What's Nintendo's deal with Kamek?
If a game doesn't have any magikoopa enemies it's automatically Kamek.
Japan shares the same name for both species and Kamek
While the UK calls the species Kamek and the single Magikoopa.
They should make it easier by just giving Kamek a redesign that's not a generic magikoopa, like add a fucking star on his clothes and hat or something.
He's a great character that is Bowser's caretaker and high general, he needs a distinction
Actually, Kamek started out with a slightly different design from the regular Magikoopas. The trim on his hat was blue, his wand was a different design, and he had a slightly older appearance. But then Nintendo got lazy and made him look like a regular Magikoopa, and now the only way you can tell it's him is by the official word from nintendo in the instruction manuals or promo materials.
>Mario Party 9
>Kamek is playable
>everywhere but the US gets it right, we just call him Magikoopa
>Super Mario RPG
>Kamek is the Magikoopa miniboss in Bowser's Keep
>US fucks up again
Though with some games that have a generic Magikoopa as an enemy/boss, we'll say it's Kamek. Even if it's retroactive, like the Magikoopa boss in Yoshi's Safari.
TTYD is fucking awesome, play it.
Super Paper Mario has a really good story and characters, but it's not a traditional RPG like the first two, so if you want turn-based you're out of luck, it's more action RPG.
Avoid Sticker Star like the plague.
You see, the thing is Kamek never really was a character
The Japanese name for Magikoopa was always Kamek, so bowser was really just referring to a plain old Magikoopa, one that's just been with bowser longer than others
However in the US/EU versions, for some reason they refused to translate it to Magikoopa and forced The name Kamek, making everyone believe that he was his own character
That's why he has no difference, because he's not really supposed to be his own character, he's just supposed to be another Magikoopa
Europe already got this right and changed the word Magikoopa to kamek, now the US just has to do it to and we're all good
But anon, he wasn't in Japan, there he was just some Magikoopa who happened to get a lead role
Matter of fact, there's no real way to know if he's even the same guy outside of the Yoshi games
Whatever happened to Kammy, anyway? I want to see the two interact, with Kamek praising Bowser and Kammy scorning Bowser, and the two generally arguing over the best way to motivate their villanous overlord like a crotchety old couple.