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Namco Roulette

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Namco Roulette (ナムコうらない, Namco Horoscope) is Pac-Man's up taunt in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overview[edit]

Pac-Man using Namco Roulette in Ultimate.
Examples of various sprites Pac-Man can summon with Namco Roulette.

Pac-Man summons a sprite and associated sound clip from one of Namco's other games. It is one of very few taunts with a random element, and the selection includes a wide range of characters and objects from across Namco's history.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U both have exclusive sprites in each version; for 3DS includes the King from King & Balloon and a vulnerable ghost from Pac-Man, while for Wii U includes Valkyrie from Valkyrie no Densetsu, the Runner from Metro-Cross, and Andor Genesis from Xevious. All of the sprites from both for 3DS and for Wii U appear in Ultimate, with the addition of Heihachi Mishima from Tekken and The Prince of All Cosmos from Katamari Damacy.

List of Namco Roulette sprites[edit]

Character Image Appears in Sound Game Description
Galaxip Galaxip sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Galaxian The player's ship in Galaxian.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
TURN-TO-BLUE Ghost sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pac-Man A scared ghost from Pac-Man, seen when Pac-Man eats a Power Pellet. In for 3DS, it is animated; this is not the case in Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King King sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
King & Balloon The focus of King & Balloon is to save the King from hostile balloons by shooting them down. When rescued, he says "Thank you!", the same voice clip he uses here. The clip used is the one from the Japanese version of the game regardless of the game's language setting.
My Car My Car sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Rally-X The player's car from Rally-X, distinguished by its blue color.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fighter Galaga fighter sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Galaga The player's ship in Galaga.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fighter Bosconian fighter sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Bosconian The player's ship in Bosconian. In SSB4, a voice clip saying "Alert! Alert!" plays.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pooka Pooka sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dig Dug A common enemy from Dig Dug that also shows up in some Pac-Man games.
Solvalou Solvalou sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Xevious The player's ship in Xevious.
Andor Genesis Andor Genesis sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Xevious An enemy mothership in Xevious that acts as a mini-boss.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mappy Mappy sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Mappy The eponymous playable character of Mappy, a mouse who works for the Micro-Police.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Topcup Topcup sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Libble Rabble A creature from Libble Rabble; when captured, it begins a bonus round.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hypership Hypership sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 Gaplus A secret fighter in Gaplus that can be obtained through a hidden method. It can fire three shots at once instead of the standard two.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Gil Gil sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4 The Tower of Druaga Prince Gilgamesh, the hero of The Tower of Druaga, as he appears in his Hyper Armor.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Clovis Clovis sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dragon Buster Prince Clovis, the hero of Dragon Buster.
Runner Runner sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Metro-Cross The nameless playable character from Metro-Cross.
Paccet Paccet sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Baraduke A friendly alien from Baraduke. When summoned, it says "I'm your friend!"
Red Baron Red Baron sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sky Kid Player 1's character in Sky Kid, a bird piloting a red biplane.
Valkyrie Valkyrie sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Valkyrie no Densetsu A heroic shield maiden based on the valkyries of Norse legend. Her sprite is taken from Valkyrie no Densetsu, the second game in the Valkyrie series.
Heihachi Mishima Heihachi sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tekken A major antagonist throughout the Tekken games, as well as the series' main mascot. His sprite is taken from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Don-Chan Don-Chan sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Taiko no Tatsujin An anthropomorphic taiko drum who serves as the mascot of the Taiko no Tatsujin series.
The Prince of All Cosmos Prince of All Cosmos sprite from Namco Roulette Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Katamari The main character of the Katamari series, a diminutive prince who rolls up objects to create stars. His sprite is taken from Me & My Katamari.

Trivia[edit]

  • TURN-TO-BLUE, Heihachi Mishima, Pooka, and Gil are the only characters on the roulette to have an appearance in Smash outside of Pac-Man's taunt.
    • TURN-TO-BLUE appears on Pac-Maze and as a Spirit; the Ghosts also turn to blue when their Assist Trophy is defeated in Ultimate.
    • Pooka appear as enemies in Smash Run.
    • Heihachi Mishima and Gil appear as DLC Mii costumes in Smash 4 and Ultimate. Heihachi also appears in the background of the Tekken stage.
  • The first installment of The Prince of All Cosmos' game, Katamari Damacy, had its remake, Katamari Damacy Reroll, released on the Switch on the same day Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came out.
  • Don-Chan is the only character to appear in the roulette that does not have a pixelated appearance.
  • Namco Roulette is the only taunt in the entire series to have an official name.