The Geeky: My Thoughts on SSB4 New Challengers

Hello and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I am beyond excited! I finished up my Christmas shopping earlier this week, but today I went out a prepared a little surprise for Anthony for Christmas Eve and I am so excited for him to rummage through it! But in case you don’t follow my Tumblr account (SimplyTaylorRae), I have been beaming about Super Smash Bros. for WiiU & 3DS and how AWESOME the new challengers are! So…that’s what today’s topic is!
imageSo, yes. If you haven’t been onto the Nintendo releases lately, the next installment of Super Smash Bros. is on its way and Nintendo is having so much fun releasing news of Veteran Challengers and of course, New Challengers. I am so excited for the line up thus far and in case you’re wondering who the New Challengers are, here they are!
image_1First up, we’ve got the Animal Crossing Villager from the Animal Crossing series, Megaman from the Megaman series, Wii Fit Trainer from Wii Fit (also comes in Male form), and Rosalina & Luma from the Super Mario Galaxy series! There is a fifth New Challenger on the way, but will be revealed probably early 2014.
image_3Starting off with The Villager from Animal Crossing, I feel that Nintendo added a much needed comedic character in the series. The reveal video was hilarious as The Villager leaves his town in New Leaf to go fight in which he attacks Mario and has an almost murderous gleam in his eye. This video did create some of the funniest memes making The Villager out to be serial killer and so on. His moves feature the actions you partake in during your Animal Crossing adventure such as using the net, planting a (dangerous) tree, riding on a flying lloid, and so on! I feel like trying to understand The Villager’s moves will prove to be difficult seeing as how it looks like you have to be SPOT ON with there you hit your opponent. I cannot see myself using The Villager on a regular basis but rather using him as a way to tickle my funny bone. Here’s the reveal video!

image_5Next up, we have Megaman! Now, let me be the first to say that I am not too familiar with the Megaman series. I am completely clueless on the games, the TV show, and so on. From what I have read, Megaman has a few different abilities up his sleeves…or armor…or whatever he has on. Now, this is a character I think a lot of people can have a lot of fun with. He has pretty sick moves on his own but (and I’m not sure how this will work) he also has abilities of hard man, guts man, metal man, crash man, wood man, sword man, slash man, flame man, and I even noticed a dog in the reveal trailer! He’s got a lot to offer as a challenger, so I am excited to see how you use all of the abilities in such a compact controller and so on.

image_4Say hello to the Wii Fit Trainer. This was probably the biggest shock to me when it was announced. An exercise trainer fighting? It sounded odd, but the reveal video made it seem more comedic than serious so I was still doubtful. The one thing that made me laugh the most was when you use UP and hula hoops surround you as you jump! Also, your super smash will be a punch of colorful different yoga poses. I think that her strongest move will the warrior pose, but we will have to see. As to how much use I can see her getting….not that much compared to the Veteran Challengers. I can’t see her returning in a later SSB release.

image_2Last but not least is the most recent New Challenger: Rosalina & Luma! Let me tell you all how confused I was with the concept of them both. I assumed the Luma was a part of an attack and that Rosalina does ALL the fighting. NOPE NOPE NOPE. Her and Luma act as the Ice Climbers do. When close together, they fight alongside. Once they are far apart, they are able to fight as individuals. As to how this will work, I am unsure. I will say that I am extremely excited to see another female join the list! I am also pretty excited to see her join the cast of Mario Kart 8! I think this is probably one of the most appealing characters thus far that has been announced, but like I said, I am wondering how her game play will work out.

Well that is all for today! I will probably be posting tomorrow or Christmas Day! I will also be filming another SimplyMe for the Holidays! In regards to this post, let me know what you think of each character! Are you excited about any of the new additions or veterans all the way? It is almost 12am so I am going to wrap it up! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can’t wait to share with you all our holiday festivities! Take care and stay safe and remember to Live. Laugh. Smile.
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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