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Smash Saturday #2: Mega Man and Rush

Mega Taunts

One great thing about Smash Brothers is that you never know what kind of crazy additions you can expect. At the time of Melee’s release, the Ice Climbers were fairly obscure characters, coming from an NES platformer with a non-simultaneous 2 player mode. Nintendo took this pair and developed it into a whole new crazy concept for the fighter: both Ice Climbers attached to one another, one CPU controlled and the other leading the pack. This interesting idea was an instant hit among fans, and has made the Ice Climbers a beloved character duo with its interesting quirk.

So, in this same line of thinking with support characters and irregular characters, I thought it was appropriate to bring up the idea of Mega Man being follow around by Rush. Anyone who has played Marvel Vs. Capcom 1 or 2 knows this is nothing new, except this time Rush would be used for more than just supers. Rather than take up oh-so-valuable “B” moves, Rush would be commanded by Mega Man’s taunts, changing into Rush Coil, Rush Jet, or Rush Search depending on the direction pressed. Alternatively, “Down Taunt” could also be just petting Rush.

Seeing Rush come out with Mega Man would be an exciting twist in my eyes, and I hope that it, or something like it, happens when and if Mega Man hits the Smash Bros. scene.

1 Comment

  1. Redmage1987

    I like the taunt idea, very creative. I don’t know if I would want Rush always following Mega Man around though. I would rather Rush Teleport in when needed. Just my opinion though, haha.

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