Friday, January 30, 2015

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #45 Yoshi

Ranking at #45 on my Super Smash Bros. 4 fighter rankings is Yoshi, who is chronologically the sixth member of the original 12. He made his debut in the 1990 SNES launch title Super Mario World. His original role was Mario's steed. In that game, he was trapped in an egg by Bowser, but he was freed by Mario. He was on a quest to rescue the seven baby Yoshis, who were abducted by the Koopalings. Yoshi is the second most popular Nintendo character in Japan, second only to Mario. I am certainly not a big fan of Yoshi for several reasons. Most of his games have very childish presentations. He reminds me of Lip from Panel de Pon, my least favorite Nintendo character. He symbolizes fertility, as the Yoshi franchise insignia suggests. Yoshi has appeared in a huge number of video games. He is the cutest Nintendo character ever. In the Super Smash Bros. series, he is not recommended for Super Smash Bros. novices.

The Yoshi species goes all the back before Mario's time. The prequel, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island focuses on the Yoshi species' past. Yoshis come in different colors, with green being the most common, and white being the rarest. Green, red, yellow, and blue Yoshis were the original four Yoshi colors, introduced in Super Mario World. Pink, cyan, brown, and purple Yoshi were introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Orange, black, and white Yoshi were introduced in Yoshi's Story, where video game musician Kazumi Totaka provided the voice for the Yoshi species.

The creation of Yoshi was triggered shortly after the original release of NES classic Super Mario Bros., a true classic (selling over 300 million copies). Shigeru Miyamoto stated that Yoshi was created, the Nintendo staff wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur. That feat was technically impossible until the SNES was developed.

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #46 Jigglypuff

Earlier tonight, I beat Classic Mode and All-Star mode as Jigglypuff, whom I have ranked at number #45 out of 48. Jigglypuff, who made its debut in Pok√©mon Red and Blue, is too light weight, and it gets knocked out instantly when its shield is broken. Jigglypuff is recommended for veteran Super Smash Bros. players.

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #47 Wario

Next, at number 48, on my fighter rankings on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii is Wario. He made his debut as a villain in Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins. He later established his own franchise. He hates Mario and loves money; he is so materialistic.

The top 24 of American Idol season XIV

The American Idol XIV live shows begin February 25

The top 24 of American Idol XIV, according to spoilers are:

Males (alphabetically by last name):

Quentin Alexander
Clark Beckham
Riley Bria (Nashville auditions)
Adam Ezeglian (New York auditions)
Nick Fradiani, Jr.
Trevor Douglas Haueisen
Qaasim Middleton (New York auditions)
Rayvon Owen (San Francisco auditions)
Mark Andrew Pudas
Daniel Seavey  (San Francisco auditions)
Michael Simeon Smith (American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Savion Wright (American Idol XIII Green Mile)

Females (alphabetically by last name):

Shannon Berthiaume
Jackie Cole (AKA Jax)
Joey Cook
Sarina Joi-Crowe (American Idol X Hollywood, American Idol XII Hollywood, American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Adanna Duru (The Voice Season 3 Battle Round) (San Francisco auditions)
Alexis Gomez
Lovey James
Tyanna Jones (San Francisco auditions)
Loren Lott (Nashville auditions)
Shaina "Shi" Scott (New York auditions)
Maddie Walker (American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Katherine Winston

I am pulling for Sarina Joi Crowe.