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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Does Digimon count as 'started as a video game' (AKA Digimon in Smash?)

This came up with a friend and I talking about Smash reps. Digimon is owned by Bandai (who help make Smash U), and originated from tamagatchis. Is that video game enough to qualify? 

Pac Man and Game and Watch were not on consoles to start with after all, and from a marketing perspective Pikachu v (some digimon of note) might be the Mario v Sonic of hype sequel of legends.  

The Democratic Nintendo that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

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I think it counts, but it'd be reeeaaally weird. They're not gonna do it, that's for sure.

Renamon in Smash would be awesome!..

I fear it will never happen though...

Not officially anyways. Mods could definitely make it happen!

KLAMarine said:

Renamon in Smash would be awesome!..

I fear it will never happen though...

It won't, but on the extremely rare chance that somehow Agumon makes it in, they could have supporting Digimon show up in the background or something. But not Renamon, because Smash is a game for good boys and girls.

Really whatever Nintendo wants to count counts. But, I don't think Digimon is big enough in 2020 that they'd even consider it.

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My honest question would be why it matters at all what the origin of a character is.

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Agumon for smash? Hmmm... I hadn't thought of that. It could work.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Digimon Rumble Arena had some decent fighting game mechanics, so there is precedent of digimon in fighting games.

Maybe a nod to Tamagotchi would make sense as Digital Monsters was created a year later.
Tamaotchi itself was created as an attempt to take the PC game Dogz but make it a portable game but with aliens instead of a dog.

I've always viewed it as a show and card get more than a video game, personally.