Super Smash Bros Ultimate Beginners Guide – Best Characters for Beginners, Tips & Tricks

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Beginners Guide

In this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Beginners Guide, we will show you the basics of the game, especially when you start a new game, and want to get accustomed to the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features many characters and items, along with game modes to keep you engaged in the game. The latest version of the game comes with the biggest cast of fighters, suite of stages, and bushels of items. The game will endlessly give you flexible matchups, stage configurations, and Adventure Mode.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Beginners Guide

If you are just starting with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Beginners Guide, then our guide will help you better understand what kind of modes that are in the game, what you can expect to be playing with friends or solo, what characters are the best for beginners, and finally we will add in some tips and tricks to help you with the game.

Smash Mode

Smash is a direct portal to quick matches of all kinds. If you just want to just straight into the stages to fight, this should be your first choice. Smash Mode offers you to add in two or eight fighters at once, be it humans or CPU.

Next, it will offer you to select the stage, set items and rules as you desire, before you get into the battle stage.

The final option you have is to select your character. If you are just beginning the game, you will have eight characters unlocked that you can choose from. But the more you play and level up in the game, the more characters will be unlocked for you. Characters can also be selected with the color preference of your choice, which offers character visuals some depth.

One you are ready with your character, your preferred stage, and the rules, you can select start to begin your onslaught and be the winner of the stage.

Training Mode

Training mode lets you stage and practice any scenario you can think of. The unique Training Stage available in this mode simulates a Battlefield environment and an Omega environment side by side, complete with a background grid and launching lines to show potential knockback. There are useful features in here for checking out stuff at a frame-by-frame level and playing at reduced speeds, great for experimentation.

You can even display the intangibility and invincibility on moves, and spawn any item at will. You can adjust damage percentages on CPU dummies in here, and even lock damage at a certain percent if you’d like to try a very specific thing repeatedly.

When training, it is best to choose an environment that matches to how you usually play, so the damage reflected is accurate. If you are using training mode to test combos, remember to disable locked percentages. In reach matches, damage accumulates right alongside hits, with each successive hit having to compensate for increasing knockback

Adventure Mode

This is the first time a mode like this is introduced in a Smash Bros game, where Adventure is essentially a single players story mode through which you can unlock multiple characters, get  currency, items, and support characters known as Spirits who can boost your main fighters when you switch to Smash Mode.

In Adventure Mode, the first character you start with is Kirby. But you can unlock more characters on the way. Spirits Adventure will take you in a large over world where you will find many enemies to fight on the path, gaining spirits and strengthening your character.

Adventure mode is the best way to start the game, since you get easy characters from the start to play with, and unlock easier characters like Mario fairy early in the game. This is a great way to get used to the game mechanics and get used to the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Play Online

Aside playing locally with your friends, you can also play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online via the Online mode in the main menu. The first thing you will need to do is set up your Smash Tag, and then taken into the proper online mode.

Online Smash has some limitations from regular Smash, but it also has some perks. By selecting quickplay, you can either play alone or with another locally nearby person as a team to fight batters against random players from around the world.

The more matches you win online the more you will raise your Global Smash Power, which in turn matches stronger player against you. You can also set preferred rules for these Smash fights, where if you prefer to play Stock matches, you can try to be matched with players with also the same preference.

Playing online can be tricky especially if you are new to Smash Bros. however, it is great way to jump into a more challenging encounter without having the need to play with friends in the same room.

Best Characters to Choose

As mentioned before, there are 8 characters you can unlock at the start of the game. These are:

  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Pikachu
  • Samus
  • Mario
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Yoshi

Of the eight mentioned above, Mario and Kirby are the best of the lot for beginners. Mario can shoot his signature fire balls and comes wearing a cape that can deflect projectile directed towards him. Mario is not that lightweight compared to other lightweight characters, which makes it easier to not get knocked out too far off the stage.

On the other hand there is Kirby who is lightweight and floaty, which makes it easy for him to get back on stage once pushed off. This makes Kirby ideal for beginners, who might struggle with the movement mechanics of the game. The only downside of playing with Kirby is that he does not have range in his attacks, which can force you to get close to opponents and potentially be an easy target.

Once you get better with Mario and Kirby, you can chose Pikachu or Link as you progress. Though tricky to master, once you get used to them, you can deal a decent amount of damage with these characters.

Tips and Tricks

  • Training plays a big role in better understanding your playable character of choice. It is a good idea to experiment with different available characters, and understand their abilities and attacks and how you can counter an opponent’s attacks.
  • Learn basic movements, and understand where your aerial attacks can land. Missing attacks can also make you lose the opportunity to complete combos, or lose the chance to perform a knockout.
  • Don’t just mash buttons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters come with a lot of special moves and attacks that you should master or be aware of to say the least. Even if you take a heavy character, just pressing one attack button can leave you vulnerable and open to opponent’s attacks and combos.
  • Understand what makes you win a round. In the game, you get points for knocking your opponent of the stage, but when you deal enough damage to your opponents as possible, their percentage bar goes up which in turn increases your chances to gain points. The winner is the person with the most points.

Read more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guides:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Items Guide
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – How to Unlock Characters Quickly

This concludes our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Beginners Guide. Feel free to comment below.

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An ardent lover for first-person shooter games, Salik has been part of GamesHedge all through its journey. His love for competitive gaming started with Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, and now can be seen lurking in Valorant and Rainbow Six: Siege.

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