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Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has been readily available for the world to enjoy for a while. Our office at Moviepilot has often been filled with the sounds of shouting as we attempted to destroy one another with 8 player battles!

So, you can imagine, that if we're spending a lot of time with the game, the competitive community are taking things to a whole other level. Super Smash Bros. Wii U is a serious step up from the likes of Brawl and Melee that came before it. They were excellent games in their own right, but the latest edition feels like the Smash Bros. we've all desperately desired! Naturally, we all want to master its controls and we have some great insight into how to defeat your friends!

Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.

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It is well-documented that certain characters have received overdue buffs and nerfs — as well as overall changes to the game's physics engine — making the game a different monster to its Brawl and Melee predecessors (I miss Solid Snake though, just me?!). Some may describe it as the perfect blend between the two, but regardless, one must adapt to the game's new style and feel to become top of the food chain.

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If you're not up to the laborious challenge and want a boost of advice, or simply interested in a pro's take on the game, Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma (one of the world's top five Super Smash Bros. Melee players) has sat down with to discuss the latest instalment in the well established franchise to give us some insight!

Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.

This guy has achieved tremendous success over the years with games like Smash Bros., and the insight into how he gained such skill is a fascinating element to this interview. A lot of his success he attributes to Nintendo's classic platformers, such as Mario or Kirby, thus gibing him an edge in terms of spacing and effectively managing the art of timing. He mainly plays as Jigglypuff and his style really suits her move set. He says a great deal about how superior this new game is to the previous title, Brawl:

He loves how tripping has been removed from the title, as it was a system that could really cripple a player in a game and even cost the match on occasion. That's not to say that he is completely happy with the latest title, he has some adjusting to do also With Super Smash Bros. 4:

"One thing I’m sort of not getting too used to is the edge mechanic where you can’t edge hog people anymore. For those who don’t know, edge hogging is when you grab the edge and the person Up Bs through you. When you grab the edge you have invincibility. In Melee and in Brawl the player in free fall falls down, you grab the edge and they fall to their death. In Smash 4, that’s just absent now. If you’re on the edge and a person is trying to Up B through you, they replace you on the edge, you get popped off with no damage. So that’s definitely Nintendo sort of appealing to casuals, but that takes away a huge aspect of trying to be strategic in that game."
My favourite Smash Bros. image!!
My favourite Smash Bros. image!!

The game is in its early stages, so it can be difficult to assess which character is going to come out on top this time around. Though the advanced player didn't give us any specific character who is more OPd then the rest, he did give us some valuable insights into which characters could eventually dominate the top position.

He stated that there was no one that was overly broken in the gaming, meaning that Nintendo did a pretty great job of balancing all of the game's various characters, no small achievement. He says that if you can discover one very good strategy for a particular character, you are likely to succeed. Though when forced to make a predication, Duck Hunt Dog was one character that he said is really, really good.

Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
I think the fact that he can remote control a projectile is incredible. He’s got an incredible amount of range, a really good recovery, just a really really solid character.

Rosalina and Luma have the same amount of potential because of the ability of Rosalina and Luma to sort of tag team and do things similar to Ice Climbers, that’s always scary. It’s just way too early to tell apart from those.

So there we have it, some great insight into how to dominate your friends in Smash 4. It seems that you'll really have to find a character that suits your play style, rather than simply relying on the most over powered chracter in the game. I myself have always been fond of Kirby and Pikachu. What about you guys? Let us know who your favourite Super Smash Bros. character is in the comments! Happy gaming and check out the tournament video here below!


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