The 'Shroom:Issue LXIII/Character Reviews

Character Reviews

by Marioguy1 (talk)
Cheep Cheep?

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).

Used Potential

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.

Character Who? Storyline Design Humour Potential Used Potential Overall
Fluzzard That guy 7/10 4/10 5/10 6/10 3/10 5/10
Boss Bass That guy 4/10 2/10 2/10 4/10 8/10 4/10
Lava Piranha That guy 8/10 6/10 5/10 8/10 6/10 7/10