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Best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters revealed using tournament data

Published: 10/Jan/2019 13:06 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 13:30

by Matt Porter

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially been out for over a month, and players around the world have already started to compete in tournaments as they try to figure out who the best characters are.

There are 74 characters on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, meaning it’s incredibly unlikely anyone has mastered each one to figure out which one is the strongest.

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Due to this, Reddit user BernardsLoop has taken data from 88 regional and national events played on Ultimate to see which characters are used more often in an attempt to find what the general consensus is on best characters.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 74 characters to choose from.

Wolf appears to be the character who is being used the most at tournaments so far, with Palutena and Inkling in second and third place respectively.

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Characters like King K.Rool and Simon Belmont have dropped off the list after being early favorites amongst the community, while characters like Fox and Mega Man have slowly climbed into the Top 15.

Many were also surprised to see Mario miss out on the list, as he is widely regarded as being one of the best all-round characters to play as in the game.

Wolf is currently the most popular character used at tournaments.

Of course, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only a month past release, it’s extremely likely that lists like this will change massively, as players come up with new strategies to both utilize and defeat the game’s characters.

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You can read the full list of the most used characters at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events below.

Most used Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters at tournaments – December 2018

  1. Wolf
  2. Palutena
  3. Inkling
  4. Snake
  5. Peach/Daisy
  6. Fox
  7. Chrom
  8. Ness
  9. Pichu
  10. ROB
  11. Lucina
  12. Pokemon Trainer
  13. Olimar
  14. Sonic
  15. Mega Man
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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.