- Jul 24, 2016
I see where you're coming from, and I don't think we'll get Zero Wing or Toaplan content generally due in part to what I'm just assuming is one-sided notoriety, but I think a big difference is that there are plenty of better qualified options in Pokemon than Magnemite. It may be due to a meme, but I don't think Toaplan has any character near as recognizable as CATS, or a game as well known as Zero Wing, at least in most of the world.I don't know a ton about Toaplan but like...
...Imagine if there were only two Pokémon in the next Smash, and they were Pikachu (because duh), and...Magnemite. And the reason Magnemite was chosen was because of an internet meme...an internet meme that was exclusive to Japan.
Insisting Toaplan's representation should come in the form of Zero Wing Specifically feels much the same, but on an even more extreme scale.
In Japan they probably have more well known games, but by the nature of their primary genre, I doubt they have any other noteworthy characters.
Of course this is actually pursuing the question of what Toaplan content would we get. Which is a question I don't think anyone who is actually involved in choosing the content has ever asked. Because without All Your Base, honestly... why would they?