It’s been almost three years since I started Challenger Approaching, a series created to predict Smash Bros fighters for the then-upcoming Wii U and 3DS iterations.
Playing video games professionally is such a strenuous and time-consuming job that pro gamers regularly run into the problem of burnout. The latest person to succumb to this unfortunate trend is Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios, the reigning champion of the Smash Bros.’ eSports scene.
Hey Smash Bros. fans who like to play as Shulk: if you’ve had trouble with the guy’s Up-B recovery move, you’re not alone. YouTuber and Smash Boards forum member erico9001 put together a handy video on the glitch that causes his recovery problems, and how to avoid them.
“My personal favourite change is Fox getting his jab weakened because I have zero experience in that matchup. But now I’m not scared of getting jabbed at 50 and dying.” Red Bull interviewed Smash Bros. pros about the new patch, and they make some good points about what the character buffs mean for the game.
So this is scary.
Kirby inhales so many things with reckless abandon that it was only a matter of time before one such thing came back to haunt him. And so Smash players discovered an exploit this week that turns him into an raging fireball. Fire Kirby doesn’t change much, gameplay-wise. But it’d make a hell of an anti-smoking ad.
One of the key things that makes Jigglypuff an absolute terror in the Smash Bros. ring is her "rest" move. If you've ever gone against the Puff, you know what I'm talking about: it's when she falls asleep and then beats you into a pulp. But just how powerful is it, exactly? Numbers to the rescue!
"Reading" isn't just the provenance of drag queens. Not anymore, at least. The partly-psychological, partly-social practice of "reading" another person is an essential piece of playing fighting games like Super Smash Bros. effectively. So how does it work? An excellent new tutorial by Rush Hour Smash spells it out.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U just got a new update that makes 15 more stages available in 8-player form. As is often the case when Nintendo updates stuff, other, bigger changes might have just snuck their way into Smash as well. If you see anything interesting, let us know! Full stage list below.
Rifick, an avid Super Smash Bros. stage builder who's made some of the coolest custom levels I've seen for the game, just posted a handy tutorial for some of the mode's trickier parts. Give it a look if you've been having any problems with your own custom stages. And let me know if you have any other tips too!
I've been spending a lot of time with the new Super Smash Bros. games on Wii U and 3DS lately, but actually playing doesn't get me nearly as hyped as this compilation of pros succeeding against the odds.
Smash Bros. pro Tantalus proposed to his girlfriend at a recent tournament put on by Xanadu. Staying true to the setting, the romantic scene unfolded with some extremely hype shoutcasting. As in: one guy screaming, "OH MY GOD HE'S GETTING MARRIED" so loudly you might've thought Olimar just won the entire competition.
Super Smash Bros. has incredible music, and plenty of it. It's no wonder, then, that the game's legions of fans have been playing around with it. There are countless remixes, covers, and chopped and screwed versions of Smash songs online already, with more undoubtedly to come. Here are some of our favorites.
One of the best parts of the new Super Smash Bros. is its level editor, which has made it easier than ever to create custom stages for players who want to take a page from the Calvinball rulebook. Let's take a look at some of the coolest mini-games players have come up with so far.
One thing that separates Super Smash Bros. from other fighting games is the fact that you have to knock an opponent off a stage to get a knock-out. This makes it crucial to get a firm grasp on the physical space in a match as well as your relationship to an opponent. Key to doing so is a process known as "zoning."
"I can't wait to see it work," the Smash Bros. tournament announcer said as he watched one of the fighters struggle to land a mighty blow. "It's gonna be at the top of the subreddit." And so it was. Sometimes, fortune favors the goaded.