Favorite third-party SSB character?

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Favorite third-party fighter?

Snake
2
13%
Sonic
2
13%
Mega Man
6
40%
Pac-Man
1
7%
Ryu
1
7%
Cloud
2
13%
Bayonetta
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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Favorite third-party SSB character?

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:29 pm

Smash for Switch is coming up, and naturally the roster is one of the most discussed aspects of Smash hype. And of course with Smash 4 introducing a whole host of third-parties, including a character like Cloud, it seems like anything's possible for SSB Switch. So let's look back at some of your favorite guest characters in games past. Whether it's one you like playing or one you're just glad is there.

For me, it's definitely Mega Man. He's a bit unusual as a fighter but feels true to his home series and he can do a lot of cool things. And of course he brings a lot of cool music with him.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Though he isn't necessarily my favorite as a character, at least not anymore, Sonic is my favorite for SSB. He simply belongs there more than any other 3rd party character and fits in as well as any Nintendo character does.

Mega Man is a very close second, but they're all welcome except Bayonetta imo. She definitely doesn't belong at all, and I guess one could say that about Snake too but he's Snake, c'mon.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:45 pm

no Shrek option 0/10
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:39 pm

Out of the characters I've tried, probably Snake. Which is a little odd considering I've never played a Metal Gear game in my life.

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Post by X-3 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:48 pm

Mega Man was one of my most anticipated characters, and he ended up being pretty good in terms of moveset, balance and gameplan.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:31 am

I thought Mega Man played a bit awkwardly and could've used some buffs. His air down+A needs more range and/or to come out faster, for example.

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Post by Random User » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:45 am

I gotta say Cloud, just because of how bizarre it is.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:20 am

^^yeah most meteor smashes in 4 got nerfed in some way as a trade-off for the removal of meteor-cancelling (usually by giving them more start-up frames). mega man's solid but it feels like he got nerfed heavily between his conception and the release of the game because a lot of his moves just don't feel nearly as effective as they should.

there's footage of mega man gameplay from after he was revealed and he had a lot more damage and range on a lot of his attacks.

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this dsmash is a little too much though.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:04 am

That's interesting, too bad his range was killed. I can live without dealing damage, but for being so projectile heavy he sure is surprisingly inefficient at long range.

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Post by Bomby » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:29 pm

In terms of their own games, Mega Man.

In terms of playing as them in Smash, Bayonetta.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:40 pm

I never got any DLC so it's Pac-Man or Mega Man for me. I hate playing as Sonic or Snake.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:36 pm

I never spent any significant time with Wii U Smash, so I can't comment on Ryu/Cloud/Bayonetta. I don't feel particularly strongly about what's left other than disliking long legs Sonic.

Guess I'll go with Snake just because his mines were fun.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Sonic (though I actually preferred his Brawl moveset for its confusion potential) & Pac-Man.
Snake was tons of fun, too, but he required a different sort of thinking.
I like Mega Man, but his movement & (as mentioned above) range are tricky.
I've barely used the three DLC guests yet, tbh.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 pm

Playing as Sonic makes me want to punch things. Can’t wrap my head around him.

Love me some Mega Man in Smash.

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Post by DarkZero » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:29 pm

^have you tried sonic in pm? he's pretty dope
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:41 pm

Yeah, Sonic is hard to use.

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Post by Artemis008 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:04 am

The concept of Mega Man in Smash is awesome, Zero specifically is a character I really want to see in Smash 5 (assuming it's not just a port).

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Post by Marilink » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:04 am

DarkZero wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:29 pm
^have you tried sonic in pm? he's pretty dope
I have, and I still just can’t jive with his playstyle at all.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:20 pm

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:13 pm

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