The Hawk Samurai, Takamaru Ventures For Smash Switch (#SaveTheSamurai and Takamaru Invades Super Mario Maker 2).

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4 Entries? Nice.

That's good progress so far and there's a week and a half left until things are over.

I hope you get more entries. Smash 3.0's update should make the video editing much easier for everyone.
 
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I love obscure first party characters. Though I’d much prefer takamaru to take on a more cartoony looking art style. The “realistic” look is not very aesthetically pleasing if you ask me
I guess it depends on what direction Nintendo can take him if one day he is revived.

I wouldn't mind a more toner aspect to Takamaru if it means him standing out more or keeping some of that classic charm it had before going in to a darker territory.
 

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I love obscure first party characters. Though I’d much prefer takamaru to take on a more cartoony looking art style. The “realistic” look is not very aesthetically pleasing if you ask me
The Warriors model can seem pretty uncanny. I do much prefer the classic look.
 

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The Warriors model can seem pretty uncanny. I do much prefer the classic look.
The thing with Warriors is that everything has to be realistic to fit in. Well even if they have a mix of realism and anime for the style.

Something like the classic lok, but modernized to fit the current trend of anime (not too moe) would be ideal for a new Takamaru design.

And reminder, there are 6 days left to join the Best of Takamaru contest. Thise who have videos and links would need to PM them to me and I will judge them with the others. I can hope this whole contest is a success.

 
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Since no one said it yet, I will address the samurai in the room.


Yes, Takamaru confirmed as special effect in Super Mario Maker 2. For me, this is the most shocking cameo he ever had since Samurai Warriors 3. Either the director of the game must love Murasame Castle or this is a sign of things to come. You all can be the judge.
 
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Hell yeah, Takamaru is a feature dammit. Our boy is going places.
And if we think about it, this will be the most attention he will get since Nintendo Land.

Takamaru isn't lacking familiarity anymore. More people will know of him because of Super Mario Maker 2.
 

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Just upgraded the thread title.

Takamaru is in a Mario game, even as a sound effect option.

What a time to be alive. This is a big deal and for Takamaru to make a splash in a big Switch title that isn't Smash too.

I do hope this means something for the future.
 

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Not only am I hoping for Takamaru in Super Mario Maker 2, but also for more game styles, with them being Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Land, and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, which I highly doubt will happen.
These are my hopes as well

If we have Mystery Mushrooms back, Takamaru is a shoo-in since they already have a sprite to use too.
 

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I wonder why Nintendo used Ode to Joy as the ending theme for this game?https://youtu.be/MLS3eL9QnvQ
It's an odd easter egg at best

At the same time, I agree that it is so out of place. This is in Edo Japan and Beethoven's music wasn't;t composed until centuries later.
 

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Ode To Joy existed at the same time as the Edo era but not the time that the game could have taken place- we had a discussion about that on Discord actually.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

You may be right. But still, Ode to Joy is just very odd of a pick. I guess to sound perfect for slaying a statue controlled by a demonic alien.


Takamaru hasn't gotten a game since 20~ years so it's nice to see that nintendo hasn't forgotten about him.

Pray for our boi.

Oh trust me, we are praying hard that this is a sign of better things to come

Him being a costume could mean many making their own Murasame Castle levels. It would be glorious.
 

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Not only am I hoping for Takamaru in Super Mario Maker 2, but also for more game styles, with them being Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Land, and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, which I highly doubt will happen.
I’m also hoping for Athletic level styles in every game style in Super Mario Maker 2.
 
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