Category Archives: Kirby

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Kirby amiibo Guide

Near the beginning of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s competitive amiibo metagame, Kirby was overlooked and underrated. It wasn’t until fairly recently that a clear “strongest Kirby amiibo” emerged, and this caused the character’s tier list placement to shoot up significantly. These days, Kirby is actually considered high-tier! If you’re a Kirby main, hearing the words “Kirby is high-tier” might be strange. But it’s true, and it’s amazing! If you want to learn more about Kirby’s strengths, you can read all about them on his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – King Dedede amiibo Guide

King Dedede has had something of a rich history within the amiibo metagame. He was high-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, and he’s high-tier in this game, too. This is in high contrast to both games’ competitive scenes (human-versus-human), in which Dedede is considered mid-to-low tier. It’s a nice change of pace to see him as a top-tier! The king has had plenty of dedicated trainers, and though he isn’t quite king of the metagame, he’s powerful enough to rule over most fighters ranked below him on our tier list. If you’d like to learn more about King Dedede’s strengths and weaknesses, be sure to read his wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!

Special thanks to Dreamy Jay for contributing King Dedede’s training information!

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Training the strongest Meta Knight amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Meta Knight’s always been kind of a sad character… at least in the context of amiibo training. As we know, combo-oriented fighters generally don’t translate to strong Figure Players (Ultimate’s AI is not very good with combos). There have been a few exceptions in more recent characters, but Meta Knight unfortunately falls right into this trope. The AI can’t pull off anything the character is known for. This was true in Super Smash Bros. 4, and it’s true in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, too. Either way, trainers have optimized Meta Knight’s gameplay, though it’s a bit different than what you might expect it to be.

Thanks to Blank for contributing Meta Knight’s training information! Feel free to check out their YouTube channel by following this link.

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Kirby Fighters 2 – A Promising Step Forward

Kirby Fighters 2 had a strange release schedule… in that it didn’t have a release schedule at all. It popped up on Nintendo’s website all of a sudden, and Kirby fans around the world took notice of its appearance almost instantaneously. And then the game was released quietly just a few short days later. Nintendo didn’t give us much notice on this one, to say the least. But they knew what they were doing: Kirby fans will buy anything with Kirby’s face on the cover, and they took full advantage of this fact.

As someone who’s played and enjoyed many Kirby games, I picked up Kirby Fighters 2 on frame one. But for those who aren’t die-hard Kirby fans, is this game even worth getting? Especially given the fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been available for several years now.

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Kirby Star Allies – A Kirby Game That Actually Sucks

Things have been quiet for the Kirby series since the launch of Star Allies for Nintendo Switch. Super Kirby Clash was released in September 2019… but didn’t cause much of a stir. But let’s move back to Star Allies: the general consensus is that it wasn’t that great. I’ve played the game more than most can say they have; at over 150 hours (yes, you’re probably wondering how I even got that far), I have a very solid opinion of this game: it’s not great. So, then… my opinion here is in line with the general consensus.

It’s been over two years since Kirby Star Allies was released, so I figure it’s time to have another look at it. It did receive a bunch of content updates, including new characters and modes. At the time of its release, the game was most certainly not worth $60. Do these updates improve the overall experience, or are they just tiny bonuses? Most of all, do they justify that hefty price tag? The answer is no, but for this post’s sake I’ll provide a lengthy explanation.

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