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Minecraft Steve is exactly the nightmare for Little Mac we expected in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate if this clip is any indicator

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 17, 2020 at 4:26 a.m. PDT • Comments: 5

It's no secret that Little Mac in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate heavily struggles when he's off the stage. By design, Mac has a rough time fighting and recovering when he's not on the platform due to how strong his offensive capabilities are when he's grounded.

Early footage of Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest DLC character, Steve from Minecraft, showed a character who can create his own platforms anywhere he wants and comfortably exist in the outer areas of the stage so long as he has the resources to do so. We suspected that a character who can camp out of bounds may be a real issue for a character who wants to avoid that space at all costs, and if this clip from MLDeku is any indicator, Steve is exactly the nightmare we expected he'd be for Little Mac.

In the match up clip, we see Deku's Steve up against a Little Mac player. Right as the match begins, Steve quickly mines some materials, then hops right off the right edge of the stage.

The Minecraft character builds a block underneath him just out of reach of Little Mac's attacks, and he simply stays there continually creating blocks to stand on. Since Little Mac does not want to hop off stage to fight — because that's essentially a death wish — the Punch Out pugilist really doesn't have too many options here.

Deku takes the opportunity to build a block closer to the edge of the stage to bait Little Mac to come forward, and after placing an anvil on the block commits to a throw that snatches Little Mac up unexpectedly. Since Steve's throw is a fishing rod that connects from a distance, the blocky fighter pulls Mac toward him and rides the anvil down toward the KO as the block disintegrates.

With both characters toward the bottom of the screen, Steve is able to pull away from the interaction and fully recover with his Up B. Little Mac, unfortunately, is not.

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