This anon message proves very true, as whenever we answer a stray Metroid question, we usually get stuff about Ridley and Metroid representation all the time! We’re gonna take the time to take care of those currently left in the ask box, since we just got some now.
(Just for clarification’s sake, strike-blade’s 000.00% question was sent first~)
jvjdardim is correct in terms of certain resizing issues - characters in Smash often do get radically different sizes when placed into the Smash world, such as the Olimar, Pikachu, and Kirby. Resizing Ridley might STILL work if done properly. Still, the whole Pyrosphere thing MIGHT be a character, but might not. This is a classic example of dragging out hype, which may or may not come to fruition.
strike-blade, I don’t think humanoid characters need to be the only characters for Smash - just look at Ivysaur, that was a great idea. You, along with the anon, mention various characters from the Prime spinoffs as possible playable characters, but while they have their sects of popularity, none of them are really noteworthy, honestly. I love Rhundas and Gandrayda as much as the next person, and I see the appeal of the other hunters, but all of them are one off characters that lack the popularity or widespread appeal of other current one-offs, like the Awakening characters or Ness. But the bigger problem is that, if you put them in and not Ridley, people will be disappointed because it’s not Ridley. For Metroid, at this point it has to be Ridley or not Ridley, because the franchise doesn’t really build up other characters that much - that’s kind of the point of Metroid. It’s typically a solo adventure where the player/Samus is isolated from others. Ridley isn’t impossible, but we really need more concrete information on this period…
I feel you. Most people agree that the classics should return and people have little doubt over the original 12 returning.
"I reviewed some historical battle texts, reliance on swords are both their greatest strength and their biggest weakness"
In the lead-up to the release of the new Super Smash Bros. games I am going to attempt making a Boo for every announced character.
There’s a lot to get through so reblog letting me know which character you’d like me to Boo next!
Be sure to click the tag to see what’s been done already too!
We also got some new images from the Wii U version today! No huge news here, but we get some good looks at Falcon, Robin, and Lucina. Like before, you can see the full collection after the break.
44 new screenshots have been released for Smash Bros. 3DS, featuring Captain Falcon, Robin, and Lucina. Among them we see Kirby’s Robin hat and the return of the Green Hill Zone stage from Brawl! See the full collection after the break.
When Ridley joins the battle, Alfonzo is in charge of the stage boss.
Alfonzo: “Leave it to me!”
A common point against Ridley for some people is his size. Some say he’s too big, some say he can be properly resized to fit everything, the argument goes on and on. With Kraid, multiply the size problem by ten, and you got the issue against his inclusion. Currently, Kraid is MASSIVE compared to any of the smashers. Even Giga Bowser can’t hold a candle to Ridley’s massive height! Going back to the NES proportions, which probably aren’t canon anymore given Zero Mission, just doesn’t work to properly portray the fearsome nature of Kraid. He’s best suited as a boss.