Why is King Boo Not in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Smash Bros Ultimate

Do you realize that King Boo, or even a regular Boo, has never been a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series? I’m talking about the entire series too, not just the newest installment. All I know is it’s about dang time for the King of the Boos to get some time in the spotlight in the franchise. Let me break down the reasoning why I believe he’d be perfect in Smash.

He’s My Favorite Video Game Character

Yeah, this is pretty much the most biased way I could’ve started this. But, hey, we all have our favorites, and King Boo just so happens to be mine. I love all the Boos, but the King is just something special. He first debuted in Luigi’s Mansion way back in 2001. The first game in the Smash series, for the record, was released two years prior to that. What that means is both King Boo and the Smash franchise have been around for nearly the exact same amount of time. Think about that for a second.

He Would Add Something Different

It’s worth pointing out now that I don’t even like this franchise all that much. Heck, I don’t even own the newest game, which says a lot. If Nintendo added King Boo, though, I would be buying it in a heartbeat. Now, let me just say this, the cast of fighters in Ultimate is really, really good. Yet, most would agree that Nintendo needs to stop adding sword-based characters. King Boo, given his unique nature, would immediately be one of the most compelling, unique, and intriguing fighters to use.

Born in Nintendo

This is what really bothers me, honestly. Nintendo does a great job of adding third-party characters from other companies. Yet, you have a character sitting there that you created and own the rights to, and you still won’t add him. Seriously, what’s this disrespect for King Boo? Do they not think he would be a good character; can they not think of a move set for him? I wish I had the answers to these questions, but I’m as lost as the next guy.

It Could Help Other Games

The biggest game King Boo has been in during recent times is Luigi’s Mansion 3. While that game has been here for quite some time now, it would’ve been a great way to get more eyes on it to release the main villain in Smash. That’s the way my brain would think about it anyway, maybe I’m alone. Who knows, if they would’ve done that, it might not have impacted the sales of either game in the slightest. I highly doubt it, though.

Again, I don’t really even like this franchise, but if King Boo was added, Nintendo would have another sale for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It really goes to show the power of one character, and I’m sure others feel the same about different characters.

Tyler Jones

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I am a lover of all things technology but also somewhat resent the fact that it literally dominates the globe. From day one, I have also been an avid Nintendo enthusiast and will always sing the praises of Jumpman (Mario).

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