|New Alternate Forms!|| |
Introducing: Alternate Playstyles!
You can now choose to play as Lucario without the Aura system! This version of Lucario will have consistent power regardless of his percent and stock deficits, making him a more consistent character!
Have a lead? You've still got your strength!
Marth gets the treatment as well! Prefer Lucina's lack of a tipper mechanic? Now you can play Marth this way in SSB Crusade!
Hit the opponent in close? It's still powerful!
This version of Marth has hits powered between the normal mid-blade and tipper strengths, with knockback angles following normal mid-blade angles. One exception, his down air, will be a meteor when playing as Spread Marth. Try out this alt for a more beginner-friendly and consistent experience!
You can even play as a solo Ice Climber! When played alone, the Climber will have increased damage output, combo potential (especially off throws), and kill power, making your Climber a formidable foe even without their teammate!
Prefer to play as Nana? We've got you covered, check out the names on the HUD! Nana and Popo will play almost identically, with the only difference being Nana's lighter weight.
We've also buffed the solo Climber's special moves to help stand a fighting chance alone. Neutral Special for example has reduced ending lag, allowing a faster rate of fire and a projectile that can be combo'd off of!
Down Special will not be escapable once an opponent is caught, and the final hit of the blizzard will pull them inward for a combo followup!
Wondering how you will recover without your partner to Belay? The bird has got your back in this new Solo Climber exclusive Up Special!
What new forms would you like to see in v0.9.1? Let us know!
We have noticed some confusion lately as to the nature of alternate playstyles, what qualifies, what does not, and the difference between them and character alternates. To clarify, an alternate playstyle is a change to the programming and mechanics of a character to alter the way that character plays, without creating a new character or moveset or any new sprites. New sprites and movesets are required for alternate Characters such as Evil Ryu and Pichu, and as such they involve the same workload as entirely new characters. Alternate playstyles have a fraction of that workload involved, expanding the replay value and variety of the game without delaying its release.
What qualifies as an alternate playstyle:
- Changed mechanics (Lucario without aura)
- Changed playstyle (Marth without tippers)
- Minor moveset changes (Smash 4 B moves, Crusade B moves, Melee A moves)
What does not qualify:
- Entirely new characters based on the same core character (Paper Mario, Mega Man X)
- Completely new movesets (Including A moves and B moves)
Have an idea for an alternate? Let us know in the comments below!
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