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Menacing Smash Ultimate mod makes all of Ganondorf’s attacks instant

Published: 14/Feb/2020 18:12

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Smash Bros Ultimate mod has made Ganondorf into an even more threatening fighter by drastically speeding up all of his powerful attacks.

In a video published by Vishera Games, the King of Thieves is able to perform all of his attacks instantly, and the results are devastating.

Right off the bat, Vishera shows Ganon traverse the Battlefield stage by using his Down-B and then immediately using the same move in a downward trajectory to move under the stage.

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Down-Air is scary when it’s instant.

Within mere seconds and a lightning-quick Up-Air into Forward-Air later, the Zelda antagonist is able to break his opponent’s shield.

Other crazy moves that are made possible include comboing Ganon’s Down-Air – a normally a very slow, but powerful move – into itself. The end result is a whopping 60% damage in just two seconds.

Down-Air would never be allowed to be so quick in the regular game, so seeing it in action is just downright terrifying.

In fact, because everything is so instant, the combo potentials for this version of the character are ridiculous. For instance, Vishera shows how he can combo neutral air into itself multiple times before landing two forward airs in a row – something that would be impossible to see in an unmodded version of the game.

Perhaps the most ridiculous part of the whole highlight package, however, comes at the 1:50 mark when Ganondorf is able to use his neutral B – Warlock Punch without any lag.

For context, Warlock Punch is basically a more powerful, albeit longer, version of Captain Falcon’s iconic Falcon Punch.

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How can anyone beat a fast Ganondorf?

However, because of its duration, it’s almost never used seriously by any Smash player in tournaments. Now, with this mod, Warlock Punch essentially becomes an instant win button.

Seeing moves that would never combo together in action is one of the best parts about Smash mods.

Vishera has plenty of other modifications on his YouTube channel such as giving Villager’s slingshot bowling balls, giving Cloud no limit and other cool concepts.

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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.