Samus, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Metroid series, a sci-fi action-adventure franchise developed by Nintendo. Samus Aran, the protagonist, made her first appearance in “Metroid” for the NES in 1986.
Appearance: Samus is typically depicted as a space-faring bounty hunter wearing the Power Suit, a technologically advanced exoskeleton. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Samus’s appearance is based on her iconic design from the Metroid series, with the Power Suit covering her entire body.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Samus is known for her versatile fighting style that combines long-range projectile attacks with close-quarters combat. Her Power Suit allows her to use an array of advanced weaponry, including the Arm Cannon, which can fire various projectiles. Samus’s unique ability is the Charge Shot, which enables her to charge and release a powerful energy blast.
- Neutral Special – Charge Shot: Charges up energy and releases a powerful projectile.
- Side Special – Missile: Fires a missile that travels in a straight line.
- Up Special – Screw Attack: Performs a spinning jump attack with invincibility frames.
- Down Special – Bomb: Drops a bomb to the ground, providing defensive and recovery options.
Final Smash – Zero Laser: Samus’s Final Smash, “Zero Laser,” involves transforming her Arm Cannon into the Zero Laser and firing a powerful energy beam.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Samus is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Samus has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about her role in the Metroid series, her battles against space pirates and alien threats, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Samus’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to experience the iconic heroine from the Metroid series in the context of a crossover fighting game. Players can engage in battles featuring Samus against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Samus brings her unique blend of agility, ranged attacks, and powerful weaponry to the diverse roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.