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Smash Ultimate pro Dabuz reveals updated 3.1 tier list

Published: 18/Jun/2019 17:05 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 11:09

by Eli Becht

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby revealed his new tier list following the 3.1 update, and it contains a few surprises.

The Super Smash Bros. series has long been one of the most accessible fighting games on the market but there’s a surprisingly complex meta hidden beneath all of that.

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There’s a reason Smash Bros. Melee tournaments are still a thing and with Ultimate boasting the biggest roster the series has ever had, there’s a lot of balancing that has to go on behind the scenes.

NintendoPiranha Plant is one of the weakest characters in the game according Dabuz.

What does Dabuz think?

Who better to hear about a tier list than from one of the best players Smash has to offer himself? 

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He released a new tier list going through all of the characters currently in the game. While his word isn’t the be all end all by any means, it’s still interesting to see what one of the top players think.

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It’s interesting to note that his own main, Captain Olimar from the Pikmin series, finds himself in the “Pretty Good” tier, which is his third tier.

On the horizon are new characters like Banjo-Kazooie, which has fans very excited for the future of the game. The bear and bird combo have long been wanted for Smash and they are officially coming this fall. 

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The latest patch gave a variety of nerfs and buffs to a lot of the roster so if you haven’t played in a while there’s a lot to get used to. If you’re a fan of Smash and follow the competitive scene, there’s a chance your own tier list might reflect his.

It’ll be interesting to see how the new Dragon Quest characters and Banjo fall into the meta when they eventually release.

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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.