Link from Zelda II has a ... a "sword" that is very very short and its magic shot does not go very far. Bill can also shoot goombas while jumping, but Link's downward thrust is not an easy task with his slippery controls. I guess that was Jay's point of view. But I did not understand the second part. Grabing a mushroom to stay small? So your idea is to become small with mushroom? So the mushroom that makes Mario bigger would make Link become small? Mario grows in size when picking fireflower? Is that so? He is at his maximum height with the mushroom, right?