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Untitled Goose Game would make the perfect Smash Ultimate crossover

Published: 27/Sep/2019 23:23 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 23:55

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An Untitled Goose Game fan decided to see how the horrible goose from House House’s stealth puzzler would fit into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Untitled Goose Game gives players control of a horrible goose, who enjoys nothing more than to terrorize people and cause untold amounts of trouble.

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One fan loved the stealth sandbox so much that they created an in-depth concept for the bird in Nintendo’s fighter title Smash Ultimate.

Goose in Smash Ultimate

Artist Ed Mendoza posted their now-viral Smash concept for the naughty goose on Twitter, and it’s rather detailed, showing all of the fowl’s moves.

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The bird’s main moves consist of pecks, wing flaps, and headbutts – pretty standard for a goose. They have some start-up lag though, making it more difficult to approach opponents head on.

Its Neutral-Special attack sees the bird honking obnoxiously, so much so that any enemies in its range will trip, creating an opening for assault. 

The goose starts with the ability half-charged at the beginning of the match, and charges up passively with increased range the longer it’s not used.

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The Side-Special is called Carrot Toss, and is self-explanatory in its name: the bird literally tosses a carrot at its foe. 

If the throw doesn’t land, the vegetable becomes a grabbable item, and can be re-obtained by attacking the enemy if it picks it up.

Horrible Flight is the bird’s Up Special move, and sees the animal attempt to fly, but glide instead. It can be used to move horizontally, and can be cancelled at any time.

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The last move is its Down Special: a move that lets horrible goose hide in a bush. The bush will stay on the bird while moving, and allows it to perform a surprise attack on the enemy.

House HouseThe horrible goose would be a great fit for Smash Ultimate.

Untitled Goose Game released for PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch on September 20, and was an instant success, garnering a score of 81% on ratings site Metacritic.

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Websites like Digitally Downloaded and The Guardian gave the game a perfect score of 100, despite being only a couple of hours in length.

It even ended up on the top sellers list on the Nintendo eShop and the Epic Games Store, proving that players don’t always need a game like Grand Theft Auto to terrorize people.

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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.