While twenty-five minutes was extremely long for a trailer, I am still excited for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo introduced a plethora of additional changes made but did not go into serious depth about new game-modes that may be introduced. Thus, I find myself wondering what other changes or additions will be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
As a kid I really enjoyed playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl, despite its issues. One of the highlights was the single player mode: the Subspace Emissary. I remember putting several hours into it.
The Subspace Emissary is a side scrolling adventure that also retains all the Smash Bros. mechanics. At specific points, mainly during boss fights, the game can also be a beat-em-up. It features a world map where stages can be selected, an option to play with a friend, and several beautiful cutscenes. The plot was interesting despite its simplicity.
What did I really enjoy the most about the Subspace Emissary?
The boss fights were easily my favorite moments. Rayquaza, Porky, Ridley, and Tabuu were some of my favorite bosses. I also liked the ability of collecting trophies, which could be found throughout your single player journey. I loved collecting the trophies.
Would I want another Subspace Emissary/Adventure mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
The answer is yes. I think adding another adventure mode in Smash Bros. Ultimate would be a nice welcome. This would create additional hours of gameplay that would be nicely welcomed. While Smash Run was not bad, it lack when compared to the Subspace Emissary.
The Coin Launcher has been all but forgotten probably. I did enjoy it, but the annoying part was the easy possibility of getting multiple copies of the same trophy. It was a fun time waster, but it would’ve been better if multiple copies of the same trophy showed up less frequently.
What about the new fighters?
The Ridley reveal was awesome. I love how all the characters from previous Smash Bros. games will be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo also revealed Daisy and the Inklings as new characters.
But what characters could I realistically see being in Smash Bros. Ultimate?
Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby)
Bandana Waddle Dee has been in a fair amount of Kirby games. He has made an appearance in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Kirby Planet Robobot, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby Battle Royale, and Kirby Star Allies. While his appearances can be minor, Waddle Dee can sometimes be a playable character.
The last Kirby character in a Smash Bros game was Meta Knight, a character that appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It would be very awesome for Bandana Waddle Dee to make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a fresh Kirby representation.
Zero (MegaMan X)
The few MegaMan X games I have played have been extremely entertaining and fun. I do plan on getting the Legacy Collections for the Nintendo Switch when the game arrives in stores.
Zero is one of the main characters in the MegaMan X series and would be a nice addition to Smash Bros. He has a series that centralizes around his character, the MegaMan Zero franchise (a great fun and difficult franchise that you should check out). And with Mega Man being Smash Bros. Ultimate, it seems very realistically possible that Zero could also make an appearance.
Shadow (Sonic) and Chrom (Fire Emblem)
Shadow would be a solid Echo Fighter for Sonic. He’s been a very important character in the Sonic franchise and is also featured in several games, including those he did not need to make an appearance in (for example: Sonic Boom). Being like Sonic, Shadow would be an excellent Echo Fighter.
I will admit that there is an abundance of Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Chrom, being Lucina’s father, would make sense, though, if he was an Echo Fighter. Chrom is one the main characters in Fire Emblem Awakening, and with Robin and Lucina being in Smash Bros. Ultimate, it would make sense to include Chrom as an Echo Fighter.
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
The Ace Attorney series has continued to grow and has been on several Nintendo systems. If Phoenix Wright can make an appearance on Ultimate Marvel VS. Capcom 3, why can’t he appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
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