The 'Shroom:Issue LXIII/Character Reviews
Hello there my wonderful people! Last month I reviewed our favourite bird, Fluzzard so I thought I'd change it up this month and review a very famous fish. Big Bertha? Naw, too mainstream. I pick Boss Bass
Is there supposed to be some storyline behind Boss Bass? I went around researching for this section to find a storyline and the closest thing I found was "they apparently eat others of their species".
I don't really like Nintendo's SM64-era design policy, which was basically "make it big, call it a boss". It left a lot to be desired, as does the design of Boss Bass. As with the other designs, the severe lack of distinguishing features turns me off of the design.
I think Boss Bass is supposed to have a goofy facial expression but I don't really get it...
As much as I absolutely adore Boss Bass (he's lying!), I'm going to have to say that I can't see him amounting to anything more than an obstacle, at most a mid-boss. The lack of any distinguishing features or personality just doesn't make him boss material (despite any misconceptions given by his name).
Well, I guess this is something that can score high. Nintendo used all the potential they could out of this guy. I guess my only gripe here would be that he's a pretty rare obstacle.
I never thought I'd see the day when something scored less than Fluzzard did, but Boss Bass hits the spot. Perhaps if I had reviewed Big Bertha it would have gone better...? Regardless, Boss Bass is too much of a Cheep Cheep to get a high score, and gets 4/10. I promise, next month I'll go for a positive review.
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