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The Basics

Advanced Techniques

Naturally, as you play Smash Bros. more, you'll get better at the game. While Melee is a beast of its own in regard to competitive play (see right), the rest of the series has several advanced techniques that enhance the experience and set apart the experts from the newbies. Some of these universal techniques include:

  • Short hopping
  • Directional influence (DI)
  • Edge guarding
  • Meteor smashes/spiking
  • Teching

We're not going to go into detail here, but you can easily look these up on your own or even discuss them in the forums if you'd like to know more about them.

Competitve Melee/Project M

Melee is by far is the fastest game in the series, and it has the largest competitve scene. This is mainly due to oversights and glitches that allow players to utilize some insane techniques that require a ridiculous amount of skill and precision. Most of these are frame specific, and Melee runs on 60 frames per second, so it takes a lot of practice, not to mention patience, to become proficient in executing these techniques consistenly. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Wave dashing
  • L-cancelling
  • Chain grabbing
  • Edge hogging
  • Dash dashing

These are by no means the only techniques used, but there are simply too many to list here. If you want to know more about these, you can look it up on your own or check the forums.