This is it! The reason I joined Smashified in the first place. Everything has been leading up to this moment and I'm so happy to finally be able to present to you all, the one and only true king of the space pirates, Ridley! Thats right, this one has been a long time coming. I remember when Omni and I first started talking about getting Smashified into a team effort, that I had to claim this guy. I knew he'd be a labor of love, and that we needed to represent him right!
Back then we never thought we'd make it to a completely 3D character. Now our series has quickly become exclusively 3D. This guy really isn't too big. His design is based mainly off of Super Metroid and Metroid Zero Mission, even the Metroid Comic, with a little bit of Other M thrown in (specifically the tail). We needed to embody the most readable version of Ridley, without hesitation. This collaboration had to form the most definitive Ridley design. We spent months looking deep into the history of Ridley, of Metroid, and pooling all the knowledge we could to forge this design. With these colors, and this pose.
Ridley is scary, but he's also brilliant, and cunning. I made it my mission to represent him to the best of my ability. For what came down to a long many months of work, and several many more of planning, we finally got it all together. Though we were late, we thought this would represent a lovely present for the Metroid franchise hitting it's 30 year anniversary.
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I can't wait for Super Smash Bros Ultimate to come out! For the very first time you can play as Samus's arch nemesis! And there are going to be some more Super Smash Bros Amiibos! They will be of Ridley, Inkling, Daisy, and Wolf! Although Inkling and Ridley amiibos are still in development.
I know right! 10 yrs since he and Wolf were in Super Smash Bros. I can not wait to see what their final smashes are. Well for Wolf I think his final smash is going to be alot like Fox and Falco's but with the wolfen. And as for Snake. Who knows what his is going to be! But other than that, I'm so buying the amiibo variations of Young Link, Pichu, Daisy, Inkling Fighter, Ridley, Snake, Wolf, and Ice Climbers. Then I can use them for the ultimate showdown. Like have my Link amiibo vs my Young Link amiibo just like in the event match "Seven Years" from Melee but without the items.
I'm not really a fan of the teeth in the far back of his mouth (it doesn't look like he can close it all the way), but I love every aspect of this design, especially the tail from Other M.
Ah, the good old space-pirate dragon that so many claim to be too big. Even though more than likely it's just because of his body's odd proportions and wings. Great job though. I will definitely make Smash palettes of him ASAP. lol