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User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
2 weeks ago#1
Hero represented turn based combat with menu selection
Banjo represented collectithons and animal mascots
Terry represented old school arcade fighting games and the NEO GEO

Joker and Byleth don't really do this at all

Note, this doesn't just mean the character is from an old game or new game, it is about the aspect of gaming they represent. Luminary was from a 2016 game, but he still represents 80s and 90s RPGs with turn based menu that required MP, which isn't something that is as common in newer RPGs. Forgotten doesn't necessarily mean old or completely abandoned. There are still games that have turn based mechanics, though when even Final Fantasy is leaning towards more of a focus on action, then you know it's going by the wayside.

Previous examples of this was Duck Hunt representing light gun shooters and Pac Man representing early 80s Namco arcade games
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User Info: Jazzles

Jazzles
2 weeks ago#2
I see games like those frequently.
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Alligamer72
2 weeks ago#3
I add a character from a fanservice based series because that seems to be dying out.

Asuka from senran kagura

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Pingaschu227
2 weeks ago#4
A character from a CD-ROM game?

User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
2 weeks ago#5
Jazzles posted...
I see games like those frequently.
are they popular and mainstream? Cause in the mid to late 90s, they all were. Some of the best selling games were collectithons, arcade 2D fighters, and turn based JRPGs. Nearly all of the major companies at the time (Nintendo, Square, Konami, Namco, Sega, Capcom, etc) were making their variation on the above genre.

Nowadays, while games like that exist, they are less common, more niche, and tend to be mainly made by indies, or have changed the mechanics of past franchises to accommodate for newer players (again, compare FF7 using turn based to FF7R being more action focused)
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User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
2 weeks ago#6
Alligamer72 posted...
I add a character from a fanservice based series because that seems to be dying out.
I'd argue that's always been niche and if anything was more shunned in the 80s and 90s than it is now

I also doubt that would get into Smash anyway, seeing as Mai couldn't even get in
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Garp_fist
2 weeks ago#7
I do want a stance change character that goes the distance in changing the properties of moves.
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AeroFlash15
2 weeks ago#8
Alis Landale from Phantasy Star to represent 3D corridor dungeon crawlers.
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User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
2 weeks ago#9
Garp_fist posted...
I do want a stance change character that goes the distance in changing the properties of moves.

AeroFlash15 posted...
Alis Landale from Phantasy Star to represent 3D corridor dungeon crawlers.
Both good picks

I was thinking of a Digimon to represent digital pets and the mon craze of late 90s and early 2000s
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Jazzles
2 weeks ago#10
DuranmanX4 posted...
are they popular and mainstream? Cause in the mid to late 90s, they all were. Some of the best selling games were collectithons, arcade 2D fighters, and turn based JRPGs. Nearly all of the major companies at the time (Nintendo, Square, Konami, Namco, Sega, Capcom, etc) were making their variation on the above genre.

Nowadays, while games like that exist, they are less common, more niche, and tend to be mainly made by indies, or have changed the mechanics of past franchises to accommodate for newer players (again, compare FF7 using turn based to FF7R being more action focused)
I misunderstood the premise, my mistake.
Popular games nowadays do include some of those aspects but I get what you mean.
Fighters were always fairly niche ghough I thought.
I don't know much about gaming until 1997 onwards though.
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