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SSBB updates 43-47

SSBB updates 43-47

by Bradley DeLorenzoJuly 28, 2007

So what news did we get from the dojo this week?

A Veteran fighter…



Yoshi’s back and bursting with personality! He can launch consecutive attacks and even smack around enemies below him mid-flight.

Among other things, he can now use his up special move, the Egg Toss, to increase the distance of his jump. That’s enough to earn him a hearty welcome, isn’t it?

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A Stage that we saw from the E3 trailer…


Behold the Kid Icarus stage! You can go ahead and call it Pit’s home turf if you like.

From a distance you can see the temple and its surroundings.
The floor’s crumbling construction makes it easy to shatter…
It feels great to break it!

Not having a floor does increase the danger factor, though. Why? Because it’s a long way down, that’s why!
Look out below!

Mastering this element is one key to gaining the upper hand. The floor quickly regenerates, so it’s important to keep your eyes on it.

An assist trophy…

Knuckle Joe


When talking about the guaranteed hard hitter of Kirby’s world, you’ve got to say something about his fists!

A storm of Vulcan Jabs rain down, and then Knuckle Joe can finish his foes off with one of the following two special moves!
Smash Punch!
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                                                                                 Rising Break!

An Ice climbers type DK stage…

Rumble Falls


This stage is based on the look and feel of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, which was played using the DK Bongos.

The key here is to keep climbing up and up.

The tropical setting is quite nice.

The screen slowly scrolls upward, so if you don’t want to get left behind, you’d better get to climbing. Oh, and don’t forget to pummel your opponents on the way.

You’re climbing up, but the water keeps flowing
down, down, down.

The screen’s constantly changing, so it’s fun just to watch, too.

The top of the waterfall isn’t the top! Keep climbing!

Hey! What’s at the top? Huh?

Hmm…I wonder…

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And a new technique…

Footstool Jump

What the heck is a Footstool Jump?!

Well, it’s a cool technique. Basically, you step on your opponent and jump off!

That’s it!


Jump! Now press the jump button with perfect timing…




And then you jummmmmmmmp!

Using your enemy’s spine like a spring to launch you into the air
is pretty fun.

What? You say it doesn’t have much strategic value?

No, no, no. That’s hardly the case.


You can use it to perform Meteor Smashes! Incredible!

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