Squad Strike

Squad Strike is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the absurd mountain of content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For those who have never investigated the game outside of three-stock fights, Squad Strike opposes standard fights where you pick one character and stick with them, instead having players pick a team of three or five characters to play a round with. It introduces exciting variety to fights, creates all sorts of unpredictable match-ups, and is a fantastic way to enjoy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s giant roster. Anyone who has experienced Squad Strike firsthand knows exactly what I’m talking about, and if you have been neglecting it, it is seriously worth your time. For those who have spent some time in Squad Strike, though, I’d like to ask: Who makes your five man lineup?

I’ve changed my team up a whole bunch since the game initially came out, but right now, I run with Cloud, Ness, Marth, Joker, and King K. Rool. Cloud is my main, Marth and Joker are speedy and deliberate powerhouses, and Ness and K. Rool are deadly once you chain a few shots together. To keep things fresh, I’ll occasionally mix in other Fire Emblem characters, Ridley, Hero, and a few others. I am always experimenting with new fighters as well — most recently, I gave up on adding Pikachu to the squad after we failed to gel.

Who makes up your Squad Strike team? Do you go with your five strongest fighters, or do you keep a theme? What do you think of the mode in general? For me, Squad Strike has been a game-changer for my Super Smash Bros. experience, finally making something compelling enough to pull my friends and me away from Super Smash Bros. Melee for good.

Andrew Rockett
Reviews Editor at Nintendo Enthusiast. I am a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to watch me tweet about the many old games I love to spend time with.

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