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Smash needs an indie representative. Who should it be?

Pennybags

Member
Oct 27, 2017
241
Alabama
Thomas could be cool if they were creative about it. You can draw inspiration from all of the different shapes' abilities or environmental hazards.

The narrator can chime in when certain moves are made or conditions are met.
 

Lulu

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,771
Because I don’t think any one indie stands above the rest in terms of smash eligibility. And it’d be a fun way to get a bunch of new characters in while also having a reason for the veterans to sit out one cycle 🤷‍♂️
damn near all the characters mentioned in this thread are more popular than a bayonetta and have games that are just as critically acclaimed

No anime lolis tho
 

ThatsMyTrunks

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,147
San Antonio, TX
If we're going for the best representation of Indie Gaming, I'd go with Quote from Cave Story, a game by one person who put so much heart into their game. It's what made me believe I could make my own games.

I think Spelunky is a great fit too -- but it's gotta be Quote, with Curly as an alt skin or echo fighter.

And don't let a cent go to Nicalis.
 

RROCKMAN

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,234
As much as I hate Nicalis since they seem to be the current rights holders

It has to be Quote

The scene would be in completely different place if Cave story never came out.

If only it was up to Pixel
 

SiG

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Oct 25, 2017
3,076
damn near all the characters mentioned in this thread are more popular than a bayonetta and have games that are just as critically acclaimed

No anime lolis tho
I’m sure some here will try to insinuate Reimu as an “anime loli”. (Hint: She is not.)

I welcome Reimu but I don’t mind Shantae. Perhaps Quote or Curley Brace if their deal isn’t tied up in some “Nicalis licensing hell“. As it stands, only Reimu and Shantae have such a long and recognizable indie heritage, with the former having the longest line of self-published work.