If you remember back to the end of my Character Spotlight (titled Jump to the Top), I referred to Super Mario as one of the game's Big 4.
Now, what this means is that he is one of the most powerful icons inside the Smash games. Of course, this may also have to do that he is Nintendo's mascot, so he kinda gets that footstool jump above the rest.
|Now that's classy.|
Anyways, the Big 4 are the most well known of Nintendo's fighters and are only a fraction of the full list of powerful Smashers that I'll talk about. They're lean, they're mean...
|They're Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Kirby!|
As I've said briefly in his own Character Spotlight, Mario has a plethora of Power-Ups at his disposal, especially since some of his most recent games let him store a Fire Flower or two until he needs them. Add that to some Super Leaves, Ice Flowers, Yoshi Eggs for a quick way to summon his pal, his special Wing Cap, and even some Starmans or Mega Mushrooms and you got yourself a force to be reckoned with.
|He will rock your world!|
|But I'm sure you knew that already.|
And if you think he's bad alone, wait till he teams up with Luigi! They could pull of special attacks of the likes of which will leave you speechless.
|Assuming they get the timing right...|
Link has certainly earned his title as The Hero of Time. Not only can he travel through time with the famed Ocarina of Time, his main weapon is the Master Sword. Just that alone almost guarantees that opposition will meet a quick end, but he's even better when he has his shield equipped too.
And he just has as much weapons and items as Mario, if not more! He's highly skilled with a bow and arrow, boomerang, bombs, slingshot, and pretty much anything else he finds on his journey.
|They see me strolling, they hating...|
|He's even a playable character in Soul Calibur 2|
for the Nintendo Gamecube!
And speaking of animals, Link can transform into a feral wolf at will, as seen in the Wii's Twilight Princess. He may loose some attack power, but his speed gets a wicked boost as he tears foes apart with his claws and teeth. His teeth even have the same darkness destroying power as the Master Sword if he wielded it before transforming!
|The beast inside of him just wants to be free|
The face of the Pokémon franchise. Right away, I'm going to say that the Smash series is based off of video game facts and persons, so please do not associate this creature with Ash Ketchem's Pikachu.
|Or else Wario will find you after he's eaten a 5 bean burrito|
Pikachu is of a very high level (I'll get more into it when I do a Character Spotlight of Pikachu sometime in the future) and knows a variety of powerful Electric-type moves like Thunderbolt, Electro Ball, and Discharge.
|Thunderbolts and lightning|
very, very frightening!
|Sir Pikachu is prepared for fisticuffs.|
Have at you
I don't care if he's just a baby, this puffball kicks some major butt. Kirby is capable of inhaling enemies to get powers right? Imagine he could use any of those abilities any time he wants! Kirby is capable of holding Copy Abilities in his stomach much like how Mario stores his Power-Ups in his overalls and Link's weapons in his tunic. He could also create Helper characters by giving up his current power if he needs to.
|See? Straight outta Squeak Squad for the DS.|
|Like that old saying goes: If ya can't beat 'em, eat 'em!|
|He may only have 5, but you don't even wanna see one!|
So I want to know: What did you think? Do you agree with me view on this powerful characters, or do we disagree about something? Did I get an accurate hold over their abilities?
Comment below and share with me your personal opinions and thoughts about this. Meanwhile, my next post will explain who else is to be feared more then the rest: Not as known as the Big 4, but definitely on the same level of strength, speed, and control!
|B-But...who are they?!|