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What Nintendo Crossover Would You Like To See?
Super Smash Bros. 4 has been getting hyped for quite some time now. With such success of the series, you’d think plans for a new Nintendo crossover would be in the works. With that in mind, I figured it might be fun to mull over a few ideas that I believe would be great Nintendo crossovers. To add a little more zest, I went ahead and put them in order of what I least want to what I most want. Enjoy!
Super Party Bros./Super Smash Party
Despite causing much grief/depression/anger/hate, I love the Mario Party franchise. While I realize it doesn’t matter what character you are, I’d still like to see a Mario Party-esque game featuring more Nintendo characters. Who knows, maybe they could add a stat system based off whom you choose, and maps based off different games. Maybe in the Hyrule map there’s a counter that leads to Ganon being resurrected and wreaking havoc across the board. Don’t even get me started on the mini-games. Since I already have, I might as well keep going. Picture mini-games that throw you into the worlds of the added characters. You could play Bombchu Bowling Alley or fight against Space Pirates in a side-scrolling battle adventure. A few simple touches could revitalize what has become a crippled series.
Super Smash Kart/Mario Kart Zero
This one I’ve seen discussed in plenty, and for good reason. It seems like an obvious choice. Who wouldn’t want high octane, F-Zero style racing with the tactical item usage of Mario Kart? Throw in a few of Nintendo’s greatest and you have yourself a solid racing game. Imagine yourself racing down the tracks using Link’s Hookshot to latch on to a kart ahead of you and pull yourself up. Imagine using Fox’s Reflector Shield to send a shell back at your enemy. Imagine using Pikachu’s Thunderbolt to shrink your opponent down to…wait. That doesn’t make any sense. Regardless of the physics behind electricity, a Nintendo crossover such as this would undoubtedly fly off the shelves.
The Legend of Zelda: Zero Mission/Metroid: A Link Between Worlds
I’m sure for some legal reasons neither title would be possible, but I don’t care about the title or even about the story really. I just think Samus crash landing in Hyrule and teaming up with Link would be awesome. It might be a little jarring at first, but people could adjust. I say Zero Mission since it’s the source of my inspiration for this crossover. Instead of the Tri-Force, Samus, with the help of chivalrous Link, embarks on mission to find the scattered pieces of Samus’ ship and gear. Perhaps her gear was looted after she crashed and are being stored in various dungeons. It’s a little thin, but hell if I’m going to question it. And I say A Link Between Worlds because part of what they’re looking for (Samus’ ship) is a link between worlds. Boom.
Super Smash Bros. RPG
It’s not a great title, but I’ll live with it. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is one of my favorite games of all time. It might seem outdated to some of you and might just be nostalgia, but I don’t care. I love it and I want more games like it. Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi are good, sometimes great, but there just doesn’t seem to be that same spark that I felt/still feel what I played/still play the original. I did some deep soul searching and thought of something that could mentally revert to an eight year old. A Mario RPG crossover! The best part is that characters like Ness, Marth and Pikachu already have RPG experience (though I don’t think Pikachu could really add much to the story or dialogue). I’d be fine with a roster containing Mario, Ness, Marth, Link, Samus, Captain Falcon, Fox, and Kirby. Get the rights to Geno and Mallow and I’m in heaven. As for the villains, take a leaf out of Kingdom Heart’s book and throw in the major villains from each game. As you can see, this is the Nintendo crossover my heart desires most of all. I beg of you Nintendo…make this happen.
So there you have it. My heart and soul on a platter. My dreams realized. I can only hope and pray that Nintendo sees this or probably hundreds of other ideas posted by Nintendo crossover enthusiasts such as myself and respond accordingly. Anyway, what are some ideas for a Nintendo crossover you’d like to see. Please comment below and I’ll give you a kiss!