Super Smash Bros. 3DS players smacked with 1-day ban online... for playing as Peach

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • September 13, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. PDT

One of the great things about the online experience in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is currently out in Japan, is that Nintendo will actually smack players with a temporary ban for disconnecting too much, or exhibiting poor player behavior such as ganging up on a single opponent in an extreme manner.

The game informs you about that as soon as you step into the world of online. But what it doesn't tell you is that Nintendo will also temporarily ban players they suspect of using cheats in the "For Glory" mode of online play, in which all matches are played tournament-style -- on the Final Destination versions of stages with no items.

At the moment, it appears that if you choose to play as Peach in the For Glory mode online, there is a high chance that you will get banned for using cheats -- due to a bug.

According to a user on the 2ch forums in Japanese (translated by us):

Q. After playing as Peach in the For Glory online mode, I was smacked with a 1-day ban on suspicion of dishonest play...

A. It's a bug that has been reported by quite a number of players. The exact details are unclear at this moment, but it appears that if you were to use Peach's down+B attack (move that pulls out turnips) near the start of the battle, the game erroneously sees it as you've illegally brought an equipped item into the match -- that's the most valid explanation that the community can come up with, for now.

It's best that payers forgo using Peach in the For Glory mode for now.

Q. How long will the ban last?

A. The ban will last 1440 minutes, or effectively, for one full day.

Do note that although Peach's down+B move is currently suspected as the main culprit for the ban, it is at best a theory, and may not be the actual cause of the ban.

After all, Peach is not the only character who can pull out an item for throwing at her opponents. Link's down+B, for instance, is another similar move that lets him pull out a bomb -- but the bug does not affect Link players.

The current theory players have come up with is that Link's bomb is not something you can equip as an item in Customize mode, whereas Peach can pull out regular items.

Nevertheless, this sure is one odd glitch. On the one hand, it's great to see Nintendo implementing solid fraud detection and ban-hammer measures in the new Super Smash Bros. game.

But on the other, smacking players with a 1-day ban without any warning seems a little much -- the game has been out for less than 2 days, and already there are players stuck with an online ban for 24 hours.

Source: Smash Bros. Matome

Comments

GoodMan said on September 13, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

Expect glitches online for a while. This is for the 3DS version anyway. I don't even care.

#1
Batmang said on September 13, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.

Odd. I'm wondering if this also applies to Diddy Kong's bananas.

If so, then I can't use two of my mains without getting banned haha. Hopefully they patch it out soon.

#2
KataM said on September 13, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

Fox only or ban.

#3
JumpMan33 said on September 13, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

It might be due to the fact that peach has a small chance of pulling out "regular" items. The Beam Sword and Mr. Saturn. And the game mistakes it as a cheat for using items in glory mode.

I guess it nice to see Nintendo try to do something about online cheaters.

#4
hozukimaru said on September 13, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

DeDeDe and the Villager are in for a world of pain.

#5
Gotomaster said on September 13, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.
#6
AugustAPC said on September 13, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.

Call NRS, they'll have that glitch cleaned up before Anita Sarkeesian can claim it's a sexist game mechanic.

#7
KarbyP said on September 13, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

Right, that's probably it.

#8
LuckyKoopa11 said on September 13, 2014 at 6:14 p.m.

At least they're trying

#9
KingKong said on September 13, 2014 at 6:17 p.m.

Life's a Peach and then you get banned

#10
God_Demon said on September 13, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

LOL

#11
nightmaresteam said on September 13, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.

For Glory confirmed Fox only mode Kappa.

#12
Mezerian said on September 13, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.

Sakurai: [laughs]

#13
JusticeSoulTuna said on September 13, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

"ganging up on a single opponent in an extreme manner."

So no ganking? What does that even mean? Don't play the fighting game effectively or something, what...

#14
Kijui said on September 13, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

You sillies. For Glory is DHD only mode

#15
SnakeX said on September 13, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

Oversights like these are always common when devs try to implement active systems that are intended to promote fair play like these. Remember KI's jail system debacle? This is basically more of the same.

#16
Centaur said on September 13, 2014 at 7:39 p.m.

Could it be because Peach's turnip pull has a random chance of uprooting an actual item besides the usual plant? I recall once plucking a Beam Sword out of the ground once as Peach. After all, other projectile-spawning characters like Link and his bombs or Diddy and his bananas don't have that random spawn chance. Dunno, just a speculation...

#17
Eternal said on September 13, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.

Well, I hope this gets sorted quickly. THey have already shown they WILL patch issues.

#18
TrueGamingGuru said on September 13, 2014 at 8:44 p.m.

What is going with the whole "ganging up on a single opponent" has something to do with the free for all mode (its not team matches or 1v1) where opponents don't attack each other but only focuses on you to the point where you'll end up being beaten non stop (as in they'll hit you all the time, but they don't hit each other) and considering part of internet/online or low life players they will troll any players along with playing cheap.

#19
Jerm said on September 13, 2014 at 8:47 p.m.

CTFU!!!!!!!!!!!

#20
theshredder39 said on September 13, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.

Wait so by the logic given wouldn't this apply to characters like Link, Diddy and Rob who also spawn items?

#21
TrueGamingGuru said on September 13, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

Hearing part of the news, online itself isn't sounding very promising since part of their rules were a bit questionable, but now one of the characters has glitch (almost similar to Rolento from SFXT ver. 2012 with the knife freeze when clashing with another projectile) which even consider of using that character will increase chances of getting banned.

To be honest, I think every fighting game should have early beta access and/or arcade releases, being able to have very early access to be able to play the game until it is ready for its release glitch free maybe by being a VIP member or putting in a donation. (something similar to what Playstation All-Stars did when they were providing beta codes & what Carmageddon Reincarnation is doing with donation along with gaining stuff in very early access)

#22
Smorgasboard said on September 13, 2014 at 10:53 p.m.

What a rushed game.

#23
SpiderUppercut said on September 13, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.

capcom had their chance to release Ultra SF4 in a slightlier less buggy form than what we got.

They could have utilized the Japanese Arcade community as bug testers, but instead they thought they'd be smartasses and charge them two dollars per game.

I hope Smash takes whats left of Ultra SF4 and puts it out of its misery. Maybe any players that are left will roll back to a decent version of SF4. :)

#24
ness64 said on September 13, 2014 at 11:57 p.m.

Oh god, it's you again. You need to lower your sodium intake, jeez.

#25
RareKirby said on September 14, 2014 at 1:06 a.m.

I'm okay with whatever my opponent wants. If he or she wants items, I'll add items. If not then sure thing. I remember back when I played brawl this guy wanted to battle me with no item. I picked King DDD and threw my minions. King DDD sometimes throws items. No items were on, so he threw a capsule at my opponent and it blasted on his face. I won lol. Afterwards the guy got mad at me "YOU CHEATED I SAID NO ITEMS" like sheesh. Can't believe people don't know about King DDD spawning items.

#26
RareKirby said on September 14, 2014 at 1:24 a.m.

Don't forget KING DDD! God it's like you all don't play DDD much. :C He throws items too. Like swords and stuff.

#27
HyperViperNZ said on September 14, 2014 at 2:06 a.m.

atta girl Peach! You lil rule bender.

#28
TrueGamingGuru said on September 14, 2014 at 9 a.m.

I think one of the problems would be is how they handle releases, Capcom is not likely for best choices. For bug testers, they should at least give almost everyone early beta access so that game gets as much testing (for weeks, months, maybe even a year) which would increase the chances of bugs/freezes/crashes.

#29
msdrakegx said on September 14, 2014 at 10:10 a.m.

This isn't that big of a deal. Hopefully Nintendo clears up the issue quickly. I'm just glad that they even have these harsh penalties for hacking in place

#30
LuckyKoopa11 said on September 14, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

NOTHING ESCAPES ANITA'S WRATH

#31
MightyAfro said on September 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Nah the 3ds just can't handle the booty

#32


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