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Super Smash Bros Update With Tweaked Character Balancing Coming April 15th


One of the things that was admittedly overlooked during last night’s Nintendo Direct presentation was the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros patch. The new patch, which is due to be rolled out on April 15th, includes a number of requested features including tweaked character balancing and additional sharing functionality. Sounds like it should be a good update.

113 thoughts on “Super Smash Bros Update With Tweaked Character Balancing Coming April 15th”

    1. The fact that nobody has mentioned marth being made better or rosalina being balanced is making me think nobody here is tournament level. Characters with no projectiles are supposed to be rewarded for fighting mid game, which Marth has been stripped of. Rosalina is unbalanced as shit because of her u and d-air, unpunishable d-smash, lock down of any ranged game, but most importantly luma. Think of luma as a sword. It is a sword that you can throw out, use as a shield, combo with, use to escape throws, easily launch, etc etc. It is a weapon. But when luma dies (which takes forever because of its high health)? Rosalina still has A LOT of options. She essentially has two swords, one that you can throw and one always on your person. She requires no intelligent strategy or cost analysis. If Marth had two swords like that plus all the other ridiculous stuff rosalina has he would he called OP. Rosalina still isn’t the best, but she is very unbalanced.

      1. is that why dabuz doesn’t win every tournament… diddy is the problem man and when he gets nerfed sonic will be

  1. PLEASE NERF LITTLE MAC. I don’t care if his recovery sucks, no character should be THAT strong. Killing at only 40%?! What kind of sick joke is that?! Not only he is absurdly powerful, but he’s also ridiculously quick. Hell, he’s the third fastest character in the game after Sonic and Captain Falcon! C’mon!

          1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

            Only fuckers who are amateurs do that. Play against a real pro and you’ll know the true power of little Mac.

                1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                  >>>I admit there are some I have trouble with but as a whole, I don’t have much trouble against anyone using Little Mac, unless I choose to troll with my weaker characters>>>

                  1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                    I wonder how good you are. I would like to challenge you because I can’t take you seriously.

                      1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                        Ugh you can be such a bitch sometimes. You’re probably scared a 18 year old would whoop your ass in smash. Yeah that’s it.

          2. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

            The reason they are shitty is because he’s a boxer. Boxers don’t fight in the air, that is why when little Mac is on his feet he is at his strongest. It’s them staying true to the logic of the game that he comes from.

              1. Both of which have good recoveries and can handle aerial compentently. THeyre also good at juggling well. Mac requires a bit more skill to juggle

        1. No. He’s way too fucking fast and powerful for a mere boxer who can get his ass kicked by Mike Tyson and stands in one spot during every fight. Plus, get rid of that BS hit meter because it rewards players for sucking at the game. What is he? Fucking Call of Duty’s Death Streaks?

      1. pink0crystal0midbus

        I somewhat agree. Against a strong Little Mac player, he can be terribly overpowered. I’ve found Yoshi to be a great counter against Little Mac’s though.

      1. I think he’s just going to make an exception because his team kinda has to rebalance things at least a little bit to accommodate Mewtwo (and now Lucas). While he might be contradicting himself I personally think it still makes sense.
        He did the same thing when separating Lucina, Dark Pit and Dr. Mario from their old characters. Since they weren’t the same characters anymore he had to adjust those three to be balanced after he separated them from their old palette formats. Mewtwo and Lucas are kinda the same deal imo.

        1. Mewtwo is not a clone for various reasons: He came first, can levitate and “double jump” higher, tossing animation is different, he can fire multiple Shadow Balls, has a Disable attack to daze opponents, attacks with his tail for distant hits while Lucario doesn’t and has a Psyburn move (basic attack) that damages and stalls opponent multiple times at close range. The only thing left is deciding what his Final Smash should be.

              1. He turns into his mega form then uses his psychic powers to blow up everyones minds. It’s as cool as it sounds.

        1. Mabye it is his last game, but who knows how long the game is gonna get expanded more? I forsee new Stages, New 3DS exclusive things And such

    1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

      >>>As always, it’s the civilian cattle and fake hardcore gamers that complains about this and now we get a nerfed game>>>

    2. pink0crystal0midbus

      I’m guessing Diddy will get patched and I’m hoping they patch Ness so he can’t lock you into PK Fire and maybe make him a tad bit slower, because he can pull off a move and dodge out of the way without being punished for mistakes (it is VERY annoying).

      Plus, his PK Thunder is WAY overpowered. I usually play 2 v 2s and the move is just too easy to pull off and breaks through shields and catches people off guard too many times to be fair.

      Patch Donkey Kong so he is “better” and stands a fighting chance against other opponents. I would also like it if they made Wii Fit Trainers up smash have more range. It’s nearly impossible to hit.

      I would also like it if they patched Mario and his crazy priority over other characters. A good Mario player (and also Luigi) are terrors with moves that completely overwhelm moves I try and pull off with other characters.

                    1. Actually, try recording it with another camera and then wait because Wii U SSB4’s next update this month is gonna add sharing feature meaning you can share replays, custom Miis, stages and pictures.

                          1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                            Never mind I read wrong thought you said next month and your last comment.

                              1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                Have you played against a good Wii fit trainer? Did you that a single side attack could kill? Did you know that that her side special has a meteor smash. You will definitely see all those when play each other. Don’t get butt hurt when that bitch hands you your ass. Lol

                                  1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                    I only amateurs I will lose with Wii fit trainer. I’m talking about amateurs with no fucking skill at all.

                                  2. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

                                    >>>You don’t need to prove yourself to a Sonyan and a lesser skilled gamer, the important thing is that you know you’re good and that I know it too>>>

                                    1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                      I know. He’s walking into a deadly trap and doesn’t even know it. I love it when people talk game but when they get they’re ass handed to them. The disappointment on they’re faces is just to fucking amusing

                                        1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                          I will I never fucking hold back. You should watch the match whenever I get him to play against me.

                          1. pink0crystal0midbus

                            I don’t think so. Ness is a powerhouse. He has PK Thunder, his baseball bat that reflects projectiles, his recovery move that restores health more-so than any other character in the game (and when I say that I’m looking mainly at Kirby, Dedede, Wario and Robin who can all recover tiny bits of health). His PK fire can lock almost any character in it and rack upwards of 40 damage and trap you for a free baseball bat hit PLUS his back throw is incredible and his air game is one of the best.

                            His lag time in 1 v 1 is more noticeable, but 2 v 2’s he dominates. Ness is crazy powerful. The only way to beat a good Ness player is to spam grabs and throws, which is stupid.

                            1. Pk fire is also the easiest projectile to dodge in the game besides his b. the reflect has a delay, his jump is hard to use, hes super light and his yoyo smashes are weak compared to everyone else. ness hasnt changed since melee and i love the way he is and hope he never gets changed.

                      1. Diddy and his fucking air attacks and lack of landing lag. Plus Luma’s respawn time. Also like to see Dark Pit buffed.

                            1. pink0crystal0midbus

                              The clones are fine. Most of them are actually better chaacters than their counterparts (cough cough Lucina and Dark Pit).

                              Why would they get rid of Wii Fit Trainer? He/She is awesome! I love using Wii Fit!!

                            2. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                              No they are not. Dark pit is weaker than pit. Pit is faster and KO’s before dark pit does. Their moves are similar but there stats are not. And play against my Wii fit trainer and you’ll second that thought.

                                        1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                          Alright. When you get internet your going to fucking regret everything you said about Wii fit trainer and dark pit. I’ll make you pay for those fucking words.

                                            1. I'm a Boss Ass Bitch

                                              Yes I know that commander told me. You should know that my Wii fit trainer is a fucking boss. I’ve beaten the commander with her. And you don’t even wonna fucking see how boss my pit and dark pit is.

                              1. If they nerf rosalina hard again -_- im gonna quit smash cause seriously she has no reason to be nerf again the respawn time for luma is good now 13 seconds to already to fucking much, and she can get KOed easily being the 3rd lightest character she needs luma and him having a longer respawn time will make her a even more camper character. Take note: I camp with rosalina(not like dabuz) but i do charge in with her.

                                1. Sorry dude but the campy style of play needs a nerf. There’s a reason people cling to Melee and that’s because of favors aggressive play style, not necessarily because of the speed. Plus being light isn’t that big of a disadvantage.

                              1. Really? Little Mac’s not really that good. You must not be very good against him. And a good Meta Knight player can be almost as bad as Brawl Meta Night!

                              1. Shut the fuck up. Diddy requires little skill, yet he woops everyones asses because of his grab combos and fucking bananas. He knocks people out at 90-110% with a light side smash and what is his weakness? THERE IS NONE. He has great recovery, high priority, nice speed, projectiles, too many combos and hes just got way too much.

                            3. What’s with all the Little Mac hate? It takes a lot of training to start owning with him, most people dont even bother using him because of his lack of areal and long ranged combat. I doubt nintendo will touch him at all as he’s in a good spot compared to others.

                            4. You know what, nerf Mario’s neutral air, the priority is a joke. It stops most combos and ruins Fox’s throw game. Diddy needs a slight up-air nerf, and Lucina needs at least a minor buff. That’s it. Wait no, give Falco his old d-air back.

                            5. No matter what their is always going to be a worst and best character in SSB as long as characters aren’t exactly the same. Balance tweaking only slows down the combat which I don’t like. SSB4 really feels slower after each update. Instead of nerfing characters they should just try to buff weak characters instead imo.

                              1. What makes the game feel slower is how easy character can get back to the stage due the new ledge grab system and the fact that there are many character with side specials that don’t make them helpless after its use, I really don’t like that.

                                The new ledge grab system should be a solution, not a new problem, if they add “helplessness” to those characters’ side specials, it would be a massive upgrade in the game’s rhytm.

                            6. To be completely honest… I think diddy isn’t OP, and doesn’t need a nerf… I only WANT him nerfed so I can play as him alongside everyone else on the roster without being called names.

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