Category Archives: Switch

Training the strongest Captain Falcon amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

I’ve been running the Amiibo Dojo since August 2015 (the longest-running amiibo training site, wow). Yes, its name has changed, but at heart, Exion is still the same site it was five years ago. What, then, does this have to do with Captain Falcon? A lot, actually. Over the course of those five years, one specific character has contributed to the spread of amiibo training misconceptions — and yes, that character is Captain Falcon. His very existence seems to inspire a “flashy”, “disrespectful”, and “combo-heavy” playstyle. Bad news: amiibo can’t do any of that. If you’re looking for your disappointment of the day, you’ve found it!

Thanks to Blank for contributing Captain Falcon’s training information!

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Paper Mario: The Origami King sets a new standard for the series

A while back, I wrote up a short post on my first impressions of Paper Mario: The Origami King. It’s been almost two weeks, and I’ve just about wrapped up my playthrough of the game. I can say this with confidence: I believe The Origami King is Nintendo’s strongest Switch release this year. Though, considering its rather barren lineup (especially if you take out Animal Crossing), that might not be saying much.

Still, though, I’ve got to hand it to Nintendo. They could have rather easily ported Paper Mario: Color Splash to Switch, but instead they built a brand-new Paper Mario game that far, far exceeds its predecessor. Please note that this will be a spoiler-free review; we won’t be going in-depth on any specific plot details. If you’re still on the fence, hopefully this post can help you make a decision!

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Entries open: Tier-Based Vanilla Round Robin Extraordinaire

Entries for this tournament are currently open! See below for more details.

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a new tournament listing on Exion, but here we are! This is a large tier-based tourney, and trainers can send one amiibo per tier. However, we aren’t using Exion’s official tier list; we’ll be using this one, so be sure to familiarize yourself with it. I’d also like to add that Exion is not hosting this tour; it is being entirely hosted by Sir FfuzzyLogik, so all the credit goes to them! Here’s some more information regarding the tournament’s rules.

As mentioned, every trainer can send one Figure Player per tier. The tourney will start with a swiss-style round robin, and will advance into a double elimination bracket with the best five amiibo from each pool. For the first half of the tournament, matches will be played with 3 stocks, a 7 minute timer, and exclusively on Battlefield- and Ω-form stages. Best of three, too. For the second half of the tournament, matches will be played with the same 3 stocks and 7 minute timer, but Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Lylat Cruise, Skyloft, and Kalos Pokémon League will be rotated as stages instead. Furthermore, the winners’ side of the bracket will continue to be best of three, while the losers’ side will be best of five. Grand Finals will also be best of five.

There are prizes, too! First place gets a $30 prize sent via Venmo and second place gets $15. Entries are due by August 8th, and you can sign up via this form right here. This tournament is a file submission competition, so if you need help submitting, feel free to check out our guide on how to do so. Thanks again to Sir FfuzzyLogik for hosting this tournament, and I hope you’ll all consider entering!

First impressions of Paper Mario: The Origami King

Most gaming sites always start their Paper Mario posts with a riff on the current state of the series… so let’s continue that trend in proper fashion. The fact is, Paper Mario changed after the release of Sticker Star on the Nintendo 3DS, which could be seen as a soft reboot of the Paper Mario franchise as a whole. We’ll get this out of the way right now: Paper Mario: The Origami King is in no way a “return to form” for the series. That being said, I’ve played the game for several hours, and I’m honestly quite impressed with it. If you’re on the fence about whether to buy this game… maybe reading some of my opinions will help? Or – the most likely scenario – maybe it won’t. This will be the first of potentially several posts I write on Paper Mario: The Origami King, so let’s get started!

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Training the strongest Samus amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Samus has had a rough life. Not in terms of Metroid lore, but in terms of her history in the amiibo metagame. Super Smash Bros. 4 was certainly a struggle, and Samus was ranked as one of the three worst characters (alongside R.O.B. and Mega Man — all three were robotic, for some reason) on our official tier list. In Ultimate, things are much better for Samus. By all accounts, she’s still not great; if you’re looking to train one though, you’re in luck — it’s easier now than ever before!

Thanks to LittleFang for contributing Samus’ training information! Feel free to check out their Twitter account by following this link.

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