Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now globally available. For many, the wait has been long and arduous, but worth it. As people feel out and game and get comfortable with it, some reoccurring topics pop up when discussing what should have been included in the game. Nintendo could feasibly create downloadable content for the 3DS that could carry over to the Wii U version when it comes out. Considering how much work would be required for new characters, this article will instead discuss alternate costumes.
Plain and simple, what downloadable costumes would fans want in the new Super Smash Bros. game? Shiny versions of Pokemon? The return of dropped characters like Roy or Lucas? For starters, it helps to know what the game currently has.
Obviously this costume would be for Bowser. Nintendo has been including Dry Bowser more recently, he was an unlockable character in Mario Tennis Open and he is planned to be downloadable content in Mario Kart 8.
The roster had some surprises, once of which was the return of Dr. Mario, whom did not appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Dr. Luigi has his own game now and could become a costume for Dr. Mario fairly easily. More pills? Yes please.
Pichu was not the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, in fact, Pichu was pretty terrible because almost all of his moves caused damage to himself. However, the adorable addition is one Pokemon close to Masuda’s heart and the heart of other smash players. An alternate costume of Pichu for Pikachu would bring back the lovableness without the terrible self inflicting damage.
At this point Nintendo has committed pretty heavily to Fire Emblem characters joining the roster. Having too many sword wielders is surely something they have kept in mind. Lyn is and has been an assist trophy for a while, the fighting style would not be exactly the same, but giving Lucina a Lyn costume could work.
Known as a Champion of the Glitz Pit in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rawk Hawk is not afraid to get physical. It is not a perfect fit because Rawk Hawk should be his own character, but he could reasonably be a costume change for Wario.
Bass + Protoman
Both of these characters have enough individuality to be their own character but they also have something in common with Megaman; jumping and shooting. The additional powers would not be too out-of-place, after all in Megaman: The Power Battles both Bass and Protoman gain the abilities of the bosses that they take down.
A conversation such as this thrives when more people add their voice. Do these costume ideas not work? Are there better opportunities this article missed? Super Smash Bros is about fun, which is exactly the point of adding more costumes, people love these characters and at least seeing them jump in the action is a step in the right direction. After all, enough characters have the Waluigi colors that he will eventually be a character, right? Hey Nintendo, how about Geno and Mallow from Super Mario RPG?