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4 first party Nintendo characters we want in Smash Ultimate

Published: 4/Jul/2020 21:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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With ARMS’ Min Min being the latest first-party character to become Smash Ultimate DLC , the internet is ablaze with who could be next on the docket to become a playable fighter.

Most of Smash Ultimate‘s DLC representation thus far as been in the form of third-parties, and while nothing is as exciting as seeing a character from a non-Nintendo game join the battle, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still first-parties who should get the call.

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The company’s library is expansive and has many different genres to choose from. And while some franchises may have too many fighters (cough Fire Emblem), there’s some who could use a bit more representation.

Without further ado, here is our list for four first-party fighters we want to see added in Smash Ultimate.

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Majora – The Legend of Zelda

Skull Kid wearing Majora's Mask
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Majora could be a nice addition to Smash.

It’s crazy to think that The Legend of Zelda only has six playable fighters in the form of Shiek, Zelda, Ganondorf, and the three Links – basically only three people. While Majora’s Mask may have only been a key factor in its title game, it has made references in several Zelda games sense as an Easter egg.

As for appearance, it may be best to go with the Skull Kid version as it would make more sense than just having a mask floating around like something out of Goosebumps.

It’s about time the Zelda series got a little bit more love from Nintendo, and Majora could be an excellent addition.

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James McCloud – F-Zero/Star Fox

James McCloud from F-Zero
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Both Star Fox and F-Zero can get a character with James McCloud.

We heard you like crossovers, so we put a crossover in your crossover. This one is a bit strange, but could manage to get double the representation. James McCloud is a playable character in F-Zero and the name of Fox’s father in the Star Fox series.

While the two aren’t exactly the same, with the F-Zero version being human, they both look strikingly similar right up to the shades.

The best way to handle this character could be to make his moveset a mix of Fox and Captain Falcon and include both the animal and human forms as alternate costumes.

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Waluigi – Super Mario

Waluigi in Smash
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Waluigi has been requested for some time.

Out of all the first-party characters, Waluigi is probably the most-requested. While Wario has been a Smash fighter since Brawl, Waluigi has been on the sidelines waiting for his time to shine.

Attacks could really range from anything to tennis rackets to poison mushrooms – it’s really the sky’s the limit as far as what can be done with the character.

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With Waluigi’s inclusion, all of the main Mario type characters will finally have been added to Smash, and we can enjoy some good team battles with all four of them.

The Power Glove – NES Accessories

The NES Power GloveThe Power Glove may be more useful in Smash than it was in real life.

This is going to be the wildest suggestion yet. We have Master Hand, although not as a playable character. And we had ROB as a fighter. Why not just go all the way and turn the hand into the Power Glove?

The Glove is a bit of an infamous accessory used as an alternative to an NES controller, though it really didn’t work out so well. Perhaps its most iconic moment came in the form of the 1989 film ‘The Wizard’ where the movie’s antagonist Lucas proclaims he “loves the Power Glove” and “it’s so bad.”

Hey, if ROB can be his own fighter, what’s stopping the Glove? Nintendo, that’s what. Make it happen.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.