Ice Climbers literally freeze Terry Bogard in new Smash Ultimate glitch - Dexerto

Ice Climbers literally freeze Terry Bogard in new Smash Ultimate glitch

Published: 7/Nov/2019 16:57 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 18:43

by Michael Gwilliam


Terry Bogard finally joined the cast of Super Smash Bros Ultimate on November 6 and players have already discovered a potentially game-breaking glitch with the new fighter.

UPDATE Nov 7 at 1:40 PM

DreamHack Director Alex Jebailey has informed Dexerto that while Terry Bogard is legal at DreamHack Atlanta, the staff are aware of the glitch and will plan accordingly.

“Since we’ll be updating the systems over the next week something quick could be patched in to fix the issue. We’ll plan accordingly but the 6.0 update will be used at [DreamHack Atlanta],” he said in a statement.

Original article follows.

With every new patch there’s always the possibility for new glitches to make their way into the game. We saw this earlier in 2019 when DLC fighter Joker’s Final Smash would cause Switches to freeze and now something similar, albeit less extreme has slipped through Nintendo’s cracks with the 6.0.0 update.

YouTuber China Champ uploaded a video on November 6 showcasing what appeared to be a standard match between Terry Bogard and a user-controlled Ice Climbers. 36 seconds into the video, the Terry player is seen going for a Buster Wolf special move which is only available because he had taken over 100% damage.

Terry, are you okay? Not in this glitch.

As Terry was in the Buster Wolf animation, the Ice Climbers player used the Side Special Squall Hammer which caused the computer-controlled Nana to literally freeze along with the Fatal Fury protagonist. Additionally, the screen turned into a bizarre blue haze unbecoming of the Dream Land stage.

With Terry and Nana frozen in midair, the Ice Climbers player couldn’t do anything and with one stock left, was forced to self-destruct giving his opponent the victory. After jumping off the map, the game returned to normal. 

It’s unclear what caused the screen to freeze, but no doubt players will be trying to recreate this recent discovery in their own games.

It will be interesting to see how future tournaments where Bogard is legal will deal with this glitch. Luckily, Ice Climbers are not an incredibly meta pick, so the chances of having both Terry and the gruesome twosome in a match at the same time is unlikely.

This isn’t the first Smash Bros game to feature a freezing Ice Climbers bug. Back in Melee, it was possible to freeze an opponent by grabbing the enemy with the secondary Ice Climber while Side Bing with the primary fighter. 

Of course, Melee was back on the GameCube so the glitch still exists to this day, but it’s likely that this new bug involving Terry gets taken care of in a future update.   


Smash insider’s claims Nintendo allegedly sabotaged esports goes viral

Published: 24/Nov/2020 17:47 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:43

by Michael Gwilliam


A detailed report from a supposed Smash Bros insider has gone viral for indicating how Nintendo has been allegedly trying to destroy the game’s esports scene for many years.

Nintendo has created a recent rift with its player base after the company hit The Big House, an online tournament, with a cease and desist order for playing on a modded version of Melee that used Slippi. Slippi is a tool that gives Melee seamless online play in 2020.

Following the cease and desist, many pros have blasted Nintendo, with some, such as Team Liquid’s Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma calling on the community to fight back against the Japanese gaming juggernaut.

Now, a Twitter account simply named “AnonymousSmasher” has gone viral for posting a massive account of all the ways Nintendo has reportedly hurt the game in the past.

The TwitLonger, titled “How Nintendo Has Hurt the Smash Community,” was reportedly written months prior to The Big House’s cancelation, but was released anonymously for “obvious reasons.”

“To begin, I want to state that I am not a journalist. What I’m writing below is directly from what I’ve been told by the individuals who work at these companies or are deeply familiar with the business dealings of these companies by the nature of their position in esports,” the author warned to begin the piece.

Following this, the individual went into detail about how third-parties such as Eleague, ESL and MLG have attempted to work with Nintendo, but the company was near impossible to work with being slow to respond or asking outrageous licensing fees.

The Super Smash Bros Melee roster
Melee has had its share of growing pains as an esport.

According to the insider, Twitch “had been in negotiations with Nintendo to run a sanctioned circuit for Smash, including Smash 4 and Melee, starting around 2015.”

The insider then claims that Twitch was fronting the costs which would have had a budget in the millions. “During this time, it’d seem like Twitch was always close, only to have conversations left without a response from Nintendo for months, thus delaying the process,” the insider revealed.

“Eventually, around early 2018, after 3 years of man-hours and efforts to appease Nintendo, the parties came to an agreement. This wasn’t just a verbal agreement, or an agreement made in good faith. It was a written contractual agreement meant to kick off the circuit for both Melee and Smash 4,” they further added.

Unfortunately, it all came crashing down. “Unbeknownst to anyone, Nintendo had plans to announce Smash Ultimate in 2018. Nintendo began ghosting those working at Twitch, even after the agreement was made. Then, once Ultimate was announced, Nintendo came back to Twitch and effectively stated that the circuit no longer made sense with Ultimate in sight.”

The report has since been shared by prolific members of the community such as William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte who remarked, “I hope that one day we can #SaveSmash and its scene from Nintendo.”

Smash God Adam ‘Armada’ Lindgren seemed to confirm that a lot in the report was true. “I understand if people might be skeptical but believe me when I say that this is very accurate,” he said.

Of course take anything the anonymous poster says with a grain of salt. Without sources, their claims can’t be verified. However, it’s interesting that several prominent members of  the scene are backing it up. With the Smash community in an uproar, only time will tell if Nintendo finally backs down or if they dig their heels in continue to create a divide between them and the fandom.