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Miyamoto Requested Pac-Man In Smash Bros Brawl

Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu that Shigeru Miyamoto originally requested Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Wii. Sakurai says that he remembers thinking it was a little too far-fetched at the time.

“During development of Smash Bros. Brawl, Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo approached me and asked, ‘Can’t we have Pac-Man as a guest character?'” Sakurai recalled. “At the time, imagining the image of Pac-Man and his incomplete pizza shape, I thought to myself, ‘Hmmm… That’s a little too farfetched.'”

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          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            It’s on repair now, I’ll get it back in 1-2 weeks according to the nice guy that attended me…

            1. man don’t worry everything will be ok, but i hate the fact that retailers don’t sell the gamepad and accesories, you have to buy it from nintendo’s web store.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                I might be loyal to our empire but if it “breaks” again, the empire owes me one gamepad free of charge…

                1. but did you check if there’s no interference from other devices?
                  months ago my gamepad gave me an error code (a code which you can find on the tech forums) and i talked with a representative and told me that the issue could be that an interference and since that my GP has been working nicely, i didn’t knew what was the issue.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    Like I said a few times last week, I’ve tried everything official and inofficial…

                    1. just wait, as you said if something wrong happens they’ll owe you a new one

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        It’s against N-Law 351 to pretend to pretend somebody copied you…

                      2. lol, oh…ok…LOL, I guess the next activity is trying to defeat me. LOL, but the snail is passing us by. LOL xD. Meaning we are too slow to set up anything, and I just got my net back on so yeah.

                      3. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        Haha, I think trying is hardly an issue…

                        More like, how well will you put up with me?…


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                  ༼ つ◕_◕༽つ KURISU, CHANGE YOUR GENDER OR NO SEX WITH SASORI FOR YOU ༼ つ◕_◕༽つ

              2. Haha. That’s funny. About 3 days ago, my Wii U Gamepad’s charger was broken because of my little brother. I was like “Uh… Ok, I guess I’ll just use my Wiimote and Classic Controller. And I was about to play Pikmin 3 (because you can play with Wiimote and Nunchuk) and then I get this: “You will need to use the Wii U Gamepad from this point on. Turn on the Wii U Gamepad and try again.” And not only that. I can’t view Youtube, I can’t view the internet browser, I can’t make any Miiverse posts from my games, I can’t even play my indie games, and worst of all, I can’t view the eshop. I’ve always used the Gamepad, but I had no idea it was this forced. I didn’t have any plans on buying anything video game related for about the next 3 months, so this is just unfair. :(

          2. if sasori is the “next” generation of “hardcore” gamers, our gaming community will be ruined :(

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              He is nothing more than a next generation primeval life form that will become extinct just like the Electron Army in the foreseeable future…

                  1. ༼ つ◕_◕༽つ HAIL SASORI ༼ つ◕_◕༽つ
                    Kurisu and the others, social rejects confirmed

                  2. Kurisu you sinner, you have to be ready because my master, the greatest Sasori will bless your chocolate donut, be ready to be blessed and purge your gaming sins, may sasori the toilet of will pray for us. amen.

                    Church of Sasori

        1. Actually he’s kind of right. I know Pac-man originated in the arcades with games like Pac-man and Pac-Land, but he’s come a long way as a platformer character. While I’m glad Sakurai included Pac-man to complete the team of the video game four, is he even aware of the Pac-man World series’ existence? He could’ve included elements like the Butt Bounce, Buckeneer Bay, Pac-Village/Canyon Chaos/B-Doing Woods, Pac-man’s rev attack, enemies like Orson/Tock-Man and Spooky, or even references to games like Pac-in-Time, Pac-man: Adventures in Time, Pac n’ Roll, Pac-Pix, Pac-man World 3, or even Ms. Pac-man.

          1. Ridley, the Angel of Death

            It’s pretty obvious why when you look at Mega Man. Sakurai wanted to be as classic as possible with him & Pac-Man. With Pac-Man, he went classic with the moveset.

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      Funny you get bored of the elite, the elite’s been bored by garbage since the first exchange began! Don’t deceive yourself, big god Stapler posts facts, and like flies to escrament, Lick-A-Bone and Glados bitch magically appear, it’s like god Staplers posts are a calling….Bow you pawn, bow as you leave the elite be!

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      Stragglers X3

      This is elite, yours truly has made garbage like you a better person, bow you useless pawns!

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      2. thank you TalkingStiffler my lord is proud of you, let Sasori bless your chocolate donut. amen

        Church of Sasori

      3. I’m sorry, my mistake I’m a stupid faggot with tons of dildos up my ass while being fucked by Shrek, Hercules, and Wreck It Ralph in my dry butt hole while being owned by everyone, but I hide behind a butthurt facade while shitting dicks from my nose of butthurt.

        My score: 0
        MNN: 15

        That is the true score, I bow to everyone.

    2. Solid snake, mega man, PAC man, sonic……

      They should add Castlevania into the Smash Bros mix as the next classic video game character choice. I’d love to play as Simon Belmonte, Alucard or Dracula.

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        I think Bomberman is a bigger icon in general and so is Prince of Persia so in my opinion, they should come first…

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    4. Thank you, Miyamoto san. With Pac-Man and Mega Man, I got both third-party characters that I wanted. Everything else is just extra icing on the already delicious cake (though in reality I hate icing).

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    6. Miyamoto is a big Pac Man fan. He’s said that the one videogame he wished he had come up with was the arcade Pac Man.

    7. Yay for Miyamoto! There are certain characters even Sakurai wonders if he can actually do them. But we all know he can make it work when he really puts his heart into it. This is a sign that Sakurai either doesn’t have faith in his own abilities or he’s just a very modest human being.

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