10 Characters That Need To Be In The Next Super Smash Bros.

Anticipation is high for the forthcoming fourth installment of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. franchise and fans everywhere are speculating about which iconic video game characters should be added to the roster. I've made a list of my top ten choices that would make excellent fighters and bring more diversity to the series. Let's a-go!

10. Ms. Pac-Man

Smash Bros. is in sore need of more female characters, so why not start with the first female video game character?

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9. A grue

The text adventure genre is badly underrepresented. Including a grue from the Zork series would rectify that oversight immediately!

Manaka Takane

8. Rinko Kobayakawa

Dating sims such as LovePlus are another underrepresented game genre. Get on it, Nintendo!

Mavis Beacon

7. Mavis Beacon

She taught me how to type... now I'll teach her how to kill.

Crash Bandicoot

6. Crash Bandicoot

Mario, Sonic, and Crash in the same game?? I'm there!!

Hoopz Barkley

5. Hoopz Barkley

It would be great if Nintendo showed some love for indie developers by including young Hoopz Barkley from Tales of Game's's hit RPG Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.

Angry Bird

4. One of the Angry Birds

Super Smash Bros. is a celebration of the many different types of games coming together, and so I feel Nintendo needs to acknowledge the bludgeoning field of casual mobile games, lest the franchise begin to feel like a mausoleum. What better choice to represent the genre than an Angry Bird??

Carmen Sandiego

3. Carmen Sandiego

Hopefully her appearance would revive the Carmen franchise, which is in dire need of a new game.

Scott Pilgrim

2. Scott Pilgrim

Maybe not as a playable character, but just as someone who'd stand on the sidelines and make jokes and stuff while you're fighting... just a thought...


1. Tetris block

Yeah, yeah, I know there was that Tetris song in Brawl, but I still say the Tetris franchise needs some more representation. I'm thinking maybe an L-shaped Tetris block that can deal some major damage from above. Or maybe a Russian guy who just throws Tetris blocks at people? I haven't really thought this through.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off in the comments!