Nintendo has set the Smash world on fire recently with the release of version 3.0 and the first DLC fighter pack. This not only added Persona 5‘s Joker to the already enormous roster, but also added new modes to the game. One in particular seems to have sparked the community to push the bounds of creativity: the Stage Builder. That’s right, this mode makes its third appearance within the Super Smash Bros series, and it honestly seems to be the best iteration yet. While Stage Builder has felt a little lackluster in the past, many fans seem to enjoy the added and improved features.
As expected, fans have already flooded the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s sharing page with their own creations. While some stages are completely original in design, others are directly inspired from famed video game settings, levels, and environments. That being said, there are some video game levels/worlds that would make amazing stages. Here are three in particular that could bring some fun times to Smash.
*NOTE*: As of the writing of this article, the ideas seen here have not been seen or created within the online stage community. These ideas may have come to fruition later on.
1. Any Yoshi’s Crafted World Level
With so many unique levels in Yoshi’s Crafted World, any one of them could make a great inspiration for a custom stage. The textures offered match the crafted materials of Crafted World, and the new feature allowing the creation of different layers within a stage would perfectly replicate the visual feel of playing levels in different perspectives. Not to mention, the new ability to freely draw platforms would solidify the feel of a crafted stage by eliminating straight lines. Yoshi’s Crafted World has so much potential for a stage in Stage Builder that it’s a bit surprising that it doesn’t exist already.
2. The Gormott Titan From Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Yes, creating a stage like this would pose a great challenge, but someone out there has to have enough ambition and creativity to pull it off. Imagine fighting on the back of a giant goat-like creature in a beautiful lush landscape. The background scenery would be similar to Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s Gaur Plains, but with its own distinct feel of riding a massive god-like being. The titan could also move using the rail feature within Stage Builder, making it an even more accurate depiction. Is this stage a little too ambitious? Maybe, but I hope someone can make this wish a reality.
3. Grassland Groove From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
We all know that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has some of the most visually appealing levels among modern 2D platforms, but arguably the most beautiful has to be Grassland Groove. The sunset setting would make a great backdrop, and the animal floats could act as platforms similar to the Poké Floats stage from past Smash games. Of course, getting the details on said floats would become a bit tedious, but we believe that a talented artist could get it right.
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Oscar is a writer for Culture of Gaming. He is an aspiring video game journalist that follows anything and everything Nintendo. His favorite franchises consist of Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts.