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Wolf ap­peared in Brawl and promptly dis­ap­peared from Smash 4, pos­si­bly be­cause three sim­i­lar Star Fox char­ac­ters seemed like too many (Fire Em­blem didn’t get the memo, bless ‘em). Wolf was one of the harder char­ac­ters to un­lock in Brawl, so if you (like me) aban­doned the game quickly it’s pos­si­ble that you never got a chance to test him out. Al­though gen­er­ally con­sid­ered a midtier fighter thanks to some poor re­cov­ery op­tions, he’s al­ways been a pow­er­ful fighter if used prop­erly. His moveset is es­sen­tially the same as Fox and Falco’s, but his main qual­ity is the de­cep­tive range of his at­tacks. Wolf’s a bit heav­ier than his Star Fox brethren, but his at­tacks hit fast and hard. In Ul­ti­mate, he’s re­ceiv­ing a few mi­nor tweaks – better com­bos, some range ad­just­ments – but not, it seems, a rad­i­cal shift.

One of the rea­sons why Su­per Smash Bros Brawl never re­ally took oˆ as a com­pet­i­tive game is be­cause, hon­estly, it’s not that in­ter­est­ing to watch – it’s a bit too slow and floaty. In this fight, though, you can see how hard he is to land a hit on if he’s in the hands of a good player. His range al­lows Seag­ull – one of the top Wolf play­ers in the world – to sneak in a lot of hits. The com­men­ta­tors de­scribe Wolf as “the best bad char­ac­ter or the worst good char­ac­ter”, de­pend­ing on your per­spec­tive: in Ul­ti­mate, hope­fully his claws have sharp­ened fur­ther.

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