You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Smash Bros. stories

Samsora and Salem banned from multiple Super Smash Bros. tournaments due to connections with the CaptainZack allegations

Two Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitive players have recently been banned from events ran by several tournament organizers in the fighting game community. Both bans were made as a result of connections to allegations involving an underage relationship between then 15-year-old competitor Zack "CaptainZack" Lauth and Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada.

In response to this, one of the players have since closed their Twitter account after leaving a Tweet that has caused further backlash from the Smash community.

Continue reading »

Explosive combos, deadly kill confirms and tricky traps showcased for Robin in Mad Ice King's new Robin Advantage Guide for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Although Robin is generally perceived as a mid tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Mad Ice King has dedicated himself to unlocking this master tactician's full potential. It's no wonder that this player is often getting kicked from online lobbies as many players are unable to figure out how to appropriately deal with his Robin and his bag of tricks during gameplay.

Last time, Mad Ice King released a detailed guide that explained how Robin is to be played in the neutral game. By winning in the neutral, a player is then able to transition into an advantage state. As such, it only makes sense that one of the Mad Ice King's most recent video uploads explains what Robin should be doing while at an advantageous situation.

Continue reading »

Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada shares his reaction footage to Sephiroth's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal trailer

The story of Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada has evolved quite drastically over the past year from that of an exiled Super Smash Bros. legend to that of one with a hopefully brighter future, but that doesn't mean he was always sitting idly by during his time away from the stream.

Smash Ultimate's former number-four ranked player recorded a hype reaction video for Sephiroth's surprise DLC reveal in December 2020, and now he's finally been able to release it with a strong reception coming out of the community.

Continue reading »

Smash World Tour South America Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Smash World Tour continues with its first bigger event, this one focusing on the South American region.

Players participating include Frido, Anality, Perezoso, Player 7, Oblivion129, Sonny, Firehao, Mitsu, Keen, Starlee, Lord, Paco, OZN~Tales, MoroccoYo, Wise, Luffyranha and more.

Continue reading »

Newest community Super Smash Bros. Melee tier list consulted 64 top players

PGstats has released the "13th official tier list" for Super Smash Bros. Melee. Although the last 12 official tier lists were traditionally created by special members of Smashboards' Melee Back Room, PGstats has noted the site's dwindling traffic throughout the years as the reason why they've taken up the mantle on this task. As such, the last Super Smash Bros. Melee tier list of this type hasn't been created since 2015.

To create this tier list, Ryobeat and PracticalTAS consulted 63 members of the Melee Panda Global Rankings 2019 and UGS|Armada on their opinions on how characters should be arranged on a Melee tier list. After collecting the data from these 64 players, PracticalTAS crunched some numbers to create these rankings.

Continue reading »

Roy's our boy at the Smash World Tour South America Online Qualifier but Palutena, Mr. Game & Watch and Sonic were also popular in the top 32

Many players are competing for a Smash World Tour 2021 qualifier spot at the Smash World Tour South America Online Qualifier this weekend. As such, we've got the character usage stats for the top 32 placers at the event. This should give us a small sample of how the meta is shaping up for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2021.

Roy ended up appearing the most in the top 32 this time around. In total, there were three players using Roy as their main while one more had him on standby as a secondary. Out of all those players, only the competitor with Roy as their secondary made it into the top 8 portion of the bracket.

Continue reading »

Rumor: Nintendo website possibly references the existence of Challenger Pack 12 after the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With Pyra & Mythra now available as part of the Challenger Pack 9, there are now only two characters of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 that have yet to be revealed and released. As of right now, it is unknown if there will be a Fighters Pass Vol. 3 or any other additional content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the release of these last two fighters. Based on what Masahiro Sakurai has said of the subject in the past, it doesn't seem very likely at first glance.

However, fans have recently discovered something interesting on the Australian Nintendo website that suggests the existence of some sort of content that is coming after Challenger Pack 11, the final DLC package for Fighters Pass Vol. 2. PapaGenos has recently released a video that covers the details behind this rumor, which are based on the discovery made by RiuBert in a Reddit thread.

Continue reading »

Super Smash Bros. Melee 'god' Kevin 'PPMD' Nanney sponsored by Golden Guardians alongside n0ne and Toph

Super Smash Bros. Melee will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and continues to be an anomalous case of prolonged success as it boasts a still-active competitive base as well as a fan-created means of playing online.

We received yet another reminder that Melee is alive and well today as the Golden Guardians eSports team announced their partnership with three new players: Kris "Toph" Aldenderfer, Edgard "n0ne" L. Sheleby, and one of Melee's five "gods:" Kevin "PPMD" Nanney.

Continue reading »

Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada announces his return to streaming Super Smash Bros. content starting next week

Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada has released his second video since being ostracized from the Super Smash Bros. scene last July, and has announced that he'll be returning to streaming next week... just not on Twitch.

The premier platform for live streams still has Quezada on their blacklist thanks to allegations of sexual misconduct, but he and many in the Super Smash Bros. community have been imploring Twitch to reconsider. Since they've yet to do so, Nairo is planning to take his stream to YouTube.

Continue reading »

From a Project X Zone fighting game to a smelly Guilty Gear, here's the best April Fool's Day jokes from around the FGC

April Fool's Day is a tradition that most people tend to either love or hate depending on which side of the pranks they find themselves on, and the fighting game community certainly isn't immune to the shenanigans.

From dream crossover titles to Wi-Fi only tournaments, we've gathered together the best April Fool's Day jokes from around the FGC.

Continue reading »

Mario is 'dying' today with the removal of 35th anniversary games, here are 3 times where Mario was killed during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers

Today is March 31, 2021. Nintendo fans knew this day would be coming eventually. At some point today, Super Mario Bros. 35, Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. — all games released to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary — are being delisted. In addition to this, it will no longer be possible to upload new levels on the original Super Mario Maker on the Wii U after today.

While it's currently not known why Nintendo is delisting and removing these games, fans have turned this day into a meme that suggests that today is the day that Mario dies. It's funny to think that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailers have been showcasing Mario dying since Ridley's trailer back in June 2018.

Continue reading »

Masahiro Sakurai pays homage to Tekken's anniversary by telling fans not to throw family off cliffs, Katsuhiro Harada recommends a volcano instead

Though Tekken was first playable in the arcades in December 1994, Tekken first came to the PlayStation on March 31, 1995 in Japan. As such, today is the 26-year anniversary for Tekken.

Like with other games, Masahiro Sakurai has decided to pay homage to this game series with an in-game screenshot that recreates an iconic video game event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Funnily enough, Sakurai's Tweet managed to catch the attention of Katsuhiro Harada, a Bandai Namco developer that's been involved with the Tekken series since the very beginning.

Continue reading »

Steve can dish over 100% damage to Donkey Kong with this insane combo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Though Steve lacks reach in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he's still capable of dishing out some serious damage with his attacks and combos. It's generally not a good idea to let Steve gather resources for free as a result.

However, it appears that Steve is capable of dealing over 100% damage to Donkey Kong in a single combo. As highlighted by FlameExists, Steve doesn't even need a lot of resources or diamond weapons to pull this sequence off.

Continue reading »

Masahiro Sakurai claims to prefer Pyra over Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pyra & Mythra were recently released as a two-in-one combatant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's Challenger Pack 9. They function similar to how Zelda and Sheik operated in Melee and Brawl since they are permitted the ability to freely transform into one another during gameplay.

During the "Mr. Sakurai Presents Pyra & Mythra" video presentation that debuted before the character released, Masahiro Sakurai noted how the two Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reps operated well when used together.

Continue reading »

Masahiro Sakurai talks about the importance of avoiding spoilers in latest Famitsu Column

Masahiro Sakurai recently talked about spoilers in Famitsu Column 624. A translated overview of Sakurai's statements have been provided by Kody Nokolo from Source Gaming.

In Famitsu Column 624, Sakurai notes how people on his Twitter timeline have been talking about Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, the fourth and final film of the Rebuild of Evangelion that was released on March 8, 2021. Many mentioned that they were trying to avoid spoilers before watching it themselves.

Continue reading »

Think the jank from Mario's up special is gone? Mario can still kill Jigglypuff at less than 30% with weird interaction in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. 4 is well known for... very janky interactions. There were plenty of times where characters would just randomly die at around 0% damage from certain attacks. This was usually a side effect of Smash 4's rage mechanic.

For the most part, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has toned down the jankiness of rage and multi-hitting moves. However, it appears that it is still possible for Mario to randomly steal one of Jigglypuff's stocks at less than 30%.

Continue reading »

Smash World Tour Central America South Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final resullts.

The Smash World Tour continues this week with its third installment, this time taking place in the southern portion of Central America.

Notable players set to compete include Bandits|Sonix, Bandits|0mart, SS|Yei, ShinyMark, Tigers|Capitancito, Tuitt, Mtkat, WP|Wolfen, BigFred, LST|Ed, xiLe|Kira, Isaac R, PT|Morsalsa, LST|Yuka, TE|Echofire, Janus|Crisam and more.

Continue reading »