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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.

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