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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Havent posted in a while so here is a quick tip on getting better. As you get more competitive, the game starts to revolve around aerial attacks. This is due to their quick attack power, and their combo ability.

Short hopping (SH) allows you to perform aerials close to the ground and hit the opponent and land faster.
By mastering your short hops and using more aerials, you will get better.

More to come soon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting better

This is a basic description of how to reach professional melee level. Its nice that tech skill is first, as you can practice that by yourself. For me game sense has come from watching too many matches and playing a lot.

Happy smashing!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Melee basics

Basically this series will take any nub to the next level.
Link to the other vids in the series from here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The usefulness of a wave dash

Ive been teaching some underclassmen how to play smash, and every single one of them has asked what the usefulness of wave dashing is. I thought of some reasons.

1. fluidity and more control over movement. The wave dash adds another dimension to the movement possible in this game, by adding instant direction and velocity changes to the dash and walk. Instead of dash dancing the whole time, the movement appears to be more random increasing its potential.

2. The direction change can be used to fake out opponents. Wave dashing backwards in an approach is an easy bait to open up the opponent. One can also stand in front of a person getting up, wave dash backward to avoid the get up attack, and then rush forward to attack.

3. It allows you to do any aerial, smash or tilt much faster. If a player waits till a  regular dash stops to do anything, there will be more lag, which means more opportunity to be punished. A wave dash can be performed at anytime during a dash, and wave dashing has much less lag than the end of a regular dash. Most moves can then be performed very quickly after the wavedash.

Those are a few reasons that I have come up with.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011