LET ME COME BACK TO THE 'SHROOM!
Lots of people say SPM was too easy. But there is NO denying that Bowser is the best fighter in the game. His breath can deal massive damage from a good enough distance. His speed issue is resolved with Carrie. A Bowser/Carrie combo is unmatchable. It is the best choice for just about any boss or combat situation in the game. Without Bowser available, the next best is often having to use Cudge to deal massive damage, in which you must get in close. You are always more vulnerable when you have to get right next to an enemy. So my question is this: Would the game exactly as is (except amended for when parts where Bowser is needed, i.e. bushes taken out), with NO BOWSER, be considered hard? What would the 100 Sammer Guy and 100 Trial Pit be liked without him?