I played Smash Bros Wii U at Gamestop. However, I couldn't help noticing all the characters that I disliked in the game. I have no idea why they were picked over other iconic characters. Nintendo must have chosen these characters by shooting darts with their eyes closed at a target with photos posted of Nintendo characters. In my thread, I will tell you why Nintendo choose their cast poorly.
1.Most of the fire emblem cast
"Who the heck is robin " I told myself when I first played the game a few months ago. It appears the Fire Emblem casts are way too over resented having a total of 6 characters. One of the ways Nintendo chooses how much characters a series gets is perpendicular to how popular they are. Mario and Zelda have around six and seven characters because their series is really popular. Series like Captain Falcon's F-Zero don't have much characters due to F-Zero's popularity.
Fire Emblem is a vastly overrated franchise. In their entire existence for 26 years, the series only manage to sell around seven million copies. Zelda's Ocarina of Time singly handily manages to sell that much from a single game alone.
Fire Emblem isn't really that popular of a Franchise. Is it beyond me has a series gets to have as much representation as Mario or Zelda. I would had placed Marth in Smash bros. However, Nintendo wasted five characters slots from incorporating Fire Emblem game characters.
Oh why oh why was GredNinja picked? He has only existed for one year since Smash was released in 2014. There's nothing wrong with his character design or Gredninja as a Pokemon. However, he really isn't a iconic or popular Pokemon to justify his position. It was so baffling to me how he got in. It was like Nintendo was shooting darts blind folded at a target posted with Nintendo characters which was how they were going to pick their Smash cast.
Think of the other iconic Pokemon that could have gotten in. Mew, Celebi, or Deoxys? Heck, I my point why Greninja was a unworthy choose could had apply to Lucario when he came out in Brawl.
She has only existence five years in gaming history since 3ds version was released She only sold a few million copies. One important factor for Nintendo choosing for cast is they have to appear on a Nintendo platform. Bayonetta has only existed on a Nintendo platform for a year and a half since she came out as a DLC. Her appearance isn't really longstanding. Bayonetta is an unsatisfying and an lackluster pick. She's way too obscure.
Dr.Mario and Dark Pit
4. Even though their play styles are different, their design are too close to the original characters. Their slots weren't worthy in the game. In my opinion, character designs vastly similar to their original characters. I didn't think Toon Link was a poor choice because he looks different from Link.
Nintendo wasted nine character slots. Nintendo is terrible of how they pick their characters. They didn't choose more iconic characters. They choose too many obscure characters. Think of all the characters that could have gotten in? Tinkle,Waluigi,Paper Mario, Mew, andCelebi. They could had chosen another Metroid character to complement Samus. Instead of Bayonetta, they could have added Chun-li instead to partner up with Ryu. Nintendo is terrible at picking their cast and a lot of the characters picked were unworthy.