We all have our favorite veteran and newcomer characters we’d like to see appear in Super Smash Bros, but only a few have discussed what stages should return in the new Nintendo Switch title. This list will not be in any particular order and I will only select stages based on franchises. For example, I won’t pick two stages that represent the Pokemon franchise. Nevertheless, here are five lost stages from the Super Smash Bros series that NEED to return in the Nintendo Switch game.
5. Saffron City (Super Smash Bros. 64)
It’s long overdo at this point. Many of the original Super Smash Bros 64 stages have received the return treatment. Yet this stage still remains in 64’s dungeon. With the alleged Pokemon Yellow remake rumors surfacing online it would be fitting for Masahiro Sakurai and his team to place this beloved stage back in Super Smash Bros. If the rumor turns out to be true.
Although Sakurai hasn’t revamped any of the old, current returning stages; it would be cool to see new Pokemon appear from the stage’s door. They could add a generational spin to it by having Pokemon from generations one to seven appear from the door to attack opponents or yourself. A mild stage hazard that’s not too annoying would be great, honestly. I was gunning for this stage to return during the Smash Wii U DLC run but alas, it did not happen. Maybe this is the time for Saffron City to make a comeback, eh?
4. Brinstar Depths (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
I feel the Brinstar Depths stage was fun during the Melee days. Having a gigantic creature spin the stage around was crazy. It felt like a precursor to Brawl’s Spear Pillar stage to me but I’d choose this stage over Palkia and Dialga’s interference any day. If it does return, I would love for Sakurai’s team to add more interesting background elements besides our big fella here.
Maybe have the beast duke it out with another creature from the series or play with the lava effects in the background. Ridley would make an excellent opponent, that’s if, he doens’t end up becoming a playable character. It would heighten the battle’s intensity and give players ideas to pull heinous actions on others. All the gimmicks should remain, but I would love to see some more “flare” with this stage if it returns in Super Smash Bros. Switch.
3. Great Bay (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
I still remember unlocking Young Link and listening to the amazing theme that went along with his character. If Tingle’s not going to be a playable Zelda character, than please, add this stage back in the game. It may look small, but it felt great knocking people into that little corner. Jumping off a turtle’s shell felt great too. Not to mention the amazing background segments that occur in this stage–which were great too. Since The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask released on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems not too long ago; I thought this stage would’ve been in. The current Zelda stages we have are fine, but I’d love to fight these antagonists and our current Smash heroes atop a turtle again, Sakurai. #FreeMrTurtle
2. Eagleland Fourside (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Quite frankly, my favorite Super Smash Bros. stage so far. Unless we get a New Donk City stage from Super Mario Odyssey. This stage gave me a great experience and I wish this would’ve replaced Onett for Brawl and Smash 4. The UFO that appears out of nowhere gave me an alien-like vibe. The music was peaceful but it made my “melees” feel mystical and grand. I obviously want this stage to return because it’s a literal city. I wasn’t the biggest fan of New Pork City from Brawl because it was too large for my taste. Fourside fit my stage ratio tastes wonderfully and provided that dream city-stage experience I never thought I’d want. If Sakurai chooses to add Magicant in Super Smash Bros. Switch than I’m all for it. But, it would be cool to see an HD version of Fourside.
1. Fountain of Dreams (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Super Smash Bros. Melee did have a Final Destination stage for players. But for me, this is the stage where I’d truly “Settle it in Smash.” The music, design, and tension I get when playing on this stage just screams, “It’s about to go down!” I’m not aware of the current events in the competitive Smash community, but I’d always hear people clamoring for this stage’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. again after Melee released and Brawl was on the horizon. I’m utterly shocked that Sakurai hasn’t re-added this stage in Super Smash Bros. yet. Maybe with Super Smash Bros. Switch, Sakurai will “switch” things up with the Kirby stages.
Well those are five stages I’d like to see in Super Smash Bros. Switch. Certainly, there are other stages I’d love for this game to have, but these five speak to me. We’ll have to wait by the title’s release to see what stays abandoned and what stage gains the keys to Smash Bros.
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