When Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2018, it was the culmination of the entire series. The game is a hugely comprehensive package that contains many different game modes. Most importantly, though, it has the biggest character roster in the franchise’s history.
Boasting more than 60 playable fighters, it has characters from Nintendo properties as well as other studios. These include the likes of Konami, Sega, PlatinumGames, Atlus, and Microsoft. Of course, DLC has allowed the developer to expand the roster even more.
But there are still some major characters that have yet to make their way to the game. Here are the top 10 fighters fans still want to see in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Although Crash Bandicoot is almost exclusively associated with PlayStation, he has made his way to other platforms. Recently, both the N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled have released on the Nintendo Switch. Crash Bandicoot would easily translate to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thanks to his signature moves and because he is well versed in party games. Including the character would make even more sense considering he never appeared in the similar PlayStation All-Stars fighting game.
The Wonderful Ones are the horde of tiny superheroes that players control in the Wonderful 101. Being able to control such a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be an interesting proposition. After all, the small fighters can morph together to create multiple forms, allowing for a wide variety of moves. That doesn’t even take into account the fact that the Wonderful 101 is all about pulling off fluid combos.
The vast majority of characters who make up the roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are established fighters. Most of them are either heroes or villains, who have plenty of experience in combat. However, it would be nice to also see additional individuals who are not traditional protagonists or antagonists. Captain Toad would be one such character, someone who is very familiar to Nintendo players. He already has a collection of tools that could also double as special abilities during battles as well.
Sora is the main character and Keyblade wielder in the popular Kingdom Hearts series. Although the latest game, Kingdom Hearts III, isn’t available on the Nintendo Switch, previous games have come to Nintendo consoles. So having Sora would certainly make sense, especially when you consider the variety of moves he could have. His expert fighting skills, magical powers, and transformation ability give the developer plenty of material to create an interesting fighter.
Goku is one of the most recognizable characters in popular culture. As the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series, he is well known all around the world. The character also has a long history in video games and has already appeared twice on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, there have been Dragon Ball games on pretty much every single Nintendo platform. As an expert fighter with lots of skills, Goku would make a nice addition with a varied move set.
The Super Smash Bros. series has seen a wide variety of different Links appear in it. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate alone has Young Link and Toon Link in addition to his standard Breath of the Wild model. Yet, the games have only ever included Zelda and Sheik. If the developers want to even out the distribution between Legend of Zelda characters, including another version of the Princess would make sense. Tetra is perhaps the best version as she is not only a great pirate character and fighter; she also fits in with the theme of Toon Link.
Even though the Chrono series is not really all that relevant these days, it is still an influential franchise. While he has never really appeared in a 3D game with a high-resolution model, Crono is a compelling character and an experienced fighter. He would also add some variety to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, ensuring there are some additional RPG characters. Especially when Square Enix already has some characters in the fighting game.
Geno is one of the most requested characters that fans want to see in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Originally from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, he is an expert fighter who joins Mario’s quest. The character has appeared in previous titles in the series as a trophy and costume. But he has never been a fighter in the franchise and would make a great addition with his signature cannon.
One of the biggest franchises of the last decade or so has been Assassin’s Creed. Out of all the games in that series, perhaps the most popular and important character is Ezio Auditore. A number of installments have appeared on the Nintendo Switch, so including the character wouldn’t be out of the question. The assassin would also make a great addition for his fighting ability. He would easily be able to hold his own and have a great range of abilities and moves.
If there is one character from Nintendo’s huge library of games that fans want to see it is Waluigi. Ever since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first announced, fans have been asking for the villain to make an appearance. Although he has never been in the series as a fighter, he has been included in other ways, such as a trophy. The fact that he has been overlooked makes little sense. After all, his brother Wario is in and there are many other characters from the Mario universe. Hopefully, Nintendo will see sense at some point in the future.