Masahiro Sakurai Considered Geno for Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Considered Geno for Super Smash Bros.

Legendary game designer and director Masahiro Sakurai considered Geno, a character from Super Mario RPG, as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The April 2016 issue of monthly Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream (ニンテンドードリーム) features an in-depth interview with Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai. According to Source Gaming, a reliable source who often translates Japanese language video game news, Sakurai reveals that he had plans to add Geno as a playable fighter in the latest installments of Super Smash Bros.

Sakurai says Geno is one of the more popular among older video game characters, further explaining that Geno “would fit into [Super] Smash Bros. really well.”

Geno is a powerful doll who uses his arm guns to fire projectiles at his adversaries. He made his debut appearance in 1996 SNES title Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and, ever since, has commanded a loyal following among Nintendo fans.

But while Super Smash Bros. fanatics never saw the wooden hero join the fray in any of the Smash Bros. games, Sakurai did add an optional downloadable Mii Fighter costume for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS — as part of the Wave 5 DLC content — which includes a Geno Hat and Outfit for Mii Gunners.

What about you? Would you like to see Geno added as a playable fighter in a future installment of Super Smash Bros. — perhaps Smash 5? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our social media channels. Until then, check out the video discussion below.

Geno Discussion – April 2016 Nintendo Dream

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  1. I wouldn’t mind if geno was to get in smash 4 considering that he is one of the older video game characters and is very popular.He might get his chance in the rumored smash 5.

  2. People have been waiting far too long for Geno to come back to Nintendo in a meaningful way; they need to just put him in Smash already. He should’ve been in Smash 4 if anything.

  3. As an Australian who couldn’t play Super Mario RPG until it came out on Virtual Console (and therefore was not wearing nostalgia goggles in my playthrough), I see no reason why either Geno or Super Mario RPG is so hyped up in the US. I don’t care.

    • Yeah, you didn’t play it as a kid, therefore you never kind of experienced the idea of one of your toys coming to real life to help you. Not that every kid have fantasies with that. More like, you had the googles of adult bitterness when you played it.


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