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

ara

Member
Oct 26, 2017
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What's the best mode for getting a feel for the controls? This is the first Smash Bros. I've played since the first one, and I'm completely lost.

Also, you have to unlock the fighters? Does anyone know if this is grind-y? I hope not!
Pick a character, check the help and/or tips menus for them (moves etc.) then a bit of training then regular smash against easy CPU(s), I suppose. That's what I did this morning. Seemed to work. I played a bit of 4 but I'm rusty as fuck, so I'm right there with you.
 
Mar 9, 2018
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King K. Rool is beautiful. He is so fun. I think I suck at Smash now though because he's the only character I'm OK at. I used to main Zelda and I can't play with her. I need more practice or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Damn, the Kid fight from the Mario Golf Series is hard. The 4 Marios are just trampling all over me. I think i could handle them if it weren't for the wind... This one will take me a while.
 
Oct 27, 2017
211
Absolutely loving this game. Been playing for a couple hours now. But I'm confused on something.. how the hell do you exit the World of Light mode? Haha

Edit: nevermind you just hold down B, LOL i should probably sleep
 
Oct 29, 2017
137
Hey guys, In have two questions: how good is the photomode this time? And what's the Twitter hashtag of this game? I wanna see some nice screenshot until my copy arrive tomorrow );
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,870
Does anyone know a decent control scheme for handheld mode? Ive been fucking around for a while trying to find something that feels comfortable, but I haven't quite found it yet.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,241
It's nothing to do with getting off track. It still works in the new patch.
There's a minimum jump/walking distance. Run around as like Fox for a few minutes then you should be good.
Thank you, by the way! I don't have the game yet, but I want to make sure I know *exactly* what I need to do to get that cast unlocked fast!
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,391
Connecticut
This is fucking crazy. I've been playing Smash for over an hour and I figured I was just shit since I never really got into the last game even though I was big into the others. I only ever play my Switch handheld but decided to put it on the TV and use a Gamecube controller. Holy shit, I'm not stupid, everything immediately came back to me. This god damn controller will never die and I love it. Sad though cause I did plan on playing portable most of the time. Maybe I will get used to it but right now I'm just left with the feeling joy-cons suck.
 
Oct 29, 2017
128
The limitations for online play is really unfortunate. You can’t play with a friend who isn’t local against others? On WiiU you could at least play against CPUs!

And this unlock system is so aggravating.
 
Oct 25, 2017
626
Muricas
5 were announced in the season pass.

I wish i couldn't run in Smash. Dash attacks almost universally suck ass for big boys like Ganon and Bowser compared to side tilts. Mac's the only character i actually want to always run as.
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Yeah I mean I don't really care if it's walk or run, I just want a consistent, reliable move speed. I feel like I'm doing all the same type of inputs and I can't trust my character to move how I intend. It's jarring and super annoying. Not sure what I'm doing wrong really or how to fix. Even turning around without moving is unreliable and a chore. Hell I didn't even know moves were different whether you walked or sprinted. I just want my character to move in a predictable way instead of zipping places I don't want to be. Makes it so hard to play or enjoy.

I'm still having fun, just need to figure out why I always run into this issue in smash games and seem to be the only one
 
Oct 25, 2017
804
Holy fuck I need to get more than 5 hours of sleep tonight, but this game is not letting me. I've unlocked about 8 characters (Zelda, Bowser, Inkling, Marth, Sonic, Pit, Ness, and Mii Swordfighter just because I made the latter in the Mii menu) and tried a little bit of each main mode.

Classic is fucking great. A significant improvement over the way it was in previous games. WoL has been a blast so far but granted I've only done about 6 fights in it.

Anyone else amazed at the visual upgrade to the Melee stages? Kongo Jungle is a mind-blowing improvement.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,063
One of the most magical things about a new Smash is trying out all fighters and seeing who you like and not. For me, Yoshi and Samus felt near unplayable, while Fox and Robin felt great.

Mii Swordsfighter feels great too, but waiting to unlock Takamaru outfit. Strong main candidate though!
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,720
The limitations for online play is really unfortunate. You can’t play with a friend who isn’t local against others? On WiiU you could at least play against CPUs!

And this unlock system is so aggravating.
You cant? that sucks on Wii u, You could play with a local online even on wii
 
Nov 28, 2017
182
Los Angeles
A lot of people claiming the fast method doesn’t work for them anymore- pretty sure you have to first play 10 minutes of the game to unlock the first character. Then the reset method should work from there. I read that there seems to be a distance covered requirement, so what worked for me was actually fighting to win against the 1-stock CPU rather than self-destructing. It worked for me for almost all the characters but for some reason it stopped working just before I could unlock the last 3 characters. I just played for about 10 minutes in online matches and then went back to a 1-stock match against a CPU and it started working again.
 

ze_

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,294
Here it is, the final countdown tweet:

Oh, and a blog update, but maybe someone shared this earlier:


12/6/2018
His Smash invitation gracefully stolen by the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Joker begins his preparations!
And... that's it. We're officially out of the pre-release period. Ultimate is out!
 

Koo

Member
Dec 10, 2017
918
Question. I purchased the digital copy of the game and downloaded it this afternoon. Is there still a day 1 patch to download and how large is it?

Currently at work and wondering if it's worth using my iphone as a hotspot to unlock the game. But I don't want to use up a lot of data downloading a patch.
Answering my own question here if anyone else was curious. Decided to go ahead and give it a try. Personal hotspot unlocked game and I wasn't asked to download any patches, so it probably all got sorted this afternoon.
 
Oct 29, 2017
3,287
The unlock methods are really making me fall in love with characters I’d never have played if we had the full roster.

Villager is a beast.
 
Mar 28, 2018
137
Philadelphia
Ok so my cousin found the proper way of doing the reset scheme. Pretty much play Vs CPU 1 stock till you get a new challenger. Beat them. When it says “______ joins the battle” reset your game on that screen! When you do any 1 stock fight a new foe will pop up again. Rinse repeat. Easy money.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,842
Ok so my cousin found the proper way of doing the reset scheme. Pretty much play Vs CPU 1 stock till you get a new challenger. Beat them. When it says “______ joins the battle” reset your game on that screen! When you do any 1 stock fight a new foe will pop up again. Rinse repeat. Easy money.
There's a minimum walking distance/jump distance requirement too. So make sure you run around for a bit if no characters show up.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,534
Yeah this game is awesome.

Still need some time to get used to the game feel but I done a couple of matches with a lvl 9 CPU, Classic, Spirit Board, World of Light, and one match of online.

Classic is pretty fun and it got me Shulk as soon as I could so that was nice.

Spirit matches are kind of fun but hard to appreciate when you're a little tired.

However my one online match was pretty solid. For the first time the 4 player match was damn near immaculate. There were some stutters and slight input delay but we finally have a Smash with functional 4 player online and with so many more options compared to before.

Gonna grind the shit out of this game tomorrow morning when I get Chrom and get used to new Shulk. This game is going to last me a good while
 
Mar 16, 2018
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OH
Still going through music...

Focusing on remixes, but it's still a lot. Only up to Pokemon.

(First time hearing Fatal Blooms in Moonlight, though. Using that often on Fountain of Dreams.)
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,160
I'm still bummed Mario doesn't have any Cap moves. Maybe Odyssey came too late in development for them to make it anything more than a taunt.

That FLUDD has so overstayed its welcome though, lol. Shoulda been replaced by a Luma Spin or something.