Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fact of the Day: Meowth, Mewtwo, Pit, Peach, Bowser, and King Dedede - Premature Smashsters

Meowth, Mewtwo, Pit, Peach, Bowser, and King Dedede were all supposed to have appeared as playable characters in the original Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo 64. Unfortunately they were cut due to technical limitations.

Three of the characters--Mewtwo, Peach, and Bowser--managed to make the cut for Super Smash Bros. Melee, the second title in the series. King Dedede and Pit joined the roster for 2008's third entry to the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Mewtwo was cut from the title for unknown reasons. Meowth is the only character planned to originally appear in Super Smash Bros. that did not occupy a playable role in later titles.

Meowth, that's ri-eh? Wha-what?
Don't feel too bad for the Kit Kat, though. Meowth has showed up in both Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a summon who can be called forth from a Pok√© Ball to attack enemy players. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a collectible trophy.


What kind of game do you think the original Super Smash Bros. would have been with the six cut characters? Especially when you consider how some of them were portrayed at the time. Do you think, considering the track record of the other five cut characters, that Meowth has a shot at showing up in the supposed fourth and fifth installments of the series?

Personally, I hope so. Just so I can shout "TEAM ROCKET'S BLASTING OFF AGAIN" in conjunction with "FALCON PUNCH!"

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