Franchises NOT represented in the SSB Series Sept 9, 2008 19:23:08 GMT -5
Post by parrothead on Sept 9, 2008 19:23:08 GMT -5
Problem here is what you consider "representation". A lot of them are represented through stickers, but for me this is a bit of a cop-out. Also, do you include the Famicom Medley as appropriate representation?
Anyway, the list of series not represented in any way (aside from the Chronicle), and that are entirely Nintendo properties are:
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
DS Rakuhiki Jiten (DS Handwriting Series)
F-1 Race (not including 3D Hot Rally)
Forest of Beginning (Hajimari no Mori)
Gumshoe (US/PAL Only)
Kurikin: Nano Island Story
Mole Mania (Treason!!)
Play Action Football (US Only)
Shigesato Itoi's Bass Fishing No.1
Short Order & Eggsplode (US Only)
Star Tropics (US/PAL Only)
Tabi no Yubisashi Kaiwa Chou DS (DS Phrasebook Series)
To the Earth (US/PAL Only)
True Swing Golf
I think it's safe to say that the major franchises are represented, and it's perhaps unrealistic for all of the above to be represented (given that some came out during development of Brawl, and others just don't have the content). But there are a few in there that stand out.
Mole Mania, Yuuyuuki, Tomato Adventure, Time Twist... these are big, character-driven games that could have had playable characters, assist trophies or trophies. Many of the others could have been stickers, trophies, assist trophies or been represented with stage music.
3D Hot Rally is actually part of the Famicom Grand Prix series. The full title of 3D Hot Rally is "Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally".
Battle Clash had a sequel titled Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge, which was released in the U.S. and PAL regions only, due to the Super Scope not being successful in Japan. Even though the names are different, Metal Combat's plot takes place after Battle Clash and some of the characters from Battle Clash returned in it.
I think True Swing Golf is part of the Touch! Generations series.
The Color TV Game series would of also been nice to see in the SSB series, as well as some of Nintendo's toy line.