Actually, that'd probably be a big deal, if someone made a Vocaloid of Shantae. :o It could really bring attention to Shantae over in Japan, and thus also bring her to the attention of Sakurai as a result. ono Only question is, is it too late to try such a thing?
Do you think Shantae'd have any chance at all to get in Smash Bros. someday? While she certainly is a part of Nintendo's history, I don't think it's enough to warrant the interest of whoever decides who gets in Smash. If she were to be in the game, how well do you think she'd fit in?
I think everyone who knows about Shantae wants her to be in Smash Bros. XD
I think she’d work pretty well. I wrote up a move set for her once based partially on dancing and flowing from one attack into another. I’ve also seen other move sets that look pretty good, so I think she’d have no problem fitting in. Plus, I’d say she fits the spirit, wouldn’t you?
I think I remember Matt Bozon tweeting about saying he thought she should be in Smash Bros once, so it’s more of a matter of the game’s creators recognizing that she’d be a decent character. And since her games haven’t debuted in Japan yet… well… There’s a sliver of hope, but I can’t say it’s something I’m expecting in the upcoming edition.
“With the previous Smash Bros. games, I would input all the fighter specs and attack hitboxes, and with the new games I’m doing something very similar. If I were to hand over the work to someone else, it would be a full-time, multi-person designated workload. It’s faster and more accurate to do it myself than to tell someone else over and over again what to do. I’m thankful to be able to work a job where I can offer enjoyment to more and more people. More than anything, it’s fun to see things come together!”
—Masahiro Sakurai outlining his workload in his bi-weekly Famitsu Article in 2013
Hoo boy… The more I see this guy talk, the more I can’t help but worry how SSB4 is going to turn out. “This will be easier if I do it myself” is the kind of mentality that can degrade or destroy a development team. On top of that, Sakurai took the lead on a lot of choices and details when it came to Brawl, and that game has as many problems as it does improvements. (Yes, I like the game, but I can’t call it better than its predecessor, which isn’t a good sign for a game that was released 6 years later.)
Also, you can’t complain about stress if you’re willingly taking more work on yourself. You’re either overworked or you’re able to handle more on your own—you can’t have both.
I have high hopes for SSB4 and I want it to be the best Smash Bros yet, but I still can’t help but worry.
So I just bought Shantae from the 3DS Virtual Console (Fun fact, it's listed in the Virtual Console Essentials, with the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Tetris!) and for whatever reason something beckons for me to grind and get all the upgrades ASAP. o~o
Go into Scuttle Town at night and see what the fastest level you can handle at the Dance Hall is. You’ll get a bonus if you can get it perfect, and that’s a decent way to get money for upgrades.
Also, don’t kill yourself over the upgrades you can buy in Water Town. They’re cool, but not as useful as they should be for their price. On top of that, there’s an easy way to earn a lot of gems fast in the fourth town (though it’s a luck-based game, so it takes save scumming to guarantee results).
Whatever way you end up going about it, enjoy your upgrades when you get them!