YouTube Spotlight: Lovely Wii Fit Trainer – Smash Bros Animation


If you’ve been paying close attention, you know that I have been putting up YouTube Spotlights on Tuesdays (fits the whole “YouTube Tuesday” tradition), but the nice thing about doing Spotlights is that there’s nothing confining them to Tuesdays!

(Honestly, though, I just plain forgot.)

*Ahem* moving on. In the spirit of new characters being announced for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, today’s YouTube Spotlight is a music video featuring none other than the Wii Fit Trainer (is it weird to anyone else that she doesn’t have a name of her own?). Follow the strange story of a young boy in love as his dream of Wii Fit Trainer’s inclusion as a playable character in Smash Bros. comes true. Was anyone else this excited about the E3 announcement? You don’t have to answer that. But, by all means, leave a comment with any other thoughts you might have.

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  1. Someone actually took the time to make this?

    Wii Fit U is a huge flop. Including the trainer in Smash Bros is just lame self-promotion.

  2. You seem to be suggesting that the reason Nintendo is including her is because Wii Fit U was a huge flop. However, she was announced as a playable character at last year’s E3, way before the game came out.

    Also, if we are going by your definition of self-promotion, it would seem the whole Super Smash Bros. series is about self-promotion on Nintendo’s part. The whole point of the games is to bring together the largest amount of Nintendo IPs as possible into one polished fighting game.

    As for the “lame” thing, I think it’s best to save such judgements until you’ve actually played the game and given the Wii Fit Trainer a try.

    Based on your opinion, I would think you would like this video. In a most sarcastic way, it’s basically saying, “Wii Fit Trainer?! That’s what EVERYONE was hoping for!” (Not really, hence the sarcasm). I’m sure many people (including me) appreciate this video and its humor, making its creation anything but a waste of time.

  3. No, that’s not what I’m saying. I realize Nintendo had to include her as a character far before the game launched.

    But as has become increasingly common, Nintendo has misread the market. There is no interest in this as a playable character, and there was very little interest in this game. I can think of a long list of characters I’d include before a faceless trainer.

  4. I’m interested in her. And I’m interested in variety, and Wii Fit Trainer adds a nice, quirky kind of variety.

    Also, I’m sure part of the reason she has been included is to bring more female characters to the games. Do you realize that, out of 35 characters, Brawl only had 4 (5 if you count Jigglypuff)female characters in its playable roster? How’s your list of female characters you’d like to see in the new games’ line-up look?

  5. So the Wii Fit Trainer is a better option than Lucina from Fire Emblem? That was probably the character I used most in that game.

    I can also say that in the countless hours I played Brawl with my daughter – or when she played with her friends – never once did I hear them ask why there weren’t more female characters.

    You can look at this both ways anyhow. Yes, you can fight with a female character. But you can also have a Mario beat the crap out of Peach with a baseball bat. Not sure that’s a great message.