The Super Smash Bros characters Nintendo forgot about
Super Smash Bros is one of the best Nintendo games ever. How could anyone resist a two-dimensional beat-em-up that sees up to four players do battle using some of the most famous video game characters of all time. In a brutal fight to the death?
As character-filled as the games are, including the latest version coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, there are a few omissions. Here are five characters I would love to play as in the next Super Smash Bros.
Vectorman was probably the last truly brilliant Megadrive game. It featured a badass hero comprised green balls (get your mind out of the gutter) who could transform into various objects and vehicles.
Besides the brilliant soundtrack composed by Jon Holland, Vectorman was a fast-paced platformer with incredibly fluid visuals. The bosses were awesome and the photon gun was a joy to use. In Smash Bros Brawl he would be a deadly adversary.
Sonic is a Smash Bros regular, but his metal, scary as hell nemesis is nowhere to be seen. Any fan of Sonic 1, where Metal Sonic debuted on the Mega Drive (AKA the Genesis), would give their left chaos emerald to spin dash into foes with deadly metal spikes.
Obviously Metal Sonic’s special move would need to be the super version of himself known as Mecha Sonic, as seen in Sonic 3 & Knuckles (shortly after he blows up Dr Robotnik).
Foul-mouthed squirrel Conker of Conker’s Bad Fur Day fame was an attempt at showing the world Nintento could be bad. Really bad, in fact. The original N64 game involved pissing on foes, shooting zombies and more swear words than I’ve had hot dinners. It was awesome (shame the Xbox 360 remake was garbage).
As an often forgotten Nintendo character, we would love to see Conker debut in Smash Bros Brawl – if only so we can better our foes with a Desert Eagle and obscenities.
Cloud Strife has actually been in Smash Bros before, but it was an unofficial hack, which is a shame because the Final Fantasy VII hero is probably one of the most recognised video game characters. Like, ever.
There are already a few sword-swingers to play as, including the mighty Marth and Meta Knight, but Cloud and his Buster Sword would be just plain awesome. Hell, we will settle for the Ultima sword if we have to, which would have to lose its glow as Cloud takes more damage like in Final Fantasy VII.
Forget Ken. Ryu was always the go-to characters of the much-loved Street Fighter video game series (and later Akuma). Besides his great strength, ability to throw fireballs (Hadouken!) and his unrivalled karate skills, Ryu is just an all-round bad ass. How many characters travel across the world looking for a worthy opponent?
The only problem with adding Ryu is that Ken would have to follow suit. Then we would need a worthy foe like Vega or M Bison. Hell, military tough guy Guile was pretty awesome, too. Sod it, Nintendo needs to add them all in. Apart from Blanka – that electric move was a pain in the arse.