Friday, August 24, 2007

My ideas for other Smash Bros. Brawl bosses

Well then, I guess this is post 101? Where are the dalmatians? I WAS PROMISED DALMATIANS!



Today on Smash Bros. Dojo! it was revealed that Petey Piranha will be a boss in the Subspace Emissary story mode. That got me thinking: What other baddies could we see return as bosses? Here are a few I thought up.

Medusa (Kid Icarus)

This is just a natural choice, really. If Pit is going to be around, there's no doubt that the main enemy of the first Kid Icarus game, Medusa, will be there as well. As seen in the screenshot above, Medusa could fire snakes at the player, as well as perhaps temporary paralysis. She is Medusa, after all. I think that she'll probably appear as a normal humanoid, though, and not a wall-sized monstrosity as she was in Kid Icarus (Although that would kick ass!).
Probability: 1:3

Giovanni (Pokemon)


In Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (As well as Firered and Leafgreen), Giovanni is the head of the Team Rocket crime syndicate, as well as the eighth gym leader. Seeing as the Pokemon Trainer is from Firered or Leafgreen (Evidenced by his clothing), it would only make sense for somebody like Giovanni to be in Smash Bros. Brawl. He would work much like the Pokemon Trainer, but would instead use Pokemon such as Rhydon, Sandslash and, of course, his trademark Persian. It would certainly be an interesting battle to watch and play, with six Pokemon cycling on and off the field constantly. Add in some Pokeballs as items, and we've got ourselves one heck of a battle!
Probability: 1:5

King Dedede (Kirby games)


King Dedede has long been a staple of the Kirby franchise as a main enemy. His large hammer (As shown above) would be his weapon of choice, naturally. He could probably also use the inflating skill he showed off in Kirby's Adventure (NES) as a stage recovery move, as well as a way to launch aerial attacks. Sadly, I don't think that Dedede will make an appearance in Smash Bros. Brawl, as there is already Meta Knight. It would be kinda weird to cram so many Kirby characters in there, wouldn't it? But then again, we're not sure if Meta Knight is good or evil, so perhaps Dedede does have a chance as a boss. We won't know until we get there!
Probability: 1:8

Dark Samus (Metroid Prime)


Really, Dark Samus is pretty much a given as a boss in Brawl. She's the main villain of the Metroid Prime games, which will soon be coming to a conclusion with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. With that considered, Dark Samus will still be in the minds of the core gamers, and one last hurrah in Brawl would only be right. I'm fairly sure Dark Samus will be there, even if not a boss. She WILL be there, Phazon and all.
Probability: 1:2 (Just to be safe)

So then, those are a few of my guesses as to what bosses we may see in Smash Bros. Brawl. Of the four posted, I feel Giovanni sounds the most interesting. What do you think? Also, what bad guys would you like to see as bosses in Brawl?

The Duck Has Spoken.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

how about k.rool

PsychoDuck said...

Well, anonymous, I've already overheard somebody else saying K. Rool should be in it, so I couldn't call it my own idea. All the characters listed here I thought up on my own.

Plus, I don't know much about King K. Rool, since I haven't played many Donkey Kong games. Fair enough?

The Duck Has Spoken.

wisekris said...

sup duck? How about a group boss, Star Wolf. Also a boss level and boss would be Vaati and you battle between shadow world and light world to defeat him.

Okami said...

Haven't played many Donkey Kongs!?:O soooo how have you been spending your wii points? :P no seriously Country 2 is a hell of a game that I used to play back in the day and the vc release proved to me it stood the test of time.
Anyway to the point, I'm hoping Dark Samus to be a selectable character as oposed to a boss but boss would work alright o even better I suppose...
Boss recomendations.. Liquid Snake, Wart from Mario 2 and Andross... I really think snake vs liquid on top of Meetal Gear would rule :)

Anonymous said...

1. Persian only appears at the anime, so no trademarks here;

2. I think Dedede has more chances than any of them;

3. Ridley.

PsychoDuck said...

@ Wisekris:

Ooh, Vaati, nice one! I never thought of that, which is pretty stupid, because I have a Vaati background on my PC right now :|

@ Okami:

I'm kind of on the fence with whether or not Dark Samus would be playable. I mean, she's so superpowerful in the games, toning her down to be balanced with the likes of other selectable characters would seem kind of wrong, you know?

And as for Andross, I actually considered that one, but I couldn't work out how that battle would be played...

@ anonymous #2:

Sure, Persian has little presence with Giovanni in the games, but I'm pretty sure Giovanni's character design will look more like his anime equivalent (If he's included, that is). The Giovanni in Red and Blue really was kind of generic looking, and the anime character was far more identifiable. But who knows, maybe he will look more like his game counterpart. In that case, replace Persian with Nidoking :)

The Duck Has Spoken.

Anonymous said...

I think i stand clear for everyone that they want ridley in the game. c'mon man, freaking ridly, or maybe even mother brain or pikmin enemies. that'd be sweet.

alexanderpas said...

and here is Andross:
http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/items/assist/assist06.html

nova said...

giovanni had his persian in yellow version

Anonymous said...

dedede is playable

PsychoDuck said...

I know that now, Anonymous. But I didn't back when this was written in August 2007.

The Duck Has Spoken.

Anonymous said...

Yo I have brawl. Dedede is a character, but not a boss. He is a bad guy, but becomes good. Some bosses are:
Porky
Crazy Hand
Master hand
Petey Piranha
Taboo
Ridley
Meta Ridley