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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: How to unlock all the characters quickly

Published: 11/Dec/2018 1:49 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:41

by Alan Bernal


Super Smash Bros Ultimate was hyped to be the most expansive game in the series, and with the inclusion of all characters to ever appear in the series, players are going to want to know how to unlock them all to get playing right away.

When first booting up the game, new players will have a roster of eight characters ready to play (Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu), and will gradually add onto it as they make their way through the World of Light and Classic mode.

Unlocking all the characters how the game intended would take a staggering amount of time, but there’s a trick to that would exponentially cut that time to enjoy the complete roster much sooner.

After playing normal matches for about 10 minutes, you should run into your first challenger to fight against. Win or lose here, you’ll want to do a few specific things to speed up the process:

  • At the end of the match immediately push the Home button
  • Quit the Game by pushing X on the title in the home screen
  • Re-open game
  • Set up a 1-stock match to make things quick
  • After playing that match, you should get another “challenger approaches” screen to unlock new characters
  • Rinse and repeat until you’ve unlocked every character in Smash Ultimate

If you don’t beat the Challenger, the ‘Challenger’s Approach’ mode will appear in the ‘Games & More’ tab that will let you rematch them in the order they popped up.

NintendoDon’t worry if you lose the match to unlock a character keep going with the method. Challenger’s Approach will let you rematch all lost matches for a new character.

If the method does NOT work for you, simply restart the game, go through one more 10-minute match and follow the instructions once more to reset the process.

The characters will unlock at random, but this technique would ensure that all characters could be unlocked in more than half the time.

The unlocked characters will not be available to play in World of Light, since it is a campaign of sorts and plays out as such.


Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.