The most popular fighting game series of all time, Super Smash Brothers is filled with characters who are derived from the complete historical spectrum of Nintendo gaming. Whether you want to play as the baddest of bad guys from the Mario series with Bowser, zip across the stage in seconds flat with Sonic the Hedgehog, or steal someone’s super powers using Kirby, there are so many addictive, endlessly fun hours available to any gamer wishing to relive his childhood playing with his favorite characters.
There have been three games throughout the series – Super Smash Brothers 64, Super Smash Brothers Melee (for Gamecube), and Super Smash Brothers Brawl (For the Nintendo Wii). Here, we take a look at the top ten best players of all time from the whole franchise.
10. Peach, Super Smash Brothers Melee
With her projectile root vegetables, gliding parasol, and unconventional body movements, Peach is one of the most difficult players to contend against in all of the Super Smash Brothers games. Her “down A” spin move, when it catches the opponent in the correct motion, could turn any players damage scale from a low to high percentage in just a single moment. When she jumped, she was able to remain in the air and move horizontally for about five whole seconds; this was a nightmare for any opponent. Powerful attacks all around, I have seen the best of them cringe at the prospect of playing a skilled Peach.
9. Captain Falcon, Super Smash Brothers 64
The fastest character in the original Super Smash Brothers game, Captain Falcon was a powerful force to be reckoned with. A gliding kick, as well as an incredibly forceful (though difficult to execute) forward punch are among the most well-known moves of the original Captain Falcon. A character that was way too much fun to pull off epic combos with, Captain Falcon, originally from the video game F-Zero X, should be one of your first choices when turning on everyone’s favorite Nintendo 64 cartridge.
8. Ice Climbers, Super Smash Brothers Brawl
A weird trick was recently revealed in the gaming world with the Ice Climbers: as soon as they grab a character, they are able to keep him in place without letting him get out of the attack. Known as the infinite grab, this is a move that is extremely difficult to battle if you don’t have the right skills. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the move; that said, the Ice Climbers are one of (or two of!) the most potent characters in the entire Super Smash Brothers franchise.
7. Sheik, Super Smash Brothers Melee
Don’t be fooled by this character, who is technically one-half of a transforming character. Sheik from Super Smash Brothers Melee is the complete package and a total all-star – her needles frequently keep her opponents at bay, her quickness is nearly unrivalled throughout the whole game, and for you “advanced” super smashers out there – we all know she is basically unbeatable when skillfully wavedashing. A player introduced in 1997 in The Legend of Zelda, the Ocarina of Time, Sheik is a favorite among the competitive “major league” smashing tournaments.
6. Kirby, Super Smash Brothers 64
Kirby was something of an anomaly in the original Super Smash brothers 64 game. Kirby could recover off the stage from nearly any point, and his powerful attacks were both cleverly designed and incredibly easy to execute. The down B “rock” is a favorite among both the novice and experienced Kirby players, as are his up B “sword” and his “I’m going to swallow you and take your super powers” attack. A joy to play, he is also accessible in Melee, Brawl, and even the upcoming Super Smash Brothers game.