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Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Seven

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Wonder-Red! Bullet Bill! Dragoon! More!

We're a day later than normal, but it's time for our summary of last week's Super Smash Bros. screens. The latest collection from Masahiro Sakurai showed some new items, improved detail on others, while also revealing what's sure to be a popular trophy among keen Wii U gamers.

Once again the offerings on the Director's Room Miiverse community included some additional images beyond the standard one a day; there's also a focus on the Wii U version, rather than the closer 3DS equivalent.

You can see last week's Miiverse community screens below and click on the date heading to visit the posts in question and give them a Yeah.

5th May

And you can attack the lights and have them fall to the ground! That makes things dark. The lights are way up high, but even Little Mac can get up there by jumping off the ropes.

6th May

7th May

8th May

Answer: You turn into Bullet Bill and go full speed ahead!

9th May

Just the target screen felt lacking so here's a pic of the Dragoon itself. I wanna get on it. I wanna get on and ride it.

A relatively fun selection from last week, then. Let us know which are your favourites in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (285 votes)

Little Mac warms up in the boxing ring


Zelda performs pyrotechnics in the darkened boxing ring


Samus dodges Octorok and Met


Wonder-Red strikes a pose in his trophy


Mega Man looks worried by Bullet Bill


Luigi has little hope as Bullet Bill takes off


DK dares the Dragoon to take him on


Kirby and the Dragoon accept the challenge


Um, I can't decide


I don't like any of them, to be honest


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User Comments (50)



NintyMan said:

I voted for the first Dragoon pic. The flaming borders look nice and obviously a lot better than Brawl's considering its HD and there's also more of a design. Also, it's cool and funny seeing Donkey Kong brashly taunting Kirby on his Dragoon as Pit wisely runs away.



rjejr said:

Would have been Wonder Red if he was playable, but zipping across the screen as Bullet Bill with that smoke trail out the back takes it for me.



Giygas_95 said:

I'm guessing Wonder Red will be an assist trophy, but I wouldn't mind him being playable. I voted for his trophy.



Tysamu said:

"No let's not have Wonder Red as a playable character but as an assist trophy despite consumers wanting him on the roster"-Masahiro Sakurai



Bulbousaur said:

@kingston589 I highly doubt they would announce Wonder Red or any character as a trophy first before as a playable character. I think that several Wonderful 101 characters will act as a single Assist Trophy preforming some of the team attacks like Unite Fist, Unite Gun and Unite Sword.



Yosher said:

The one Smash Run picture, if only for that name! I wonder what other enemies are in the Enemies that Love to Hide Association~



UltraLaserTen said:

Going with Dragoon here. DKhas not learned from the previous game how destructive that thing is.
Plus the redesigned target screen makes it appear more powerful.



LtAldoRaine said:

Voted for the DK being targeted one. Can't help but admire his positiveness in the face of certain annihilation.



AJWolfTill said:

Including the Wonderful 101 in some playable form would have been the ultimate form of marketing for that game! I'm still hoping for Shulk and Lucina but I can't imagine we will be getting too many franchises debuting in playable form. Particularly those made by second and third parties.



Haxonberik said:

Any chances of a Platinum character (Bayonetta) making it then? I wouldn't have considered possible up until now.



Excep7ional said:

Wonder Red should have been playable. I haven't played The Wonderful 101, but the design is nice and it seems like he would have been a nice fit for the game. Anyway, I voted for Megaman and Bullet Bill, lol Bullet bill reminds me of a guy with a Napolean complex in that picture.



B3ND3R said:

I really want the Wonderful 101 characters (the main ones at least) to be playable in Smash!!! Wondeeeerrrr SMAAASH!



JaxonH said:


Unfortunately, W101 characters being playable would definitely not have been the ultimate marketing. I loved the game. One of the best of 2013, easily... but if you've taken a gander at the sales numbers, you'll understand why Wonder Red wouldn't have had much of an impact for advertising. Dedicated Nintendo fans like myself would have been freaking out over it though, that's for sure!



AJWolfTill said:

That's not what I meant at all
What I was saying is that including Wonder Red or the like in Smash Bros would do wonders for the visibility of the 101! I first heard about Earthbound and Fire Emblem through smash bros as I'm sure many others were. Far more people would take notice of the series if they were introduced to it in this way.



JaxonH said:


OH, gotchya... right! Ya, it would. It really, really would. I thought for sure they'd have included him for that very reason. Perhaps he is included still. It's possible to still have him as a trophy and be playable. Little less likely but hey, it could happen! COULD just be Sakurai trolling us (like with Zero Suit Samus in that Direct- what a clown huh...)



AJWolfTill said:

@JaxonH Maybe more along the lines of Toon Link in the spirit train map? The Zero Suit Samus was an instant reversal so I wouldn't get your hopes too high I'm afraid.



B3ND3R said:

@AJWolfTill I agree. I feel that game needs some SERIOUS exposure! I love W101 and think everyone with a Wii U who loves action needs to put it in their library... It looks beautiful too!



FluttershyGuy said:

The Donkey Kong pic reminds me of Batman '89, when Joker stands in place, taunting Batman as he zooms in, targeting him in the Batwing! For Kirby's sake, I hope it ends better than it did for Batsy, as Joker had that FRIGGIN HAND CANNON on him! Except, I can't see anywhere that DK has to hide a coconut cannon to take the Dragoon down!

Joker: Come on, you gruesome BLEEP! Come to me!



Megumi said:

Mega Man for me, because he still looks, unreal in the Wii U version. (...meaning the graphics, lol)



AshFoxX said:

@Xtremetdifan The 6th May pic is of the 3DS version. I just hope to hear how they are going to handle download play for friends who don't own the game...Yet.



DeChunk said:

What might be a smart move (not a nice one but smart), would be to have someone like Will Wedgewood over here to be DLC, along with other characters fans want along the way. W101 fans like my self would love anyone off the team to be playable, at this point in development it seems highly unlikely any of them would be In an initial roster. A good plan, though, would be a dlc roadmap with characters and stages they either didn't have time for or didn't think enough fans would care for it (the later seems strange since they have a precedent for including cult favorites and little known characters, but whatever).
This would help keep the game community alive and generate even more money with the money printing franchise that is Smash Bros. and allow some characters that slipped through the cracks a second shot.



Onion said:

The Bullet Bill with Mega Man pic is my favorite because it reminds me of the Bullet Bill clones from the first Mega Man game.



Melkac said:

@PrincessEevee9 It's not about what you want, though. The Wonderful 101 is a Nintendo IP, while Viewtiful Joe is Capcom.

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