First up, this Smasher has gone to great lengths to prove that evil doesn't pay. If it's possible, he/she's been there and done that decades ago.
But that's not all. This Smasher also spends their free time playing around with both friends and foes! They may not be the best at Brawling, but their not the worst either. But no matter the situation, this Smasher jumps into action, and not a groomed hair out of place.
Who's that Smasher?
My First Reaction
When I first played as the Jumpman, it was on the NES from when I was 3 years old. I was visiting my grandparent's house and my aunt showed me and my brother the old system. This was the first video game anything I've ever seen, and that amazed me. Super Mario Bros for the NES was the first video game I ever played, and I instantly got hooked.
|Talk about your classics|
Through His Series
Whenever the Princess gets kidnapped, you can rest assured that Mario's on the case. But every adventure or so, he does get help from either his younger twin brother Luigi or his close companion Yoshi.
|Not to mention the occasional Toad.|
|Don't know if Mario's that fast, or Sonic giving the plumber a handicap.|
Mario's always #1, both in his series and the Smash line-up. He's the middle road of fighting; not dealing out incredible amounts of damage, but not being blown off stage easy either.
Those Fireballs of his serve as his primary projectile, and his Cape from Super Mario World can send projectiles back where they came from.
|In addition to giving foes the old turn-around|
|Looks like you're all washed up! Ha ha!|
As a Character
Because we all know that personalities clash. Mario may have had less development then people like Luigi or Peach, but that helps him be more flexible in his roles. But no matter the game, Mario is always kind-hearted and brave.
He cares for Peach and Luigi with all of his Italian heart, and he'll have no mercy for anyone who hurts them. He feels pity when fighting Donkey Kong, wanting not to make the same mistakes he did in his past with Cranky Kong (AKA the original Donkey Kong from 1981). He's also loyal to allies like Yoshi or the Toads, most specifically the main Toad and the two from New Super Mario Bros Wii (nicknamed Ala Gold and Bucking Berry by Nintendo developers).
And even through their bitter hatred back in the day, Mario and Sonic function today as friendly rivals. Heck, even Wario tolerates him more then he used to.
|Doesn't mean Wario won't stab Mario in the back for his own gain.|
Or most likely, a quick Coin fix.
|That Peach makes a mean cake, I'll tell ya what. |
But that's not cake...
|Just keep in mind that even Mario has his breaking point with |
all the craziness that goes on within the Smash Brothers.
Since the fourth game is coming into production, I want to delve into my own mind to see any kind of buffs for the plumber.
First off, I think that Mario should reflect his fiery prowess and be able to throw more fireballs then how many he throws now in Brawl. Kinda like his fireballs from the original Smash.
|Mario's fired up for battle|
As for F.L.U.D.D., I propose we make him utilize more of his functions. For example, if Mario uses F.L.U.D.D. in mid-air, he uses the Hover Nozzle to gain more height while the water dispersed pushes foes down. The duration of the spray stays the same.
|Haters gonna hate.|
And if Mario comes into contact with that cursed Poison Mushroom, then he'll lose his trademark cap, just like in Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS. And make him jump a little higher just because I'd like to see him show off his skill even more so. But that's not a big issue with me.
This great man is the reason that I'm so into video games today, and he shall forever be my most favorite character of all time. Even if I can play as pretty much everyone in Brawl's roster, he'll be the most likely one I'll choose.
To me, Super Mario is the potentially one of the strongest characters I know, with all his Power-Ups, special jumps, hammer techniques, and his amazing physical standing. This is the reason I regard him as one of the game's Big 4. I'll get more into that in a future post.
So, what do you think about Nintendo's mascot? Comment what your standing is on him below. Do you think I covered him accurately?