The SimCity universe (シムシティー, SimCity) is a long-running series of open-ended world-simulation games. The first version for a Nintendo console was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game (simply called SimCity) which starred Dr. Wright, a Nintendo-owned character who would show up again in SimCity 64, and would make his Smash debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Later Nintendo versions included two Japanese-only Nintendo 64 games - the 64DD-only SimCity 64 and a cartridge-based port of the PC game SimCity 2000; the Wii game SimCity Creator and two Nintendo DS games, SimCity DS and SimCity DS 2 (known as SimCity Creator outside of Japan). The series became a success and spawned various spinoffs including life simulator The Sims and creature breeding game Spore.
Dr. Wright appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Dr. Wright has a more major role in Brawl, where he appears as an Assist Trophy. After performing a jump that deals extremely minor damage on an opponent, he will summon a skyscraper from the ground, which inflicts high damage and knockback on any opponent it hits. Occasionally, Dr. Wright can summon a skyscraper 3x the standard size, which is even more powerful.
Dr. Wright returns from Brawl as an Assist Trophy, still shown to raise a skyscraper from the stage to attack opponents.
Dr. Wright returns as an Assist Trophy again. This time, however, Dr. Wright is capable of creating a larger skyscraper if an opponent attempts to attack him as a counter measure, which deals more damage.
Dr. Wright also appears as a spirit.