Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #48 Duck Hunt

My ranking on the Super Smash Bros. 4 roster has begun. My least favorite character is Duck Hunt, who debuted on the 1985 NES game with the same name.

Throughout Duck Hunt, the object of the game is to shoot all ducks with a limited amount of bullets and time.  By plugging in a controller in the player 2 slot on the NES, a duck can be controlled by a second human player to a limited extent. The opening cinematic of the 1984 NES game shows that the scent hound is the one who finds the ducks in the first place. If the player (or hunter) fails to shoot all the ducks, the scent hound would infamously laugh at the hunter's misfortune before slinking back down behind the grass.

Duck Hunt is an unlockable character in both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4. It consists of a dog with a duck on its back fighting side by side, with gunmen from Wild Gunmen and cans from Hogan's Alley in tow.

Duck Hunt is the only newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4 that did not appear as a major character in any games featured in Nintendo's seventh and eighth generation consoles except the Super Smash Bros. series.

The scent hound from Duck Hunt, Palutena from Kid Icarus, and Wii Fit Trainer are the only playable characters in Super Smash Bros. 4 that did not have a playable appearance in any other game.

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