Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS Character Wishlist Part 1: Dark Samus

By Michael On 1 Apr, 2014 At 12:10 AM | Categorized As Characters, Super Smash Bros | With 0 Comment

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS Character Wishlist Part 1: Dark Samus

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS will inevitably arrive this year. With a minimum period of 9 months before the game comes – there is more than enough time to announce new fighters. Every Smash fan has their own opinion, on which mascot should join the legendary line up – some plausible and likely – while others downright facepalm worthy. Shrek? Really guys?

To get the hype train rolling  – I thought it might be a terrific idea to take you through some mascots that I think are plausible choices for newcomers in Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS. Scrap that! Essentially, this will be my wishlist for newcomer characters in Super Smash Bros 4.

In part 1 – I will be discussing the Phazon clone– Dark Samus from the Metroid Prime Series.



The Metroid franchise has been criminally underrepresented in Smash Bros games. For a franchise that is so loved and is deeply steeped in gaming history – allowing only two playable characters from Metroid is an arrestable offence– shame on you Sakurai. Luckily, past wrongs can be rectified, and they must be rectified. Whether or not Ridley will be playable is irrelevant – at the very least Metroid must get another representative – and I suggest Dark Samus.

Apart from the fact that Dark Samus is the main antagonist from the highly acclaimed Metroid Prime Trilogy – this radioactive monstrosity would be a natural fit as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. I acknowledge many Smash Fans hate the idea of clone fighters (like Ganon is to Captain Falcon), but I feel that Sakurai can draw enough inspiration from the Prime Trilogy to make Dark Samus feel unique and separate from Miss Aran – an original character, perhaps is a better way to put it.

For starters, Dark Samus is much faster and appears to be much heavier than Samus in the Prime games – this could translate well into developing DS’s play style – as she would be more agile and less floaty than the legendary bounty hunter. Furthermore, Dark Samus can be given her set of unique moves. If you watch the video above, it is clear that Dark Samus does have a vast arsenal of notable moves that sets her apart from Samus. For example, Dark Samus has the pinball Morphball attack, activate that Phazon shield for close combat and of course, she can fire off beams at distances. It honestly could not be hard to fit Dark Samus into the Super Smash Bros universe, and I believe she is so perfect candidate from the Metroid franchise – sorry Ridley fans.


What are your thoughts? Would you like to see Dark Samus as a playable character? Or do you prefer Ridley over her?
For more information on Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for 3DS you can check out Mii-gamer’s Super Smash Bros archives.


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