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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS E3 2014 Character Guide

Toon Link, Luigi, Shiek, Yoshi

by the NWR Staff - July 1, 2014, 9:34 am PDT

These four were only in the 3DS version, but we still got to check them out.

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Toon Link

Neal: While I think Link changed, Toon Link seemed to be nearly identical to his previous incarnation. He was only available in the 3DS version, but playing as him didn’t feel wholly different than he was in Brawl.

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Luigi

TYP: Luigi was only playable on the 3DS at E3, making it difficult for me to assess whatever subtle differences were made to him dur to the overarching awkwardness of the default 3DS control scheme used at E3. Luigi's physics seemed pretty terrible for the platforming in Smash Run, though I couldn't put my finger on why.

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Shiek

Kim: Shiek seemed pretty similar in terms of movement and basic stats. Small changes were focused on her moveset, such as her Chain move being replaced by the Burst Grenade. While similar in movement, the damage only comes from the grenade at the end of the chain. When you release the button, the grenade is activated and pulls in enemies before exploding and dealing damage. Since she can no longer transform, her new down special move is Bouncing Fish, an aerobic attack where Shiek performs a leaping kick, bouncing back if she hits something.

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Yoshi

Daan: Yoshi is slightly different than the previous Smash Bros. games and I found the changes made to him feel refreshing. He stands a little more upright and moves more elegantly. His special moves involve the usual though, like throwing an egg at opponents or using the flutter jump for a quick final save. He punches and kicks a bit more rapidly it seems, though that may be a byproduct of the way he moves now.

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Talkback

MythtendoJuly 01, 2014

I'm not happy about how it sounds like they nerfed Samus AGAIN. They already made her much weaker in Brawl (she was awesome in the first two Smash games, but much weaker in Brawl), and it sounds like they made her even worse. Is Sakurai trying his hardest to make people not want to play as her for some reason?

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJuly 01, 2014

hopefully some of the buffs given to DK and Bowser end up reaching dedede and charizard.

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bigger as well as faster than before,

So he's bigger, faster, and stronger too and he's the first member of the DK crew?

Honestly how did you write that and not end up making a reference to the DK rap.

KhushrenadaJuly 01, 2014

I'm hoping for a more powerful Kirby. I always play him regardless of how good he is as he is my favorite character and he's the one I've used for the majority of single-player sessions so I know his moves controls real well.

That said, I suddenly realized while doing the latest Mafia game that I am hooked on Animal Crossing in a big, big way still and I really, really, really, really, am looking forward to playing the Villager and it is now my biggest reason for wanting the new Smash games. I hope he turns out to be a blast and (and is secretly very powerful like Meta Knight).

The Smash Bros. fever is upon me!

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJuly 01, 2014

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I'm hoping for a more powerful Kirby. I always play him regardless of how good he is as he is my favorite character and he's the one I've used for the majority of single-player sessions so I know his moves controls real well.

Don't worry, I'll always have Dedede around so I can "Clobbah dat dere Kirbeh."

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Honestly how did you write that and not end up making a reference to the DK rap.

Restraint.

The fact that he was able to write it without it devolving into that is a testament to how consummate a professional he is.

OblivionJuly 02, 2014

If Wolf doesn't come back, Zero Suit Samus will definitely be my main since she was the only other character I was decent with in Brawl.

KhushrenadaJuly 02, 2014

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I'm hoping for a more powerful Kirby. I always play him regardless of how good he is as he is my favorite character and he's the one I've used for the majority of single-player sessions so I know his moves controls real well.

Don't worry, I'll always have Dedede around so I can "Clobbah dat dere Kirbeh."

You know, I do like King Dedede. I've been able to play Kirby: Return to Dreamland with a friends a couple times and I always take King Dedede when we've done it because I just want to play as a big penguin with a large mallet and smash things. My favorite thing about Kirby 64 is the couple times you can play as Dedede and smash things with his mallet. I don't know why I like that so much but something about it is pure awesome.

Spak-SpangJuly 02, 2014

I can't believe they are making Kirby more powerful.  I always thought Kirby was one of the stronger characters in all the games.  Brawl he was perhaps weaker. 

I felt Samus was really good in the original, but Melee and Brawl seemed weaker.  Link has never been bad, just pretty boring.  Him and Mario are just sorta average players...and not that fun to use. 

Luigi DudeJuly 02, 2014

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I can't believe they are making Kirby more powerful.  I always thought Kirby was one of the stronger characters in all the games.  Brawl he was perhaps weaker. 

Kirby was only one of the strongest in the N64 game.  In Melee he was one of the worst where his attacks were way too weak combined with his lightweight status made him basically worthless in that game.  Brawl buffed a lot of his attacks which made him a decent character again but he was still no where close to as strong as his N64 counterpart.

Spak-SpangJuly 03, 2014

My wife used Kirby well in both Melee and Brawl...but in Brawl he seemed too powerful.  He is one of the hardest characters to kill, specially in Brawl.  You basically have to send him to instant KO to kill him, because he will come back from any normal launch.

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