Category Archives: Opinion

Pokémon Sword & Shield – First Impressions

Yesterday morning, the Pokémon Sword and Shield-centric Nintendo Direct was made available to Pokémon fans around the world. A treasure trove of information was revealed regarding the upcoming titles, including its worldwide release date of November 15. The presentation also revealed new features and several brand-new Pokémon, and today, we’re going to break down each individual reveal. If you’d prefer to watch the Nintendo Direct yourself, you can do so here. Otherwise, let’s get right into it!

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The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Ice Climbers amiibo

Update: Mission accomplished! Since this post was written, the Ice Climbers AI has been updated and no longer self-destructs. Nintendo must’ve noticed the issue and fixed it! If you’re going to read this post, keep in mind that it was written prior to the 9.0.0 update.

Outside of Super Smash Bros., the Ice Climbers have only appeared in one game. Ice Climber – released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 – hasn’t held up too well (at least in my opinion). And it isn’t like Popo or Nana had any character development; they were essentially silent protagonists whose personalities were only partially shown after clearing a bonus level.

So, then, why do I find myself determined to train the strongest Ice Climbers amiibo? That’s a question I don’t have an answer to. Working with the Ice Climbers amiibo is extremely difficult, and of all the characters I’ve ever trained (both in Smash 4 and Ultimate), the Ice Climbers are perhaps the saddest example of lost potential. They’ve got more than a couple of issues that hold them back, and it’s unclear if any of them can be corrected or overlooked with further training. Continue reading The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Ice Climbers amiibo

Top 10 Most Influential amiibo in Super Smash Bros. 4

The Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures were first released on November 21, 2014. Since then, the amiibo metagame has come a long way, with hundreds of participating trainers and even more individual entries. The age of Smash 4 is coming to a close, and now it’s time to compile a list of the ten most influential amiibo in the history of the metagame.

We’re not talking about fighters as a whole here: instead, we’re talking about individual trainers’ amiibo that contributed to the development of the metagame. Without further ado, let’s get started with what may be our final Smash 4 post.

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