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Masses has a Partners system (known collectively as the Howdy Partners Buckaroos), usable in the TEAMS and PARTNERS modes. The player can freely choose what partner to assign to their character and use them in battle. They don't really have many customizable options or movesets, but otherwise function like playable characters, just with lower stats.
There are twelve overall partners, matching the amount of playable characters.
Cosmo's specialty, obviously lies in his magic powers, as he is a fairy. His magic is random and unorthodox, and you can expect him to summon things like stinky cheese or cans...which don't particularly help you very much. You can, however, pick up what he drops and toss them at opponents. Cosmo is very light and is knocked back a lot by opponents, but he has a surprisingly high amount of health thanks to his status as a fairy, meaning that he takes way less than mortals.
Cosmo's taunts consist of him saying randomly stupid things from across his series. Pressing the up taunt makes him actually do a taunt. Use the side taunt to make him say something stupid. Use the down taunt to make him say something about Wanda (good or bad).
Gon Gon is a heavy fighter who uses his fists to quickly strike down opponents, rolling in a ball with great defense to smash opponents apart. In this ball, Gon Gon can also jump, but his jump is difficult to control and he can't particularly do aerial attacks anyway. He can smash himself with a golf ball to propel himself forward at high speeds, use an extended boxing glove to attack from a distance, or eat bananas to restore his health, although they can be stolen to heal the other opponents or his partner.
Gon Gon can tilt the stage too slightly, which can bring the tides to his favor...or against his will.
Jimmy Neutron attacks on the battlefield with his scientific experiments, going into a bubble to defend himself or using Goddard to chomp down on foes. Jimmy is notably the weakest character in the game, certain combinations of attacks knocking him out at full health, but in return, some of his inventions can trap opponents and leave them very vulnerable to attacks, or just deal high damage to them.
Jimmy can summon Sheen and Carl to battle although they do nothing other than be annoying. However, they can be rather comical when he taunts, and some of the best conversations of the game open up in a Star Fox style. This is used as a way to get the characters to talk about each other.
Krusty doesn't really attack by himself, rather, he has Itchy and Scratchy to help him out in battle, and as a trio, they attack with the several weapons displayed from across the media that Krusty the Clown is part of. They can deal obscene damage really quickly, although Krusty has low health and Itchy and Scratch can be finished off by something with the value of a Warlock Punch.
Krusty the Clown can summon Bart Simpson, who gives him (sarcasm-filled) advice about each of the characters he goes up against, even a clone of himself.
Pac-Man plays a lot like he did in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, utilizing cherries and other fruits to rack up damage to opponents, tossing dots to follow after them whilst chomping up opponents, and using a fire hydrant as a great spacing tool, the hydrant itself could be a great projectile even. Pac-Man is rather unpredictable with his other moves, so one must be careful when playing against him, for he can definitely throw you off.
Before battle, you can decide if she should be the newest Pac-Man, the old Pac-Man, or other alternative universe Pac-Mans. Choose the Pac-Man you like the best!
Paula is pretty light, but her attacks are deadly to cross. Her fire attacks can scorch the opponents heavily and leave them badly burned, and her freeze attacks can solidify opponents for some time if they crash. Her thunder attack is rather unreliable as it hits in random places, but if it hits, it deals high damage. However, she is very, very easy to defeat due to her absurdly low defense, and attacks with enough power can put her out even if she has 60% of her health intact. She can attempt to recover, however, before she falls.
She runs on the Earthbound scrolling health system - she has few health, but if she attempts to recover before death, she can potentially save her life. Paula has limited supplies of recovery though, so once it's all used up, she can't save herself from fatal damage.
The Scout is just as fast as he was in Team Fortress 2, meaning he's one of the game's fastest characters. Weapons like the Scattergun are very effective at sapping away at opponents' health, as they don't do any knockback and can be spammed quickly. It is easy to tell when the Scout fires because he's a very noisy partner and talks before he fires, but if you're a heavyweight who's easy to get knocked around, you're definitely out of luck as the Scout can whittle you down as his master pushes you down. He himself is lightweight and has rather below average health...
You can choose between red Scout or blue Scout, and either's taunts will be different from the other Scout. This is a really good and professional way to make your opponents mad.
Undyne has some rather basic attacks in the game, often utilizing her several spears to attack, although where they show up and how fast they go is determined by the player. Her spears cannot pierce shields however, so she needs her partner to break through them so she can find openings with her spears. Otherwise, she can just do punches and kicks, although in comparison to her spears, they're actually very, very weak.
Undyne can transform into her Undying form when at low health making her much more powerful and rendering her spears able to pierce shields. If this form is defeated though, she's down for the count for the round.
Hagar, at first, looks like nothing more than a bumbling idiot in combat, but despite his slowness and heavy body, is a huge threat up close; his punches and body slams are about as powerful as attacks from Ganondorf in a Smash game. He can also drink wine to become more powerful, although even slower than before. With Hagar, avoiding attacks is almost impossible, so you'll need to stomach the assaults with his absurdly high defense and counter with your immense, brute strength.
Leah is a lightweight character who utilizes needles and hospital equipment to attack her opponents, using syringes and bonesaws as well to mix it up. Creepily, she can also warp her body to use strange attacks, like tossing chunks of dead flesh at opponents. She can also inject poison into her opponents and make them suffer health damage over time. Overall, she's pretty powerful, but has a low defense that can be torn through and as such it's almost always required that she keeps her distance in battle, or she'll fall easily.
And if she falls, that'd be one shattered victory. Am I right?
Mai uses pyrokinesis and uses it at will, although is not invincible to fire and can only control the flames she herself has created. She can float and glide in the air, and use her aerial control to back away from enemies and attack from there, laughing metaphorically at enemies who are stuck to the ground. She can also pull weapons out from her clothes and cleavage, and can carry a fan, an umbrella, or even a larger fan she can use against opponents.
Mai controls very much like you would control normally in a King of Fighters game, so she plays differently from anyone else.
Peacock uses her gang at will to damage opponents fast, both bomb members (George and Lenny) dealing high damage and Tommy Ten-Tons is a powerful burying tool, being one of the few attacks that can bury foes. Avery is the biggest asset of them though, dropping weapons for Peacock to use (or her partner) to deal high damage to foes, or he can use those weapons himself to make it a multi hitting situation. Peacock herself can deal lots of damage with her massive hands or high number of projectiles, making it a rough and difficult battle that opponents can rarely keep up with.
- The partners system is inspired by the boss battles featured in Super Smash Bros. 4, some of which could join you as allies that you couldn't play as.
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