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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ike amiibo Guide

Out of all the Fire Emblem fighters available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ike might just be the strongest — or at least, he was until Byleth came around to claim that spot. Regardless, Ike was pretty good in Super Smash Bros. 4 and he’s pretty good in this game, too. His unique traits – which include strong attacks, strong attacks, and strong attacks – all contribute to Ike’s respectable position on our tier list. If you’d like to learn more about his metagame history, please refer to his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Murbert for contributing Ike’s training information!

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – Full Review

This is going to sound surprising to some, but the first time I played The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was when I was twelve years old — over ten years ago. And as you might expect, children don’t exactly have a long attention span at that age. Given that I was no exception to this rule, I may have chosen the worst possible Zelda game to play. Seriously, the original version was riddled with excessive cutscenes and dialogue, and I lost interest after just a few hours of playing. The recent release of Skyward Sword HD quite literally changed the game, then — and after ten years of leaving this title incomplete, I was finally able to finish what I started over a decade ago. Although this is not my favorite entry in the Zelda series, it’s certainly one worth taking a second look at, even all these years later. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – Full Review

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Ver. 1.11 is now available

The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is now available for download on Nintendo Switch! It’s been several months since we’ve received a patch, and the previous one only updated the May Day event and added a few new Nook Shopping items. Unfortunately, that’s the case here too; tonight’s update adds a few new items to the August Fireworks Show (including cotton candy and popsicles) and the Nook Shopping catalog (including the cucumber horse and eggplant cow).

This update contains next to nothing new for players, then, but there is a bit of good news — Nintendo’s official Twitter account has confirmed that “more free content … is currently in development for later this year”. Here’s hoping that whatever free content they’re talking about winds up being more significant than Nook Shopping items!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Robin amiibo Guide

There are a lot of underrepresented characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In fact, if you’ve read many of our training guides, you might have noticed that the word “underrepresented” is kind of a synonym for “a bad character”. That’s not the case with Robin, though: of all the underrepresented fighters in Ultimate, Robin might just have the most potential. If you’d like to learn more about their metagame history, feel free to do so over at their corresponding wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Lucina for contributing Robin’s training information!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Piranha Plant amiibo Guide

It’s clear that, for whatever reason, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate developers love Piranha Plant. Despite its status as a downloadable fighter, Piranha Plant’s amiibo figure was released before Young Link, Pichu, Snake, and Chrom, who were all included in the base game. To add to this, Piranha Plant has received consistent representation in our metagame over the years, though it has fallen off a bit in recent times. If you’d like to learn even more about its history in competitive tournaments, you can do so over at its wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Murbert for contributing Piranha Plant’s training information!

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