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It's early, but crazy offense and brilliant movement options might mean Steve is a little too strong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 15, 2020 at 4:33 p.m. PDT • Comments: 8

This one is a little on the delicate side as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's newest DLC character, Steve from Minecraft, is a little more polarizing than most others have been. It seems that polarization has the potential to grow as early investigations are bringing back some fairly scary results as the block building fighter might be exceptionally strong.

The 16-bit character already moves and fights in fairly unique ways, but one interaction between Liquid's Dabuz and Hungrybox left the latter absolutely speechless (for at least a moment, then he starts loudly cursing). Another highlight shows us Steve's crazy potential for upsmash combos, and yet another still reveals tech that may lead to unparalleled movement options.

A player by the name of WDBTHtGP spent a good while hammering down a fairly technical sequence that sees Steve perform a combo while also building something of a staircase beneath himself.

This effectively allows him to pull off an impressive three up smashes in a single combo and doles out no less than 76.8% damage against Ganondorf in the example provided. The new character's down smash seems to be especially powerful too as the exploratory set between the aforementioned members of Team Liquid show off how it can be effective even when shielded against.

Finally, a post from BennySmash examines some movement potential that could make Steve an extremely annoying character to try to get one's hands on. Benny details it further in his Tweet, but the gist of it all is that Steve is able to shift his momentum almost instantly while in midair.

The theory is that as players become more competent with the character's full move set, they'll likely be able to pair this movement with other abilities (such as his power to manifest building blocks) making for ridiculous movement and manipulation.

Check out these early findings via the thumbnails below and let us know what you think of Steve in Smash thus far in the comments after you do.


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