With the recent announcement that Nintendo have opened up a ballot to
vote for characters you'd like to see in Smash, David and Jamie, AKA
Team Autumn, have both listed our top five characters that we'd like to
see. Check out their podcast at http://theteamautumn.blogspot.com/
Pick #5: Hunter
From: Monster Hunter (Series)
the Monster Hunter series didn't migrate to Nintendo until the third
generation, it's still garnered a lot of attention. A (note: default,
unless they decided to make the hunter's alternate skins visibly
different) hunter wielding one of the series's dubiously large weapons
could make a stand alongside heavy weaponeers Ike and Dedede. It's a
character niche that remains largely untouched--probably because the two
entrees already dominate it--but the idea of a heavy hitting axeman or
swordsman stands. Besides, let's see Ike summon a wyvern snake to ride
as a final smash.
Pick #4: Waluigi
From: Various Mario Titles
Hear me out.
know Nintendo's released a statement saying that they aren't going to
add characters like Waluigi who are already assist trophies. I
understand their statement that it would take a lot of work to take them
out of the game and put them back in.
But who say's he can't be an assist trophy AND a playable character? I wouldn't whine. I would WAA.
Pick #3: Adeleine
From: Kirby and the Crystal Shards (N64)
64 was probably one of the most nostalgia inducing era for character
lovers. There's Malon and Dark Link from Ocarina of Time, Wolf from Star
Fox 64, and Adeleine from Kirby and the Crystal Shards. Adeleine was
one of Kirby's friends (and a small possessed boss) that helped him save
the world. She had the unique ability to paint things that would then
become real. Kirby used this to eat food without end, but it could make
for a very interesting combat mechanic as well. And for her final smash,
how about painting and dropping a giant anvil on the stage?
Pick #2: Earthworm Jim
From: Earthworm Jim
this is my nostalgia talking, but Earthworm Jim was one of my favorite
games as a child. There were few things as amusing as Earthworm Jim's
final boss fight, and he packed a solid amount of gun tricks as well.
There's surely room in the roster for another ranged character, and Jim
also has a sense of...well I don't want to use the word style, but he's
got something. Maybe it's tucked under his tail?
Pick #1: Banjo and Kazooie
face it, this is the only reason people play Duck Hunt. Nobody likes
that dog (or I may just be blinded by my experiences with the actual
Duck Hunt game). But most people do enjoy the character team-up by the
duck and the dog. So why not go for the best pair out there? Everyone
wants to see the bear and bird combo back, and the characters already
have a plethora of moves that could be incorporated into the fighting
game. Microsoft has already said that they like the idea, so there
wouldn't be a problem with copyright infringement. Even better, the
popularity might finally get Banjo-Threeie into production.
Pick #5: Tails
From: Various Sonic Games
I was considering Shadow the Hedgehog but I feel he'd be too similar to
Sonic, while Tails is a very different character all together, he could
also be one of those few characters who attacks from the air, and think
of how happy Sonic would be to have his friend in the game?
Pick #4: Inkling Squid
this would be a character that Nintendo would be very smart to add to
the game since Splatoon is an upcoming Wii U title and the characters
overall appearance would fit it with the game environment, and seeing
as Inkling squid already have Amiibo's announced shows that Nintendo are
very invested with the game, maybe adding a character to Smash would
help the game sale even more!
Pick #3: Rayman
From: Rayman (Series)
before Smash came out a miscommunication turned rumour was that Rayman
was in the game, although it was eventually discovered that he was! But
only as a collectable trophy, still awesome, but could you imagine
playing as Rayman, taking on Sonic, Mario and Pac-Man, it would be a
childhood dream of awesomeness, Rayman has also never been a character
tied to one console which would probably mean it would be that
difficult for Nintendo to arrange.
Pick #2: Ice Climbers
From: Ice Climber (Series)
of the only thing that's made me sad about Super Smash 4, was the
removal of Popo and Nana, better know as the Ice Climbers, although the
reason why they weren't included, because of technical issues
encountered in the development of the 3DS version, can be considered
understandable, maybe now that there isn't a deadline for the games
release, Nintendo could now figure out and overcome those issues,
because who doesn't want to whack Link, with an ice hammer as a pair of
colour coordinated Eskimos?
Pick #1: Toad
From: Various Mario Games
pick is plain and simple, Toad, just Toad, sometimes and captain other
times a servant, always a joy. Since his debut in the 1985 Super Mario
game, he had never had his own official game, until earlier this year,
it took him almost 30 years to step out into the spotlight, and now that
he's there, we should never let him go back, listen to me Nintendo and
let Toad have his chance to show his true power, Bowser will never push
past him for the Princess again, and with that I'll return to my wait
for, Super Toad Adventure, Captain Toad 2, Toad Boom, Earthworm Toad,
ToadHunter and of course the highly anticipated Toad Climbers.
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