How to counter Min Min's buff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

How to counter Min Min’s buff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Published: 17/Jul/2020 12:36

by David Purcell


Min Min appears to be staking her claim in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate meta since being added to the Nintendo Switch game, but if you think the buffed Dragon ARM is impossible to counter, we’re going to stop you right there. 

The ARMS character was the latest to join the fight in Smash Ultimate, added on June 29, and even though members of the community have their eyes peeled clues for the next to be added to the game, the one they’ve just been introduced to can prove quite difficult to stop.


Those who have come up against the fighter will know her throwing game is a huge weapon, as it triggers a Dragon ARM buff. This buff includes a laser follow up as well as having the arm deal much more damage than usual.

This can take people out in a heartbeat if they don’t play their cards right, yet there are a few things you can do to counter it.


Throw Min Min

Min Min from Arms in Smash
Min Min can be a tricky opponent to come up against, but there are a few simple changes you can make to have things be a little easier.

Using the biggest strength against her is an easy way to get the upper hand.

Why? Well, because throwing the character will cause Min Min to lose a power-up, making it more difficult for that Dragon ARM to come out swinging.

The longer you can stall it for, the better. Some special attacks will help you pull this off, and then it’s just a case of trial and error.


Take your time

Just like every other special move buff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it’s not a permanent thing and does have a cooldown period.

If you can manage to keep your distance for a short while, around 20 seconds, that will allow the buff to cool down and will open up the opportunity to land a few blows of your own afterwards. Going punch for punch with her powerful arm isn’t a great idea.

Try to bury her

Donkey Kong in smash
If you can bury Min Min, that’s a great way of ensuring the Dragon ARM buff doesn’t take you to the cleaners.

The title for this trick might sound brutal on the surface, although there’s no doubt that burying the character will go some way into stopping her from throwing a deadly punch with that Dragon ARM.


For example, if you use Donkey Kong’s side special that should be enough to knock Min Min out of her stride.

Force Min Min into a mistake

Lastly, one of the things you might want to do – and this one is more defensive than previous suggestions – is to avoid a Grounded Tech from Min Min.


If she manages to miss that, the Dragon ARM buff will be lost so this is a handy thing to know in battle. If things are looking a little tight on the offense side of things, just avoiding this move can go some way into helping you remove one of her biggest weapons.

So, there you have it. Those simple tips should help you understand how to counter Min Min’s Dragon ARM buff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

There are, of course, other specific ways to stop it although many are specific to each character, so we tried to keep it to four that many fighters can do. If you have a tip you think we missed, hit us up on twitter @SSBUNews!


Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Link on Hyrule Temple
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.


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
YouTube/David R
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.


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.