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How Mario’s 35th Anniversary is impacting Smash Ultimate

Published: 3/Sep/2020 19:43 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 18:06

by Michael Gwilliam


Nintendo finally revealed the Mario 35th Anniversary Collection in a surprise Direct drop on September 3, and this could end up meaning some big things for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

While the Direct didn’t feature a new fighter reveal, leaving fans anxiously awaiting the release of Challenger Pack 7, they did announce an upcoming online tournament. The catch is that only Mario stages, fighters, and items will be legal.


The tournament is set to begin later this year, with the Japanese Smash Bros Twitter revealing that it will start in November and last until December.

Additionally, at least for Japanese players, they can win a special Smash Ultimate Mario Bros 35th Anniversary coin for the top 100 players and 200 select “lottery participants.”


While it’s not confirmed, it’s possible that on the Japan side of things, the tournament will be using the country’s exclusive ladder mode – something that fans in the west have been eager to experience for themselves.

That said, the fact it’s taking place in November is quite intriguing.

Is a Mario fighter next?

As previously noted, the Mario Direct didn’t include a Smash DLC fighter reveal, but it’s possible that Nintendo thought that announcement could potentially drown out the other news they had. (Smash news begins at 7:20)


Both Waluigi and Geno are very popular candidates for Smash DLC and you’d think that one of them would have been announced to celebrate Mario’s anniversary.

It’s possible that the next Smash Ultimate DLC, if they’re in fact from a Mario franchise, could coincide slightly with the November tournament.

As Dexerto previously reported, a new trend has been discovered called amiibo Theory. According to this theory, a new Smash DLC fighter is revealed in the days leading up to or after a wave of amiibo drops. So far, this has been the case with every single wave of amiibo.

Amiibo Theory suggests a DLC figher coming soon
DLC Fighter 7 could be coming in early September.

With the Joker and Hero amiibo releasing on September 25 in Japan and October 2 in North America, it’s been suggested that the next DLC could come anywhere from September 7 to October 12.

This would give players, assuming the fighter is from a Mario franchise, some time to practice with it before and then have it be eligible for the big tournament.


Of course, even if this isn’t the case, Nintendo gave Mario fans a lot of content to look forward to this fall with new games, remasters and even a Mario Battle Royale game.


How to select different Minecraft biomes in Smash Ultimate

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:14 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:07

by Connor Bennett


Nintendo have confirmed that it is possible to change the specific Minecraft biome in Smash Ultimate when fighting on the Minecraft stage. Here’s how. 

Every Smash player looks forward to the announcement of a new Fighter. Previously, it was confirmed that Min-Min from ARMS would be joining the battle and then after that, it was all about Minecraft. 


Following much excitement and speculation, Sakurai confirmed that Minecraft would be joining the Smash roster on October 1. Specifically, the Minecraft pair of Steve and Alex – not the Creepers, Zombies, or other characters. 

On top of the new Minecraft characters and a new selection of Mii Fighter Costumes, the Minecraft DLC will also contain a new stage to fight on – Minecraft World.

Alex attacks Mario in Smash Ultimate
Alex and Steve are coming to Smash Ultimate.

If you’re out of the loop, Minecraft World isn’t a Minecraft theme park or such, but instead, it’s just a stage that shows off the different biomes that you find in Minecraft – with the exception of the Nether. 

Selecting Minecraft World as your stage means you’ll get a random biome, but Nintendo have confirmed that you can use button combos to select a specific one. 

The guide was tweeted out by the SmashBrosJP account on October 12, showing the different combos that relate to each biome. You can find the name of each biome and its specific button combo listed below. 


Minecraft Smash stage button combos

  • Village – L + A
  • Birch Forest – L + R + A
  • Savanna – L + L stick Up + A
  • Taiga – L + L stick Right + A
  • Snowy Tundra – L + L stick Down + A
  • Stone Shore – L + L stick Left + A


Using these commands will get you the stage you want, otherwise, the Minecraft World level will be random and throw out one of the six variants.

There are slight differences in each variant thanks to the trees, stones, and land creating height differences, but its nothing too crazy.