Bowser Super Smash Bros. Melee Moves, Combos, Strategy Guide

Guide last updated on
May 10, 2014 at 10:09 a.m. PDT


Bowser Super Smash Bros. Melee Moves, Combos, Strategy Guide

Normal Attacks
(or repeatedly)
Light Attack/Quick Combo

Up Tilt Attack

Down Tilt Attack
or
Left/Right Tilt Attack
or
Running Attack

Air Light Attack
Properties


Up Air Attack
Properties


Left Air Attack
Properties


Right Air Attack
Properties


Down Air Attack
Properties

, or or or
Throw
,
Double Jump
Smash Attacks
(hold)
Up Smash Attack
(hold)
Down Smash Attack
or (hold)
Left/Right Smash Attack
Special Moves
(hold to continue firing)
Fire Breath
Properties

or , (repeatedly)
Slash
Properties


Whirling Fortress
Properties


Bowser Bomb
Properties


Comments

Bellatrix517 said on July 15, 2015 at 5:41 p.m.

For throw and double jump, what buttons do t and j mean?

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BuffKirby said on June 22, 2019 at 1:33 p.m.

Bowser has absolutely no winning matchups whatsoever. His only decent stage is Yoshi’s Island, and his only decent move to survive is whirling fortress (and other than that, all his other moves are extremely situational). Worst matchups include: Sheik, Falco, Ice Climbers, and Fox, since they can combo (or in the Icies’ case, wobble) him into oblivion and negate his endurance as the heaviest character, read off of his abysmal frame data, and safely space him out.

Even bottom-tiered characters like Kirby, Pichu, Zelda, and Ness destroy him since they’re faster, can space him out more easily, and can make up for their worse endurance by easily reading off his moves.

Bowser is by far the worst character in Melee. He has no dedicated mains right now (DJ Nintendo + Stockholm Syndrome doesn’t count since they only reserve him for really weak players) and his plethora of absurdly prominent flaws outweigh his endurance and power. Kirby and Pichu are clearly not the worst characters, and Bowser I believe should deserve this spot by a large margin.

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