Former Nintendo president Reggie reveals his unusual Smash Ultimate main - Dexerto

Former Nintendo president Reggie reveals his unusual Smash Ultimate main

Published: 1/Nov/2019 5:20 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 5:35

by Andrew Amos


The now retired president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, is a cult figure in the gaming community, and was met with rapturous applause when he spoke of his time at Nintendo, including his favorite game and Smash character, during a college lecture.

There’s no person in gaming business more widely appreciated than Reggie. After stepping down from the company earlier in 2019, the former Nintendo boss has taken up a mentoring role at colleges and in gaming communities across the United States. 

Given his cult-like status in the gaming community, he’s often thrown many questions about his personal life in gaming, and he’s very open about how he goes about playing the games he once ruled over.

NintendoReggie turned around Nintendo’s reputation in North America during his tenure from 2003 to 2019.

At a Cornell University lecture on October 21, Reggie was meant to be delivering a speech about how young adults become strong leaders in business and management. However, members of the crowd were more interested in the smaller things – like his main in Smash.

“Those who truly are Nintendo fans know that I’m not very good at Smash,” he confessed to the young audience. “But when I do play, I’ve mained two characters. I’ve played Princess Zelda – her ability to float keeps me on the stages – and I’ve also mained Ridley.”

While Zelda and Ridley are pretty low on the tier list, both characters are iconic figures from an era of gaming gone by. 

Zelda and Ridley both made their first appearances in 1986 in the Legend of Zelda and Metroid series respectively, and would hold a special part in Reggie’s heart after having memories alongside them for over 30 years.

NintendoReggie professed himself as being a bit of a Zelda expert in Smash.

He also revealed the game he was most proud of during his tenure at Nintendo, and it was a sequel close to his heart – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“I’m a huge Zelda fan, always have been,” he said. “I loved Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, and I believe what the developers did with Breath of the Wild and changing the convention of the Zelda franchise was phenomenal.”

That means there might be a little more behind Princess Zelda being Reggie’s Smash main than just “she keeps me on the stages.” 

While some people are slaves to the meta, most people just love playing characters from their favorite franchises on the popular fighting game, and that’s exactly what Reggie does.

With a sequel to Breath of the Wild expected in 2020, Reggie and other Zelda fans have a lot to look forward to in that regard. For now, Cornell University students will be lucky to have his expertise on campus to help them with their studies and still enjoy a cheeky game afterwards.


xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.