I feel like I should clarify that I was looking at that from the perspective of an OTL Smash enthusiast. As characters on their own terms, all four of them are great picks for the game.The characters I selected were chosen, especially for the GBA, thinking about the games released on that handheld. So that’s why we have so many weird picks (namely Nell, Metagross, Eliwood, and Isaac).
About the amount of unlockable characters in Smash for the GB:
1. I couldn’t have had fewer than 4 starting characters, since you may want to play a free-for-all, but the GB doesn’t support colors (and even the GBC has limited prowess in that sense), so I had to have 4 starters. A free-for-all with the game booted up for the first time would basically be Mario, Link
2. Regardless of that, it is the exact same proportion of starters vs. unlockables seen in Smash 64 (and Smash Advance), with 2/3 of the roster being base, and 1/3 being unlockable.
I already have planned the roster for my DS sequel, so I can’t use your suggestions, but I might end up making a 3DS roster too, so some of these characters might see the light of day for that one!
Yeah, that does make sense. Making a free-for-all fight as a selling point would mean only two unlockable characters for the GB game. I just wonder how many insane playground rumors would spout in this case.
After asking that question, I did compare it to Smash 64's roster proportion and found it equal.
Well, that actually has me even more hyped for your Smash DS roster, since that means there are a lot more surprising picks.