Monday, August 1, 2011

The Four Main Characters

Of course, all smash games need the 4 "main" players. I'm obviously talking about Mario, Link, Kirby, and Pikachu. These 4 characters are the most important characters in the company of Nintendo and at least in my opinion, the gaming industry.

First Appearance: Donkey Kong (Arcade 1981)
Mr. Nintendo. He's the mascot of nintendo, the best selling franchise in video game history, and the star of nearly 300 games. He has all sorts of interesting merchandise, from a movie and two cartoon shows to his own cereal. If someone tells you they don't know who he is, they're obviously lying. I don't think we'll see the day when Super Mario isn't a household name.

First Appearance: Pokemon Red and Blue (Gameboy 1998)
Pikachu is the most popular pokemon (mostly due to the anime), which is the second most popular franchise owned by Nintendo. More recognized than Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Scooby Doo, Pikachu is perhaps the symbol of pokemon.

First Appearance: Kirby's Dream Land (Gameboy 1992)
I think Kirby's the least important of the main four, but he is still without a doubt immesively important. Kirby is one of the most unique characters in the Smash Bros. series, mainly because of his "B" move, where he swallows his opponents and gains their ability.

First Appearance: The Legend of Zelda (NES 1987)
The Legend of Zelda series is the most stable series in video gaming. Every game sells millions of copies within its first week. Despite Mario being the mascot of Nintendo, Link is usually far more popular with the fans. The Zelda series is popular among both hardcore and casual gamers, which is very rare nowadays.

Well, that's the first issue of Simply Smashing. Next issue will be out soon. Follow me if you're interested and feel free to leave any sort of advice or response.


  1. I LOVE smash bros, really good descriptive thread.

  2. smash brothers is amazing. please check out (my BJJ blog) if you get a chance!

  3. Super Mario is deff. most well known character, wonder how much would it cost for Sony or Microsoft to be able to use him...

  4. Honestly My favorite character was pikachu then kirby. SO many wins with those guys. I miss it.