I just recently came across this video on YouTube about the origins of Game & Watch's moveset, and I thought it was definitely worth sharing. I've always known Game & Watch was an important part of Nintendo's history, and I've always felt his inclusion in Melee was a nice addition to the roster. But aside from that, I admit I really didn't know much more about him.
However, I know there are many of you who aren't as welcoming. Whether you felt his character is simply too old, or whether you felt his moves were a little too eccentric, I know there are those of you who had hoped he'd be left out of Brawl (for the spoiler-free, I'm not confirming whether he's in or out). I thought I would put this thread in the Brawl subforum, since it's a place dedicated to all things Smash.
That being said, I thought I would post the following videos, put together by CrappyCaptureDevice and uploaded to YouTube. It does a great job of illustrating where each of his moves came from, with clips from the original games. Please enjoy, because I think this is some great info.
Spoiler Alert!Even though these videos were made for Melee, at around 3:49 of the first clip, we get a pretty good glimpse of where G&W's Final Smash comes from.
History of Flat Zone:
If you like these, I would definitely recommend checking out some of his other videos. I think you'll learn a few things that'll help you appreciate some of the finer points of this franchise. I know I did..