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Smash Bros creator explains why Goku will never be added to the game

Published: 13/Sep/2019 16:05 Updated: 13/Sep/2019 16:59

by Kamil Malinowski


Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai recently revealed why Dragon Ball’s Son Goku will never appear in a Smash game.

Smash Bros is a fighting game that brings together characters from multiple game universes and allows them to compete in all-out brawls. The game has seen many updates and over the years, with new DLC’s and game versions bringing more and more fighters. 


The latest version, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, is the most diverse Smash game yet, bringing together characters from old school favorites like Donkey Kong and Star Fox and pitting them against some unique fighters like the dog and duck from Duck Hunt and a Wii Fit Trainer.

NintendoSmash Bros Ultimate is the most unique Smash game yet.

Fans of the game have always wanted their favorite characters to be added to the game and one character that has always been talked about is Goku from Dragon Ball. It makes sense, he’s already a fighter so he’d fit right in and he’s a massive part of Japanese culture, which is where the Smash games originated. 


However, every Goku fan’s dreams have been shattered as the creator of the Smash series confirmed that the Saiyan will never be added to the game, stating that only characters from video games will be added to Smash.

On September 12, Japan’s game awards took place. This is where Sakurai spoke about the future of the Smash series and explained why certain characters won’t be in the game. 

“I get all these kinds of requests from abroad like, where is my beloved Iron Man? Where is my beloved Goku? However, Smash will only have content from video games in it” said the game’s creator. 


This also rules out a lot of potential characters that have appeared in films or TV shows before appearing in a game, however, fans may find solace in the fact that the series will stay true to its video game only origins.


Brutal Smash Ultimate Steve bug is instantly killing other fighters

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 12:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Minecraft Steve’s addition to Super Smash Bros Ultimate added some new game-breaking bugs that are literally causing fighters to fall underneath stages and to their demise.

While Steve’s announcement was lukewarm, players are finding some interesting uses for him, such as a crazy zero-to-death combo discovered by pro player Mew2King. Others, however, are finding huge bugs.


The most devastating comes in the form of a bug that is causing fighters facing off against Steve to fall underneath stages. With the fighters ending up so far below, recovering isn’t an option, so the results are disastrous.

As you can see in the video, when Dark Samus jabs the blocks that Steve has positioned, she somehow falls through the stage.


It should be noted that this was on the Battlefield variant of Minecraft World, the game’s newest stage that players automatically unlock when they download Steve.

According to Bunsen-Burn, the user who discovered the bug, the testers were able to recreate the issue by having Dark Samus break the bottom block with her second jab while there is a block above it.

“We believe we found the reason why, if Samus is to jab two blocks lined horizontally on the ground, she will teleport on top of the second block,” they explained. “However, if there is another block overhead, Samus’s head would hit it, thus making her teleport downwards, placing her ECB below the floor of the stage.”


The bug-finders also noted that other moves cause the glitch as well, including Donkey Kong’s Up B, Link’s Dash, and King Dee Dee Dee’s Dash attack.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, another player discovered that by using Steve’s powerful down air on Incineroar as a block breaks, the fire Pokemon will fall through the stage too.

Minecraft Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman in Smash Ultimate
There’s a lot of small attention to detail with Steve in Smash.

Steve isn’t the first character to launch with some major kinks that need to be ironed out. When Terry Bogard was released, the Ice Climbers could literally freeze him and stop others from playing the game.


Hopefully, Nintendo can implement some sort of fix to version 9.0.0 soon, so players can go back to battling as and against Steve without worrying about falling through stages.