Star Fox characters have a history of being somewhat disappointing Figure Players. They’re based around combos, which the AI can’t consistently pull off. Sheik, Joker, and Pikachu fall into this problem too. By all accounts, Fox is difficult to train, but it’s certainly possible! A few dedicated trainers have figured out how to work around his flaws and unlock his potential. Just don’t expect the AI to combo.
Thanks to Riparo for contributing Fox’s training information!
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Wii Fit Trainer has always been an interesting fighter. When she was first announced as a newcomer for Super Smash Bros. 4, players were initially confused but quickly warmed up to the idea. Her amiibo figure was notoriously difficult to find, and formed a “holy trinity” of sorts alongside Marth and Villager. Of course, this is no longer the case, as Wii Fit Trainer’s amiibo has since been restocked. If you’ve managed to get your hands on one, you’re in luck: Wii Fit Trainer is one of the most unique characters in the game, and this trait extends to her FP, too!
Thanks to Splice for contributing Wii Fit Trainer’s training information! Check out his Twitch channel for regular amiibo tournament streams.
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Sorry we’re late! Version 8.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released on Monday. Yes, it added Min Min, but we don’t care about that until her Figure Player is made available. What we’re here to look at today are the balance changes, and a lot of them will mix up our metagame. Quick spoiler: Incineroar was buffed. He’s definitely staying banned.
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Bayonetta, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus. These three characters have something in common: they’re not very good — at least when it comes to AI. In the context of our amiibo tier list, Bayonetta and Sheik aren’t rising anytime soon. But Zero Suit Samus has risen and has the potential to rise even further! She’s been quite underrepresented until recently, so now’s as good a time as ever to start training her!
Thanks to forenmagra for contributing Zero Suit Samus’s training information! Feel free to read their notes document for more character-specific strategies.
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I’m not going to sugar-coat it: 2020 has been a disappointing year for everybody, to say the least. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected jobs and schools around the globe. The world is in a state most of us has never seen before. To those of you who have been affected by quarantine – in terms of work or education – you have our sympathy, and I hope things can get back to normal sooner rather than later.
Serious matters aside, COVID-19 has changed the Super Smash Bros. scene, too. Enthusiasm for the game and its content has arguably hit an all-time low, and this is attributed to its poor online service. Players have complained about shaky connections, unbearable lag, and even matchmaking issues. Given these issues, then, it’s no surprise that Ultimate’s morale has decreased.
…Luckily, there’s another way to play the game that many players probably haven’t even considered! Of course, regular readers know exactly what we’re about to segue into. Many Smash players have at least one or two amiibo figures, and many more don’t even know there’s a complex metagame behind them! Things change when characters are controlled by an AI. So what, then, makes amiibo training so special? That’s what we’re here to talk about today!
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