You may or may not have heard of the Smash Ballot, a site that’s letting people vote for which character they would like added to the current Super Smash Bros. (As DLC, I believe.) I was pretty excited when I heard about this, as I definitely have some characters in mind that I would love to see added. And while I’m at it, I wanted to ask, who else has voted and which character did you choose?
As for my pick, well, I’m a little embarrassed, but I ended up voting for King K. Rool, the villain from the old SNES Donkey Kong Country games (and DK64, though that game, as fun as it was, was kind of silly…). I used to love this character and, well, I suppose I still do, even if it’s a lukewarm love now. (He hasn’t been in any real DK games for about 15 years. That’s enough for my affection to grow a little cold.) Nevertheless, I have good memories of fighting this guy in the first two DKC games (he was just plain goofy in the third, but I firmly believe this to be eclipsed by the fact that he made an awesome pirate in the second game), and frankly, I am shocked he still hasn’t made it into Super Smash Bros. We have Mario’s rival, Bowser. We have Link’s nemesis, Ganondorf. We even have King Dedede from the Kirby series. But, where is the villain of the DK series, I ask you? Nowhere. Unless you count his trophy. Which, as far as I recall, is missing his tail. For some reason.
But now, I am greatly pleased to know there might still be a chance for the ol’ crocodile to become a playable character, after all. Along with whomever else the voters pick (I would also love to see Rayman and Banjo and Kazooie). And I must admit, this might actually be the first time I’ve ever considered buying DLC for a game. Seriously, if he, or anyone else good, is added to SSB, I think I might really be willing to pay for them. But if you don’t want my money, Nintendo, then I guess that’s fine, too….
So, if you have any character you sorely want to see added to SSB, just search for Smash Ballot on this lovely Internet of ours and vote. The voting ends October 3, so you still have time. (PS: Vote K. Rool. Please?)
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