Nickelodeon All-Star ControversyThe first tournaments are being thrown together, and the organizers have already decided that one of the game’s characters is not suitable for competitive play. Michelangelo, One of the Games teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles representative, done Banned from an upcoming tournament Thanks to one of the most outrageous moves in a fighting game at the moment.
Really excited to help with $10k Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Tournament @supersmashcon this weekend. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the rules!
– 3 stocks / 6 minutes
– 3 neutrals, 1 CP
– 1 restriction, no DSR
– Michelangelo is banned
– Indefinite jab locks are prohibited pic.twitter.com/1FbBm9c0Sq
— Michael Brancato (@NintendudeSSB) 14 October 2021
As a stage fighter, getting the players off the stage is a victory for the players. But, what if a character is able to avoid being hit altogether? That’s what a trick from Michelangelo allowed him to do. The trick, his down special, is the cancelable jump. Simply put, this means that players can end the move at any time by simply jumping. Usually, this won’t be a big problem. What breaks this move completely is that it can still be canceled when players have no more jumps to use, essentially giving them an infinite jump.
By making as many jumps as they want, players can avoid fighting altogether by jumping offstage continuously and going out of range of their opponent. In a casual setting that doesn’t matter, but for the organizers running Super Smash Con Nickelodeon All-Star controversy The tournament, which has a $10,000 prize pool, is a big deal. As a result, Michelangelo is banned from the tournament. For any fan of competitive Smash, this story should sound familiar to Meta Knight’s removal. Controversy Tournament. Thankfully, Michelangelo’s ban came rather quickly, years after the game’s launch.
A patch has been released for the game that addresses Michelangelo’s Infinite Leaps, though it hasn’t arrived on the Switch version of the game yet. And, naturally, the tournament is being run using Nintendo’s smaller consoles rather than the much larger PlayStation or Xbox consoles.