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Free-for-all Mr. Game & Watch match rehashed in paper form by a dedicated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan

Mr. Game & Watch is known for being one of the lightest characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Out of 80 characters so far, he is the third lightest while being just a little heavier than Jigglypuff and Pichu.

As such, Mr. Game & Watch's weight class has often been referred to as the "paper weight class." This is ironic since he takes on a two-dimensional appearance. You can easily draw Mr. Game & Watch on a sheet of paper without losing much depth.

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No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda goes suddenly tight lipped after being asked if Travis Touchdown is headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most welcoming roster policy of any fighting game in history, and fans currently have their eyes on a particular franchise that hasn't seen any Smash representation yet: No More Heroes.

The creator of No More Heroes, Goichi "Suda51" Suda, has been openly vocal about wanting NMH's main protagonist, the Beam Katana-wielding Travis Touchdown, on the Smash Ultimate character select screen in the past and with a third installment of No More Heroes on the horizon the stage is perhaps more set than ever for a Travis Touchdown reveal. Suda was recently asked directly about the potential for this dream to come to fruition, but his response was a somewhat surprising "No comment".

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Rumor: Fighters Pass 7 might be announced soon based on the scheduling of ads for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2

There hasn't been much news for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2 following Min Min's release on June 29. However, Onua on Twitter recently posted an image of a Fighters Pass Vol. 2 ad that's scheduled to be taken down on October 4, 2020.

If Nintendo's patterns are anything to go by, then it means that the Fighters Pass 7 challenger will be releasing potentially in the near future. "Fighter Pass 7 will be announced extremely soon," said Onua on Twitter. "This ad is up until October 4th. Everyone, be prepared."

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Looking to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both mentally and physically? VoiD shares 5 tips to become a better player

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and pretty much the whole series for that matter, is not an easy game to dive into competitively largely because it's so focused on community learning with the games mostly lacking the tools for growth needed.

It's very easy to become discouraged when trying to improve in competitive Smash, but longtime pro player CLG|VoiD recently released a short video guide with five tips to help people get physically and mentally better at Ultimate.

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A rehash of the Super Mario Sunshine trial would be perfect for a Phoenix Wright trailer if revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With only Min Min revealed so far for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2, there are still five challengers waiting to be revealed supposedly before December 2021 — though delays wouldn't be surprising considering the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the continuous development of the Super Smash Bros. series that has gone on since Smash 4 is scheduled to end following the release of these five remaining challengers.

Without much to work with in terms of clues about the next few characters, fans are left to their speculation and wish lists until something official is announced. My most wanted character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Phoenix Wright of Capcom's Ace Attorney series. I recently saw a fan video that demonstrates how Phoenix Wright could be revealed during a trailer if it should ever happen.

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Special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament mode previously limited to Japan is headed to North America

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community recently noticed that Japanese players were being treated to a special online tournament mode that more closely resembles traditional ranked fighting game play than Ultimate's current options provide for, but North American Smashers can now shed any shades of green.

On September 26 from 3-6 p.m. PT, an "Official Tourney Qualifiers" button will be available in NA Smash Ultimate menus and grants access to a special mode wherein competitors can grow their rank based on wins. This will be known as the "Nintendo VS Challenge Cup," and after the three hour grind, the top 20 participants will receive special prizes.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai embraces the Sans is Ness meme in recent Pic of the Day

A popular meme that has been going around for a while now makes a connection between Undertale's main character, Sans, and Earthbound lead protagonist Ness. Basically, the meme refers to a claim that Sans and Ness are one in the same.

In a recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pic of the Day, series creator Masahiro Sakurai seemed to reference the meme in honor of the anniversary of Undertale's release. The Twitter screenshot shows Sans in Onett creeping up on an unsuspecting Ness.

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Leffen releases updated Super Smash Bros. Melee tier list following the big online resurgence of the almost 20-year-old game

The Super Smash Bros. Melee scene found itself in a bad situation with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down all in-person events around the world, but the rollback netcode mod Slippi brought the almost 20-year-old game back with quite the online resurgence which has given more breadth to the community.

Former EVO champion TSM|Leffen recently released his updated Melee tier list where he says his thoughts on some characters have changed quite a bit since the move to online play with more seeming viable and strong.

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Masahiro Sakurai is staying active with exercise routines using games like Ring Fit Adventure and Jump Rope Challenge

The 612th Sakurai Column (as written by Masahiro Sakurai) was released earlier today. PushDustIn and Robert Sephazon have provided a synopsis on the translations of the column.

While it might be unfortunate that we haven't had any news regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC since Min Min's release back in June, the latest column has Masahiro Sakurai focusing on the topic of staying active during this period of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Top Super Smash Bros. Melee player Hungrybox reveals how his main character, Jigglypuff, matches up against the rest of the roster

It's been a little while since we've seen the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene in full competition as the more modern Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has continued forward with incredible momentum and Covid has hampered fighting game events in general, but Juan "Liquid|Hungrybox" DeBiedma continues to stand as the current best in the business with his patient yet effective Jigglypuff.

While streaming recently for fans, Hungrybox put together a match up chart for Jigglypuff wherein he orders the game's 25 other roster members with regards to how efficiently they fight against Puff.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro unveils Turbo Teabag tech to troll opponents faster and harder than ever before

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is filled to the brim with advanced techniques which are still being discovered almost two years after the game first launched, but there's a select few that are built around breaking your opponent's mental guard.

Professional Smash player PG|Marss recently released an entertaining new tech video showcasing what he calls Turbo Teabagging which looks to be perhaps the most effective way to mess with other players online — though maybe do it at your own risk at locals.

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'It's finally time for me to switch from Fox only and pick up Sheik for Marth' — Leffen reveals his decision to no longer be a solo Fox main for Melee

TSM|Leffen has often been referred to as the "Godslayer" throughout his competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee career. As such, we've mostly seen Leffen only using Fox McCloud during high level matches as the Star Fox rep is generally considered to be the best character in Melee — although some could argue that Jigglypuff is actually the best despite being underused compared to Fox.

Recently, Leffen has declared that he'll no longer be a solo Fox main for competitive Melee. It seems that Leffen will be picking up Sheik as a secondary specifically for the Marth match up.

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Winning the neutral game in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be done with just one jump according to Dabuz

Neutral play is one of the most important aspects of a fighting game considering that's how literally every match begins and shapes how the rest will play out, but how do you best take advantage of that space?

Pro Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Liquid|Dabuz recently released a handy video guide to teach players how to win in neutral using only one jump.

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Super Smash Bros. sales continue to prove fighting games are experiencing an amazing resurgence

The latest Super Smash Bros. entry, Ultimate, has sold over 20 million copies now, marking it as not only an amazingly successful fighting game title, but one of the best selling video games of all time.

To help give this number a bit more context, we can compare it to the grand daddy of fighting games, Street Fighter 2, which has sold over 16 million units world wide, across all versions of the game including the updates like Champion Edition and Super Turbo on many different platforms. The Street Fighter 2 era is often considered one of the best eras for fighting games ever, but considering the success of Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Tekken and other titles, it's possible we're in the best era ever for fighting games now.

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Safe for work Mai, not as safe for work Mai, Wii-Fit Mai, Hsien-Ko Jam, and other fighting game beauties feature in this wonderful gallery from Phamoz

Along with the likes of Cammy, Morrigan, and Chun-Li, King of Fighters' Mai Shiranui is one of the most commonly drawn fighting game characters in the business. Zoma Phamoz takes a few creative passes at the fan-wielding fighter in some of their recent illustrations, and we thought they were more than good enough to share.

Though she's the most prevalent, Mai by far isn't the only character represented in our roundup as figures from Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and even Skullgirls strut their stuff as well.

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Dabuz releases his Min Min match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Min Min recently crossed the two month mark since she initially released in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and while many players believe her to be quite good in the game, it's been a bit harder to gauge in a broader sense without the standard tournament events that we're used to.

Liquid|Dabuz is no stranger to fighters with uniquely extended hitboxes considering his history playing Olimar and Rosalina, so after seriously using Min Min for some time now in Ultimate, the pro decided to create his own early match up chart for the newest character.

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Modders add Super Mario 64's Bowser into Super Smash Bros. 64

Bowser wasn't in the original Super Smash Bros. 64 and wouldn't join the battle until the sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee. But what if the big baddie had made the cut the first time around?

Well, modders and creators of the fan-made project "Smash Remix" have answered that question by adding Bowser into Super Smash Bros. 64 as a playable character. With this being the Nintendo 64 era, naturally, this version of Bowser comes from Super Mario 64.

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