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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate |OT| Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have no idea what I'm doing in this game. SO many menus and options. Playing through WoL first, the characters I unlock in battles can't be used here? It's only giving me Mario, Kirby and Villager to choose from, but if I choose a smash battle I have about a dozen fighters unlocked. Makes no sense to me. Also the Spirit board, what's the point of that? I fought some spirits and unlocked them from the spinning wheel shooter, but can't seem to use them in battles? I have to be missing something.
 

Dyle

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have no idea what I'm doing in this game. SO many menus and options. Playing through WoL first, the characters I unlock in battles can't be used here? It's only giving me Mario, Kirby and Villager to choose from, but if I choose a smash battle I have about a dozen fighters unlocked. Makes no sense to me. Also the Spirit board, what's the point of that? I fought some spirits and unlocked them from the spinning wheel shooter, but can't seem to use them in battles? I have to be missing something.
World of light is it's own thing as a big campaign, characters you unlock there will be unlocked for everything else but not vice versa. The spirit board is an additional way to fight the sprit battles, some of which can also be fought in World of Light. You should be able to equip the spirits you collect there before going into a spirit battle, if you optimize your loadout by pressing y on the spirit equip screen you should see them cycle through eventually. Just keep playing, there's a lot to Ultimate and frankly the best way to learn is by simply playing and learning as you go
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I have no idea what I'm doing in this game. SO many menus and options. Playing through WoL first, the characters I unlock in battles can't be used here? It's only giving me Mario, Kirby and Villager to choose from, but if I choose a smash battle I have about a dozen fighters unlocked. Makes no sense to me. Also the Spirit board, what's the point of that? I fought some spirits and unlocked them from the spinning wheel shooter, but can't seem to use them in battles? I have to be missing something.
Characters unlocked in WoL can be used elsewhere, but not vice versa. Spirits unlocked on the spirit board can be used in the WoL.

Btw, if this is your first Smash, I'd strongly recommend classic mode first (Games & More -> Classic Mode), as it is much more basic than WoL.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Characters unlocked in WoL can be used elsewhere, but not vice versa. Spirits unlocked on the spirit board can be used in the WoL.

Btw, if this is your first Smash, I'd strongly recommend classic mode first (Games & More -> Classic Mode), as it is much more basic than WoL.
Thanks, I'll try that, Not my first Smash Bros, but first in a long time, so I'm not sure of all the intricacies, like how the hell do you warp back to a landing when knocked off the board, I just sink down and end in defeat.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Thanks, I'll try that, Not my first Smash Bros, but first in a long time, so I'm not sure of all the intricacies, like how the hell do you warp back to a landing when knocked off the board, I just sink down and end in defeat.
Almost every character has a recovery move on up special (up + b), and every character also has at least one midair jump. Characters like Pit and Kirby are very easy to play as they can jump/fly multiple times and both have good recovery moves too :)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I feel like I've hit a ceiling at the moment and I'm having a hard time trying to break through, and that's defense and movement. I panic and dodge roll a lot, and this is something I noticed when I don't play my more keep away characters. It's just bad habits and I have no idea how to practice this and get better at shielding. It's really discouraging and I have no clue what to do. Having troubles with what to do in terms of getting back to the ground as well.

All the characters I play are in varying points of 2 mil on GSP, but I feel like this is what is keeping be from breaking through. :s Any tips ?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So there is this Fighter in WoL that I don't know how to get to. It's in the Zelda Map to the right in the forest. It's next to a chest but I have no clue how to get there.

Can anybody help?
 

r_n

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Oct 25, 2017
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Go into one of the open chests.

I had to look it up too. I don't know how they expect you to know this.
There is a hint owl that outlines it, I believe, but it's vague and still not very intuitive. I still had to look it up because I had already looped around the forest several times.
 
May 9, 2018
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Something I'm really enjoying about spirits is how obscure they got with them. Like, I just unlocked a character from a Japanese-only Creatures, Inc. puzzle game for GBA called "Nonono Puzzle Chalien." I looked up some gameplay and it actually looks very cool, like something that would make a fun simple mobile game today - I never would have known about it without spirits. I can't even find much or any English-language discussion about it - this Wiki page seems to be one of the only sources of information on the game, along with this blog post from 2005. It's apparently a spin-off of a game called Chee-Chai Alien for Gameboy Color, which had a DSiware followup that actually did come out outside of Japan, called Spin Six.

Anyway, here's the trailer for Nonono Puzzle Chalien, it's fucking crazy.


I'm looking forward to investigating more of these deep cuts as I make my way through the Spirit Board.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Denver
I feel like I've hit a ceiling at the moment and I'm having a hard time trying to break through, and that's defense and movement. I panic and dodge roll a lot, and this is something I noticed when I don't play my more keep away characters. It's just bad habits and I have no idea how to practice this and get better at shielding. It's really discouraging and I have no clue what to do. Having troubles with what to do in terms of getting back to the ground as well.

All the characters I play are in varying points of 2 mil on GSP, but I feel like this is what is keeping be from breaking through. :s Any tips ?
I'd try to think of it as adding a new move to your reptrior instead of removing old habits. Go into matches planning to have nearly every attack be a true out-of-shield option after blocking an attack. Outright spam it until the opponent proves that they're going to consistently grab you until you stop.

You'll naturally stop panic rolling after you prove to yourself how good it is to block instead.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So Salem makes Top 8 most likely gonna face Zero, MKLeo is in a Top 8 qualifier and then final Top 8 winner spot will go to either Dabuz or MVD. That winners side top 8 is looking to be stacked.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,360
I'd try to think of it as adding a new move to your reptrior instead of removing old habits. Go into matches planning to have nearly every attack be a true out-of-shield option after blocking an attack. Outright spam it until the opponent proves that they're going to consistently grab you until you stop.

You'll naturally stop panic rolling after you prove to yourself how good it is to block instead.
I just feel like I let my shield go too early and I end up getting hit still or they just grab immediately after their attack is blocked. I've kinda been forcing myself to just shield. I guess I'm having trouble with the application of when to do either, and it's screwing with my reaction times.:s
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Orlando, FL
There is a hint owl that outlines it, I believe, but it's vague and still not very intuitive. I still had to look it up because I had already looped around the forest several times.
Once I found the hint Owl that told me it seemed obvious, but that was probably only because I had spent about 25 minutes running all over trying to figure out how to get into that spot and had the forest area memorized.
 

Joe

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Oct 25, 2017
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So, these events on the Spirit Board. It says the spirits are "limited time" but that doesn't mean they're locked to the event, right? I could still get these spirits without the event, it's just that they are guaranteed to show up at this event. Is that right? I don't wanna miss out on a spirit if it actually is only available for a "limited time."
 
Oct 25, 2017
16,870
Western New York
So, these events on the Spirit Board. It says the spirits are "limited time" but that doesn't mean they're locked to the event, right? I could still get these spirits without the event, it's just that they are guaranteed to show up at this event. Is that right? I don't wanna miss out on a spirit if it actually is only available for a "limited time."
The last event (the Mario one) had a few exclusives. This event (the Classics) doesn't have any exclusives
 
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