Pac Man vs Frodo




Suggested by Destroyer Frodo may have been the hero of prophecy, but he was never all that strong. The stars just aligned for him, but in a fight Pac Man would definitely crush him. Pac Man has the superior strength levels at his disposal and he also has more experience. Frodo will likely panic and that’ll make Pac-Man’s attacks all the more inevitable. Dread it, Run from it, but the Pac arrives all the same. Frodo would need 100 invisibility cloaks to even stand a chance here! Pac Man wins.

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Pac Man vs Two Face




Suggested by Destroyer Pac Man is a national icon and it is fair to say that he may be one of the most influential video game characters out there. He can also fight through various fruits as well as elemental powers. Two Face can flip his coin for a while, but ultimately that will just buy him a little time at best. He isn’t quite ready to deal with someone like Pac Man. Pac Man has an answer for every situation and here he may only need his fire abilities. Pac Man wins.

Pac Man vs Roger Rabbit




Suggested by Destroyer Roger Rabbit may know how to put up a fight when necessary, but he definitely isn’t ready for Pac Man. Pac Man won’t be falling prey to any of this guy’s toon abilities. Pac has a lot of attack options up his sleeve as well as a variety of super forms. These will allow him to outmaneuver Roger for as long as needed before ultimately making his counter attack. Roger won’t know what hit him. Pac Man wins.

Pac Man vs Yoshi



Suggested by Sonic Pac Man and Yoshi is a pretty even match. Pac-Man has a lot of unique moves at his disposal to keep Yoshi guessing, but the dinosaur could likely eat all of his fruits. Yoshi has even been shown to eat fireballs and other elemental attacks so the usual run and gun style won’t work here. Yoshi can fly and is pretty fast, but ultimately the reason why Pac wins is that in his final forms his strength is too high. He has his golden mode from the World series and he also has a whole arsenal of super forms from the recent TV show. Yoshi won’t be able to keep up. Pac Man wins.

Pac Man vs Wii Fit Trainer



Suggested by Destroyer The Wii Fit Trainer is definitely very fit and agile. She should be able to at least survive against Pac Man for a little while. That being said, merely surviving will never be enough to ultimately net you the win. You have to go past that and show more remarkable abilities. That is something that she is not ready to do yet while Pac-Man has decades of fighting experience. He won’t be losing here. Pac Man wins.

Pac Man vs Mr Game and Watch



Suggested by Destroyer Mr Game and Watch has a lot of forms at his disposal and he uses his 2D form to great effect. That being said, Pac Man’s definitely got the edge in this battle. His array of fruits and objects will make him more than a match for Game and Watch. A good fireball from his fire mode will also do the trick. Game and Watch is versatile like Pac Man, but simply lacks power. Pac Man wins.

Pac Man vs Olimar



Suggested by Destroyer Pac Man has had many different power ups and super forms over the years. Olimar has no tricks up his sleeve that will give him any cause to worry. Pac Man’s been around the block a few times so to speak. He’s definitely able to dodge a few Pikmin that are thrown at him and he has enough strength to completely overwhelm Olimar in a fist fight. One electric bell and it’s game over. Pac Man wins.

William Stryker vs Pac Man



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Suggested by Sonic William Stryker is a reasonable hand to hand fighter and he has some good tech. That won’t be enough to stop someone like the Pac though. Pac Man has many different power ups that he has obtained over the years. He will be able to keep William busy with many different projectiles and his golden mode should help to protect him from William’s attacks to a certain extent. It may not make him invincible but he will become extremely hard to damage. Pac Man wins.

Link vs Pac Man



Suggested by Sonic Pac Man is a video game icon who is well known and loved by fans all around the globe. He has a lot of fruits at his disposal, but none that would be able to get past Link’s shield. Link has a lot of endurance and raw power behind his sword swings so once he gets close to Pac Man then the match will be over. Nothing can block or survive the Master Sword! Link wins.

5 Reasons why I won’t main a low tier in Super Smash for Switch.

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So the next Smash Bros game is coming out soon and you’re wondering who to main. I don’t blame you, this is the kind of decision that is super important and will come back to bite you if you aren’t careful.I’m going to impart some wisdom to you here on not only why I won’t main a low tier, but why you shouldn’t either. I mained Fox in the first 3 iterations of Smash Bros and upgraded to Bayonetta for Sm4sh. For Sm5sh I fully expect to be maining a top tier fighter as well. You need to choose quickly because otherwise you will become stuck. For example, if you approach most players who main a low tier they will deny it. You can yell it as loudly as the character in the picture above but they can no longer recognize that their character is low tier. You simply lose sight of the character’s faults and that’s why you need to make the right choice the first time around.

1. You have to develop your own Metagame.

When you pick a top tier like Diddy Kong or Bayonetta you’re in for a fun time since you can just toss out the same old combos that you see the top players pulling off. For Bayonetta just keep using her witch twists until it gets the KO. It’s an extremely safe attack so don’t worry about getting punished for it. See, the thing with low tiers is that everybody is always eager for someone else to main them, but nobody wants to do it personally. That’s because you are the guinea pig here. They want you to learn the combos so they can just steal it along with the character once you prove that they can be viable. Of course, that’s hardly a guarantee in the first place. Odds are that you’ll be doomed. Worst case you think you are picking a great character as seen in the picture above, but then the reality is a little different.

2. You can’t have any Johns

If you lose to someone when you’re playing one of the best characters then you can easily make an excuse like you didn’t sleep well or something and people might believe it. After all, how else could you lose to a low tier? However, if you lose to someone while playing a bottom 5 character then you only have yourself to blame for picking the character. At least that’s going to be the counter argument and it will be a very tough one to get around. How do you debunk such a statement? It gets tricky and this actually leads into my 3rd reason.

3. You always have to settle for 2nd best

Whether you are second in your pool, in the tourney, or in your half of the pool, there will always be a ceiling that you can’t shatter. After all, when was the last time someone saw Buff The Puff win a big tourney or Melee Kirby doing anything? You’ll ultimately never get to see most of the prize money for the Smash tournaments and that will turn the game into a very expensive hobby. If you can’t make money off of it then why continue to spend money to enter the tournament? It just doesn’t make any sense. Character loyalty will only hold you back in bracket. Better to be just another Bayo than to be known as the Zelda guy who is always stuck at pools. If you don’t know any better you’d think you were out of the range of another character’s attack like in this picture, but hitboxes can be very deceiving.

4. You won’t get Top Player privilege.

Prepare to be treated like everyone else. Overslept through a pool and want the TOs to give you mercy? Not unless you’re a top player and last I checked, to be a top player you can’t use a low tier. It’s a tough predicament, but one that you will ultimately have to live with. A loop hole that you could use for any of the reasons on the list is to pick a top tier and just call him/her a low tier. Some top players have attempted this and while most will smirk you can probably trick a few into thinking this. Top character privelege is a thing as well. Top tier characters have a lot of cheesy gimmicks and techniques to break their fall so the player can afford to get outplayed the entire set and still win anyway. If you main a low tier then there is nobody to save you from the fall.

5. The more you play, the worse your results get

This may sound contradictory but it’s true. Low tiers thrive on match up inexperience and gimmicks. Most of them are really one trick ponies. At first they will terrify the opponent but then they realize that their attacks actually aren’t so dangerous. Zelda has her down throw to up air, but that’s it. Ganondorf has his powerful attacks, but will get combo’d to death way before that. Buff the Puff dies against anyone with range, etc. Once your opponents figure out what you are doing then it is over. Unfortunately for you, they will inevitably figure it out since this will become obvious the more you play them. You want to play a character who is really OP so even once they know what you are doing it won’t matter.

I say all of this to help you enjoy the game more. You may think that as long as you enjoy a character that you will be fine, but this isn’t usually the case. After all, if you are still losing a lot then that will take away the joy. You can play a boring character all day meanwhile but if it delivers the wins then you won’t mind so much. Of course it will be tough to tell who the top tiers for Smash 5 are right away (Assuming it’s not a port although I have my doubts) but just listen to the general consensus and stick with it for a while. Listen to the Twitch chat or the Reddit professionals and just copy their ideas. It will help you win a lot of tournaments before everyone has picked up the pieces. This was a relatively short editorial, but one that I felt was necessary to release before the game came out. Pick a main wisely as you won’t be able to switch right away without the world taking notice.