A Review Of The Best Super Smash Flash 2 Characters
There are so many Super Smash Flash 2 characters to choose from that it can be difficult deciding which to play with. In order to help you judge which is the best, this review will take the top twenty characters – as rated by the game’s official tier list – and assess their position based on their beneficial skills and weak attributes.
#20 – Yoshi
Poor Yoshi is one of those loveable characters that we all enjoy playing with until it comes down to serious battle. He is a playable newcomer rated at heavy-light and it is not hard to see why he us ranked right at the bottom of this list because his general performance in all aspects of gameplay is sub-par with few redeeming features.
#19 – Sonic
Sonic is an example of a well-loved character and playable veteran than his seen their ranking plummet dramatically because changes to the game. While his speed and techniques remain strong, his range low priorities and lack of a projectile mean he deserves his low ranking.
#18 – Link
Considering this character’s traits and reputation you would probably expect Link to rank much higher in this game but despite some character improvements compared to previous games he is still trailing behind most other characters in terms of skills and attributes.
#17 – Megaman
Megaman is another mediocre, heavyweight character with as many strengths in his arsenal as weaknesses – in fact the most interesting thing about his inclusion in this title is the reversion to the classic blue look.
#16 – Tails
Like Sonic, Tails has also slipped in the ratings compared to other, improved characters. This veteran’s light weight works in his favor because of his speed, recovery and finishing but the reliability of his attacks and combos means his is less desirable than other options.
#15 – Black Mage
This newcomer from the Final Fantasy universe is unlockable in the v0.7 game as another lightweight character but ranks rather poorly considering his skill set. There are definite flaws to this character, such as poor range and lack of projectile, but his finishes, aerial moves and speed work in his favour.
#13 – Lloyd and Peach
For some reason Lloyd and Peach share a rank and cannot be separated on their strengths as a character. Both characters are middle-lightweights and it is nice to see a female character of this nature represented so highly on the list. Peach has seen many improvements in this game – although there are limitations to her attacks and range – while Lloyd’s range and tactics are great but his KO and projectile reliability leave a lot to be desired.
#12 – Goku
This middle-heavyweight newcomer is the only addition from the Dragonball universe and he ranks nicely in the middle of this list despite his weakened characteristics from other games. His strengths are his attacks, tactics and fantastic down aerial move.
#11 – Manu
This middleweight veteran of the game has seen a rise in his official ranking with this edition because he provides a generally good, balanced performance with good recovery and speed. His only problems are his KOs and vulnerability.
#10 – Donkey Kong
DK is another old favourite from the golden days of Nintendo that players are attracted to for his character traits and weight. The heaviest by far, Donkey Kong is a little limited by his size and speed – hence his position in the chart – but he does offer a range of useful skills continued from the Smash Bros games.
#9 – Captain Falco
Falco, a character that becomes unlockable in v0.8, is the second heaviest character in the series and ranks surprisingly highly in the listings considering the number of pros and cons to his gameplay. He is great when it comes to combos and very difficult to KO, however his attacks are awkward and his recovery is limited.
#8 – Kirby
You have to either love or hate Kirby as a character but he is an underestimated opponent in these games and deserves his place in the top 10. His lightweight status may be his shortcoming but his aerial and KO moves are great and he is very difficult to combo against.
#7 – Pikachu
The only Pokémon character currently available, this lightweight veteran makes up for his lack of weight and range with fantastic speed, and a projectile that many other characters cannot match
#6 – Fox
Fox McCloud is another playable veteran that is bringing their Smash Bros moves to this title and deserves their place in the top 10. Fox’s strengths are his range, speed, combos and finishes and he is only let down by his falling speed and lack of a projectile.
#5 – Naruto
Naruto is another middleweight character that has seen some significant improvements through the changes in this game. His new moves and combos are certainly stronger, earning him such a high ranking but he is a little let down by his follow ups and range.
#4 – Sora
Sora is a playable newcomer from the Kingdom Hearts series that ranks highly for their lightweight status and unfamiliarity. A fantastic all-rounder, Sora combines combos range and techniques to become an ideal character choice with finishing being their only downfall.
#3 – Khigo
Another example of a less familiar and universally loved character ranking highly in the game, Khigo is another great choice. This middle heavyweight newcomer may have a fast falling speed and poor recovery but his range and combos are highly rated and he has the rarity of a beneficial projectile.
#2 – Ness
Never judge a character by their appearance. Ness is a middle-lightweight character with a surprising amount to offer. Every aspect of his gameplay is worthwhile, with all his skills and attributes being beneficial with the exception of his recovery.
#1 – Wario
Finally we come to the number one spot on the official ranking and a surprise winner in the form of Mario’s archenemy Wario. Another middleweight newcomer, Wario has shot up the rankings thanks to the new physics of the games which have helped hone his skills into more effective moves. His combos, tactics and speed are improved and his only weaknesses are his range and lack of a projectile.
This list is just a guide to the best Super Smash Flash 2 characters, and there is no guarantee that all players will find success with the characters in this specific ranking, but hopefully this review gives you an idea of what to expect and who to avoid.