Soldier From The Surface: Quote For Smash Switch

Do You Like Cave Story?

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Welcome to the Official
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Support Thread!
Who is Quote?

Quote, also known as Mr. Traveler, is the silent, robot protagonist of Cave Story, an indie title that has had multiple appearances on different Nintendo Systems, including a confirmed return to the Nintendo Switch.

Despite his convincingly humanlike appearance, Quote is actually a soldier robot whose mission was to eradicate the hidden dark power of the Island, in contrast with the other robots sent to seize control of it and, in turn, the Island itself and its residents. Due to this fact, he is capable of withstanding huge amounts of damage if he has acquired sufficient Life Capsules, which increase his maximum durability. He is also highly skilled in armed combat and has the ability to wield a wide arsenal of weapons, from swords and guns to anti-material weaponry without any special training. [Source]

Why Should Quote Be Playable?

Armed with a variety of weaponry and tools, Quote is fit to handle almost any situation. Examples of such weapons include the simple pea shooter Polar Star, the area damaging bubble gun Bubbline, and the powerful Blade who's previous owner resides within to punish enemies from afar. He also possesses a jet pack, called a Booster, which is modified to be able to zoom around quickly and perform sharp up, down, left and right turns with ease, though this flight ability is limited. You can find the list of weapons Quote is capable of utilizing here.

Cave Story also has a unique feature that could be implemented into Quote's playstyle as well. In Cave Story, whenever you defeat an opponent, they drop these small golden triangular items that, when picked up, add EXP to you currently equipped weapon. Enough EXP Levels up a weapon, giving it a boost in effect and damage. The cap Level is 3, and when you take damage, you lose EXP from your weapon, possibly lowering its current level. So how this could be implemented into a moveset? Well, the possibilities- I'll leave it up to you.

With all of this in mind, Quote has a lot to offer on the stage- both offensively and cosmetically. His utility belt of weaponry opens potential for a very fun and wide play style that few previous characters achieved, such as Mega Man.

Curly Brace

Quote isn't the only playable character in Cave Story however. Curly Brace, another robot soldier (who's not so silent), can be seen as the female counterpart of Quote, and even has her own story, called Curly Story, which swaps Quote with Curly. Curly has all the same abilities as Quote, and similar body structure means that this can be implemented into Smash Bros by adding Curly Brace as Quote's alt. costume, much like how Robin has male and female alts.

Quote Moveset List

Every playable character has a moveset. Here, you can find moveset ideas made by your fellow users. You too can turn in an idea. Make sure you tag me so I can add it!
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A: Shoots with the Polar Star like Mega Man's A
Ftilt: Slashes with the Blade
Utilt: Whacks with the Polar Star
Dtilt: Shoots ground in front of him like Zamus DSmash
Nair: Spin in place
Fair: shoots a single shot
Bair: Shoots a Blade behind himself
Uair: uses the Rope as a whip
Dair: Polar Star shot, meteor smash
Usmash: Shoots the Machine Gun upwards like Mii Gunner Uair
Fsmash: Shoots out a Snake shot
Dsmash: Shoots shortrange spurts while breakdancing, lots of range
Grab: Uses the rope, can be used as tether
Pummel: Smacks with Polar Star
Fthrow: Shoots a Fireball that sends the foe flying
Bthrow: A reversed version of Bthrow
Uthrow: Throws upwards and shoots a Missle
Dthrow: Shoots with rapidfire Polar Star shots
B: Spur, essentially Thoron, but charges longer and no ammo
Side B: Shoots a Fireball, it bounces like Sheik's Side B but when it hits something it makes a fire pillar
Up B: Booster, Pikachu/Greninja Up B but slower, you can still use aerials
Down B: Energy Crystal, Grabs an Energy Crystal putting him to a higher level, increasing power. Can be done twice, takes a minute to use again
Final Smash: Super Missle Launcher, Quote becomes invincible and all attacks other than Booster shoot missles for a while, dealing little knockback but tons of damage
Taunt 1: Hovers with the Booster a few inches of the ground
Taunt 2: Juggles all weapons
Taunt 3: Grabs the Nemesis and sneers at it

Cave Story Music List

For every series, there is a list of songs that are played in certain stages. Here, you can find the entire OST of Cave Story. Share and discuss which songs you would like to see play in Smash Bros.

Cave Story - Complete OST - 38:59

Cave Story Stage List

Like most series, there is a stage or two for one. Here, you can find stage ideas made by your fellow users. You too can turn in an idea. Make sure you tag me so I can add it!
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*EMPTY!

Cave Story Assist Trophy List

For characters who just didn't make the cut, some make an appearance as an Assist Trophy. Here, you can find Assist Trophy ideas made by your fellow users. You too can turn in an idea. Make sure you tag me so I can add it!
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*EMPTY!

Snashboards Support List

Huzzah to all who support Quote for Smash Switch! But for your information, its not just us who support his inclusion. Nicalis came forward in the past via Twitter to encourage fans to vote for Quote in the previous Smash Ballot. But not only did they encourage it- they gave us artwork of what could be what Quote may of looked like if he won the Ballot.

If Quote does in fact make an appearence, it is possible that he could very well use this design!
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  1. Aurane
  2. Aussie the Naturist
  3. Jason the Yoshi
  4. kirbeh
  5. Cutie Gwen
  6. AEMher
  7. CrossDispatcher
  8. RetroGamersGuru
  9. Ballos
  10. Megadoomer
  11. Caravan of Noobs
  12. SEGAGameboy
  13. الجن
  14. Freecs
  15. Optimistic Strifer
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I see some of you haven't tried Cave Story yet. For anyone that hasn't yet played Cave Story, you can play it on the Nintendo Switch once it is released (a released date is not yet confirmed), or now on the 3DS or Steam. I highly recommend that you give it a try. Its a wonderful game with a great story and challenging gameplay- depending on your chosen difficulty anyways.

And for anyone who cares, I heard Cave Story Switch may also be a physical copy. I believe this would be the first time Cave Story could be bought as a physical copy, besides Cave Story 3D. Very exciting, no? I know some people prefer physical over digital, so if you want a physical copy, we may just get one for the Switch.
 

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If I'm honest, I've always preferred these designs for the characters.

I still support the idea though. People usually bring up Shantae (my preferred choice) or Shovel Knight, but honestly Quote/Curly are pretty solid contenders among indie characters. I'm surprised they're not brought up as often. Though maybe I just haven't looked in the right places.
 

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If I'm honest, I've always preferred these designs for the characters.
I agree, these designs are very cool. I most like the eyes and attention to cosmetic detail, like Curly's Iron Bond.
I still support the idea though. People usually bring up Shantae (my preferred choice) or Shovel Knight, but honestly Quote/Curly are pretty solid contenders among indie characters. I'm surprised they're not brought up as often. Though maybe I just haven't looked in the right places.
Well hey, glad to see more support, for sure.

Yeah, I think the problem with the low amount of supporters is relevancy. Now I'm not saying that IS the issue, but it makes sense. Cave Story is a single Indie title that's 13 years old. Shovel Knight and Shantae are still appeasing their fans with new content.

Cave Story is however returning to Nintendo Switch. This is a grand opportunity for Nicalis to reestablish the game, although I'll keep my expectations low.

That being said, I heavily support their inclusion because Cave Story is, as Aussie said, a classic and one of the biggest Indie titles around.
I still have a Quote moveset somewhere, I support
If you manage to find it, I'd like to see it. When I get the chance, I'll be adding a fresh one made by myself.
 

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I'll take a look at it and update the OP in a moment.
Also, you didn't add Jason the Yoshi in the support list
With all due respect, I am confused over whether he actually supports Quote or not. He said he simply wouldn't mind it and also stated he never played Cave Story. That entire post is a grey area. If he's a supporter then yes, I will most certainly add him, but I will need clarification from him. I don't want to add him and then be told he's not a supporter.

Jason the Yoshi Jason the Yoshi can you clarify this please?
 
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I'll take a look at it and update the OP in a moment.

With all due respect, I am confused over whether he actually supports Quote or not. He said he simply wouldn't mind it and also stated he never played Cave Story. That entire post is a grey area. If he's a supporter then yes, I will most certainly add him, but I will need clarification from him. I don't want to add him and then be told he's not a supporter.

Jason the Yoshi Jason the Yoshi can you clarify this please?
My support for the character is legit. I just haven't played Cave Story yet.
 

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cave story is great

quote has mad potential to be unique in a similar way to mega man, where they play just like the platformer they come from.

I don't think he will ever get in at all, but I will always consider quote my dream fighter.
 

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News time folks. Cave Story + confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch.

The physical copy is confirmed and the price is $30.

 

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Well he's probably got the most Japanese support for an indie character by virtue of being the only one from Japan.

Not much in the west though. Which is kind of weird considering Cave Story has a pretty good attendance record on Nintendo systems and is a popular game in and of itself...
 

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Howdy. I'm a bit late on these things, apologies, but here's a news recap for those who missed it.

If you buy Cave Story+ at GameStop, you can get an exclusive Cave Story keychain of either Quote, Curly or Balrog. You won't be able to tell which one you get however. I want all three, so hopefully they will become available online or something.

https://mynintendonews.com/2017/05/...ve-story-keychain-when-you-buy-from-gamestop/

There's also a confirmation that Cave Story is getting Local Co-Op.

https://www.destructoid.com/cave-st...-contain-an-exclusive-co-op-mode-434184.phtml

And finally, Cave Story+ is being released for the Switch on June 20, as stated in the first link.

Anyways, as always, if you haven't played Cave Story yet, please do so! Its a fantastic game and I guarantee it'll be added to your favorites. Y'all take care and here's to Quote for Smash Bros.: Huzzah!
 

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I support Quote being in smash 4 all the way, he's who I ended up voting for in the ballot (from multiple IPs). It's my favorite game and if he was in I would definitely jump ship on marth and main the hell out of him
 

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I'd definitely be interested to see Quote make it to Smash. I played through Cave Story + on the Switch, getting both the normal and good endings for the first time (played a bit on PC, but the Switch controls seem so much smoother), and while I'd be fine with quite a few indie characters making it in, Quote definitely seems to have a lot to work with, and his game has been around for a while.
 

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I never got that far into Shovel Knight to want to him Smash and despite me loving the Shantae series the only indie game I will put my whole heart into supporting is Cave Story. I replay that game constantly until I run out of save slots and go out to buy another copy of it on another device and then again beat the game 6 times. Quote and Curly just feel like best choice for a representative for indie gaming to me.
 

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I’m glad Shovel Knight didn’t get in because I think Quote is a far more deserving contender. Cave Story pretty much started the Indie scene so it makes perfect sense for Quote to be the Indie rep.
 
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I don't think he'd ever get in Base Roster (Maybe like 5/10% being generous) But I'd absolutely LOVE to play as Quote, and he's gonna be one of the main people i'm gonna be rallying behind for the first DLC campaign. Count in my support!

Quick note; A Curly Brace echo fighter would be PERFECT
 

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Made an updated Support List for Quote.
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Oh right lol

Sorry. Been kind of avoiding the speculation threads recently. Support list updated.
 

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Inb4 Quote is revealed in the Nindies as a playable character. :troll:

Edit: whoops. Didn't mean to dp.
 
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Cave Story is one of my all time favorite games. Count me in as a supporter!
 

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Yikes... I just made another Quote support thread. Guess I'll copy my spiel here real quick...

Welcome, one and all, to the Quote Support Thread! To those who don't know who Quote is, for one, it's not a quote. Quote is the title character for the Cave Story franchise developed by Nicalis. There have been 3 games so far, originating back in 2004, and all being playable on Nintendo consoles, with the final game, Cave Story 3D, being a Nintendo 3DS exclusive. The second game, Cave Story+ has been recently ported over to the Switch, and is known to many as the quintessential indie game. Due to all three games being in a metroidvania 2D style, I personally believe that a moveset comprised of all of his abilities in his games could translate quite nicely to Smash. The controls seem rather simple: run, jump, shoot. Still though, one would have to play the games to realize that there is a lot more depth than what might appear at the surface of the cave. For this reason, I will abstain on giving spoilers. I'm not here to ramble on and on about the game's history, I want to know your thoughts. What are the chances that Quote gets in the game? How do his odds stack up against other indie characters yet to be confirmed as in *ahem* Shantae *ahem*? Let me know in the replies!

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Can I be added to the support list? Quote is actually my #1 wanted fighter with Tails just behind him. I think I've completed Cave Story (no joke, with the good ending) probably around close to 20+ times too. I think Curly Brace as his Echo Fighter would work very well too.
 
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Put me on the list too! Although Cave Story's chances for a character inclusion are uncertain (never mind the lack of a sequel, who would they need to contact, Nicalis or Daisuke Amaya?).

If I'm honest, I've always preferred these designs for the characters.

I still support the idea though. People usually bring up Shantae (my preferred choice) or Shovel Knight, but honestly Quote/Curly are pretty solid contenders among indie characters. I'm surprised they're not brought up as often. Though maybe I just haven't looked in the right places.
These are pretty good designs, but I find the Blade Strangers ones the best.
 

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Put me on the list too! Although Cave Story's chances for a character inclusion are uncertain (never mind the lack of a sequel, who would they need to contact, Nicalis or Daisuke Amaya?).



These are pretty good designs, but I find the Blade Strangers ones the best.
The Blade Strangers designs are great, and those are probably the one's I'd go with now, but they also kind of weren't a thing when I made that post. That aside, I'm still very fond of those older designs as well and would be fine with either. I do lean more towards the BS designs though, Kinu Nishimura's art is always great. If they were still doing the character specific art for newcomers like they did for Smash For I would have definitely liked to have seen her draw one of those.
 
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I like the Blade Strangers design but when I think of Quote I think of his original sprite of a chibi robot. I think Quote being the same size as his fellow humanoid robot Megaman would make sense.
 

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If any indie should be in Smash, it should definitely be Quote. The moveset potential is off the charts, and Quote vs. Mega Man would be the dream.

And yeah, like Mega Man I'd prefer a 3D version of his superdeformed 8 bit design.

Please put me on the list.
 
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Oh Lord, Quote vs Mega Man would be awesome! Also think what would happen if they had a SSE mode and they teamed up together?
 
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