Bubsy the Bobcat
Bubsy – the subject of the very first piece I ever wrote for Hyper, over ten years ago – returned last year for a reboot that made so little impact that I’m not even going to look up its name. Everyone’s favourite sneakily underrated bobcat deserves a proper, uh, fourth-or-so chance, and what better series to give him one than Smash Bros? His ability to glide would make him easy to manoeuvre back onto the fighting stage, and if he was any good - and pro players started to use him regularly - the poor creature, who has looked a tad fleabitten and ragged of late, could finally find himself on the mend. We’ve made enough fun of Bubsy – let’s give him a chance to be cool now.
Hurling balls of yarn around, floating through the sky gracefully, charming his opponents with wacky catchphrases.