Why do some fighters have moves that they've never had in their own games?

  1. Some examples are Luigi's Green Missle and Donkey Kong's Headbutt.

    User Info: Dogleader

    Dogleader - 1 year ago

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  1. Not every single solitary move on every single solitary character is going to be taken from a game they were in. It's just not feasible. They have to use some creative license somewhere here and there in the character move sets, both to fill out their move lists, and make sure they fit well within the fighting system. This is especially true back in the old days of Smash 64. Captain Falcon is basically an OC character, after all.

    In recent games like 4 and Ultimate, they've tried to inject as much of the character as they can into each move set, but they can only go so far. Simon Belmont is NES as hell, but eventually they ran out of moves from Castlevania 1 & 4, so they had to give him some stuff that Richter did in later games. still, the effort they put into the characters is appreciated.

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    SmokeRulz (Expert) - 1 year ago 2   0
  2. Talking of OC characters - Game & Watch isn't from a game and is essentially just a big reference to many different G&W games

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    Mario_128 - 7 months ago

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  1. look at characters like Isabelle or Piranha plant they don't have that many moves to draw from because they don't do a lot of fighting in their games. They kinda have to take some creative liberty here and there.

    User Info: MartyMcfly2019

    MartyMcfly2019 - 1 year ago 0   0
  2. Isabelle doesn't do ANY fighting

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    gucci_ghost - 1 year ago
  3. In the case of Captain Falcon, he was given derivatives of the generic fighters in "Dragon King," the game that would eventually evolve into Smash 64. Seeing as how Captain Falcon was from a racer (and I'm not sure if he'd ever even had more than his head rendered at any point previous) the developers gave him a moveset pulled from the original "Dragon King" fighters.

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    Deenbektorian - 1 year ago 0   0
  4. Mostly specials and smash attacks are based of of the games. Mega man and dlc Steve are exceptions

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    Buddyblade - 7 months ago 0   0
  5. mr sakurai likes unique moOoOvesets c:

    User Info: lettie

    lettie (Expert) - 1 year ago 1   3
  6. Because Nintendo is lazy, and/or the character had bad moveset potential to begin with (like Duck Hunt)

    User Info: Gargomon251

    Gargomon251 - 1 year ago 0   7
  7. Nathaniel Bandy would agree if you said that about Pink Gold Peach

    User Info: Nine8

    Nine8 - 7 months ago

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