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SMYN Ultimate | Episode 21: Final Smash Direct Analysis

Your weekly weekend podcasting source recaps the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Youko returns with Super and TonyTH to discuss the final Smash Direct and the Ultimate character roster, if we believed in the Box Theory or the Grinch Leak, World of Light’s succession to Subspace Emissary, the Spirits mode’s puzzling presentation, and a question from Dwight about our initial DLC character predictions

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(2:22) FINAL SMASH DIRECT BREAKDOWN
• (8:36) Ken & Incineroar
• (17:52) Character Select Screen
• (19:48) amiibo
• (20:29) Spirits
• (34:02) Online Play
• (43:51) Assist Trophies
• (54:32) Other Features
• (57:39) Options
• (1:01:50) Mii Fighter Costumes
• (1:03:20) DLC
• (1:30:22) Piranha Plant
• (1:35:54) World of Light

(1:46:08) SMASH BLOG UPDATES
• (1:46:24) Zero Suit Samus
• (1:48:02) Living Room
• (1:49:25) Rosalina & Luma
• (1:51:16) Klaptrap
• (1:52:07) Post-Direct Updates
• (1:52:32) Battle! Wild Pokémon
• (1:55:48) Incineroar

(1:10:00) MAILTIME
• (1:10:23) Dwight: “What would you like to see in the first year of post release support for Ultimate? What would be your ideal DLC character and stage list?”

(1:58:05) PLAYING
• (1:58:06) Super: Hollow Knight
• (1:58:21) Youko: Red Dead Redemption II
• (1:58:53) TonyTH: Marvel’s Spider-Man – Black Cat DLC, Deltarune

(1:59:31) OUTRO
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SMYN Ultimate | Final Smash Direct Predictions

Your weekly weekend podcasting source recaps the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Youko returns with Super and TonyTH to discuss 20 Yes/No questions that make up our Final Smash Direct predictions, such as whether or not The Grinch Leak is real, if the stage total will exceed 103, what Spirits mode actually will be, if a Global TestSmash or demo will be announced, and also our Big Boss Predictions before the truth comes out

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(3:16) 20 YES/NO PREDICTIONS
• (3:21) Is the Grinch Leak real?
• (5:25) Will anyone “die,” like Mario and Luigi have, in a character reveal trailer?
• (6:18) After speculation about chairs and couch patterns, will Skull Kid be shown in any fashion – character, assist trophy, boss, etc. – during the Direct?
• (7:05) Will Sakurai or a Treehouse member confirm that as a result of this Direct, we have now seen the full launch character roster?
• (8:47) Will we see an updated banner image that includes all of the revealed characters on the live broadcast by the end of the Treehouse showcase?
• (10:13) Will a stage that has never been seen in a Smash Bros. game be revealed, making the total more than 103?
• (11:51) Will the blurred menu mode, suggested to be called “Spirits,” be a story-based spiritual successor to Subspace Emissary?
• (14:07) Will more than three new boss characters, not seen in any previous Smash Bros. game as bosses, be revealed?
• (15:30) Will a brand new Smash Bros. mode be revealed, other than Spirits?
• (17:07) Will either Smash Run or Smash Tour return?
• (18:04) Will Board the Platforms or a character-specific Break the Targets mode return?
• (19:14) Will the specific terms “For Fun” and “For Glory” be featured as menu selections in a discussion of the online multiplayer mode?
• (20:30) Will Mii fighters with customized costumes be confirmed for online play?
• (21:13) Will we see a new character-specific conversation event, aside from Codec Calls, Palutena’s Guidance, and Star Fox Conversations?
• (22:52) Will we see any evidence that the music library contains more than two Final Fantasy tracks?
• (24:03) Will players be able to change the order of how the character or stage select screens are arranged?
• (25:01) Will we learn what the mystery sprout item is?
• (26:54) Will there be any talk of DLC plans?
• (28:17) Will a Global TestSmash or demo be announced?
• (29:46) Will Sakurai be live in-person on the post-Direct Treehouse broadcast?

(31:37) BIG BOSS PREDICTIONS
• (31:49) Youko: The character/roster results from the Direct will be viewed as better than the Box Theory, but worse than the Grinch Leak. Out of all the non-echo newcomers from the Grinch Leak, Mach Rider has the best chance of being revealed as a playable character. Minecraft’s representation in the game will be shown as Creeper as an Assist Trophy.
• (34:44) Super: Crocomire will be revealed as a boss character
• (35:18) TonyTH: The Grinch Leak is real, but Banjo-Kazooie will be shown at Microsoft’s XO18 event

(36:15) FINAL THOUGHTS

(39:15) OUTRO
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SMYN Ultimate | Episode 20: The Grinch Leak Steals Our Hearts

Your weekly weekend podcasting source recaps the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Youko returns with Super and TonyTH to discuss The Grinch Leak and the return of Smash Bros. speculation, whether or not we believe in the existence of seven new characters, a music update that makes us want more tracks from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Green Hill Zone rounds up this week’s Smash Blog updates, a question from Missingno87 about the legacy of the GameCube controller, and a special Grinchy surprise at the end

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(2:08) RUMOR CENTRAL
• (6:13) The Grinch leak brings speculation back to life

(37:26) SMASH BLOG UPDATES
• (37:50) Luigi
• (44:46) Ditto
• (47:51) Lost Painting
• (50:38) Green Hill Zone
• (53:55) Pac-Man
• (58:17) Nikki

(1:02:00) MAILTIME
• (1:02:25) Missingno87: “Do you think it’s weird that the GameCube only lasted 6 years, but the controller as a Smash controller has lasted 17 years? It makes me think there are kids today that only know this as a smash controller.”

(1:07:02) PLAYING
• (1:07:17) Super: Cave Story+
• (1:07:59) Youko: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (BEATEN)
• (1:08:51) TonyTH: Marvel’s Spider-Man (BEATEN)

(1:11:32) OUTRO
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(1:12:26) EASTER EGG

SMYN Ultimate | Episode 19: Main Menu Theme Revealed

Your weekly weekend podcasting source recaps the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Youko returns with Super and TonyTH to discuss the YouTube reveal of the Smash Bros. Ultimate main theme, publications fudging the numbers with GAME’s character count and Coro-Coro’s stage correction, a music update that brings NieR to Mega Man, Green Greens rounds up this week’s Smash Blog updates, and questions from GoldenSandslash about the art style used in previous Smash Bros. games

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(2:58) TOP SMASH STORIES
• (3:02) Main Menu theme drops – short loop, Nintendo-approved

(6:05) RUMOR CENTRAL
• (6:13) GAME UK claims 71 total characters in product description
• (10:15) Coro-Coro says just kidding, 103 stages

(11:38) SMASH BLOG UPDATES
• (11:54) Shulk
• (15:21) Marshadow
• (18:14) Flash Man Stage
• (20:38) Green Greens
• (24:32) Cloud
• (29:26) Palutena

(33:09) MAILTIME
• (33:33) GoldenSandslash: “Do you prefer the graphical style of Melee, where the characters look like toys, the graphical style of Brawl, where the characters look realistic, or the graphical style of Smash 4/Ultimate, where the characters look cartoony?”

(38:01) PLAYING
• (38:07) Super: Cave Story+, Hollow Knight
• (39:01) Youko: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Mega Man 11, Dark Souls Remastered
• (41:49) TonyTH: Marvel’s Spider-Man

(44:39) OUTRO
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SMYN Ultimate | Episode 18: We Played the Ultimate Demo

Your weekly weekend podcasting source recaps the biggest news in anticipation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Youko returns with Super and TonyTH to discuss future Smash Bros. cable TV coverage, hands-on impressions of the Ultimate demo with CyberLink420 and SassFactory, the five year anniversary of The Smash Brothers, a music update that does little with the best Fire Emblem Awakening theme, Boxing Ring rounds up this week’s Smash Blog updates, and chatting about the games we’re currently playing before throwing to the demo impressions

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(2:58) TOP SMASH STORIES
• (3:07) ELEAGUE partners with Nintendo for Smash Bros. coverage on TBS
• (8:24) GameStop posts minute-long Smash trailer for game page, no new footage
• (11:52) Five year anniversary of The Smash Brothers documentary

(16:23) SMASH BLOG UPDATES
• (16:34) Wii Fit Trainer
• (22:01) Dr. Mario
• (26:36) Id (Purpose)
• (31:55) Boxing Ring
• (35:59) Zero
• (39:39) Greninja

(46:05) OUTRO
• TonyTH: Marvel’s Spider-Man
• Super: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Super Florj World (Custom Hack)
• Youko: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

(51:45) ULTIMATE DEMO IMPRESSIONS
• Youko (Ridley) vs Super (Inkling) vs Cyberlink420 (Pac-Man) vs Rachel (Link)
• Youko (Ganondorf) vs Super (Zelda) vs Cyberlink420 (Inkling) vs Rachel (Bayonetta)

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