Min Min (ミェンミェン, MinMin) is a character and playable fighter in the Nintendo Switch game ARMS.
Min Min is one of fifteen fighters from the Nintendo Switch title ARMS. She is one of a select few people in the world to be born with a gene causing ARMS, a phenomenon where the person's arms (or, in rare cases, other body parts) turn into long, stretchy material. In Min Min's case, her ARMS seem to be made of ramen noodles, due to her family operating the famed Mintendo Noodle House. Her left arm can also transform into a dragon arm when fully charged, keeping the ARM equipped to it charged and increasing its power until she gets knocked down. In addition to her ARMS, she also kicks, which enables her to deflect opponents' punches. Min Min competes in the ARMS League to promote her family's restaurant.
In addition to their extendable ARMS, all fighters in the ARMS League have equipment also referred to as ARMS, which replace their fists and serve as their primary weapons. Different ARMS have different types (referring to how they act when used to punch), attributes (a usually elemental effect left on any opponents hit when the ARM is charged), and weights (determining what will happen if two ARMS collide; heavier ARMS will beat out lighter ones, while ARMS of equal weight will cancel each other out). Each fighter comes with three standard ARMS, although all ARMS can be unlocked for all fighters through the ARM Getter minigame. Min Min uses her standard ARMS in Super Smash Bros., which are as follows:
As a playable character
Main article: Min Min (SSBU)
An ARMS representative was announced to be added as DLC on March 26th, 2020, but it was not until June 22nd that this character was confirmed to be Min Min. Her extendable ARMS give her a unique control scheme and play-style that encourages playing on the ground from a distance but is at a disadvantage in the air and in close range. She was released as part of Challenger Pack 6 on June 29th, 2020.
Prior to the game's launch, Masahiro Sakurai considered adding characters from recent Nintendo titles such as ARMS and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the base roster, but he was unable to do so because they were announced long after planning and production of Ultimate began. When it came time to develop a second wave of downloadable content for the game, Sakurai considered Min Min and Ninjara as possible candidates and, following a request from ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki, the position went to Min Min.
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