Sonix talks about how he'd adjust Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other topics concerning the Blue Blur

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 16, 2020 at 4:29 p.m. PDT | Comments: 12

Recently, I had the chance to speak with LGCY|Sonix about Sonic in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The first part of the interview focused on how Sonic functions in this forced online meta Smash players are currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of course, I also threw a few questions to Sonix that asked him about his thoughts about Sonic's design in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Given the power to do so, what changes would Sonix implement into Sonic's moveset? Sonix also revealed which character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series he'd like to see join the battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's ever-expanding roster.

AdaptiveTrigger: Thematically speaking, how do you feel about Sonic's moveset? Do you think it does a good job of representing Sonic and his series?

Sonix: For the most part, yes. It does a decent job of representing Sonic. Nevertheless I think some moves could use some reworking/redesign.

"The only way it'd be possible to have a character as mobile as Sonic be rushdown is by giving him really good frame data. In my opinion, this would make the character very obnoxious." - Sonix

AdaptiveTrigger: Do you think it's possible to have a character that outperforms the rest of the roster in terms of mobility like Sonic does and have them be a rushdown character that doesn't play for the timer? Do you think there’s a way to discourage a character like this from essentially "camping"?

Sonix: I don't think so. The only way it'd be possible to have a character as mobile as Sonic be rushdown is by giving him really good frame data. In my opinion, this would make the character very obnoxious.

AdaptiveTrigger: Let's say the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate balance team contacts you for advice on rebalancing Sonic. By only changing attributes and properties, what do you think should change for Sonic?

Sonix: The only things I think should change for Sonic are his back aerial, neutral aerial, down tilt, and up aerial.

For back air, I would make the move be -8 on block rather than -10.

For neutral air, I'd change it from -5 to -2.

As for down tilt, I'd make the move send at a more vertical angle in order to combo better.

Last but not least, I'd make up air kill just a bit earlier.

AdaptiveTrigger: How would you redesign Sonic's moveset in a future title in the Super Smash Bros. series?

Sonix: I would make it the same way it is in Project M. That design is perfect in my opinion.

AdaptiveTrigger: If you had the power to add any character to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, who would you add?

Sonix: Shadow the Hedgehog, of course. I think it's about time we get another Sonic character.

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