Nintendo has provided us with some incredible franchises over the years. However, some detractors criticize Nintendo’s milking of certain franchise characters. It’s no secret that Nintendo thrives on their AAA titles, and that many game companies do not take the risk of creating a new franchise. What can be done to remedy this ailment? Why not create some games centered around already established side characters? This would please both hardcore Nintendo fans, who would love to see moar beloved Nintendo icons in games outside of “party” ones, and those pessimistic non-Nintendo fans, who would no longer be able to say that all Nintendo does is rehash Mario and Zelda. Here are 7 characters I believe Nintendo should feature in their own games:
1. Meta Knight
Who wouldn’t want to see a Meta Knight game? Meta Knight did have a fun side game in the DS game remake of Kirby Super Star, but one of Kirby’s greatest rivals deserves his own game. It has long been hinted that Meta Knight is a member of Kirby’s species; I would love to see a game that would explore this rumor and how he became the Meta Knight we all love today. The game could also feature some of his early conquering exploits as leader of the Meta-Knights, and his arrival at Dream Land. Gameplay would be like any other Kirby game: a side-scrolling adventure game.