Peach may look like a helpless princess, but she’s a force to reckon with in Super Smash Bros. Melee. A mainstay of competitive play, Peach is one of the most consistently high-placing, played and influential characters in Melee’s metagame. Although she may not be technically “top tier” by the current Melee tier list, today’s smashers […]Read more "Top Tier History: Peach"
For most people who play Super Smash Bros. Melee, Jigglypuff is an equally adorable alternative to Kirby, but for competitors, she’s quite a bit more. Melee enthusiasts are well-accustomed to her immortality within the game’s tournament history. Before becoming a mainstay within the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Jigglypuff was popular within the Pokemon franchise, known […]Read more "Top Tier History: Jigglypuff"
If I told you that there was a time when Fox wasn’t considered the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, who else would you have guessed? It’s not a particularly big secret, but from the moment you play Melee, you can already tell that Sheik is different from every other character. And it’s not […]Read more "Top Tier History: Sheik"
Anyone who plays Super Smash Bros. Melee and has access to all characters will either find themselves in love with or infuriated with Marth. Somehow elegant, slightly effeminate and terrifying, he’s also one of the most hated and popular Melee characters. He’s both the bane of casual players, but also their easiest way to enter competitive […]Read more "Top Tier History: Marth"
Last week, I wrote about how Fox became seen as the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, throughout the game’s history, he’s been complemented by his fellow top tier and Star Fox counterpart: Falco. DISCLAIMER: Falco has obviously developed in more ways than I could describe! Per usual, please take what I’ve read […]Read more "Top Tier History: Falco Lombardi"
Anyone with a basic understanding of competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee knows that Fox is one of the game’s best characters – and its most played. His overwhelming speed, power, recovery, combo game and tools within the neutral game make him a formidable threat for both casual players and the best players in the world. […]Read more "Top Tier History: How Fox McCloud Became the Face of Melee"
If you’ve ever played Super Smash Bros. Melee, chances are that you already know about “secret” advanced techniques, like L-canceling (referred to in the original as “smooth landing”) and, of course, wavedashing. But before the competitive scene came to be as we know it today, the line between casual and tournament players was far more […]Read more "Smash History: The Early Ages (2001-2003)"