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Smash Bros Ultimate: Game-breaking Hero and Rosa exploit uncovered

Published: 15/Sep/2019 12:33 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 13:10

by Connor Bennett

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A brand-new, broken doubles tactic between Hero and Rosalina in Smash Bros Ultimate has been uncovered following patch 5.0.0 – and it’s very overpowered.

The Super Smash Bros series is one of the most popular releases from Nintendo and has seen it’s older titles keep popularity despite launching new games on newer consoles.

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The newest release, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has been a hit with casual and competitive players alike, but a recent update has caused issues within the game’s competitive community as Hero and Rosalina can be combined to make an incredibly overpowered duo. 

NintendoHero joined the Smash Bros Ultimate roster back in July.
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In a video posted by Smash player MrWilson, he noted that Patch 5.0.0 gave Hero and Rosa – also labeled as Herosa – new, invisible hitboxes which can be used to throw players off the stage and score an instant win.

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The video showed that Hero, who was introduced at the end of July, can use its Neutral Special ability to roll throw Rosa and send enemy players flying into the sky with some weird trajectories – including sending Bayonetta behind him. Hero and Rosa can even link up to gain a boost as Hero can gain additional mana by hitting Luma – the star that Rosalina carries around. 

Of course, the discovery stunned a few members of the Smash community who were quick to fire questions and jokes back at MrWilson.

“Time to let @NintendoAmerica know,” commented Twitter user RangoSSB. Another, Zodes, instead chose to compare the situation to the recent doubles ban of Joker and Pokemon Trainer. “They better ban this too,” they added.

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The pair of Pokemon Trainer and Joker was banned by tournament organizers after players uncovered an exploit that could allow the duo to recharge abilities quicker than normal.

The organizers called upon Nintendo to patch the exploit out of the game ahead of the Glitch 7 event – which didn’t happen. It remains to be seen if the developers will do anything about the issues and if Hero and Rosa will be barred from competition like their fellow fighters.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.

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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.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.