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Mecha-Chomp 3DS Style (animated version below) by ShyGuyXXL Mecha-Chomp 3DS Style (animated version below) by ShyGuyXXL
An enemy who has just been ditched in the recent remake. What a shame. They look so cool!
Check out the animated version as well:
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
I think another reason they might have cut that enemy is that Chain Chomp are already supposed to be robots due for being metallic so making a mecha-version of a Robot wouldn't make any sense.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
They're made of metal. So? A ton of Mario species are made of metal. Bob-ombs, Bullet Bills, Bullies, Fire Chomps, Chuckyas, Amps, etc., but they are all still alive. I mean Bob-ombs are literally just living bombs but they can still have children (like in Paper Mario, see Bub, son of Goldbob). So in the Mario universe it doesn't matter what you're made of.
I mean Thwomps are made of stone and they're alive too. Anything can be alive.
But even IF they were confirmed to be robots, that doesn't mean there couldn't be a more technologically advanced/enhanced version as well.
So either way, stupid reason.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Doesn't Nintendo technically make all the changes for artistical reasons, like when they changed things about Earthbound in MOTHER 3?
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
What changes are you referring to?
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
I mean like the fact that MOTHER 3 ditched the modern America RPG setting.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
The change in setting has a good reason behind it though. The entire story centers around it.
You wouldn't be able to tell the story in a 100% modern setting.
And it's not disconnected from the other games. There's a reason why the setting is the way it is.

So it's not even comparable to removing this enemy. Besides, when has modern Nintendo EVER cared about something like "canon Mario enemy biology"? They can't even agree on whether Toad's mushroom cap is a hat or not. The last Mario Party implied it's a hat while Koizumi recently said it's his head.
They just do whatever they want.
So don't give me any excuses that there's a good reason behind it.
It was simply fucking lazy.
They just thought, "Hey, this old enemy functions similarly enough. Let's just use that instead of putting in the effort to draw and program a new one."
"But won't the fans miss them?"
"Fuck the fans! Our schedule is already tighter than a nun's cunt!"
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2018
If Nintendo doesn't care about fans, then why's Megaman in Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS? Also I think the Toad's hat thing in Mario Party Top 100 was just the English translators and not Nintendo themselves.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
I didn't say Nintendo never ever cares about any of their fans in any situation.
My point was that to Nintendo, or rather whoever was in charge of the game's development, getting the game out quicker and/or cheaper was more important than remaking it accurately and/or pleasing the fans. Megaman has nothing to do with this.
Smash bros is an entirely different case, made by different people, working with a different schedule and everything.

You gotta stop arguing in extremes.
I can do that too.
Like for example: "If Nintendo DOES care about their fans, why did they make a sequel to Sticker Star? CHECKMATE! So the answer is obviously that they NEVER care about their fans! Cuz there's nothing inbetween never and always! Harharhar."

See how dumb that sounds?

And about Toad:
See, that just proves my point. There's no attempt at creating some form of consistent "canon".
It would be so easy to just create a design document that contains all the necessary information about the most important Mario characters and make it available to all the teams at Nintendo. Whether Nintendo of America, Europe, Japan or whoever. Whether first party or third party. 
But they don't care about that.
And if they don't care about that, why would they care about the anatomy of chain chomps?
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General-Delirium Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Thank you for making this....I really liked the Mecha Chomps from the original, especially because of how unique a twist they were on regular Chomps. Shame that they just totally cut them out from the game and replaced them with generic Mecha Koopas.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
No problem! ^^
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Madbird82 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you please make a sprite sheet of that?
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StupidMarioBros1Fan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The only way I'll let this slide is if Alpha Dream ran out of time and hastily used the Mechakoopas because they have the same gimmick of malfunctioning when suffering enough damage.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
I heard it could be because their based off outdated Robot Dog toys which wouldn't seem to fit in a game made in the 2010s.
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StupidMarioBros1Fan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Interesting, not sure why that would matter since it's still a unique enemy design and the Mario series doesn't really focus on technology very much.
They're not cavemen, but they're also not trendy so I feel like it shouldn't matter what the enemy is based off of.

Side Note: Because we don't see technology much in the Mario universe it was weird seeing Bowser Jr with a cellphone in Mario + Rabbids, but only at first since like I said, they're not cavemen so when you think about it's not too weird. I mean we have seen TVs and phones in the Mario universe so cellphones don't sound too bizarre.
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SuperAbachiBro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Same.
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TheScatmanBros Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
This is the one change that disappoints me in the remake

dunno why they were removed completely
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hey this is great!
Yeah i am ver disappointed they scrapped them with mecha-koopas
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Since Mecha Chomps have been retconed, what if Kozumi reimagined the concept of a robotic chomp enemy, What do you imagine it'll look like?
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Beats me
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Think it'd look more like Mecha Wiggler?
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Who knows
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MegaToon1234 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it something like the Kuromanes from Super Mario 64 being replaced with Flame Chomps in the DS remake?
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
Almost, except it's basically the same enemy but with a face.
This change takes away a cool and unique enemy and replaces it with one we've seen already.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2017
It's more Like when they replaced the Rolling Turtle from Kirby's Adventure with Phan Phan in Nightmare in Dreamland.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Except that Phan Phan was actually an original creation and not a lazily recycled and generic enemy from a previous game.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Still, Nintendo was less lazy in the remake when the actually gave the Koopalings dialog and personality which they had none of in the original.
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
I wouldn't say they had no personality at all in the original. You don't always need dialog to show personality. And I don't remember anything they said as being particularly noteworthy...
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Was there any character in the remake that has more personality then the Koopalings?
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
...Is that a serious question? MOST characters had more personality than them.
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Nitwitsworld Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
So shiny just like a Pokémon. lol

I would love it if someone animates this creature with the same sprite art as your piece. 
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ShyGuyXXL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
I might even do it myself. It's not that hard since most of the animations are done by just moving the body parts around.
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ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Well at least Mecha Wiggler in Super Mario Odyssey is far cooler.
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