Here's why Peach is the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character - Dexerto

Here’s why Peach is the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

Published: 11/Jan/2019 13:03 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 13:13

by Matt Porter


While many are still trying to figure out who the best character to main as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, professional players seem to believe that Peach is the strongest.

During a match at the Smash Conference tournament, Gonzalo ‘Zero’ Barrios was quickly demolished by Ezra ‘Somsora’ Morris’ Peach, tweeting after the contest that he had been “bodied” by “big boss Peach.”

Samsora used Peach to great effect during Smash Conference, and many other pros agree that Peach might be the strongest character in the game. But was is it that makes the princess so powerful?

Peach has been used to great effect by professional players.

Pro player William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte released his own tier list on Tuesday, January 8, and stated that “Peach breaks so many Smash rules,” saying that she was the champion he was most interested in playing with at a competitive level.

Smash Ultimate has made it easier for fighters to land on the ground, but one of Peach’s greatest strengths is her ability to float. According to top Smash players, this ability paired with her incredible aerial attacks make her extremely hard to defeat.

She’s also extremely powerful on the ground, as she is able to throw projectile turnips at opponents, and her combinations are widely considered to be some of the quickest and strongest in the game.

Of course, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only been out for just over a month, meaning that it’s almost impossible for players to have practised and mastered all 74 fighters in the game.

Regardless, Samsora believes that Peach is the absolute stand-out in Smash Ultimate, and believes anyone from pro players to casual fans of the series will be able to utilize her effectively if they put in some time.


Smash Ultimate voice files hint at upcoming DLC fighter

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate still has four characters yet to be announced for the Fighters Pass Volume 2, and a new theory may help narrow down their identities.

When looking at the voice files in-game, there are five empty slots. Looking back at the first Fighters Pass, after Terry Bogard’s release, there were two spots remaining, which ended up going to the male and female forms of Byleth.

Upon Steve’s release, the voice files didn’t change, suggesting that something similar could be happening with a future fighter.

As Andree123 explained on the SmashBoards forums, “there are currently 5 empty voice slots in the voice clip section of the sound test menu as of 9.0.0.”

Smash Ultimate voice files
Voice theory was first suggested prior to Byleth’s release.

“This means we are most likely getting a fighter with a different character/opposite gender alt with a different voice in the Fighters Pass vol. 2,” they added, but noted that it’s still possible we don’t end up getting one at all.

Of course, it’s actually even a possibility that another fighter ends up being just like Steve and doesn’t take up a voice file. This could eventually result in two fighters having female and male variants or even a fighter with three variants.

Really, there are a lot of different outcomes based on this theory, but the fact it has a proven record make it nothing to scoff at or dismiss.

Male and female Byleth
Many fighters have female and male variants.

If we are in fact getting a future fighter with female/male alternate costumes or maybe even two male/female voices, Resident Evil could be a good fit.

Leon S Kennedy with either Claire or Chris Redfield as an alternate costume would certainly work given the franchise’s history on Nintendo consoles.

Another option, given how Crash Bandicoot has been rumored, is that we get Coco from Crash 4: It’s About Time as an alternate costume.

Crash Bandicoot in his 4th game
Crash in Smash? It’s about time.

On the flip side, although unlikely, this could suggest there will be another DLC release after Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Only time will tell if this theory holds up, but it certainly raises some interesting questions about future downloadable content.