2001 vs. 2014

(bottom picture by yours truly)

It’s pretty amazing to see how much more developed Nintendo’s characters have become, so I thought a good way to demonstrate this evolution would be to harken back to one of the GameCube’s most treasured titles, Super Smash Bros. Melee!

The decision to replace the late Nana and Popo with Lucas and Villager came from these two reasons:

1) Lucas was meant to debut in the Smash series in Melee (replacing Ness), but Ness returned due to the delay of Mother 3

2) Animal Crossing was first introduced on the GameCube

I figured Pichu was best left as an empty space.

Anyways, enjoy this edit! If you want to use it, I would greatly appreciate credit :)

EDIT 3/8/2016

Good news to those who wanted a high-definition version of this photo! This version can be found here: http://imgur.com/VESyNmP

(Sorry for the watermark, but it’s been going around without any credit and I’m a bit of a credit monster :( )

Sakurai: “The Countdown begins for December to see who all you deserve be with all my children…. If you fails, all you’re life never been in palace and suffer the true hell IN DARK COMMUNITY OF SSB”