DID YOU KNOW I MAKE ART STILL? I totally do. Teachin and artin like a boss.
So hey wow, a good ol’ friend of mine directed me to Pseudonym Jones' Smash Bros Zine and suggested I make a piece.
What a guy! (But seriously, he’s a good pal, good at makin jokes.)
Super Smash Bros has always been one of my favorite games. In a family with 8 other cousins, family get-togethers and holiday parties meant going down to the basement and trying to best each other in Mario Kart, Mario Golf, or Smash Bros until it was time to go home.
After rarely playing Smash Bros on the 64, I committed myself to learning Kirby in Melee. He was cute, made cute noises, could easily fly back to the stage if you got knocked out too far, and I could make him blue if I wanted. It was a win-win situation for this 14-year-old.
Like most 14-year-olds, my initial play style was as expected as you’d guess: I’d fly over my opponents and try to crush them using the Down+B move. When you’re playing against two of your oldest, Smash Bros veteran cousins, this strategy falls through pretty quickly. I was lucky if I KO’d them once or twice in a stock battle with 5 lives.
The worst part of this strategy was if I missed, I would STAY AS LITTLE ROCK KIRBY FOR AS LONG AS I COULD since my cousins would be waiting and charging up their moves to pummel me off the side of the screen once I reverted to standard Kirby.
Since those days, I’ve moved on to main Sheik, but Kirby will always hold a special, adorable blob-shaped spot in my heart.
PS DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE TO THIS ZINE??? SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 3RD! SHARE SOME MEMORIES AND MAKE SOME RAD ART!!!