Nintendo has released a new patch for Super Smash Bros which is titled Version 1.1.1. The patch fixes an annoying issue with Diddy Kong which made the loveable character invincible from grabs and throws. For this to work the player controlling Diddy Kong had to use a shield against a multi hit move. This issue has now been fixed and the patch should be rolling out to everyone.
Tomorrow, October 3rd, will be your last chance to vote for the next Super Smash Bros. fighter in the online ballot. A Reddit user ran their own poll to see what the end results may look like, and results from this poll showed Shantae come out on top, followed by Shovel Knight and Veteran Wolf. It will be interesting to see the true results from the official poll, which should be announced in the coming weeks.
If you haven’t submitted your vote already, you can do so here.
You may have noticed that the Super Smash Bros update went live earlier this morning. It brings with it a host of new features including two new stages for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with new Mii costumes. The previously announced Super Mario Maker stage is available as well as an updated version of the Pirate Ship stage which appeared in Super Smash Bros Brawl. Nintendo has also rather kindly added the Wii U Duck Hunt stage to the Nintendo 3DS for free. There’s also new Mii costumes. These include two sets from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, a Toad outfit, a business suit, the Viridi from Kid Icarus Uprising and Mii outfits for Fox and Captain Falcon.
Pricing for the new content:
- Super Mario Maker stage – US$2.49/C$3.19 for one version, $3.49/$4.39 for both
- Wind Waker stage: $1.99/$2.49 (Wii U only)
- Mii costumes: $0.75/$0.99 for one version, $1.15/$1.49 for both
- Full packages: All the Mii costume sets are $5.25/$6.93 for one, $8.05/$10.43 for both. The bundle of all new content is $7.74/$10.12 on 3DS, $9.73/$12.61 on Wii U and $13.53/$17,31 for both versions.
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GameXplain has posted a clip showcasing the Super Mario Maker level inspired by the Super Smash Bros. 64 bonus stages. User ‘Shaky’ created the level that also includes the Master Hand stage featuring Bowser and Bowser Jr. You can check out the YouTube video over on GameXplain’s channel, and you can also play the level with this code: 7724-0000-004B-83F1.
I think I’ve found my favorite NFL player. Travis Kelce, who is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, has a Nintendo-inspired touchdown celebration based on one of Donkey Kong‘s signature moves in Super Smash Bros. That’s right – Donkey Kong and his Giant Punch special ability, which sees him twirling his arm repeatedly until he gains enough power to unleash a massive, devastating blow. See Kelce’s unique celebration for yourself in the video above.
“I got the actual move from Super Mario Smash Brothers,” Kelce said on NFL Network. “I mean, Donkey Kong was the original, what they called the ‘Fist of Zeus.’ He had the original Fist of Zeus on Smash Bros.”
A brand-new stage based on Super Mario Maker is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on September 30. It will be available as paid DLC for $2.49 on either system, or you can purchase both versions as part of a bundle for $3.49. At the beginning of a battle, players will see the “hand” create a stage. The stage layout changes every time you play, and the same hand will fix any broken blocks during battle. The Super Mario Maker game is available now for Wii U.
A recent Reddit poll has named Shantae as the most-wanted new fighter in Super Smash Bros. With more than 2,000 votes cast, the half-genie hero led with more than 10 percent of the votes, although some popular choices such as King K. Rool, Splatoon’s Inkling and Waluigi were not included in the ballot, mainly due to the poll organizer’s belief that some characters were “deconfirmed” at the time.
Shantae, who has starred in multiple Nintendo titles, finished with more than double the number of votes of second-place finisher Shovel Knight. Smash Bros. veterans Wolf, Snake and Golden Sun’s Isaac round out the top five. If you have yet to cast your ballot in the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, you can share your thoughts with developers, here. Remember, the official ballot closes on October 3, 2015.