Masahiro Sakurai is back with yet another installment in his game development video series. This time around, we get a new feature that falls into the “Animation” category.
When two Kirbys stand opposed in Smash Bros., players can see both of their faces. Likewise, you can see Mario’s belly no matter which direction he’s facing. According to Sakurai, this is actually pretty tough to pull off!
In today’s video, Sakurai goes into great detail on how this effect is pulled off and why such a small thing can make a big difference for players. It’s the little things that matter most sometimes!