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Upper Hand is the first game in the Upper Hand series and was released for the GameCube in 2002. It consists of a story and competition mode.
In competition mode, players picked their favorite character and played as them through a variety of competitions, including Racing, Battle, Stealth, Puzzles, and Mind-Bogglers.
In Story Mode, all the heroes are together, having brunch, when Ganondorf, Bowser, and Doomulus Grime appear and scare everyone off in different directions. Somebody known only as the Upper Hand appears and easily captures all three and enslaves them, and then goes off to hunt for the others, in order to take over the world.
This mode is praised for its variety of endings and plot twists. The only character who is never enslaved is the one you pick, which can lead to a variety of realities on its own. However, there are choices you can make which can ultimately lead you to many different endings.
Various characters and their AI capabilities are listed here.
|Name||Picture||Description||Favorite Mini-Game||AI Stats|
|Mario||Mario, Nintendo's main mascot is here to save the world, eat some 'shrooms, and play a few mini-games while he's at it. Let's-a-go!||Racing||
|Unten||Our favorite fluffy friend is here to join in on the fun, and trust me, he won't be easy to get past!||Stealth||
|Kirby||Hiiii! Kirby is here, all the way from DreamLand to come see who's really the best. But don't worry, we won't let him cheat and become things to his advantage.||Mind Boggglers||
|Pikachu||This electric Pokémon has decided to AWWW HE'S SO CUTE!||Battle||
|Sonic The Hedgehog||Did you see that blue blur? I think... there it is again and WHAT IS THAT THING? Oh, it's Sonic the Hedgehog. He's fast, but racing isn't everything.||Racing||
|Fox McCloud||And here comes Star Fox! Will his Hi-Tech stuff overpower everyone else? He looks pretty balanced to me!||Battle||
|Donkey Kong||Don't steal his bananas. It's a bad idea, so don't do it. In other news, he is ROCKIN' that tie.||Battle||
|R.O.B.||R.O.B. BOOTING. SYSTEM SETTINGS: WIN MINI-GAMES; SAVE WORLD.||Puzzle||
Various Unlockable Characters Exist
|Name||Picture||Description||Favorite Mini-Game||AI Stats||Unlock Method|
|Luigi||Luigi, the green plumber! He's going to prove to the world that he's just as awesome as his bro!||Mind Bogglers||
||Come in first place in Competition 10 times|
|Olimar and Pikmin||Captain Olimar and his little Pikmin buddies hare here to join the games! The Pikmin are really good at puzzles when they work together.||Puzzle||
||Play 20 times|
|Villager||This little guy knows a little bit of everything! Will he dominate?||Puzzle||
||Win 2nd Place in every event.|
|Mr. Game & Watch||Mr. Game & Watch is powerful, despite his look.||Stealth||
||Win every event but one.|
|Captain Falcon||FALCOLN PUNCH!||Battle||
||Play 50 times|
|Popo||He's not stopping at Mt. Everest. No, sir!||Racing||
||Win at Racing, but come dead last in every other event.|
|Nana||She's not stopping at Mt. Everest. No, sir! Oh, and if nobody is playing as her, she'll follow Popo.||Racing||
||Using Popo, win at racing, but come dead last in every other event.|
|Meta Knight||Meta Knight is determined. He has tricks up his sleeve to make sure he wins.||Stealth||
||Win at everything using Kirby.|
|Falco||FALCO PUNCH! No? Okay... Star Fox's sidekick is an epic fighter.||Battle||
||Play as Fox 10 times.|
|Peach and TEC-XX||Princess Peach and her perfect processing partner.||All||
||Win 100 times.|
|Marth||"Marth is the ancient king who everyone knows. Sounds pretty good, eh."||Power||
||Play 150 times.|