Friday (Least) Favorites: Super Smash Bros Stages

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday, everyone!

The Internet nearly lost its mind when Nintendo announced Smash 5 for the Switch recently. Since then, there’s been plenty of speculation about characters, stages, and assist trophies that will be in the next installment of the series. This is a list of stages that I will be happy not to see again.


WarioWare, Inc.

Aside from the fact that I am not a fan of the WarioWare games in general, this stage was not a favorite a mine due to the microgames. I understand they’re supposed to be distracting, but I am not interested in trying to “win” a microgame when I want to focus on the fight.


I disliked how small this stage seemed. It appeared to be too busy with the city-like setting, with not much room to perform many combos when trying to fight your opponents.

Rumble Falls

Rumble Falls was the type of stage that moved vertically, forcing the players to keep up with the scrolling while also trying to focus on fighting the other players. I would much rather end up losing lives due to my opponents instead of missing small ledges and falling behind the scrolling platforms.

What are your least favorite Super Smash Bros. stages?

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Holiday Cheer

Double Jump Kris MiiChristmas is less than a week! Are you all ready for it?

Whether you are or not, be sure to spread goodwill and cheer to everyone! Keep the spirit alive and have a wonderful week!

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I would spread a little cheer. Recently I read an article about a Best Buy store in New York spreading their own good karma with video games.

The store had a regular customer, a young teen who often stopped by after school to play video games on their display screens, most notably Super Smash Bros. Wii U. After seeing how often the teenager came into the store to play the demo, the Best Buy employees pooled their own money together to give the teen his own video game console, an “early Christmas present,” as one of the employees told the teen.

Not only did they gift the teen with a Wii U — a $300 value at their store — but they also got him his own copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, seeing as it was his favorite to play whenever he visited the store.

Considering the time of year and the less-than-ideal happenings around the world, I thought it would be nice to share this feel-good story of people doing something for others just because they can. Please feel free share your own feel-good stories!


Friday Favorites: Smash Characters

Double Jump Kris MiiHello everyone! Here on Friday, I’m going to wrap up this week on Double Jump with a list of my favorite Super Smash Bros. characters!

Rachel posted her top five early this week and, upon creating my own list, I realized how different our play styles were. She prefers characters that are more strength-based with powerful moves, while my list favors characters that are speedy and hard to hit. Which style do you prefer?


Marth, along with Roy, in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the GameCube was my first introduction to the Fire Emblem franchise. It was because of those characters that I sought out and bought Sacred Stones before being hooked completely on the franchise. Although Roy is awesome, I always preferred Marth due to being just a bit faster.


Ever since Zelda became an option in the Smash Bros. franchise, I’ve always enjoyed using her, more so because she could also transform into Sheik. You essentially had two characters in one, able to switch between whoever was better suited to defeating your opponents. Zelda’s fantastic and powerful magic-based moves, although with the fact that she’s another female contender, has made her one of my favorites.


A new fighter to the franchise, Greninja is one of the final forms of the newest starter Pokemon from X and Y. Greninja was drafted to the Smash Bros. franchise before the Kalos region games were published, and the ninja-like Pokemon is a great addition to the roster! His moves are unique and fun, especially his Water Shuriken and Shadow Sneak.


Robin quickly became another of my favorites for the new Wii U installment of Smash. Having the unique ability to use both swords and magic makes him/her a versatile character, and tons of fun to use. He/she may not be the fastest on the battlefield, but if you plan out the right moves, you can definitely become the victor with Robin.


Sheik has been my favorite character since Ocarina of Time. A mysterious, ninja-like character with some mean harp skills to boot, Sheik being a playable character in the Smash Bros. franchise was totally exciting to me! Now that Sheik is a separate character from Zelda, Sheik has been my number one partner in Smash fights with all the speed and skill that makes Sheik a top contender.

Now if only we could get Geno on the roster…




Top 5 Super Smash Bros. Characters To Play

Rachel Mii Double JumpHi guys!

The kids I babysit for just got a Wii U about a month ago. They got Super Smash Bros. Wii U to go along with it.

I haven’t played the game in a while, but I’ve realized that I’ve branched out more with the characters this time around. I used to play solely as one character.

Here are my top 5 characters to play in the game.

5. Shulk

Though I’m not very good at him, I love playing as Shulk mostly because of his sword. I don’t really know why I decided to play as him into the first place, but I’ve gotten used to him, even if he isn’t my favorite.

4. Wii Fit Trainer

She’s fast and has some pretty cool, unique moves. I can just button-mash with her and still get a win. Though, I’m sure I button-mash with all the characters.

3. Charizard

He’s slow, but extremely powerful. I absolutely love his flame charge attack, even if he damages himself. But his head smash is pretty heavy in itself.

2. Link

I just discovered how well I do with Link the other day. I used to play as Young Link in the previous games and then Toon Link. However, I did play as adult Link here and there. This particular adult Link is quick and has a great range of attacks. I love the way he moves. He kind of just flows on stage.

1. Zelda

I’ve always played as Zelda for as long as I can remember. I don’t necessarily button-mash with her. I actually plan out my moves and attacks. Zelda isn’t a quick character, but she’s not slow like Charizard either. I can easily keep track of where I am on the stage and she has great range.

Who are your favorite characters to play as?