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MileRun 8 years ago#1
Because these need to be made known.

Nintendo Power asked...
There was a rumor at one point about Ridley being playable. Was that ever a consideration?

Sakurai replied...
I think that would probably be impossible. [laughs] If we had put our best efforts into it, we may have been able to do it. But he might have been a little slow. Would that have been all right? [laughs]

Source: Nintendo Power's May 2008 issue. Note that this was the same interview in which Sakurai claimed that Animal Crossing was a series "where there aren't really any characters that lend themselves to fighting."

Takeaways:
* As of 2008, Sakurai thought that it would be impossible to make Ridley playable.
* Despite that, Sakurai thought that Ridley can be made playable with a lot of effort.
* The most notable limitation Sakurai could think of that was holding Ridley back was that he's too slow.

Conclusions:
* Ridley can't work as a playable character.
* Ridley can work as a playable character.
* Size isn't a pressing issue. It's the speed that counts.
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ItsKaljinyuTime 8 years ago#2
Why does Sakurai always laugh at people's dreams?
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Noctus3 8 years ago#3
The latter information of your source quote shows that even if at one point they couldn't be in, that can change.
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Bellagio_2 8 years ago#4
Can you people stop already. Stop taking everything so literal.
dedekong 8 years ago#5
Sakurai laughed because the thought of making ridley playable is hilarious to him, and he probably thought that the American/English person asking him was probably joking.
Ari917 8 years ago#6
dedekong posted...
Sakurai laughed because the thought of making ridley playable is hilarious to him, and he probably thought that the American/English person asking him was probably joking.


Oh, nice to meet you Sakurai, tell me, how's that cat of yours?
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Bellagio_2 8 years ago#7
dedekong posted...
Sakurai laughed because the thought of making ridley playable is hilarious to him, and he probably thought that the American/English person asking him was probably joking.


Wow I mean I wish I could read minds too.
UberPyro64 8 years ago#8
Exactly why I think Ridley will never be playable.
Video Games are pretty cool.
UberPyro64 8 years ago#9
Ari917 posted...
dedekong posted...
Sakurai laughed because the thought of making ridley playable is hilarious to him, and he probably thought that the American/English person asking him was probably joking.


Oh, nice to meet you Sakurai, tell me, how's that cat of yours?


You can often tell how someone is thinking just by how they talk about something. It's pretty obvious that he doesn't think it would actually work.
Video Games are pretty cool.
Bellagio_2 8 years ago#10
UberPyro64 posted...
Ari917 posted...
dedekong posted...
Sakurai laughed because the thought of making ridley playable is hilarious to him, and he probably thought that the American/English person asking him was probably joking.


Oh, nice to meet you Sakurai, tell me, how's that cat of yours?


You can often tell how someone is thinking just by how they talk about something. It's pretty obvious that he doesn't think it would actually work.


Yeah, but you don't know for sure. Opinions also change too.
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