Now I don't claim to know a whole lot about modern video games in general, but I do know a whole lot about iconic characters, and as a nerd I absolutely love crossovers. I love them in comic books, action cartoons, and fanfiction but I especially love them in fighter video games because you can take control of a character and go head to head in nerdfest dream matches. However, there are a few things about these crossovers that piss me off. One of them is clones; I hate clone characters because it just shouts "LAZY" and just fills up character spots in the game (the only one's I'll except are Ken and Ryu). The second thing that bothers me even more are non-iconic characters/crappy characters taking up character slots in what are supposed to be games that bring together the best of the best.
Now when it comes creating my ideal Smash cast, I applied the two points of my philosophy states above and added a third. The third being that the character in question has to fit the look and feel of the game. For example, the SSB games feature predominantly Nintendo characters which happen to have a more "cartoony" type design to them. Now obviously this doesn't apply to characters like Samus and Link, but in general this is true, and because of that we can't, no matter how much we want to, add certain characters that have more of a realistic design to a game like this...it just doesn't look right. You wouldn't have Iron Man and the Hulk take on the Animaniacs, would you? Well, maybe you would...but it wouldn't look right, and you know it.
Now I understand that certain characters that make my list are considered to be "bad" characters in regards to fighting ability in the game, but sometimes, how iconic a character is trumps how good or bad they are. So without further delay, here is my ideal Smash cast. At the end, I'll address why certain characters wouldn't make my cut:
Mario- 'nuff said
Luigi- 'nuff said
Bowser-too iconic to be left out
King K. Rool-he could have potential
Ganondorf- give him that big ass sword and his own move set.
Metaknight- just plain cool
Sonic- come on, it's Sonic the Hedghog
Dr. Robotnik- flying around in that pod could provide a cool move set
Mr. Game and Watch- I enjoy watching people kick ass with this guy and he's very unique.
Ash (with Charizard, Venusaur, and Blastoise)- arguable the 3 best pokemon in one.
Bomberman- could have an interesting move set
Mega Man- let's be honest, he should have been in Brawl
Pac-Man- for the same reason as Game and Watch...it would be hilarious to see.
Hammer Brother- I just think they're cool enemies. Maybe Give Boom-Boom some hammers and call him Super Hammer Brother or something.
You're a loser, Billy!: Those that didn't make it:
Jigglypuff, Pichu, Pikachu, Mewtwo, Lucario- With the Ash trainer character, you get the "Big 3" pokemon and don't need more, and I just plain hate pikachu.
Diddy Kong- we already have the Big Guy, and don't need another.
Young Link, Toon Link, Falco, Lucas, Wolf O'Donnel, Ike, and Roy- already have similar counterpart characters in the game.
ROB, King Dedede, ice Climbers, - just retarded.
Dr. Mario, Zero Suit Samus,- just plain unnecessary
Snake- doesn't fit the look of the game, in my opinion.
So for better or for worse that's what i believe. Flame on! read