Kid Icarus: Uprising releases for the Nintendo 3DS today in North America and Europe. The creator of this game is also the man behind the incredibly popular Super Smash Bros. series. Last week I listed seven hopeful newcomers for the next installment of the franchise. This week I have seven more Nintendo characters that I think would make great additions to the lineup of all-stars.
Little Mac (Punch-Out!!)
The pummeling pugilist Little Mac is due for some spotlight outside of the ring. He's KO'd the best of them: King Hippo, Mr. Sandman, and heck, even Mike Tyson! Little Mac could have an interesting variety of moves. He could obviously punch foes mercilessly, perhaps even use a ring bell to knock some sense into his opponents. For his Final Smash (pending they return in SSB4) he could summon Doc Louis to ride a bike while Little Mac chases, dealing serious damage to whoever is unfortunate (or stupid) enough to get in the way. This character was present as an Assist Trophy in Brawl, but it is time for Little Mac to get his chance to shine.
Starfy (The Legendary Starfy)
You will notice that there are a lot of characters I want in the next Smash Bros. game that were merely Assist Trophies in Brawl. Starfy is yet another one of these characters. The series this star is from is a long running series that only has seen one title released in North America, the fifth installment. It sold adequately, so I look forward to see if the starry hero will return in a new adventure. That said, Starfy's twirl ability gives him and edge over the competition as well as take the form of multiple animals via donning different costumes as seen in his games. Maybe he could even team up with his female counterpart Starly to dish out proper punishment.
Lyn (Fire Emblem)
I am a huge proponent of having more female characters to round out the Smash Bros. roster. Lyn is a young woman who knows how to get things done. Her blade is one force to be reckoned with, allowing her to cleave, carve, cut, and slice any opponent who dares come her way. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she was-- you guessed it-- an Assist Trophy. Her entrance into the arena had her drawing her sword for a few moments before speeding across the battlefield, knocking out any unaware victim. My knowledge of the Fire Emblem franchise is limited, so do you think Lyn would be a capable character and addition to the SSB4 lineup? We need some Lynsanity.
Ray MK III (Custom Robo)
Even toys can be fierce fighters as evident by the Custom Robo series. Ray MK III is the newest version of the main robo of the series. If the robust robo appeared as it did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it would be too small to actually do battle. It wouldn't be fair, so a larger form of the toy would be more interesting. Custom Robos have a stockade of weaponry at their disposal such as bombs, lasers, missiles, and more. Ray MK III could utilize all of these to add one amazing adversary and addition to the Smash 4 roster.
Isaac (Golden Sun)
A boy from the town of Vale who would journey across the continent of Weyward, lighting the four elemental Lighthouses to save the world, Isaac is the main character of the original Golden Sun. He would appear in its sequel, The Lost Age, and return in older form in the DS' Dark Dawn. Issac's primary direct attacks would be with his sword, but his indirect assaults on foes could use Psynergy, or magic. A Final Smash could be one of many of Golden Sun's unique and intimidating summons. I was surprised and quite frankly disappointed that Isaac was relegated to only Assist Trophy status in Brawl instead of as an active fighter. Here's hoping this changes with Super Smash Bros. 4.
Jill (Drill Dozer)
A young girl who as a baby did not use a carriage but instead her Dozer vehicle, Jill from Game Freak's latest new IP (which was way back in 2006, by the by) punishes punks by driving her drill straight into their chest cavities. When she really gets cooking, her machine produces a whirlwind that can certainly mess adversaries up severely. I don't really know if a person in a vehicle like Jill would really gel with the Smash Bros. setting, but it would never hurt to try, right? Jill has enough maneuvers from her game to establish an interesting moveset.
The bipedal Pokemon choice for the next Smash Bros. game, Zoroark would take the place of Lucario and Mewtwo before him. Zoroark has the ability to assume the appearance of any Pokemon it meets. It is also a master of Dark-type moves, so there you have a myriad of attacks at this Pokemon's disposal. A Final Smash could have this fox Pokemon using Night Shade on all comers, attacking with a strong intensity. Unlike the legendary Pokemon of Black and White, Zoroark is actually a reasonable-sized creature that could fit in-game.
===Do you like my picks for more wanted Super Smash Bros. 4 newcomers? If you haven't already, specify which Nintendo all-stars you'd like to see in the next Smash Bros. game.