Friday, June 1, 2007

My thoughts on new Smash Bros. characters

Okay, before you get excited, no, they didn't announce any more characters for Brawl. This is purely an opinion piece. Just making sure you know, because this could really get out of control if I don't say anything...

Also, this is somewhat of an extension of a blog I wrote on MySpace a little while back, so those of you who've read this already can skip the first three characters.

When Solid Snake was announced for Super Smash Bros. Brawl last year, fans went nuts. "Who else will be in it?" they asked. Everywhere you go people are screaming for Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. I'm not going to do that. I'm gonna give some of the less appreciated characters a chance, even a few first-party ones. So then, BACK TO ADVENTURE!


We all know that SEGA finally decided to revive the NiGHTS franchise with NiGHTS: Journey Into Dreams for the Wii. What better way to give the long-awaited sequel a little boost than to put him/her/it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?

However, this character has a lot more to add than a simple advertisement. NiGHTS could fly around the stage, performing aerial attacks on it's less airborne foes. Sadly, I don't know much about the NiGHTS games, since I've never touched a SEGA Saturn in my life (Not by choice, mind you!). So this character description shall remain somewhat skimpy.


First of all, this was not originally my idea. Someone on Go Nintendo suggested this first. Don't want to take credit for something I didn't do!

Now then, some of you are probably thinking "Who the hell is Ike?". Well, Ike is the main character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (Gamecube) and Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn (Wii). He's a swordsmen, so he would be a great alternative to the popular Link. Also, since the exclusion of Roy from Melee is most likely going to happen, another Fire Emblem character will be needed for balance. Can't have Marth hogging the spotlight!

As for how he plays, I guess he'd be quite similar to Marth, really. There really isn't much more to say...

Phoenix Wright

As most of you are aware of, Phoenix Wright is the star character of the first 3 Ace Attourney games (Replaced in Ace Attourney 4 by a fresh-faced lawyer). How, you ask, can an attourney fight outside of a courtroom? Allow me to answer, dear reader.

Anybody who's played this game knows that it's anything but a bland Law & Order-style court simulation (No offense to L&O fans!). In these courtrooms, whips are cracked, wigs are thrown and words are bellowed. Phoenix's style of fighting in Super Smash Bros. would be "throwing the book" at his opponents, slamming the ground with his hands (Like he does when objecting) and screaming "OBJECTION!" for a somewhat "explosive" attack.

Cloud Strife

We all know Square-Enix and Nintendo have been exceptionally lovey-dovey as of late, so this isn't as much of a stretch as you might think. Cloud would be a great balance to Link, offering a much stronger, yet slower to execute slash than the green-clad Hylian. He could also cast some weak forms of magic thanks to Final Fantasy VII's unique Materia system. So I guess he'd kinda be like Ness meets Roy, but with crazier hair.

Also, who hasn't wanted to see Link and Cloud duke it out, even once in their life?

Rayman and the Rabbids

This, like Ike, wasn't entirely my idea. Again, this was the result of some insane Go Nintendo brainstorming.

Now, Ubisoft may have ported a few duds in the past, but Rayman Raving Rabbids wasn't one of them. Ubisoft's flagship Wii game was fast, fun and hilarious. Rayman and the Rabbids would make amazing additions to the cast of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Rayman could have long-distance, but weak, punches, due to his complete lack of arms. He could hover in mid-air by spinning his hair, and maybe even use Lums or Globoxes to some degree.

The Rabbids are where things would get interesting, though. Their trademark screams could cause earthquakes or possibly stun nearby foes. They could attack with fly swatters, plungers, and, of course, explosives. They would without a doubt be the craziest fighters yet in the series, and they'd also be a great promotion for Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, due sometime later this year.

Those are my thoughts for new Smash Bros. characters. They do seem to get a little less probable the longer the list goes, huh? Nonetheless, they'd all make awesome additions. What are your thoughts?

The Duck Has Spoken.


Nintendo_Freak:) said...

Hey Psychoduck. It's Nintendo Freak. Remember me?

Man, I can't wait for SSBB and if all those characters were in the game, then I would be one happy gamer. :D

Notorious TITILN said...

these are all pretty bad (RAYMAN?) except for ike and maybe nights

Zatch said...

Wa-hey! It's-a-me, Zatchbellmerume!

Nice site!

Did you get the "Back to adventure" from Partners in Time?