Don't celebrate too quickly after getting a star KO against Diddy or these controlled rocket barrels will make you sorry in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

You should probably hold block after 'winning' against Diddy Kong... just in case

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 7, 2019 at 4:23 a.m. PST

Ever since Tempo|ZeRo revealed his thoughts that Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate felt unrewarding to play, we've seen very little of the chimp at tournaments. Still, it generally pays to be at least somewhat aware of all the options of the 75 character roster in case you run into one of the more obscure fighters.

Since the inception of the series, premature pop offs after intense matches have caused many to lose games that were otherwise won. We recently saw this happen to an unlucky... DIG|Lucky at the conclusion of a Super Smash Bros. Melee Genesis 6 set.

This time, a random match between a Diddy Kong and King K. Rool player recently caught our attention. Although both players were on their last stocks, it looked like the Diddy Kong player had the upper hand since King K. Rool's damage percent was at a more dangerous level.

Some clutch plays from the King K. Rool user allowed him to quickly turn the tides on Diddy Kong. He even managed to KO the opponent off the top of the screen as he was trying to recover back with his up special — the rocket barrels.

We aren't sure if the King K. Rool player was popping off, but it looked as though they were either recomposing themselves or celebrating somehow as King K. Rool was no longer performing any actions. It's clear that the user thought they had won the match.

Unfortunately for them, the Diddy Kong player was still in control of the rocket barrels even after they were launched into the background — which has a random chance of occurring instead of a "blast KO" when flying off the top.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, the rocket barrel's trajectory tended to be random. Ultimate actually allows players the ability to control where they go.

Unfortunately for the King K. Rool, they did not get the same benefits from the random number generator as the Diddy Kong player. Inevitably, they were defeated before Diddy Kong could disappear from the background, declaring them the winner. This is made all the more perfect thanks to the screen freezing.


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Source: Monachin112.

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