Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the much loved Smash Bros games, is currently in the process of making the next big game in the series for both wii u and 3ds. He’s warned us it would be a long wait but was kind enough to tweet this whiteboard drawing that his team made.
If you’re not familiar with Smash Bros, it’s a fighting game which pits various Nintendo characters against eachother in mortal combat. It’s very popular because you can finally find out what would happen if your favorite characters were to meet on the field of battle.
The big question when one of these games comes out is always which great Nintendo characters might be added to the roster of fighters.The above drawing doesn’t really tell us anything new as all the shown characters have already been in at least one Smash Bros game. But it did get me thinking…
So this is my list of the top five worst Smash Bros character ideas:
Ecco the dolphin.
I know, he’s not really a Nintendo character, but since Sega allowed them to have Sonic for that last game I think this is passable.
Yes kids he may be nearly 100% useless on dry land but when he gets into those watery levels you’d better watch out. His ferocious sonar and tail slap combo could leave you feeling nauseous… Who wants some “see food?” Yeah. I went there.
He’s been missing from the gaming world for so long that if they brought him back now they might have to call him paperman. He may not know how to take a hit but let me tell you, destruction is always in his wake. This kids broken even more windows than George Bailey.
The dog from Duck Hunt.
I can’t think of anyone who would want to play as this character, but there’s not a gamer on the planet who wouldn’t relish the opportunity to beat the ever living pixelated tar out of him. I think, given the opportunity, even Gandhi would shoot him. Laugh at me will you?
they say that those who can’t do, teach. Doc has taught everything he knows to the underdog boxer, Little Mac. While Doc may not be too quick on his feet I think you’ll find he’s still got a few tricks up his sleeve. (and I’m not talking about the medium double pepperoni pizza he keeps up there in case of an emergency)
And the #1 worst Smash Bros character idea goes to
The Tetris block.
He’s solid as a rock and seems to always get himself into some tight spaces. Sure he has no arms or legs or face or mobility, but he also has no conscience. He’s a loose canon. Nobody knows what might come next. It could be the long straight one, but we all know it’s probably gonna be the square.
I took the opportunity to draw this up in case Masahiro Sakurai wants to present it to his team for inspiration.
Well those are my great terrible ideas. As you can see there’s room for more. what are some of your best worst ideas?