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Captain Falcon's recovery fails in spectacular fashion after latching onto the partner Ice Climbers character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Captain Falcon's up special — also known as the Falcon Dive — isn't generally regarded as one of the better recovery options in the Super Smash Bros. series. Still, it's usually a good thing that Captain Falcon is able to regain the ability to use his up special several times as long as he can keep grabbing opponents that try to intercept him.

In a clip uploaded by theGOAT, we see how Captain Falcon's recovery can be made to completely fail when used in a unique circumstance while up against the Ice Climbers.

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Smash player Photoshopped face masks on the entire roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Seeing people wearing face masks in public has become a norm in 2020 due to the situation with COVID-19. Out of boredom, Gleed has gone to the trouble of Photoshopping masks on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's entire roster.

It really does make sense to see Dr. Mario wearing a surgeon's mask. In fact, seeing this image makes us wonder why Dr. Mario doesn't have an alternate costume in the game where he's wearing this mask.

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Nintendo Direct mini announced for tomorrow at 7 a.m. PDT / 10 a.m. EDT

Nintendo of America has announced that a Nintendo Direct mini will take place tomorrow at 7 a.m. PDT / 10 a.m. EDT.

"On 7/20 we'll debut the first #NintendoDirect Mini: Partner Showcase, a series focused on titles from our development and publishing partners," said Nintendo of America on Twitter. "We'll share a few updates on a small group of previously-announced #NintendoSwitch games. Check out the full video release at 7 am PT."

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Fox appeared three times as often as any other character during Get On My Line 2020's top 64 for Super Smash Bros. Melee

Over 1,300 players signed up to compete during Get On My Line 2020's online Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. This was made to be as painless as possible thanks to Slippi Online.

We've got the character usage stats for the top 64 performing competitors at the event. Unsurprisingly, Fox ended up being the most popular fighter.

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Min Min was almost a character with no special moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate according to Masahiro Sakurai

The newly added ARMS rep, Min Min, is a very unique challenger in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate despite being the 81st character to join the roster. Although there are exceptions to this rule, the normal attack button will generally control Min Min's left ARM while the special button will attack with the right ARM.

Because of this, a number of Min Min's so-called special moves feel like tilts and smash attacks. There is apparently a reason for this as Masahiro Sakurai had briefly thought about making Min Min into a fighter that had no special moves.

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From 0% to 80% and then death, Wii Fit Trainer's up smash buff gives her a deadly conversion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The version 8.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate provided numerous buffs to characters like the Wii Fit Trainer. One of the Wii Fit Trainer's most notable buffs made her up smash come out three frames faster.

As one could probably imagine, a faster up smash has unlocked some new kill confirm options for Wii Fit Trainer players. Kamotter2905 has uploaded a clip that has them performing a touch of death combo that ends with an up smash.

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Ken gets dragged to the depths by Raptors, Mai looks as beautiful as ever, Chun finishes a hard workout... we can't stop staring at Ironpinky's art

We're back with more of Edwin "Ironpinky" Huang's beautiful artwork as the contributor to both UDON and Pop Culture Shock has a wealth of fighting game pieces in his impressive portfolio.

Today's gallery features characters from Capcom franchises like Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Darkstalkers but also sees characters from SNK's Fatal Fury, Arc System Works' Guilty Gear, and Nintendo's Super Smash Bros.

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GameStop may have leaked Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character and it's one fans have wanted for a long time

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has just seen the release of its latest DLC character, Min Min from ARMS. Min Min is the first contender in Fighters Pass Vol. 2, and we now potentially know who will follow her as the next DLC character ahead of their official reveal.

In a new video from GameStop, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next character was seemingly leaked. If this turns out to be legitimate and you're looking to avoid spoilers, we advise you turn back now.

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Fatality's faith in Captain Falcon skyrocketed with his Version 8.0.0 buffs according to latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match up chart

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw its biggest balance shake up in many, many months recently with the Version 8.0.0 update that dropped alongside new fighter Min Min which has many players going back and seeing just how strong some characters are now.

No one has been more enthusiastic about the buffs than perhaps Fatality, who compared Captain Falcon's changes to waking up on Christmas morning, and that feeling's apparently stuck judging by his new match up chart for the fighter.

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Masahiro Sakurai: After the 5 remaining characters for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 are released, the continuous development since Smash 4 will end

Now that Min Min is available to play in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai is able to freely talk about her development. Thanks to the efforts of PushDustIn and Robert Sephazon, we now have a translation of Masahiro Sakurai's latest Famitsu Column entry.

Sakurai seemingly confirms that DLC support for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will end after the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's remaining five characters are finished.

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Does Min Min have the longest grab range? Is her Ramram ARM considered to be a projectile? Min Min myths in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate addressed

Min Min is the latest challenger to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster. As such, there's plenty to explore and learn about in regards to Min Min in the game.

Henke's latest video in his Mythsmashers series is entirely focused on myths about the newly added ARMS rep.

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A completely unique character in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster who fights at a range that's hard to get used to — EventHubs Min Min impressions

Min Min was released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a bit over two weeks ago and the Smash community has been hard at work trying to decipher the character in all of her intricacies and trying to figure out her strengths and weaknesses. This took a bit longer than usual for us here at EventHubs too, as you'll notice this is a bit later than our character impressions pieces would usually be (though, admittedly, there's also been a lot of big unsavory news going on in the fighting game community as of late which had to take priority).

Since her release, both myself and my colleague Justin "AdaptiveTrigger" Gordon have put the hours in to try and figure out exactly how we feel about Min Min's role in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and how she'll end up in the game's meta. While I'm much more of a casual player as far as Super Smash Bros. goes, Justin focuses on the game competitively, so you can expect our opinions and impressions of the character to be focused in slightly different directions, with mine probably more suited for people who only focus on Smash at a low or intermediate level and Justin's being more pro-aligned. Without further ado, let's see what the Mintendo Noodle House representative from ARMS had to offer us.

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Joker and Hero amiibo releasing on October 2, 2020 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been some time since the last batch of amiibo were released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While the entire base roster have amiibo, only the Piranha Plant is currently represented this way as far as DLC characters are concerned.

During the "Mr. Sakurai presents an ARMS fighter" presentation, we learned that prototypes for Joker and Hero were developed as Masahiro Sakurai had shown them off during the video.

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Dabuz releases his early 8.0 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Min Min included

It's only been a couple of weeks since the release of Min Min and version 8.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. About 20 different characters received buffs when the patch dropped.

Liquid|Dabuz recently released his early tier list for version 8.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Notably, even Min Min found herself ranked on Dabuz's list.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players can receive their very own invitations thanks to a new My Nintendo reward in Japan

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still building upon the largest fighting game roster to ever assemble, and one of the funnest aspects of their new character announcements post-launch have been the continuity of the Smash invitations.

Now, players will be able to receive their own Smash invitations to send out or keep as part of a new My Nintendo rewards offer in Japan.

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What are the chances of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's second Fighter Pass being all Nintendo-owned characters? EventHubs discusses

It's been just over two weeks since we got the first character of the second Fighter Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released for the game, and as we'd been made aware earlier that same month it ended up being Min Min, the noodle-themed kung fu practicioner from ARMS who joined the fray. Including a character from one of Nintendo's brand new successful intellectual properties from the Switch era was made possible simply because of it being post-launch content decided upon quite a while after launch, and it makes us excited to see what's coming next.

The first Fighter Pass consisted almost entirely of third party characters — meaning fighters from franchises not owned by Nintendo, but different gaming companies — with the sole exception being the final fighter of that group, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Starting the pass off with Min Min, one of Nintendo's fresh and new popular faces, suggests we could be seeing some heavy Nintendo focus this time around to offset the third party extravaganza we got last year, but how likely is it that we'll get a pass filled entirely with Nintendo fighters? I teamed up with my colleague Justin "AdaptiveTrigger" Gordon to tackle this very question with our own thoughts and views.

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Having difficulties dealing with Min Min's buffed Dragon ARM? Here are ten ways to remove that power up from Min Min in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Min Min is the latest challenger to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's ever expanding roster. Although she doesn't really have any tournament results to speak of at the moment, Min Min looks like she could be a strong contender in the game's meta.

One of Min Min's strong points is her throw game. Whenever she is able to successfully throw an opponent, her left Dragon ARM receives a substantial buff.

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