Date: 4:35 PM 5/18/99 Author: Pretty in Pink <email@example.com> Title: Super Smash Brothers: Captain Falcon FAQ Version: 1.0 Contents -------- -Version -General Information -Getting Captain Falcon -Move List -Tactics -With Captain Falcon -Against Captain Falcon -Character vs. Character Comparison -Legal -Credits Version ------- 1.0: Yaay! The first one! General Information ------------------- Captain Falcon has to be one of the most under-appreciated characters in SSB. Most players definetely prefer someone like Link, or Mario, because they're easy to learn. If you're going to start with Captain Falcon, give him some time It will eventually pay off when you beat your friends into a bloody pulp! Falcon is much more of an in-close fighter, as opposed to someone Samus who can perform hit-and-run missions. Most of his moves require good timing to work, or else you'll leave yourself wide open to be juggled relentlessly. Getting Captain Falcon ---------------------- Captain Falcon is one of the 4 hidden characters, but he's not really hard to get. Just beat the game in twenty minutes or less. I suggest going the cheezy route if you are having problems. DK is a very good candidate for this position. Just lure your opponent off to the side of the arena, then grab him and jump off. You'll probably lose a life, but you'll usually beat your opponent in twenty seconds or less. For the teams, where this won't work very well, just hit them. It's ridiculous how easily the team members will go flying with one little hit! Move List --------- Legend: / You can just hold the analog stick in that direction for the move to work + You have to move the analog stick AT THE SAME TIME as you press the button A BUTTON MOVES A- Just your ordinary punch. Use it three times in a row quickly and you'll get a kick to the chest as well. Up/A- An upwars kick that will hit twice (usually) with the second hit being stronger than the first. Down/A- A kick in the shins. Forward/A- A decently ranged kick that can be directed up or down. A (over and over)- Many quick punches. Up+A- A short ranged uppercut. Don't bothers using it. Down+A- A leg sweep that will hit on both sides. Forward+A- A strong kick that will really send opponents flying. Abuse this one to its fullest extent! It's fast, it's powerful, and most of all, opponents will never see it coming. A BUTTON MOVES (IN AIR) A- A simple forward kick. Forward/A- A forward kick with more range, and if you hold it down long enough, it will be a two kick combo. Back/A- A short kick behind. Up/A- A spinning kick that can't be beaten when it comes to juggling people. It goes up and around. Down/A- Foot stomp B BUTTON MOVES *These all work in the air, too* B- Falcon Punch. It takes a while from the time you press the B button to the time it connects. If it connects, anyone over 75% will most likely fly off. Best used when an opponent is busy with something else, like picking up a box. Also great when an opponent is climbing back up onto the platform. THE BEST weapon against DK. Down/B- Falcon Kick. The workhorse of your arsenal. This will zip you across the playing field, slamming you into any unsuspecting bystander. It also works in midair, but it's a little difficult to connect with it. Up/B- Chest Flip. Use this when you're right up against someone. You'll grab them, and then flip them away. Works wonders in midair, as long as you don't fall. Use it to deliver the final blow to someone when they're in air, or above you. THROWS R- Falcon slams his target into the ground. It doesn't have much range, though. Back/R- A much better throw. Falcon kicks his target in the chest while holding them, usally with a lot of range. This one goes a lot more horizontal than the previous one. Tactics ------- WITH FALCON Falcon's greatest strength lies in his ability to deliver very strong blows. Nearly every one of his moves are power hits! You'll be using his flaming kick (Forward+A) a lot if you want to win. Definetely rely more on the A button attacks, because his others are quite slow. Those are best used when the opponent is busy. Falcon also has mindblowing speed when he's dashing, so you can scoot out of trouble whenever it arises. A good tactic to use with Falcon is to run away, and then either Falcon Kick, or dash punch. Falcon is a great one-on-one fighter. His moves will easily overpower anybody. His upper kick, for example, can break someone's shield in about 3 full hits. This will leave them open for a Falcon Punch. Another good (but cheap) tactic of Falcon's is to hit an opponent up, then keep slamming them with flying roundhouses (Jump Up/A). This will keep them up for a while, especially after four or five, giving you enough time to set up a Falcon Punch. The cheapest tactic of them all is to sit on the edge of ledge someone is about to land on and keep the quick punches going. This works very well, especially if they've already wasted their air jumps. AGAINST FALCON Two words: STAY AWAY!! Falcon is much too fast to be dealt with by any one person up close, but his lack of a projectile will make him an easy target if you stay clear. Even Link will be able to keep Falcon at bay, because of his superior range. Another way to deal with Falcon is to get up in the air and harass him with thing like Kirby's Rock. Falcon isn't that great when he's trying to defend an air attack on the ground. Yet another way to neutralize Falcon is to trick him into using any of his B button attacks. He leaves himself wide open after every one, which is the perfect time for a counterattack. Groups are also a massive weakness of Falcon's. Gang up on him, and he will be defeated. With only one area attack (Down+B), a group could easily take him. Character vs. Character comparison ---------------------------------- Here's a quick rundown of who Falcon is effective against. WILL EASILY BEAT Yoshi Kirby (In a covered level like Dream Land) Jigglypuff Donkey Kong OKAY AGAINST Link Captain Falcon Ness Mario Luigi Pikachu WATCH OUT FOR Samus Fox Legal ----- This document may not be used in any way, shape or form without my consent. Copyright 1999 Brian Farley Contact ------- Please feel free to contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions, comments, or things to add. Credits ------- Thanks to HAL and Nintendo for creating this wonderful game.