Banjo-Kazooie's recovery options allow them to basically stay airborne forever in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 11, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. PDT

Most characters follow very similar rules in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you use a recovery move, you go into your free fall animation. Should you get hit during this animation, the option to recover once again becomes available.

The newest character in the lineup, Banjo-Kazooie, falls into the category of fighters that don't go into their free fall animation when using their up special. This is similar to Snake, Sonic, and Mr. Game & Watch. As a result, it's possible to stay airborne basically forever while playing as the Microsoft reps.

Although Banjo-Kazooie don't go into a free fall animation after using their up special, their ability to recover is still refreshed if they are struck by an attack. Like Snake, Banjo-Kazooie has access to an attack that can inflict self-damage.

This duo's down special is known as the "Rear Egg." While the object spawned is said to be an egg, it actually resembles and functions more like a grenade.

After generating the explosive, you'll want to veer backwards while airborne in order to grab the item. All you have to do now is use your up special.

Once the up special has completed, the timer on the Rear Egg should be just about ready to expire. Once this occurs, it'll explode and damage Banjo-Kazooie.

In other words, if you don't think you'll make it back to the stage with just Banjo-Kazooie's two extra jumps, side special, up special, and air dodge, then you should probably start cooking a grenade to give the extra distance needed to pull this off.

This works fairly well considering the attack's low knockback and short fuse timer. Do keep in mind that most tournaments will likely ban you if you attempt to needlessly stall matches for an extended period of time while using this.


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Source: Beefy Smash Doods.

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