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)"
Greatness often comes in twos. The best of any field soar above their contemporaries, but the truly great overcome those that can consistently take them to the brink. If you’re spiritual, you might equate this to Yin and Yang. If you’d like a more scientific analogy, think of it this way: for each and every […]Read more "UltimateSSBMRank – The Race for No. 1"
3. Ken No. of years ranking in the Top 10 of RetroSSBMRank/SSBMRank: 4 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) No. of years ranking in the Top 5 of RetroSSBMRank/SSBMRank: 4 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) No. of years ranked as RetroSSBMRank/SSBMRank’s No. 1: 3 (2004, 2005, 2006) No. of titles: 17 (Game Over, FC1, FC3, Gettin’ Schooled 2, […]Read more "UltimateSSBMRank No. 3: Ken"