- Nov 11, 2017
Actually Bomberman wouldn't be as OP as you think. Bomberman's bombs would just be similar to Mega Man's hyper bomb. And his smash attacks would be very similar to Naruto's Rasengan.I would envision Bomberman as being potentially ridiculously OP due to outstanding damage output and amazing recovery, but having a very, very steep learning curve due to his kit's many time-delayed attacks that can be turned against him.
That isn't how that works. They chose the roster when the project plan started. They didn't say "Hey, let's make this character an assist to piss of their fans." They actually are more like "Hey, we don't have enough time and resources set aside to make this character, but we really think they have fans/are important to the industry/Nintendo- maybe we can make them an assist because it takes less time and resources to do." It still takes time and effort, but not as much. They got added as an assist because of their fans and importance. Smash Bros will never have a roster containing every character somebody in the world wants, but they try and give nods to the more popular and important characters in many different ways- Assists, Items, Stage elements, etc.
But why didn't they just make Beck (Mighty no 9), or Quote (Cave Story) an assist trophy instead, and release Bomberman as a DLC? Why do they even have to wait till Smash 6 for Bomberman to be playable?I mean you realize that judging by the files in game Plant was planned for base but had to be pushed back so the rest of the roster could be finished in time hence why it was released as free DLC for a while yeah