Mew2King and Salem release a Super Smash Bros. BRAWL tier list

Meta Knight puts the 'meta' in Brawl's metagame

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 11, 2020 at 12:50 p.m. PDT | Comments: 17

It's been over 10 years since Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released on the Nintendo Wii. Back then, there were only 36 playable characters (39 if you counted the Pokémon Trainer three times) and Meta Knight was super dominant in the tournament scene.

MVG|Mew2King and MVG|Salem have decided to construct a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tier list over the course of three videos. To create an accurate list, they have consulted many top players on their opinions.

You might be surprised to hear that Ganondorf is technically not the absolute worst character in the game. Zelda and Ivysaur are declared to be even worse than Ganondorf in this game.

Zelda and Ivysaur's down specials, however, allow them to transform and adopt better movesets. Ganonodorf, unfortunately, is stuck with his weaknesses and bad attributes.

Interestingly enough, Squirtle is looked at as a high tier in Brawl. It's certainly interesting to note that Squirtle would actually be a lot better off without Charizard and Ivysaur, as well as the Pokémon Trainer's stamina mechanic.

As expected, the strongest characters in the game are said to be Meta Knight, Ice Climbers, Olimar, and Diddy Kong. Fighters like Snake, Zero Suit Samus, Falco, Pikachu, Marth, and Wario are also stated to be very strong, but exact placements in the top tier category are debatable.

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