Basically a recap will be posting everything I worked on for Smash here from where I started and finished around 200 pages over almost 6 years it probably strunk or grew I'm not sure now I just need to Advertise see how far this can go but this is far from a joke I took this very seriously to the point I got Insomnia and still do but is much more severe now. Originally posted 10/02/2019
Whether I do balancing for Smash Ultimate will vary on my results here and I really don't like the idea of going through all of Smash's characters AGAIN if I did it would be the new and returning characters I really missed Snake he was my original secondary to R.O.B plus I miss his sleeper throw just lays them down gently. I jjust got Ultimate on Halloween it's basically Smash 4 everything is about the same so everything here can carry over they actually used alot of the changes I made here but a big change is just how much faster it is and you only have 1 air dodge but can now be used in directions which is a game changer to escape combos. They changed some attacks or animations very slightly but they did add and remove things which are both good and bad. I didn't realize just how much of an impact (Rage) was heavyweights can survive near 200% now. You can finally obtain Final Smashes without a Smash Ball but (Power Shielding) which is now called a "Parry" is even worse shields are the strongest they've ever been now although there seems to be actual shield push in this game vs Smash 4 more attacks are safe on shields.
They fixed moves using soloutions I never would have thought of like most Wind Attacks do not push but have the same type of hit box, Mr. Game & Watch got a major overhaul and most characters just look better. They finally did what I basically did in (Character Balancing) combining Customs into 1 move so they are now complete and not being held back to create a cloned custom if it's not an Up Special it's new move or bust or your going to have that problem. They made stupid moves with more ranged grabs or passive aerial grabs that wasn't ranged.
They completely shredded Custom Moves and just made characters to combine existing ones into 1 like Chrom being Roy via "Echo Fighters" they still have some clones there and old clones coming back. They tried to remove Combo Characters in Smash 4 but in Ultimate, Pokemon Trainer couldn't exist like that I guess. I would of separated all of them and gave them each a unique trainer that personality suits their Pokemon it's not fair being able to have 3 movesets and being able to literally swap stats at will. I don't follow Pokemon but maybe use the popular Pokemon Gym Leaders? Should be able to get a male and female version for each could even chain for example Fire Type Gym Leaders from some of the games. The last thing I hate is Burial Throws or easy to bury Special Moves their just cheap and they removed knockback reduction on buried opponents which was just stupid. In short every Smash game they zero in on 3 to 5 characters while leaving others behind that is not how you balance a game playing favorites is just a bad state of mind. I like Bowser alot he is one of my favorite all time Characters every game they have been improving him and now he is really strong plus no rage he can survive near 200% and deals alot of damage he is not perfect yet but at the same time I wish they helped other characters out more than just a popularity contest. And old Ganon was just removed for no reason could they not Echo him or something?
Anyway back to my Blueprints they are really deep and detailed only those that know Smash would understand really take your pick it's all here but everything is all around 10 to 20+ pages except (Menu Options).
The main reason I even started this. Smash to me is the All Star game but they aren't invited, Why can't Black Mage get into Smash with all his history with Nintendo appearing in basically every game and other franchises yet Cloud gets the nod from the 7th game and a lot of these other characters can just pop up out of nowhere like right now Sakurai is blocking any fan feedback since Ultimate's launch and is adding characters that most people have never heard of unless you were a nerd or something. The ones everybody wants are straight up getting ignored. If I make more full character move sets which will probably be from (Honorable Mentions) most likely I will add them here which is unlikely now though the remaining ones are likely to be suited best as an Assist Trophy. I made full movesets with new character designs, Held Moves like Ryu has and a full Custom Moveset aswell. Ruleset I made last I probably should of made first so you would understand better what I'm talking about so I moved it to the top Honorable Mentions are now at the bottom. I may polish my earlier characters not sure but skip to Special Moves to get right to the moveset.
Just stuff outside of the game I would have liked added like Alternate characters which in Ultimate are now called "Echo Fighters", Controls, Minigames, Gamemodes and removing Hazards on transforming stages stay on 1 version the whole game so more stages are playable on the compititive side that type of stuff.
This one was controversial I made the game have more freedom but made things more strict at the same time by adding rules to a game with few boundaries in it which is why alot of stuff can be glitched or it's codename "Tech" I call it cheating. I made the whole thing into 1 but was alot to read for most so I also separated them into 4 parts.
By far the hardest part this probably took up 120 of the pages up to do I did them 5 each part clones counted as the same character though and I had to think of every scenario to use the right fix for both casual aka normal and competitive. Every character has atleast 20 moves 10 parts to this one I will label who is in each part and they are all in order. First ones are on their own nobody else from their franchise so I did them first and the last part has an extra since it was the Finale. I will admit since theres a new Smash game out this is outdated since most characters got buffed but there are a few like Rosalina I kinda reworked and improved their custom moves.
Part 1 R.O.B, Pac-Man, Villager, Little Mac and Duckhunt
Part 2 Sonic, Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon, Megaman and Mr. Game & Watch
Part 3 Olimar, Shulk, Ryu, Cloud and Bayonetta
Part 4 Mii's Gunner, Swordfighter, Brawler, Palutena and Pit
Part 5 Kirby, Metaknight, King Dedede, Bowser, Bowser. Jr
Part 6 Peach, Luigi/Dr. Mario/Mario, Wario and Rosalina & Luma
Part 7 Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Lucario and Charizard
Part 8 Greninja, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Mewtwo and Fox/Falco
Part 9 Link/Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Samus
Part 10 Zero Suit Samus, Ness/Lucas, Marth/Lucina/Roy, Ike, Robin and Corrin.
That about wraps it up hopefully all of this didn't go to waste it's still very useful. I'll still be trying to push this but this chapter is basically closed.