Crash Bandicoot tops poll as most-requested Smash Ultimate DLC

With Nintendo recently announcing Min Min’s addition to the Smash Ultimate‘s roster, fans are undoubtedly thinking about more potential DLC fighters. Fortunately, Source Gaming has quenched that thirst for speculation by releasing the results for a Smash Ultimate DLC poll. The poll reveals many of the most-requested characters by Smash Bros. fans, the topmost of which is Crash Bandicoot.

Source Gaming’s March 2020 poll considered responses from 4,327 players, who submitted the names of 1,423 unique characters. Voters were asked to give an unordered list of six characters they wanted to see in Smash. Of course, this was to match the six characters that will come in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s second Fighters Pass. Thus, the results of the poll record how many votes each individual character received.

The full results show the rankings for all 1,000+ characters ranked by voters. However, here are the top 25 from the poll, all of which got over 200 votes:

  1. Crash (Crash Bandicoot)
  2. Geno (Super Mario RPG)
  3. Doom Guy (Doom)
  4. Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  5. Dante (Devil May Cry)
  6. Rayman (Rayman)
  7. Steve / Alex (Minecraft)
  8. Master Chief (Halo)
  9. Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby)
  10. Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
  11. Reimu (Touhou)
  12. Waluigi (Super Mario)
  13. Shantae (Shantae)
  14. Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  15. Isaac (Golden Sun)
  16. Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong Country)
  17. 2B (Nier)
  18. Rex & Pyra (Xenoblade)
  19. Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  20. Arle Nadja (Puyo Puyo)
  21. Spyro (Spyro)
  22. The Knight (Hollow Knight)
  23. Lloyd Irving (Tales)
  24. Heavy (Team Fortress 2)
  25. Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)

A closer look at the Smash Ultimate DLC poll

With 1,190 votes, Crash Bandicoot comfortably leads Source Gaming’s poll. In fact, he was the only character to receive more than 1,000 votes. Notably, Crash rocketed back to relevance after Activision recently announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. However, the Switch’s exclusion from this game’s console lineup does call in question the extent to which Activision and Nintendo would work together to put Crash in Smash.

Interestingly, Waluigi and Isaac both appear in the top 15 of this poll, despite being Assist Trophies. Presently, there’s no precedent for characters becoming playable in a Smash game where they are already an Assist Trophy. Of course, if Waluigi or Isaac did join the playable roster, it would greatly open up the possibilities of what characters we could expect from the rest of the Fighters Pass.

The results of the Smash Ultimate DLC poll show that fans don’t always have the same ideas as Nintendo and Sakurai. As a case in point, Min Min ranks No. 192 on this list, with a measly 13 votes. So as fun as speculation is, it’ll be nearly impossible to predict the exact lineup of the upcoming DLC fighters.

Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes Nintendo news articles for Nintendo Enthusiast.

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