Do you think the Namco Flag is comparable to the Boxing Ring?

#1PT_PiranhaPosted 5/6/2014 9:53:26 PM
Before Mac was revealed and we saw the WVBA (or whatever) version of the boxing arena, people used that stage to go "oh man Little Mac's probably a character", and they were proven right.

But not everyone thought that way (I didn't really think so), it looked like it could have gone either way. It helped that we didn't see Final Destination until months after Mac was revealed.

Now the more I hear people talking about the Special Flag, how it could hint at Namco characters (Pac-Man above others), it honestly to me looks like the same situation. I'm not saying Pac-Man will be confirmed, I'm not saying he won't, all I mean is that this thing with the flags kind of reminds me of the boxing ring.

Anyone else?
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#2BurnedPotatoesPosted 5/6/2014 9:54:29 PM
Maybe.
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#3Emmy_AltavaPosted 5/6/2014 9:54:56 PM
It seems really weird to me that they'd reference Galaga and freaking Rally-X but not Pac-Man.
#4_MasterYoshi_Posted 5/6/2014 9:55:05 PM
Clearly they aren't getting a rep, Nintendo thought their contributions was only worth an item
#5BiggerRidIeyPosted 5/6/2014 9:56:33 PM
Honestly I could see pixel Pac-Man as an Sflag assist
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#6SpeedSh0t92Posted 5/6/2014 9:56:42 PM
Where was the special flag seen? I think I missed it.
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#7TriforceformerPosted 5/6/2014 9:58:04 PM
It's sort of the same, but the thing is that it's an item that pays homage to a bunch of classic Namco videogames using classic looking sprites. That's different than an entire stage following a Pac-Man motif.
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#8PT_Piranha(Topic Creator)Posted 5/6/2014 10:17:18 PM
Bump for more opinions.
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#9AbugumgumPosted 5/6/2014 10:23:13 PM(edited)
I think they are totally different situations with multiple variables.
In Little Mac's case, the boxing ring was very obviously his stage, and it was essentially not disputable. But we knew from past games that a stage does not necessarily mean there will be a character for that stage. Now you can argue how prominent that stage was in the trailer as a factor, but that's neither here nor there. Ultimately the clue that most strongly supported Little Mac's inclusion had always been the leak, which also supports Pac Man's inclusion.
And the special flag also does not necessarily indicate that we are getting Pac Man, as Namco could easily drop a little cameo just for working on the game. But coupled with the leak, there is a strong case for Pac Man in this game.
#10Austin_4ePosted 5/6/2014 10:23:42 PM
I find it very hard to believe that Namco would reference Galaga and other retro icons of their own and not show Pac-Man. I'm fairly certain he's playable unless we see a sprite Pac item, and even then his 3D Model could still be playable. So who knows really.

I will point out that Pac-Man and Galaga had a 3DS game together.
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