Fans have created their own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character tier list - Dexerto
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Fans have created their own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character tier list

Published: 31/Dec/2018 17:34 Updated: 31/Dec/2018 17:35

by Matt Porter

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate officially released on Friday, December 7, and fans have been anxiously testing out new characters as they try to find who is the best in the game.

Nintendo don’t release official statistics for each character, but do reveal certain character abilities that can affect the way they fight, such as who is the fastest or which character is the heaviest.

With that in mind, the users at the /r/SmashBros subreddit have joined together to vote on which characters are the best, and have come up with their first unofficial tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The tier list is based off votes from members of the subreddit, with over 14,000 users having their say on who they think is the best character in the game.

Split into different levels, subreddit users believe that Pikachu is the only character worthy of the top tier – although the user who created the list admits that Pikachu didn’t reach the quota of votes set out beforehand to be top tier, just that it was so far ahead of the rest of the high tier that it made sense to place it there.

At the other end, Bowser Jr. was far and away the least popular character, with the majority of Reddit users determining that it was the least powerful character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list as voted by /r/SmashBros

Recently, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk proved that he is enjoying Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, revealing that his favorite character to play in the game is currently Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid Prime series.

It appears many players share his opinion too, as Samus appears in this fan-made list as a high tier character.

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Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
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The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
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Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.