Nintendo continues to support the latest entry of the beloved Super Smash Bros. series through both free updates and paid downloadable content. To this point, we’ve received some new characters, stages, and Mii costumes, as well as some new community-driven modes and features. In the past, we’ve looked at characters we’d like to see as DLC. Now, we turn the focus toward new stages where those characters can battle it out.

With its Super Smash Bros. DLC strategy, Nintendo has released a mix of new and classic stages from Super Smash Bros. history. As such, that’s the way we’re approaching this wishlist. Check out the levels we’d like to see and let us know which levels you want as downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Splatoon

Splatoon is one of Nintendo’s biggest surprises in recent memory, and while we already have Inkling costumes for the Mii Fighters, a stage for the fast-paced mess-fest would fit right in. The music of Splatoon is one of the most striking parts of the experience, so to bring a fresh stage complete with four or five tunes from the game would be a great addition. Plus, all of the maps in Splatoon are very creative in their designs, making them ideal for picking elements out to craft a Super Smash Bros. stage. Ink could fly everywhere, with certain colors slowing specific characters down while speeding up others as is the case within Splatoon’s gameplay. The colorful display and adrenaline-pumping music would make for a natural fit within the Smash Bros. stage library.

Super Mario Maker

Players have no shortage of stages devoted to the face of Nintendo in the Smash Bros. series, but with Super Mario Maker hitting stores this September, it would be awesome to get a stage based on the title. Of course, the game is based on four titles from Mario’s past, which could mean interesting things for how the stage could evolve from Super Mario Bros. NES sprites all the way up to the more modern graphics of New Super Mario Bros. U. With an emphasis on creating and editing, the Smash team could make it so that walls, enemies, and other elements present in Super Mario Maker’s creation tools pop up to make battles interesting and unpredictable. If the stage takes a procedural generation approach, it could quickly become a fan favorite as players have no idea what to expect going in.

Chibi-Robo

The Chibi-Robo series hasn’t had strong representation in the Super Smash Bros. series to this point, but a Chibi-Robo stage could bring with it concepts that could work out well if executed properly. The stage could take place under a table with a little frog girl playing in the background who sometimes knocks balls and other toys underneath, knocking fighters if they aren’t avoided. Also, with it happening under a table, smaller objects could fall under and be used as throw-able objects for the fighters.

Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis has been one of the most enduring spin-off franchises in Mario’s long career. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash hitting the Wii U later this year is a great excuse to finally crossover the crossover franchises. The stage could take place on a tennis court with some of the characters rallying back and forth. Flying tennis balls that damage players, a crowd that cheers along with every moment, and mega mushrooms that cause players to grow in size are just a few of the features a Mario Tennis stage could feature.

Street Fighter Bonus Stage

With Ryu making the leap to Super Smash Bros. – and the Suzaku Castle stage joining him – it only makes sense that we would receive more from Capcom’s legendary fighting franchise. Rather than bringing something relatively balanced and traditional like Suzaku Castle, I’d like to see Capcom embrace the more off-the-wall side of Street Fighter: the bonus stages. Have a stage where beating up a car grants power-ups or Smash Balls, or make players dodge falling barrels that can also be destroyed if hit correctly with the barrels sometimes containing different power-ups. 

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