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!
Before we start, I’d like to say that this guide will not include painting amiibo. Perhaps in the future I’ll make a guide about it once I get the hang of it? Second, this guide is mostly aimed toward beginners who might be a bit too nervous to try out customizing amiibo. If you are somebody who is confident in your crafting skills, I recommend looking at Nintendo Wire’s Custom Conquest Show that premiered a few years back.
Tournaments have played by the same rules for a really long time. Stages have always been limited to Ω- and Battlefield-forms. This is because amiibo AI doesn’t navigate certain courses very well, but after a ton of testing, we’re ready to update the metagame’s official stage list! We’ve selected a variety of new stages – a much wider variety than competitive Smash – to keep things fresh, interesting, and maybe even a bit more balanced!
Lucario was a top-tier threat in Super Smash Bros. 4. In that game, its Aura mechanic was stronger than ever; when paired with equipment, its attacks could reach nuclear power levels. Just one forward smash from Lucario was enough to KO an opponent. For its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lucario was significantly nerfed, and so it’s kind of fallen off the radar. It’s still got potential, though, and that’s what we’re here to discuss today!