Little Mac’s Boxing Ring stage, inspired by Punch-Out!!, was thought to be a common boxing arena. Only its walk-off sides have been a concern for fans and speculators. Otherwise, the stage has looked pretty tame…until today. In today’s official Smash Bros. update, Sakurai unveils a new part of the stage that may come crashing down at any time.
“Pic of the day. You can get up to the lights of this special ring. It’s a perfect hiding place.”
So it seems like this stage isn’t just a regular boxing ring. If you can somehow get yourself up there, you can use the light fixtures as a platform. Of course, the ropes of the ring will be one the best ways to get up there. One jump off the ropes and a recovery move should be enough for most, if not all characters. You can just barely see Zelda in the initial screenshot – she is walking up on the walkway between the fourth and fifth lights to the left.
Be wary, however. Those lights aren’t permanent!
“And you can attack the lights and have them fall to the ground! That makes things dark. The lights are way up high, but even Little Mac can get up there by jumping off the ropes.”
Once the lights come down, things get dramatic, but who knows if the lights will be fixed by the time a match ends? Or will the fans have to continue watching in a blackout?