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Team Star Fox call in Krystal for Smash!

Mushroomguy12

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So here's a very interesting interview with Imamura from 2002 that talks in detail about Star Fox Adventures and its development.


Here's the part where they discuss Krystal:



...well then.

People always like to make fun of Rare for being a bunch of horny furries with characters like Candy Kong or Berri (the BFD version) but it seems in this case it was all on Miyamoto/Imamura.
The rabbit hole goes deeper.

 

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Source Gaming did a cut characters in Brawl video.

man... what an agonizing video lmfao
aside from obviously krystal, mewtwo was such a sad omission. the thought that they had the "extra time" to add jigglypuff and toon link but then "ran out of time" for mewtwo? what a cruel world we live in 😭 and i'm glad sakurai finally dislodged his head from of his orifice regarding ridley

but yeah, while Wolf wound up being one of my favorite characters, i would have traded him for Krystal in a heartbeat. even now i'd be tempted

Brawl is already my favorite Smash game, between the favors it did me with the roster and the glory of Subspace Emissary, but if i could trade Jigglypuff and Toon Link for Krystal, Mewtwo, and the early debut of Ridley? it would have been very close to perfect
 
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Dinoman96

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It's always seemed very apparent to me that Star Fox characters have never been a high priority for Sakurai.

Falco just got into Melee because they needed clones, and Wolf got into Brawl because he was popular and also could partially be cloned off of Fox. SF has seemingly never gotten an additional character beyond Fox with the pretense of them being a completely unique fighter.

It feels like Fox would of otherwise been the sole rep of his series the same way Captain Falcon, Wario, Yoshi, etc are with their universes, had it been not so easy to make deriative characters out of him. Kinda the same thing with Mother, whose additional character is obviously cribbed from Ness.

It feels like Kid Icarus is the only "minor" Nintendo franchise to actually get away with having a completely unique secondary character, in the form of Palutena. But it obviously only happened because Sakurai's the director for both Smash and KI Uprising.
 
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it's so disheartening. between Sakurai's apparent apathy for star fox, his determination to give zelda everything but a distinct new character, his bias against the last 20 years of Kirby games, a pokemon generation i didn't like being next in line for a rep, and nintendo in general seemingly wanting nothing to do with mother/earthbound, i'm running out of options for Fighter's Pass and beyond
 
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it's so disheartening. between Sakurai's apparent apathy for star fox, his determination to give zelda everything but a distinct new character, his bias against the last 20 years of Kirby games, a pokemon generation i didn't like being next in line for a rep, and nintendo in general seemingly wanting nothing to do with mother/earthbound, i'm running out of options for Fighter's Pass and beyond
Don't forget his obsession with Fire Emblem reps and third party anime swordfighters. Sakurai has a JRPG obsession and it's resulted in a ton of missed opportunities.
 

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One day to go.

Star Fox Zero and Guard are some of the few WiiU games that haven't been either directly ported or been given a sequel so I wonder if they'll try retrofitting the game's assets to a sane control scheme. Or will Nintendo blame the characters once again?
 

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Whatever happens, we all had fun speculating and that's what counts.

It'll be weird to end four solid years of Smash speculation. Six years mentally with how long 2020 dragged.
 

MorbidMiraj

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Well everyone nothing out of the Star Fox series, however with advance wars coming back that does give me hope the Nintendo is reviving dead series so lets hope that they do the same with Star Fox!
Nintendo of America promoting the hell out of Metroid Dread also gives me hope. If a "typically dormant, not popular in Japan" franchise like Metroid can get a big push, hopefully Star Fox will too.

Also hoping that if Fusion finally got a sequel after nearly 20 years, hopefully Assault/Command will get a sequel after a similar amount of time.
 

Fluttershy64

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Nintendo of America promoting the hell out of Metroid Dread also gives me hope. If a "typically dormant, not popular in Japan" franchise like Metroid can get a big push, hopefully Star Fox will too.

Also hoping that if Fusion finally got a sequel after nearly 20 years, hopefully Assault/Command will get a sequel after a similar amount of time.
If they do get a sequel I hope that they do something other than the rail shooter. Going away from that would really benefit the series.
 

MorbidMiraj

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If they do get a sequel I hope that they do something other than the rail shooter. Going away from that would really benefit the series.
I think Zero's lackluster reception told them that railshooters are not the path forward. It's always been a rather experimental series, so I think the "just make more SF64" crowd have been proven wrong that railshooting was the answer. Not just b/c Zero flopped, but SF643DS and Command were also not big hits, and both are mostly Arwing-focused games.
 

Fluttershy64

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I think Zero's lackluster reception told them that railshooters are not the path forward. It's always been a rather experimental series, so I think the "just make more SF64" crowd have been proven wrong that railshooting was the answer. Not just b/c Zero flopped, but SF643DS and Command were also not big hits, and both are mostly Arwing-focused games.
Agreed, I'm fine with having some segments of railshooters but not the entire game.
 
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