By Avanni Trujillo
One of the most popular Nintendo franchises of all time is Super Smash Bros. The series spans over five games and is fun for the whole family. With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in early December and the recent release of Piranha Plant for DLC, fans are anticipating lots more to come. With only one other character confirmed for DLC, (Joker from Persona 5 up for download in April 2019), fans are making their own lists for who will be implemented into the game. These are (some) of the most popular characters fans want to see in Smash
- Crash Bandicoot
Many people have either played a Crash Bandicoot game, or know who he is so why isn’t he in the game? His attacks would be unique such as his spin attack and how he jumps on people’s heads. His bright colors and goofy personality would also make him fit into the roster fine.
2. Spyro the Dragon
Spyro the Dragon is a classic character in millenial gamer childhoods everywhere. His recent remaster for his trilogy of games put him on the map for children everywhere. His implementation into the game would be interesting since he wouldn’t be the only dragon type character next to Ridley from the Metroid games.
3. Sub-Zero and Scorpion
These classic rivals from the Mortal Kombat series should be applied to the game because of how they are natural fighting characters. Their whole purpose is to fight, so why not? However, they might never be implemented because two characters from the Street Fighter series, Ken and Ryu, are already in it. But it would be an interesting match up for the two enemies to fight an enemy franchise.
4. Master Chief
This next character might seem like a strange choice at first, but let me explain. Master Chief from the HALO series is a staple in early 2000s gaming culture, and so are many other characters in the current Smash Bros. roster. It should be a no brainer that he is put in game, since his fighting style could mirror that of Samus and Dark Samus from the Metroid series. Plus his special move could have the Ghost in it, one of the most iconic vehicles in the HALO history.
5. Lara Croft
To conclude this list, we should have a character that is a rebel and doesn’t shy away from a fight. So why not Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series? If she was put into the game’s action she could have many weapons but, would be a more hand-to-hand combat character, which the game needs more of. Also she could be a top tier character easily, and be a favorite among the fans.