Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the most hotly anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch if not for the year, especially for longtime fans. If this is your first Smash game, and you clicked on this article for a few pointers to help you smash like the champions, I’ll be happy to oblige. Here are nine Smash Bros Ultimate tips and tricks for beginners.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Beginner Tips
This Ain’t Your Dad’s Fighting Game
Since Super Smash Bros Ultimate is your first Smash Bros. game, you’re probably wondering what sets it apart from other fighting games. Well, Ultimate, and by extension the entire Smash franchise, is a hybrid of a fighting game and a platformer. It has dedicated attacks, throws, and special moves, but it also features jumping challenges and multiple lives.
More importantly, players can’t win a fight just by punching their opponents.
Most Super Smash Bros Ultimate matches are won and lost by knocking opponents or being knocked off the game’s stages. Players can always jump back, but there’s a limit to how far each character can jump. Eventually, someone’s going to be thrown so far they can’t recover, or worse, they fly directly into designated “blast zones” and lose a life.
Now, you may be wondering how to toss opponents into oblivion. Why, by punching of course. And kicking, skewering, biting, and literally every other kind of attack. The more damage a character takes, the farther he, she, or it flies. And the farther a character flies, the more likely they ain’t coming back.