Despite usually being a unified front, in recent years there has been a major split between the people of Cincinnati over one of the future plans that Mark Mallory (the Mayor of the Queen City) has made: plans concerning both the economy and transportation. More specifically, the split is over the idea of a street car system being implemented in Cincinnati. This, however, brings up certain interesting points to gamers. This list is a group of things that gamers see that remind them of the issue:
Mario Circuit Arena (Super Smash Bros.): To start off is the Mario Circuit, one of the many arenas that appears in the Super Smash Bros. universe. When a gamer chooses to fight in a racing arena, the first thought that they experience is almost always be what kind movement there will be. This arena destroys that sterotype. When you enter the Mario Circuit, the fighters are actually stuck in a fairly small arena. The shy guys who are racing aren’t. While fighting, the shy guys (complete with their little race cars) are constantly driving around the track. Just remember, don’t lose track of them. The shy guys, while fairly weak, still try to run you down while fighting in this arena.
Phantom Train Arena (Dissidia Duodecim): The Phantom Train is a great example of the past for transportation. This arena is precisely what it says: an empty train. While not exactly the highlight of the games arena’s, it still has quite a few perks. For instance, there are little to no corners for an opponent to hide behind. There is also the close quarters which, when mixed with long to mid-ranged attacks is a deal breaker for all but the most unequal battles. The downsides, however, are just as great. You’re chasing abilities aren’t nearly as effective and certain attacks are foiled prematurely. Overall, it is the best example of the transportation problem: it could be helpful or it could be a disaster.
Yondaime’s Hiraishin/Pikachu’s Quick Attack (Naruto/Super Smash Bros.): As the Phantom train shows the past, these two abilities are what man looks for in the future. Instead of just normal movement, the Yondaime and Pikachu both use almost identical teleportation abilities that, alone, are nearly useless. Their true power, however, comes from their abilities to save you from certain death (in the case of Pikachu that is) or to open you’re opponent to bigger attacks. That doesn’t, however, change the fact that both abilities are what mankind is striving to achieve: a quick and power transportation system with no negative side-effects.