heres a clip from super smash brothers for the n64 (early 90s) and i was looking for things for a hand. and in my house we still have this game i realized how easy something like this would be with the hand. if you watch the video theres very little movement of the fingers, which i think makes it much easier. all the hand does is get into a position then moved from there as a whole, the only thing im still trying to figure out in maya for this is how to do the flames and explosions (as well as water but thats something else). the hand is a little boxy but its still better than the one i made and this one was done not long after i was born so good job nintendo.