In Super Smash Bros. 4, heavyweight characters generally translated to powerful Figure Players. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate… heavyweight characters generally translate to powerful Figure Players. Some things never change! It makes sense, then, that Wario’s positions in both metagames are rather similar. He’s a “pseudo-heavyweight” of sorts that breaks many rules of the archetype. He’s quick, has a decent recovery, and is – of course – powerful. If you’re looking to train a strong amiibo, Wario might be the perfect choice for you.
Once upon a time, Zelda was a mid-tier fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4. If you play competitive Smash, this might already come as a surprise. Even more surprising, then, is that Zelda is considered high tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! If you’re a Zelda main and you have a Zelda amiibo — your time has come. And if you’re looking to train it, you’ve come to the right place!
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.
If you’ve read our amiibo training guides, you’re probably aware of the fact that many characters are unspectacular. Not bad, per se; they just lack the definitive strengths to make them stand out. Unfortunately, Bowser Jr. is the epitome of this archetype — and is perhaps the character who best fits this description. This hasn’t discouraged everybody from training him, though — and if you’re thinking of raising one, too, now’s a perfect time to start!
Thanks to Riparo for contributing Bowser Jr.’s training information!
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!