Written by: J.H. Longman
If Batman and Batgirl are everyone’s first and second favourite bat, Barbara the Bat, the recognised protagonist of Daigasso! Band Brothers, is certainly the third favourite and she is gearing up for her next appearance, in Super Mario Maker.
Sure it may seem a bit of an odd move on include such a character as lesser known as she is, but then again this is a game that has included the likes of Necky, Chitoge Kirisaki and let’s not forget about the Mercedes-Benz costume. Not every costume is going to be a winner and yes it could be an all-star line-up of the costumes of characters we really want, but then that would be Nintendo staying “inside the box,” and honestly, these lesser known ones do add diversity to the game and its line-up, so even if they aren’t the ones we want, they’re a lot better than nothing at all, but at this point, it would be nice if new rumours or even confirmation for another update, came to light.
Love her or hate her, Barbara the Bat is on her way, arriving in the evening of the 25th of February for those of you in Japan and on the 26th for those of us in Europe and Japan and yes, she certainly is no Wolf Link costume, but for those of us who don’t have the amiibo already, we still have to wait a while before we can even get that, so Barbara will certainly do, for now at least and for those of us who are impatient to get her, you can catch her character trailer right here:
Besides Daigasso! Band Brothers, Barbara the Bat’s other appearances only consist of her making a brief appearance in the DS game English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills, in which she gives the player a phrase they must write down and an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. To lay eyes on her in Brawl, you will need to find 25 songs hidden through-out the game, afterwards you’ll be able to summon her as a random Assist Trophy character, who takes to the stage and plays us a song with a similar effect to Donkey Kong’s Bongo beat. In Smash Bros Wii U & 3DS, she does not make a return as a assit trophy but as an even smaller role in the form of headgear for the Mii Fighters. She does have a collectible trophy in the 3DS version.
Still with Babs joining the party, music levels might just get a whole lot rockier and that would certainly be something to see!
Source: Nintendo (YouTube)