Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mod brings Mario Party's Koopa Kid into the action

The character model looks fantastic

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 29, 2019 at 4:21 a.m. PDT

As we come closer and closer to E3 2019, fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate grow more anxious from anticipation. Nintendo's latest crossover fighting game has four more DLC characters set to release through early 2020, and the large video game expo next month is a perfect place for Nintendo to reveal the next one.

While characters like Banjo and Kazooie, Geno from Super Mario RPG, and even Dragon Ball Z's Goku are among those most talked about, one modder recently went in a completely unexpected direction for a character choice that surprisingly worked out exceptionally well. Mario Party's Koopa Kid joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fight (as a mod) and he looks fantastic.

Kid Koopa comes from the mind of Smash Bros. modder Joe T.E. (with footage thanks to BeardBear).

"As my first (and for now, only) Smash Ultimate mod, I've made this wi-fi safe import of my own semi-custom Koppa Kid model," Joe T.E. writes about the mod on the download page. Some of you may recognize this as an updated version of the Koopa Kid model import I made for Smash 4."

Joe notes that the mod isn't even finished yet, and aims to improve numerous things once the ability to add and replace files in-game without size limitations is enabled. In the future, we can look forward to facial expressions for Koopa Kid, new voice clips, colors, and more.

Not to be confused with Bowser Jr., Koopa Kid is a character that is exclusive to the Mario Party series. They serve as minions of Bowser, and in later installments of the game became a playable character.

For this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mod, Koopa Kid seems to act as an Echo Fighter of Bowser Jr.

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