So here we are again, presenting another SG Choice article! Last time we looked at third party characters. This time we will be looking at our most wanted Mii Fighter costumes! These are generally characters that we know don’t have much hope of becoming a playable fighter, but ones we like enough to want to get a little piece of, in the glory that is Super Smash Bros.
Lou (Three Wonders)
I first discovered the glory that is Three Wonders through Lou’s guest appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom. The design of the character really spoke to me so I researched into him and ended up playing his home game. Or rather 2 games. Three Wonders is essentially three games in one, and two of those star Lou and his comerade, Siva. Midnight Wanderers pits them in a 2D side scrolling adventure not dissimilar to Ghost N’ Goblins, though the graphical style, character designs, music and overall charm of the game far exceeds Ghost N’ Goblins in my opinion. The second was a Gradius style game named “Chariot”. Chariot serves as a sequel to Midnight Wanderers.
As a rather obscure Capcom character, Lou really stands no chance to ever make it into Smash Bros. as a playable character. But seeing him brought back in the form of a Mii Fighter costume would be a truly great moment. Three Wonders firmly sits in my top 10 favourite video games of all time.
As I stated in our first podcast, my outlandish (and only ballot vote) was 9-Volt from WarioWare. I know he doesn’t stand much of a chance, but I still would like to see him in the game. If he doesn’t get in as a character, then I’d like to see him at least as a Mii Fighter costume. It’d probably be a little off putting (probably suffering from the same weirdness that plagues the Toad costume), but I’m down for more WarioWare representation.
Magolor (Kirby’s Return to Dream Land)
The Kirby series is somewhat lacking presence in this iteration of Smash. One new stage per version (which I don’t quite find satisfying), Nightmare (who doesn’t even behave like he does in his own games), a few Smash Run enemies and 6 new soundtracks, and that’s it – everything else is old. I wouldn’t say that Kirby really needs new full-fledged, playable characters, but they should still throw in a few treats for the series, and Mii costumes could be one of those. Recent Kirby characters have outstanding outfits that should easily translate to the humanoid Mii costumes, and I want to see those.
Takamaru (The Mysterious Murusame Castle)
Takamaru is the missing fighter in the Famicom-four. This quartet contains Link, Samus, Pit and Takamaru, four characters whose games came out all in the same year in Japan and heavily influenced each other. Sakurai even references this in his ‘pic of the day’ miiverse post when he revealed Takamaru’s assist trophy:
“Pic of the day. I, Takamaru, have waited many years to appear in Super Smash Bros.! Link, Samus, Pit, and I debuted in the same year! Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack!! (FYI, I’m an Assist Trophy.)”
I have wanted Takamaru to be playable ever since Super Smash Bros Brawl however he has suffered some major issues: until 2013, his game was Japan-only and it is this lack of recognition that Sakurai has said was the main cause for him not making the cut this time around. Despite voting for him in the smash ballot, I do not believe Takamaru will make it in as DLC as he is already an assist trophy. Maybe smash 5 but that does not help here. That is why I will settle for a mii fighter costume. Most of the work is done for Sakurai and his team, as the Murasame series was represented in Nintendoland with the Mii’s in that game dressing up as Takamaru so there is already a mii design of the character made. Now they just have to put that in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS and I have a feeling that they will.
Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
It may seem odd choosing a Mii Fighter costume based on an already playable character, though I must specify that this costume would be available for Mii Sword Fighters. The costume would be based on Ganondorf’s design in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U and the sword would be the same as the one Ganondorf shows off in his down taunt. It wouldn’t be the same thing as playing as Ganondorf with his sword, but would be the next best thing, similar to so many of the costumes for characters that either didn’t or likely won’t make the cut. I also add that the same could be made for Zelda and the rapier she has in Twilight Princess and Hyrule Warriors.
Joe Musashi (Shinobi)
Ninjas are a video game staple, and the fact that the only Ninja related Mii costume we have is of the generic variety is a travesty. It actually makes me incredibly sad to see that cool looking shuriken neutral special not get used on most of my Mii sword fighters. When looking at the characters from all the companies that have been involved in Smash DLC, two ninjas immediately stood out to me: Joe Musashi from Shinobi and Hiryu Strider from Strider. Of the two, Joe is the more traditional ninja, so he got the nod. That’s not too say that he isn’t cool looking (he is) or that his franchise is any less important. The Shinobi games were some of the best action platformers that Sega has ever made, from the original 1987 arcade game to 2011’s Shinobi 3D on the 3DS.
Do you agree with our choices? Which Mii Fighter costumes would you like to see in Smash Bros. as DLC? Let us know in the comments below!