Ninja joins Smash Ultimate battle with incredible fighter mod - Dexerto

Ninja joins Smash Ultimate battle with incredible fighter mod

Published: 10/Jul/2020 5:44 Updated: 10/Jul/2020 17:32

by Brad Norton


The Smash Ultimate community can now play as one of the biggest streaming celebrities around the globe as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ Fortnite skin has been perfectly recreated in a new mod.

While the Smash Ultimate roster features dozens of iconic gaming characters, avid players are always looking for the next big thing. Rumors are constantly flooding the internet as the community speculates who the next addition might be.


Plenty of surprises have hit the latest Smash title, though one area of the industry has never been tapped. Gaming characters from a wide array of titles are thrown into the fight. But what if gaming content creators were allowed to get in on the action as well?

There are a ton of good candidates but thanks to a brand new creation, we get to see one in action. Smash modder ‘CashClay’ took Fortnite’s Icon Series Ninja skin and dropped it straight into the mix. Here’s how you can play as the mega-popular streamer in your next session.


The mod provides an exact recreation of Ninja’s custom skin in Fortnite. No casual attire can be found here. The blue-haired figure spawns in with his custom jacket and signature yellow headband.

While the visual is brand new, dedicated players will be all too familiar with his set of abilities. The mod pastes Ninja’s skin over Metal Gear protagonist Snake. All of his moves can be used just the same, though the creator threw in some unique surprises. A variety of Ninja quotes have been dropped in. Therefore, you’ll hear the streamer as he picks up weapons or connects with a series of blows.

Smash Ultimate Ninja custom mod
Nintendo / Epic Games
Ninja drops into battle with the same moveset as Snake.

Even when nearing death, the custom mod will have Ninja screaming as though he had just been cheesed of a win in Fortnite.


Ninja even gave his seal of approval for the skin. While he didn’t comment on the mod directly, he shared a gameplay snippet to more than six million followers on Twitter.

In order to surprise your friends and appear as Ninja in your next game, you’ll have to manually download the mod. If you’re a Snake-main, you’ll feel right at home. Perhaps you’ll even be able to score a victory royale once you’ve installed the mod.

With the popularity of this creation, more streamers could be on the way soon. It’s surely only a matter of time until we have a full content creator showdown in Smash.


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.