We're always cautious not to label characters as "Overpowered" when they've been with us for less than 24 hours. That's not what we're doing. Steve has been a well-rounded technical fighter and is an utter blast to play around with...but his side special can be positively deadly.
On paper it isn't too different to Bowser Jr's, both see the player taking out anyone in their path as they zoom off. The difference is Steve can hop out of his cart and turn it into a portable grabbing machine, leaving players vulnerable until they wiggle their way out. This may not be too intimidating when on secure land but if you're able to catch someone near a stage's edge it can spell their doom, especially if they're at a high percentage or have a poor vertical recovery.
In the video above we captured our numerous attempts at this low effort KO with real players online. Not many seemed privy to the abilities of this move so perhaps its success rate will diminish in the coming weeks, however in our testing we were able to take out characters such as Little Mac at only 65% which will likely leave everlasting impacts (unless patches have anything to see about it).
Have you been using this move or found yourselves on the receiving of it? Let us know down below!
I wouldn't call it "cheap", I would just say that people haven't learned to avoid it. People also don't know how to mash. It's still a really good move though.
if you die to Minecraft steve's side B, its the equivalent of an SD, and you deserve it
Right now, the glitch that makes the opponent fall through the ground if they strike two of Steve's blocks at once is the bigger issue to deal with. https://youtu.be/NtOSEo_Mhhk
Hate to be this guy but git gud. People are not used to him. Everytime a new fighter comes out we go thru this
Notice how every fighter that is a victim of the side-b in that video has a bad recovery or is at a high percent. I wouldn’t call that cheap.
It isn’t Smash without a new character having a ‘cheap’ move that within 2 weeks will kill literally nobody unless you make a clear and visible error.
Remember when people were saying that K Rool's super armor and Inkling's side b were overpowered? Pepperidge Farm remembers...
@ToadBrigade some are around the 40% and 60%. And its almost an instant KO in side stages, even if the player is far away.
@BadlyDrawnDedede Inkling CPU's tend to spam side-b's though, a real pain in the arse but nothing we can't handle.
Not to be rude bur nobody called pikachu fair cheap all I can say is get gud.
@BadlyDrawnDedede lol, yes we've learned to work around them but ngl those both are annoying still
"[I]n our testing we were able to take out characters such as Little Mac at only 65%."
So, in other words, you were able to KO Little Mac at the typical percent for KO'ing Little Mac.
Yeah. We noticed the cheapness in my house. If you stay in the minecart, you can hit like a boss. Try it on the F-Zero side scroller (big blue?). Fun tip: DO NOT GIVE STEVE TIME TO MINE.
So strange to hear Jon's voice in a Nintendo Life video.
This side special looks like it can be avoided without have pro-like reflexes
@Snatcher I think Pikachu's fair being easier to land all the hits in this patch might actually be a nerf, since the last hit will make it easier to get out of combos. It'll still kill off stage tho. Pikachu is broken :/
Yoshi standing next to the ledge is dropping this out of his butt.
If u have drift, for your own sanity dont play steve. If you try to mine you will up b and you will be punished. I have punished and have been punished multiple times. But then I updated my controllers.
All I see from the video is just a bunch of clips compiled together of people who aren't familiar with the match up, including the side special.
While I see it as a good move I can think of other moves that are far more "cheap".
And last of all online doesn't mean anything.
Watched the video. This is nothing but cheesing on bad players and abusing walk-offs. Sorry, but this is clickbait.
Sounds lame. Glad I don’t play smash anymore.
I'm back because I wanted to say the villager can't pick up Steve's blocks, which is too bad.
At what percent does fs kill
Has anyone seen Steve's...um....victory pose
@PaisanoJake agreed just mash and your fine until like 180 percent
There's just enough of this kind of crap in this otherwise wonderful game that makes me not play it. Hero's abilitys sucked out for me and I havent really been back much. This kind of thing is intentional for kids playing to have an easy garbo move.
Ironically enough, playing with items, Assist Trophies, and Assist Pokémon turned on would train you on how to deal with this. If you can mash out of Kapp'n's bus or Boss Galaga's tractor beam, you can deal with Steve's Side Special as they're functionally the same thing.
@PoopScoop I've never thought GX's content to be clickbait-y. I think a lot of their video titles are tongue-in-cheek, so they might sound like clickbait if you don't take them that way.
I enjoyed Jon's content at GX, too, so I hope this is a one-off.
ive learned to stop shielding against the minecart since it still grabs you. now i just jump over it
To be fair, it's not hard to do it to another Steve since that up-special is truly awful. It's so bad for recovery if you're too far below the stage. Almost all of these characters in this video have poor jumping making them easy targets for this move tbh
@Narrator1 To be fair, Boss Galaga doesn't require you to recover to the stage after you mash your way out of it, nor it so deadly on side stages.
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