The popular Super Smash Bros. 64 mod Smash Remix adds The Legend of Zelda’s ninja-like mentor (and secret princess) Sheik in its latest update patch.
The fan-made Super Smash Bros. 64 mod Smash Remix is adding Sheik from The Legend of Zelda in its latest update. Smash Remix was developed as an updated version of the classic original Super Smash Bros. game, featuring all 12 characters from the old Nintendo 64 release along with additions from future Smash Bros. titles like Marth and Mewtwo from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Sonic The Hedgehog from the Wii’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
There have been plenty of Super Smash Bros. mods over the years, many of which have brought unexpected guest characters like Halo’s Master Chief or the titular Crash Bandicoot into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or converted Brawl into the still-popular Super Smash Bros. Melee. While there haven’t been as many mods for the Nintendo 64’s original Super Smash Bros., the ongoing Smash Remix has kept the over 20-year-old side-scrolling platforming brawling in the public eye by bringing new combatants from the series’s now-massive 80-plus character roster into the game that started it all.
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The Smash Remix YouTube channel posted a new trailer for the newly-released Version 1.2.0 patch, which adds none other than Sheik from The Legend of Zelda to the mod’s growing roster of classic gaming mascots – including past Zelda mainstays and Super Smash Bros. roster mates Link and Ganondorf. The trailer begins with Link outnumbered by an army of shadow copies of other Smash Remix characters, only for Sheik to arrive and help fend them off. From there, the trailer switches to a montage of Sheik’s moveset, which appears similar to their attacks from previous Smash games like Melee and Ultimate. Like all previous Smash Remix updates, Version 1.2.0 can be downloaded from the Smash64 Online website, but it will require the use of the N64 Expansion Pak to play on the Nintendo 64 console.
Sheik Leaps From The Shadows In Super Smash Remix
Sheik first appeared in the classic Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a ninja-like Sheikah warrior who guides Link on his quest by teaching him how to play the map-traveling Warping Songs on his titular Ocarina – though Sheik is later revealed to be Princess Zelda in disguise. This plot twist was made into a gameplay element when Zelda was introduced as a playable character in 2001’s Super Smash Bros. Melee, where players could alternate between the Ocarina of Time version of Zelda and her Sheik alter-ego with her downward Special Move. Even though later Super Smash Bros games featured incarnations of Zelda from sequels like Twilight Princess, she would still retain her ability to transform into Sheik for a completely different set of attacks.
This doesn’t seem to be the case with Sheik’s introduction to Smash Remix, as today’s Version 1.2.0 trailer only featured Sheik as a separate character without any mention of Zelda. While this might seem like a strange decision given how closely tied Zelda is to her Sheikah persona in the main Super Smash Bros. series, Smash Remix fans will certainly be excited at the idea of playing as Sheik in the style of the original Super Smash Bros. 64 as part of the ever-growing Smash Remix mod.
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Source: Smash Remix/YouTube, Smash64Online
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