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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 • Comments: 32

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
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