Ads keep us online. Without them, we wouldn't exist. We don't have paywalls or sell mods - we never will. But every month we have large bills and running ads is our only way to cover them. Please consider unblocking us. Thank you from GameBanana <3

Restore Mr. Game & Watch's Feather. - A Request for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Request Expired

This Request has passed its delivery deadline.

Please restore what made the original forward smash sprites look more "complete".

Nintendo removed, of all things, a FEATHER... from Mr. Game & Watch's Forward Smash since apparently it depicts a "negative" Native American stereotype. Yet despite that, he still wears the cloth thingy, so he's still basically a Native American, just without a feather.

Seeing as some people were able to play and even rip files from the game before it was even released, surely there has been someone who preserved files from the pre-Day 1 patch which had the feather in the original sprites.

Seeing the sprites without the feather just makes it look... unfinished. It doesn't quite feel the same in my eyes. If the current sprites also lacked the cloth at the crotch area, he might look a little more unique and not so "incomplete" since he would no longer look like a featherless Native American, but rather a bandit like Nintendo had changed the bad guys in the "Fire Attack" Game & Watch game to. Or just an angry normal Mr. G&W with visible eyes.

If anyone is able to mod the feather back in, you will have my eternal thanks.


In order to receive the points bounty, you should fulfil the following requirements.

  1. Take the original sprite files from the Pre-Day 1 patch, and implement them over the current forward smash sprites.
  2. ...or at the very least recreate them, should the files be lost. Is modding the character's "models" complicated as of right now?
  • kalomaze avatar
    kalomaze Joined 5y ago
    BotW Manager Splatoon Manager SMO Manager NASB Manager
    38,913 points Ranked 124th
    48 medals 5 legendary 8 rare
    • 30 submissions featured Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • 2019 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • Reached 50 subscribers Medal icon
    ignoring my disagreements on this it shouldnt be hard. it seems unless someone forgot to upload the archive or something, this would be an easy file swap, all things considered, unless it goes above file size due to the fact that they took a part of the model out. in that case youd have to wait for saltynx.
    Terrible at modding smash
    URL to post:
  • ThatNintendoNerd avatar
    ThatNintendoNerd Joined 5y ago
    SSBU Manager
    Out of Order
    25,978 points Ranked 233rd
    30 medals 3 legendary 7 rare
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    • Achieved Game Manager clearance Medal icon
    Theoretically this should be fairly easy to do yourself. It wouldn't be allowed on the site as model swaps aren't permitted. If you still have a 1.0 data.arc/XCI/NSP, you can grab the file from there and use it for your newer game version. HOWEVER, if the compressed size has changed, you will need to mess with zstd compression which is kind of hell to deal with. So until then, wait for SaltyNX for individual file loading.
    This sentence is false
    URL to post: