Last month, Elon Musk got the attention of Nintendo fans by revealing how he tried to convince the Japanese video game company to collaborate with Tesla and release an in-car version of Mario Kart. In the end, Nintendo chose to pass on the idea.
Despite being denied by the iconic publisher and developer, the 47-year old tech entrepreneur - who is also known for the SpaceX program - still has a soft spot for Nintendo's games. When asked on Twitter recently what fighter he played as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Musk named the famous galactic bounty hunter from the Metroid series. Here's his reply:
Given the projects Musk is involved with, Samus seems like a fitting choice. We can't help but wonder why he opted with the Zero Suit version rather than her full suit version - perhaps it's the agile nature of this character. If he has been playing as this fighter, it means he's also put a reasonable amount of time into the game.
Are you at all surprised to hear Musk plays Ultimate? Would you like to test out your own skills against him? Tell us below.
ZSS is in my top 5 fun characters. It’s like Sheik and Samus combined!
The wink makes it creepy though. Elon Musky odor, the lady from another grinning soul...
But which skin does he use?
I'm surprised he didn't go with the ever so fuel efficient/environment-friendly Wario.
Grimes looks a lot like Zero Suit in her new music video.
Only the world's smartest and most beautiful people main Zero Suit
Ike all day every day.
With some Ganondorf on the side. Gosh, Ganondorf is so much fun to play in this game. Does my heart good seeing how much better he is now.
Zero Suit Samus. Nice choice.
Interesting news! A shame he didn’t elaborate his comment!
With as much as Elon Musk travels for work, I imagine he is quite fond of the Switch when he takes breaks on long flights.
Seriously, I admire him in the extreme. SpaceX feels like the only real pioneering space program left in the world that isn't tied to weapons. Solarcity is an all around great thing, solar power is the future, I don't care what anyone else thinks about it. And pairing Solarcity with Tesla charging stations is a sound and practical decision.
Now if only someone could teach Musk how to make realistic deadlines for his projects...
Musk is a weirdo. The bloom certainly fell off his rose in 2018.
Now in a few years, if he has me zipping all around the country in one of those tubes I use to deposit a check at the bank, I may be singing a different tune.
Ofc a pioneer in space exploration would choose Samus for his main;) One other logical option i would see is Fox.
I go for the blue bikini version because the contrast makes it easier to see her in all the mess on screen.
He is a complete weirdo who steals other peoples ideas, dont know why we care who he plays as
She's my main as well.
But had Krystal from Star Fox made the cut, instead of being an Assist Trophy, I would have mained her instead.
Samus and Krystal are my two favorite video game characters ever. :3
Ah, the NL comment section... you come for the video game news, but you stay for the nuanced and enlightened political debate.
Makes sense. She is really fun to use.
If he hadn't smoked pot live, he would be a playable char coming in the DLC's. Shame...
Wonder if he publically calls people paedophiles that he loses to online too...
Probably one of the first guys who discovered the Justin Bailey code
Elon, you're the man for what you did with Fortnite, and Flint Michigan, but you can CATCH THIS FADE any day!!
The wink is creepy, especially coming from Musk these days. I would have thought Fox would be his cup of tea, what with the rockets and spaceships.
A bounty hunter with a pile of corpses and scorched planets left behind her does feel fitting though....
@aznable That's so brilliant what you did there with Lady Grinning Soul - love love love.
I really want to play as Zero Suit, but her play style doesn't align with mine so I usually go with regular Samus.
And this comment section...
Elon Musk is sort of a tool. I don't dislike the guy, though. He's far and away cooler than Mark Zuckerburg. And in any case, I think it's pretty cool when super influential people discuss Nintendo-related things.
As someone who grew up in the 80s and got into Nintendo during its golden years, when it dominated the markets and mind share across the globe. Back then, such was Nintendo's brand, that every games console was referred to as a "Nintendo" by the folks who we would now classify as "casuals" (mom, grandma, etc). It was pretty cool.
So when people like Musk start talking Nintendo, you know that they've gotten back into the market in a big way, and I find that rather exciting.
Not surprised. He's a pervert. That's no disparagement on myself either, as Samus Zero Suit is my favourite too.
@andywitmyer I haven't examined her in such close detail. I remember she did have a great butt on previous Smash. It would be disappointed to see it not as good here. After all, there's no problem showing the male characters ripped and tight backsides, so the females should equally be exposed.
@HalBailman You are forgetting that they nerfed Snake's behind, friend. Male butt = also bad
But did he enjoy his unattributed portrayal in "Venom" ??
Not all that surprised that he would play Smash (though I doubt he really ever takes time to actually play it anymore), but slightly surprised at the choice of character.
Although, he'd have been 14 or 15 at the time of the first Metroid's release, and he was a capital letter BIG nerd for games and sci-fi as a kid and in his youth.
Musk gives me a bad vibe; he says one thing and does the complete opposite later behind closed doors. He lies to his investors and fanbase constantly and gloats about his company’s achievements as if he developed them on his own. Not to mention his political leanings and contributions are completely despicable as of late. -shudders- He seems like a terrible person in real life once you do some research on the guy; which is unfortunate since I very much like Tesla and their innovative tech.
I would be surprised if he even plays video games. He only sleeps like 4 hours and is up always doing something.
@TeethInDarkness. Disagree with me = despicable. Got to love how the Russians polarized Americans. He calls himself a socialist, but they can be debated with logic if they are reasonable. Name calling is not productive.
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