin might come off as quite obscure for North Americans, there is just some charm with him that really makes him sparkle with personality. The soundtrack to Doshin is good, and he has an alter-ego, a big tall lanky form, and with god-like powers. What more would you ask for? We have seen more crazier additions earlier like Game & Watch, R.O.B and now even the Duck Hunt Dog. While it might sound crazy, just think about the possibilities, and let’s go crazy together, for the love’ giant. He is basically the character you did not know that you wanted.
Become one of Doshin’s Islanders and support the love giant.