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Strange Smash Ultimate Min Min glitch locks new fighter’s arms in place

Published: 30/Jun/2020 21:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Ultimate’s latest 8.0.0 patch saw the addition of the game’s newest fighter, Min Min, alongside a bunch of balance changes to the cast. It also added a freakishly bizarre glitch for the game’s ARMS representative.

Many Smash fans eager to get their hands on the game’s latest character were quick to discover that she came equipped with a strange issue where her extendable arms can freeze in place.

The glitch, posted on the Smash Bros subreddit, sees Min Min’s arm get locked in place after knocking an opposing fighter off the stage.

In Smash Ultimate, the game will zoom in for a kill screen when a potentially game-winning blow is landed. Sometimes, however, the kill screen will be false, leading to a potential recovery for the player who got hit.

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With Min Min, it seems like the glitch occurs when she lands an attack that triggers the false kill screen. This also seems like it only affects Min Min’s Dragon attachment.

Luckily, however, the now-frozen extended arm cannot do any additional damage – even if an enemy walks into it.

That said, because it’s the Dragon attachment, Min Min can still activate its fire attack, which also seems to unfreeze the arms in the process.

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Min Min is having a rough debut.

We should expect Nintendo to fix this bug in an upcoming patch. Notably, when Terry Bogard was first released, a glitch caused the Ice Climbers to literally freeze his character. Nintendo released an update shortly thereafter.

It will be interesting to see how online tournaments handle the bug. Because it seems to only hurt Min Min players and not their opponents, it’s unlikely the game’s new fighter gets banned from competition – unless, of course, players find a way to use the glitch to their advantage.

Until then, it’s something to be aware of when playing Smash Ultimate’s ARMS representative.

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Ninja Gaiden director weighs in on Ryu Hayabusa as Smash Ultimate DLC fighter

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ryu Hayabusa has been rumored as a Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter for some time and now, the director of Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 has weighed in on if he thinks the ninja has a place in the game.

Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden is an extremely popular series, first appearing on the NES way back in 1988, spawning a trilogy of side-scrolling action games.

In 2004, the series was revived on the Xbox with Tomonobu Itagaki serving as the reboot’s producer and director. His role would be the same with 2008’s Ninja Gaiden 2 while also acting as Executive Producer for the Nintendo DS title Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword.

Although Itagaki left the company and didn’t help with the development of Ninja Gaiden 3, it’s clear he still has a soft spot in his heart for the ninja he helped reboot on modern consoles.

Tyu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden
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Ryu Hayabusa has been a frequent name in Smash DLC discussion.

Speaking with Dexerto, Itagaki gave two thumbs up on if he wanted to see Hayabusa battle it out in Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

When asked if he believes Ryu could ever have a shot at making his way to Smash Ultimate, the director said the Ninja Gaiden star would be a good fit.

“Super Smash Bros is a very popular game,” the 53-year-old remarked. “I think it’s a stage big enough for Ryu Hayabusa to play an active role.”

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Ryu is a playable fighter in the Dead or Alive series.

Of course, it’s incredibly rare for any developer to be opposed to seeing one of their projects make its way to Smash in some capacity, but it’s good to see that Itagaki believes Hayabusa has a shot.

Rumors about Ryu’s inclusion in Smash first began back in 2019 when YouTuber ‘IAmShifty’ uploaded a video claiming that sources informed him Ryu Hayabusa would be the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter.

While the information seemed to be wrong and Terry Bogard came next, his sources still insisted Ryu would be coming at some point.

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Could Ryu Hayabusa be among the final 3 fighters?

Furthermore, prominent leaker Vergeben has claimed that Nintendo had discussions with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash. Vergeben has an incredibly good track record with his leaks, so it further suggests that Hayabusa is on the radar.

There are still three DLC slots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2. Could Ryu Hayabusa end up as one of the challenger packs? We’ll just have to wait and find out.