A Super Smash Bros player recently pulled off a combo that absolutely has to be seen to be believed, and it was all with a little help from their feet.
It all went down at Super Smash Con 2023, which took place earlier this weekend. Huntsman, who is one of Smash Bros 64’s top Fox players, managed to earn a perfect score during the Smash Bros 64 combo contest using Yoshi, Samus, and his toes.
— Super Smash Con (@SuperSmashCon) August 11, 2023
Here’s a description of how it all went down, with an assist from our resident fighting game expert Mitchell Saltzman.
1. The first thing he does is plant three proximity mines on the right side of the stage — two on the green structure, one on the bottom left of the platform.
2. Next, Huntsman spawns a fan. The juggle combo he uses looks like a forward + air, an up tilt, two up airs with fast falls, a back air, and a neutral air. After that, he throws the fan at the target.
3. Huntsman then catches them in the air with a forward + air spike, which sends them down on the first proximity mine and launches them into the second proximity mine. While all of this is happening, he lands on a platform and perfectly times a throw to catch them as they bounce off the green structure.
4. As soon as the throw lands, he uses his foot to cause Samus to double-jump and fire her charged shot
5. Finally, he perfectly times the release of the throw and quickly slows down the time in training mode to 1/4, and heads over to the commentary table to watch as the charge shot seems to miss, but actually hits as they start to fall back down
It’s an astounding combo; one that takes place in the oldest and most venerable entry in the Super Smash Bros series. It’s been almost 25 years since the original game was first released, but Smash Bros 64 definitely still has some life in it.
📺 https://t.co/l1MDXZKsXc pic.twitter.com/Zm2GMHiG4G
— Super Smash Con (@SuperSmashCon) August 10, 2023
That wasn’t the only combo, either. In another video, Huntsman is shown pulling off a similar feat with Ness, then celebrating semi-barefoot.
Huntsman tweeted a photo of himself raising a trophy after the event, writing, “I freaking did it. I won the Combo Contest. Gosh dang it I love this game!!!!!”
I freaking did it. I won the Combo Contest. Gosh dang it I love this game!!!!! pic.twitter.com/qhWoZUphnq
— Huntsman (@Huntsman_Fox) August 11, 2023
Congrats to Huntsman on their amazing achievement in Super Smash Bros. For more accomplishments like it, check out our profile of the Elden Ring player who simultaneously beat two Malenia’s using a DDR pad (seriously!) and more.
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