Ever since I came up with the idea of a WB Fighting Game, a lot of things have changed. Here are some examples.
When I decided that Scooby would be in the game as an unlockable fighter, he went through a few changes. Originally, Shaggy was going to fight alongside him as an duo character. However, the Ice Climbers gimmick was eventually given to Yakko, Wakko and Dot, and Tom & Jerry had the Duck Hunt mechanic.
Then, I thought of either Shaggy, Fred, Daphne or Velma appearing in the background to cheer him on, like Pokemon Trainer. This idea was also decided against. The rest of Mystery Incorporated appear in Scooby's WB Blast and one of his Victory Animations.
Ace Bunny was going to be playable. However, he was scrapped after I realised that there wasn't really anything to him. Ace was from Loonatics Unleashed: a show featuring the superhero descendants of the Looney Tunes. For those of you who don’t know who they are, Loonatics Unleashed was an animated TV series which ran from 2005 to 2007 on Kid’s WB and Cartoon Network in Britain (where I live). It was an attempt to make a darker and edgier variant of the Looney Tunes franchise…with little to no humour. This is where my first problem with the show lies. Trying to make Looney Tunes a gritty, realistic drama. The Looney Tunes are supposed to be…Looney! They’ve been making us laugh since the 1930s, why the sudden shift in tone?
I know they’re the descendants of the Looney Tunes, but why are they called the Loonatics? None of them seem like screwballs to me. The show does have humour…but it’s very, VERY weak. The show takes itself very seriously, which was its downfall, in my opinion.
The Just-Us League of Supertoons, a Tiny Toons group which featured certain Toonsters as parodies of the Justice League, did the superhero genre how Loonatics should’ve handled it…as a parody! If you want another example of a superhero comedy show…check out Freakazoid.
It sounds the reason why the Loonatics are being left out is due to spite over their show being naff… well, yes. With that said, they’re not playable characters, but they would be in the game.
There would be a stage based on Acmetropolis, where the Loonatics can be seen chasing down Ophiuchus Sam or Sylth Vester while the battle takes place on a hovercraft which follows them, similar to the Lylat Cruise and Orbital Gate Assault stages that represent Star Fox. Like those stages, if the playable characters perform a specific action, the player could hear a chat between the Loonatics, once again, akin to Star Fox.
I've displayed a script of what they would say already, check it out if you haven't!
Elmyra was going to be playable. But then I decided against it. Why? I was starting become conscious of the fact that the Tiny Toons franchise was beginning to get crowded, what with being represented by 6 characters (9, if you count Babs as an alternate skin of Buster and Dizzy and Calamity being part of Monty's moveset).
I cheated by coming up with a category based on The Plucky Duck Show and having Plucky, Hamton, Shirley and Fifi represent it rather than TTA.
Fred Flintstone was listed as being playable via "DLC". He was later replaced by Captain Caveman. Why? Captain Caveman has more potential as a fighter. I couldn't come up with a moveset for Fred. It was then I realised that three members of the Scooby Doobies would be playable.
So, there you go. What do you think?