Earlier In the week, I had made an article referring to the additions and changes in some of the mechanics of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Primarily about directional air dodges, dodge roll changes, and the perfect shield changes. That those were some of the bigger changes that were made, but there were many more. So, let’s go over the rest of the smaller, yet important mechanics that are returning or new to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- This is a small one, but for certain characters who have a rapid punch, like Fox or Kirby, no longer need to spam the A button. Simply press and hold for rapid attacks.
- Smashes can now be charged for significantly longer; up to about three seconds now rather than one. This can make smash attacks become much less predictable but can also create a bigger window for a counter attack.
- Dashes can be canceled by using smash attacks.
- By pressing (A+JUMP) to short hop attack at any time. If you are bad at short hop attacks (like me) this technique may be incredibly useful.
- For one-on-one battles, the damage dealt will now be greater than that of party brawls. This was implemented to help make sure that the battles are well paced.
- In a timed a battle, the player who is in the lead will sometimes flash with a light. This probably will never be noticed because who does timed battles?
- Just like in Brawl and Smash 4, you can shield immediately after a dash.
- Two Characters grabbing at each other will cause a double grab break. I ran into this a few times while playing and it through of a bit every time. So, this may take a little getting used to.
- Footstools have returned, although now you can tech footstools on the ground.
- New animations for certain characters, like Captain Falcon, now has a slow-motion effect on powerful attacks like his Falcon Punch. Mechanically this doesn’t do much, but it does look epic.
Although I am extremely excited for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because it has finally come to a platform that fans enjoy. It seems to feels like just an update to Smash 4. I love that they are bringing back every character that has ever been in Smash, but I would have preferred to see some new faces join then see Pichu come back. I don’t believe that this is the last time that we will see something about Smash until it comes out at the end of the year. So, there is still hope that we can get some newcomers, but until then this has been quite an update.
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