Ah, yes. Super Smash Bros. Everyone loves SSB. It’s the most popular and perhaps the greatest fighting game series of all time. The upcoming Super Smash Bros. for WiiU and 3DS is one of the most anticipated games out there. And why the hell not? Super Smash Bros. is fucking awesome. Of course, since the game was announced, there’s been a lot of speculation and discussion over the roster, so in this article, I will list my twenty most wanted Smash Bros. characters. Yes, twenty. I was originally going to do a top ten, but screw it, twenty is better than ten. Without further ado, let’s begin.
20. Original Character
Where most fighting games have a roster filled with original characters, Super Smash Bros. is one of the few series that doesn’t. Yes, I know that’s because it’s a chance to see established Nintendo characters beat the shit out of each other, but that doesn’t mean they can’t create their own original character to play as. I mean, they already created original characters to fight against, like Master Hand and Tabuu, so why not create an original character to fight with? It could be a robot. It could be a kung fu fighter. It could be an alien. The possibilities are endless. Nintendo could literally create any character it wanted.
Okay, okay, I know I’m not listing an actual character here. Just hear me out, alright? I believe that it would be cool… no, wait. I believe it would be awesome… no, no, no. It would be awesome if Nintendo added a create a character feature to Super Smash Bros. 4. Content creation is awesome, and Brawl already has a stage creator, so why not take the next logical step and add a create a character. If it’s as in depth as the WWE games, it could be amazing. You could either use moves and body parts from other characters, or go advanced and design your own original character and movesets. Please Nintendo, make this happen!
Now I know you think I’m insane and/or mentally retarded, but just let me explain. Miis were a fantastic idea on Nintendo’s part. They allow you to create your own personality, and they became synonymous with the Wii. That wouldn’t mean shit if you couldn’t play as them, but Nintendo has you covered in that area. You can use your Miis in games such as Wii Sports, Wii Play, and even Mario Kart Wii. Yes, for the first time ever, you were able to play as a character outside of the Mario (and Donkey Kong) universe. If they can do it in Mario Kart Wii, they can do it in Smash Bros. It’d make a hell of a lot more sense, that’s for sure. It could even have a Final Smash where every Mii on the system comes to wreak havoc on the opponent, with more damage being done based on the number of Miis.
Poor Waluigi. He always seems to get the short end of the stick. I mean, come on, he was only created so Wario would have a doubles partner on Mario Tennis. Not only that, but thus far, he has only appeared in Mario spinoffs as a playable character. Add to that all the hate he receives and all the “Worst Character” lists he appears on and you have yourself one underrated character. Well, a spot on the roster (not as an Assist Trophy) could be the chance Waluigi needs to prove that he can be a good character. It could be his chance to win over people who previously hated him. Like SpaceHamsterGames said in his Top 10, Waluigi could have an attack where he hits tennis balls at the opponent. With his Final Smash, he could go apeshit on the opponent with a tennis racket or golf club, or he could run them over with his kart.
This is the first of two Melee characters that were taken out for Brawl on this list. I have to ask, why the hell was Mewtwo taken out of the game? Seriously, why. I could understand why the other characters were taken out, as they were clone characters. Mewtwo, however, was not a clone character. He was his own unique character, and if you ask me, he was actually pretty good and fun to play as. Another thing I don’t understand is why Lucario replaced him. Why Lucario? Mewtwo is way better than Lucario. Goddamn it Nintendo, bring him back. Just get rid of Lucario and give Mewtwo his old Melee moveset, and maybe a Final Smash where he does a huge energy ball. It’s as simple as that.
I have an idea for SSB4 that is extremely controversial. What’s my idea, you ask? Get rid of Pikachu and Jigglypuff. Yes, you heard me right. I said get rid of Pikachu and Jigglypuff. I would really appreciate it if you didn’t form a lynch mob and kill me. Let’s not kid ourselves here, okay. Raichu and Wigglytuff are better than Pikachu and Jigglypuff respectfully. The only reason Pikachu and Jigglypuff are more popular is because of the anime. That’s the reason they’re in Smash. Don’t pretend you wouldn’t evolve your Jigglypuff or Pikachu if you had the chance. I hate how in the anime, (though the old episodes are good) they portray Pikachu being equal to or better than Raichu. That’s bullshit. All they would need to do is give them the same movesets as Pikachu and Jigglypuff, only stronger than before.
As you probably know by now, Namco Bandai is developing SSB4. And what better character to introduce to the new Super Smash Bros. than Namco’s most famous mascot? Aside from Mario, Pac-Man is the most well known and recognizable video game character out there. We’d finally have a chance to see Pac-Man in a fighting game. We could see Mario and Pac-Man duke it out after an argument breaks out over who’s the more popular mascot. He could have a stage where you actually go through a maze and you could have a chance of running into a ghost. That would be pretty cool, right? He would probably have a melee based moveset and his Final Smash can be gulping down a Power Pellet (AKA, steroids) and doubling your strength and speed.
I guarantee you’re thinking to yourself right now “Why would you pick Yoshimitsu? And why is he ranked so highly?” As you know, Namco is no stranger to fighting games, creating both Tekken and Soul Calibur. It would make sense to bring in a character from one of the series and see how he/she matches up with the Nintendo characters. Why Yoshimitsu? Well, why not pick a character that appears in both series? And Link was in Soul Calibur II, so Nintendo could return the favor by allowing one of Soul Calibur’s characters to be in the game. Yoshimitsu could be a quick swordfighter and act as crazy as he does in Soul Calibur, and his Final Smash could be going insane with his sword. Oh, and I hope he says “Namu namu namu namu namu namu namu!” in the game.
12. Dixie Kong
Why should Dixie Kong be in the new Super Smash Bros. game? Easy. If she’s in it, we’d have all the main (by main, I mean playable and boss characters) characters from the Donkey Kong Country games, with the exceptions of King K. Rool (which I’ll get to in a moment) and Kiddy Kong (because we wouldn’t want a Donkey Kong clone, would we). Another reason she should be in the game is that she hasn’t been in a banner game since Donkey Kong Country 3 (not that the recent games she was in were bad, mind you). She wouldn’t have to be a clone of Diddy Kong, either. She could possibly give Sindel a run for her money by using her hair to attack, and she could also use it to float for a few seconds. She would probably be quick and she could have a Final Smash where she could pick opponents up with her hair and repeatedly smash them on the ground.
11. Little Mac
Before Smash Bros., Nintendo had another series where you beat the shit out of people. That series, of course, was Punch-Out!!. While I’ve only played Super Punch-Out!! once and have never played Punch-Out!! on the Wii, I can tell you that Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! on the NES is an amazing game, perhaps the greatest boxing game ever made. So wouldn’t it be the sensible thing to add Little Mac to the Smash Bros. roster? I think it would. Little Mac could have his own stage that’s a boxing ring, and it would feature Mario as a referee. Hell, the developers could even provide cameos from characters like Glass Joe, King Hippo, and even Mike Tyson himself. All of Little Mac’s attacks would be based on punching, obviously, and his Final Smash could be a devastating uppercut that deals a lot of damage.
10. Paper Mario
What, another Mario clone, you ask? No, silly! Paper Mario could be his own character with a totally unique moveset. Seriously, how awesome would it be to play as Paper Mario? Very awesome, very awesome indeed. His stage could be set in Toad Town or Rogueport. His basic attack would involve using his hammer. He could use his partners for his other special moves. Imagine using Admiral Bobbery to blast opponents into smithereens. Or how about Kooper using Shell Toss to mow down opponents? Or Madame Flurrie using Lip Lock to simultaneously add to the damage percentage of the enemy and healing Mario? His Final Smash could involve using the Star Spirits or Crystal Stars to perform a devastating move that does a shitload of damage to the enemy.
The first of two characters from Super Mario RPG that are on this list. If I’m being completely honest right now, I’ve only played Mario RPG two or three times since I was five years old (I used to play it all the time when I was a little kid), but that doesn’t mean I don’t want Mallow to be in SSB4, or that I don’t absolutely love SMRPG (I do, I just haven’t had a chance to play it). In fact, Super Mario RPG is at the very top of my SNES (and video games in general) wish list. Anyways, back on topic, Mallow would be a great character for Smash Bros. 4. Obviously, his attacks would be weather based, like his Snowy and Shocker attacks. He could also use HP Rain and heal himself by 1-3% (you don’t want him to heal too much) and his Final Smash could be his Star Rain attack.
Admittedly, I haven’t played a lot of Bomberman. However, what I have played, I absolutely loved. It was extremely fun and addictive. Hudson, the deveoloper for the Bomberman games, also developed the Mario Party games, so it’s entirely plausible that Bomberman could be in the next Super Smash Bros. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably thinking “But Logan, Hudson was absorbed into Konami and doesn’t exist anymore.” Well, that’s fine. It’s still possible for Bomberman to be in the next Smash Bros. I mean, Solid Snake was in Brawl, and Metal Gear Solid is developed by Konami, so what does that tell you? His attacks would obviously be based on bombs (duh) and his Final Smash can be either a giant bomb or a shit ton of bombs that causes a big explosion.
Sora is one of the most popular Square Enix characters of all time, along with Cloud. I really could have put either one on the list, so why did I choose Sora over cloud? Simple. I’ve had a hell of a lot more experience playing the Kingdom Hearts games than I have with Final Fantasy VII. And I loved them. If Square Enix would allow it, Sora would be a great character for Super Smash Bros. 4. I mean, come on, how many characters do you know that fight with a fucking key? You would also be able to settle the debate once and for all: who would win in a fight, Link, or Sora, kind of like Brawl did with Mario vs. Sonic. And wouldn’t it be awesome to play on a stage from one of Disney’s imaginative worlds? His Final Smash could utilize some of the Disney characters.
Why should Knuckles and Tails be in the next Super Smash Bros? Because Sonic was in Brawl, so why not his sidekicks? It would round out the roster nicely. It would also please Sonic fans who were pissed that Knuckles and Tails weren’t in Brawl. There could be a storyline involving all three characters. And they wouldn’t just be Sonic clones either. No, they would have their own unique movesets and fighting styles. Tails could be a speed based character (though not as fast as Sonic) and use his tails to float briefly, while his Final Smash could be turning into Super Tails. Knuckles would be more of a strength based character than Sonic and Knuckles and he could also use his glide ability to glide for a few seconds. His Final Smash could be turning into Hyper Knuckles.
5. King K. Rool
Ah yes, King K. Rool. Why shouldn’t he be in Super Smash Bros. 4? I mean, other enemy characters got in, like King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Wario, so why not King. K. Rool. And don’t tell me you weren’t disappointed by King K. Rool not being in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and Donkey Kong Kountry Returns. And I don’t want to hear about how he’s a Rare character (he’s not) and is unable to be in Super Smash Bros. for legal reasons, because he has appeared in several games since Nintendo sold Rare to Microsoft. He would be a very strong character, similar to Bowser, yet he could also be surprisingly fast, like he was in the Donkey Kong Country games. He could shoot cannonballs at the opponent and his Final Smash could use one of his many crazy inventions.
4. Banjo And Kazooie
Ah, Banjo and Kazooie. They would be awesome to play on in Super Smash Bros. 4. Unfortunately, because Banjo and Kazooie are owned by Rare, which is owned by Microsoft, they’re probably the least likely characters to be introduced into SSB4. I can almost guarantee they won’t appear in SSB4. However, the name of this article is Top 20 Characters That Should Be In Super Smash Bros. 4, not Top 20 Most Likely Super Smash Bros. 4 Characters. There are several reasons they should be in SSB4. First of all, they’re great mascots. Secondly, if you remember, they had a seemingly astronomical number of moves in the game, like shooting eggs out of Kazooie’s mouth and ass, Kazooie’s Peck, and her Beak Buster and Bill Drill. Kazooie could fly for a short amount of time and their Final Smash could be the Jinjonator ramming into the opponent.
3. Mega Man
I know I’ve said this several times throughout my article and I know you’re probably tired of me saying this, but Mega Man would be perfect for Super Smash Bros. 4. He should have been in Brawl, but according to Keiji Inafune, Nintendo never asked. At the same time, I don’t think Capcom asked Nintendo either like Sega and Konami did for Sonic and Snake, so hopefully one of the companies asks the other this time around. It would be a great way to prove that Capcom doesn’t hate Mega Man. He’s appeared in over 100 games, so why not add one more to his resume? He’s no stranger to fighting games either, appearing in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series, as well as his own fighting game series. He could be like a rival to Samus, due to both being robots with arm cannons. He would be faster, but probably not as strong. He could use Robot Master weapons and his Final Smash could be fusing with Rush.
I know you saw this coming. And yes, I know this is a predictable choice that everyone has on their list, but I don’t care. Geno needs to be in Super Smash Bros. 4. He’s definitely one of the most popular Mario characters out there, yet he’s only starred as a playable character in one game. Not only that, but he was near the top of the list for most requested characters for Brawl. I believe he was originally supposed to be included on that game, but was taken out for copyright reasons. However, he did appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, so it is possible that he could be in Brawl. Besides, Nintendo and Square-Enix’s relationship has greatly improved since then, with Square-Enix developing several Nintendo games. Geno would be a powerful character who could use such attacks as his Geno Beam, Geno Whirl, and Geno Blast attacks, and his Final Smash could be his Geno Flash.
And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. The number one character is…
1. Captain N
Haha, I’m just kidding. Why the fuck would Captain N be number one?
And now, for the real number one character.
1. Young Link
Before you stop reading, let me explain why Young Link is number one. I know that you’re thinking putting Young Link at number one was a stupid idea, due to him just being a clone character in Melee and Toon Link already being a playable character in Brawl. Well, my idea is not for Young Link to be a clone character, but a character unique from both Link and Toon Link. How could this be achieved? By making him the Link from Majora’s Mask. While his basic moveset would be similar to the two, his special moves would utilize his masks. His normal special and up special would be the same, but his left, right, and down specials would be different and he would use his masks with those attacks. Imagine being able to use the Deku Scrub’s snot bubble and using petals to float for his up special. Or how about turning into Darmani and using his punch and ground pound for his up special? What about Mikau using his boomerang fins and his barrier for his up special? They could even include the transformation animation from Majora’s Mask. His Final Smash would be using the Fierce Deity’s mask and wreaking havoc on the opponent.
Well, there you have it. The Top 20 Characters That Should Be In Super Smash Bros. 4. I hope you liked my article. Thank you for reading and make sure to check out the rest of my blog.