Check out the best Super Smash Bros. 3DS characters for beginners!


Super Smash Bros. 3DS is finally out, and that means it's time to claim your character roster! But if you're just starting out, it can be difficult to figure out which fighter is right for you. Plus, there are so many characters, it's hard to choose! Prima Games comes to the rescue with their picks for the best characters for players who are new to the game. Hey, you have to start somewhere!

Link and Toon Link

At the highest level of play, Link and Toon Link are two very different characters. However, to a novice player, they're virtually one in the same. Both characters have a multitude of projectile attacks, which is great for a new player. The ability to stand across the screen, away from everyone else, and toss projectiles is probably one of the easiest ways to play Super Smash Bros. 3DS. Both Links have arrows, bombs and a boomerang to throw at opponents across the screen. The boomerang even comes back, providing a second attack as it returns.

If an opponent is able to get close to you, both Links have a Spin Attack that clears out any nearby opponents and can even be used in the air. Link's Smash Attacks also work well at close range, with some of them having two hits to keep an opponent guessing as to whether or not you'll use the second attack. If that weren't enough, Link's Up Tilt allows for relatively easy combos that lead into his Up Smash, Spin Attack or aerial Spin Attack.

Link's throw is a little slow, but it does have good range and can even be used to help get back on the stage after you've been knocked off. While Link's recovery options could be a bit better (even with the help of Link's throw), they aren't the worst in the game. You can even use Link's various projectile attacks to cover your approach as you get closer to the main platform.

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