Thanks to the power of mods, we were able to test out the Hero amiibo one year ago. And thanks to the power of NFC tags, we were able to test out the Hero amiibo again a few months back. Long story short, even though this guide is a few days early, we were able to figure out what makes Hero work. And – luckily – you’ll only be a little bit disappointed. Let’s get started.
Joker, Hero, and Pichu have something in common: all three characters were accessed months before their official release date. We’ve had a couple of weeks in advance to train Joker, and we’re now ready to forward everything we’ve learned to our wonderful readers! Extravagant statements aside, Joker is much better than we thought. His AI actually understands how to use each and every one of its special moves… which is actually a great accomplishment by Figure Player-standards!
When it comes to amiibo training, we get a lot of questions about Pokémon Trainer. And that’s understandable, because Pokémon Trainer is a complicated character. You’ve got the Super Smash Bros. 4 Charizard amiibo, which scans as Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then you’ve got the Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Pokémon Trainer figures, and they also scan as Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unfortunately, figurines of the individual Pokémon aren’t standalone characters: they’re still very much controlled by a trainer. In other words, a Squirtle amiibo can still play as Ivysaur and Charizard. Kind of a shame that all four figures are essentially the same, but it makes for an interesting character!
Once upon a time, Zelda was a mid-tier fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4. If you play competitive Smash, this might already come as a surprise. Even more surprising, then, is that Zelda is considered high tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! If you’re a Zelda main and you have a Zelda amiibo — your time has come. And if you’re looking to train it, you’ve come to the right place!
The Arms fighter direct has come and passed, and there is a surprising amount of information to unpack! The fighter has been revealed to be Min Min, one of the most popular choices I’ve seen since the teaser, and I think a lot of people are happy about this. If you don’t really have any interest in the fighter, there is still one important takeaway from this: Spirits no longer prevent fighters from being included. This means that a lot of fan favorites are back on the board going into the final 5 DLC fighters, and absolutely all expectations are shattered! Continue reading Recapping the 6/22/20 Smash Bros. Direct