Super Smash Con 2019: GimR explains why Hero is 'broken' in Ultimate - Dexerto

Super Smash Con 2019: GimR explains why Hero is ‘broken’ in Ultimate

Published: 10/Aug/2019 0:24 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 1:39

by Brent Koepp


Super Smash Con 2019 is underway, and Dexerto talked to VGBootCamp founder and Smash legend Calvin ‘GimR’ Lofto about Hero being broken in Smash Bros Ultimate, and how to fix him.

GimR has been in the Smash community since the beginning, and has helped grow the scene with VGBootCamp – the largest streaming company for Smash Bros.

He’s also considered one of the best ‘Mr. Game & Watch’ players in the US, and at one point was ranked 15th on the MD/VA/DE Smash 4 Power Ranking. Talking to D’Ron ‘D1’ Maingrette, the American Smash legend dove into Hero and his thoughts on how he could impact the game’s competitive scene.

Hero is broken

When asked if he thought the latest Smash character Hero would ruin the integrity of the Smash competitive scene, GimR gave an in depth analysis of the character. 

“So I think he’s broken, but not broken in the sense that the community uses. We actually use the term incorrectly. We say broken, when someone is really really good. Hero is broken in the sense that is there things about him that don’t mesh competitively.”

While some feel he is overpowered, the Smash pro thought he was more flawed than anything else. “But at the same time he’s not a good character. That’s the problem. His frame data is bad. His recovery is total trash. Like it’s really really bad. So I just think he needs some slight tweaks,” he said.

Twitter: @VGBC_GIMRGimR is considered one of the best Mr. Game & Watch players in the United States.

Not one to just point out his weak points, GimR also provided the ways he thinks they could fix him: ”I think his damage output and his knockback output needs to be shrunk, but in order to make up for it, they need to make his frame data a little better. I think if he did that, he wouldn’t be doing stupid things.”

He continued: “It’s really his other specials with the knockback and percentages that I’m worried about. So if they tone that down, and make him better overall I think he will be a great character. The RNG element will be more like Game and Watch and Peach, where it adds an extra level of suspense.”

NintendoHero is currently ‘broken’ in Ultimate.

GimR’s take on Hero’s controversial skill

Despite the controversial skill ‘Thwack’ being seen as overpowered by some players, the Mr. Game & Watch main doesn’t seem too impressed by it. “I don’t really care about it. It rarely kills, unless you are over 100%.”

He then explained why the move is pretty flawed, as it leaves players open to attacks. “He has to have the menu open for 40 frames before he can even do it”, pointing out that the skill has some room to be countered. 

Despite his criticisms of Hero, GimR wanted to see Hero make top 8 at SmashCon. ”I really want to see some random Hero make top 8 and get some wins with some RNG” he said laughing.

If nothing else, Hero at least shakes up the meta in an interesting way for better or worse.

Super Smash Con 2019 runs from August 8 – 11, so make sure to stick with Dexerto for more updates, interviews, and more.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.