My two best amiibo are Link and Lucas. But despite that, the character I’ve put the most time and effort into was my Young Link amiibo. You’d think that would mean I’d get good results with him, right? Well, the only thing I’ve gained from training Young Link is an extensive understanding of the many flaws that fill up his artificial intelligence.
Young Link’s amiibo figure was printed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so it’s likely that many of you either have this one or the Majora’s Mask version. Both had a pretty short shelf lifespan, though, so not everybody was able to get their hands on a Young Link amiibo. If you’ve trained one before, you might have been disappointed with how the Figure Player turned out. At one point, Young Link was even a contender for worst FP in the game! But wait — Young Link is a solid character in the competitive metagame (humans versus humans). How can a fighter that good be so bad they contend for bottom one? In this post, we’re going to talk about why his kit translates so poorly and why this character struggles in the amiibo metagame.
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Sad. If given one word, that’s the one we’d use to describe Sheik’s Figure Player. Alongside Bayonetta, Sheik is a contender for “worst in game” due to a wide variety of reasons. Which is a shame, because Sheik was considered mid-tier in Super Smash Bros. 4’s amiibo metagame. Simply put, if you’re looking to train a Sheik amiibo, it’s going be tough. She’s going to lose a lot of games. In some of them, she’ll be KOed early due to her lack of weight. In others, she’ll take too long to KO an opponent due to her concerning lack of kill power. Sheik’s a frustrating one, but we’re going to do our best today!
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There are three Links in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and today, we’re covering the coolest of the three. Toon Link was first introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and in that game, he was pretty similar to Link. But he’s received a few key changes in Ultimate that help differentiate from his young and old counterparts. Toon Link’s a solid Figure Player, so if you’re looking to train a strong one, you’ve come to the right place!
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Ganondorf is notorious for playing a number of roles in the Super Smash Bros. series; the “newbie killer” and “AI killer” are a few such roles. As you might expect, Ganondorf’s powerful smash attacks are often too much for AI opponents to deal with. This was even true in Super Smash Bros. 4, where he was considered top-tier! Ganondorf isn’t quite there in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but he’s still a high-tier contender with a ton of room to improve. Still, Ganondorf as a high tier? What kind of metagame is this? Today, we’re going to be going over tips and tricks you can employ to train a strong Ganondorf amiibo!
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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!
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