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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

How do you beat the great maze in subspace emissary? I have four different locations!!!

Games Guru: It’s really hard. This video should help you, though:

How can you beat Target Smash Level 5 in under 20 seconds? What are some tips in beating Cruel Brawl in Multi-Man Brawl? What characters have the highest KO rates in their attacks? How do you control R.O.B.’s Final Smash? Which high-jumping character would be good for beating Boss Battle Mode? What is a good technique for beating Master Hand and Crazy Hand? Thank you.

Games Guru: Wow. You have a lot of questions. Answers for beating Boss Battle mode might help you with your other questions, too:

Don’t button mash. Wait for a pause in their fighting, then hit once or twice. But don’t go wild or they’ll get you. Do a quick multiple attack. Then retreat to somewhere safe to shoot missiles. Dodge the boss’s moves. Use your most powerful strikes like Hammer. Don’t use your heart containers all at once since you don’t have many.

Fox and Ness are great against Duon and Meta Ridley since Fox and Ness have reflectors or absorbers. Pikachu works great with any boss who flies. Just use Thunder. Marth works against a ton of bosses. Just use Counter.

I heard some talk on comments a while back that you can unlock Ridley as a playable character. How can I do that?

Games Guru: You might be able to unlock Ridley by beating Tabuu on any difficulty with Samus playing first on your lineup, as long as you play and die three times straight.

Are there any codes for this game?

Games Guru: There are tons of codes out there. Here are some ways to unlock bonus stages:

– Jungle Japes (from Super Smash Bros. Melee): Fight on any Melee stage 10 times.

– Luigi’s Mansion: Use Luigi in 3 Brawls.

– Mario Bros.: Complete Match #19 (Wario Bros.).

– Pokemon Stadium: Fight in the Pokemon Stadium 2 stage 10 times.

– Spear Pillar: Finish Match #25 (The Aura Is With Me).

How do you defeat Taboo? He’s hard!

Games Guru: He’s really hard. The short answer to your question is to use characters that fly because Tabuu is quite a flier. So get Diddy Kong, Peach, Meta Knight, Marth and Game & Watch together because they have the finest air attacks.

Here’s one other tip: Avoid Tabuu’s whip by using the shield and dodge functions. To avoid Tabuu’s other attacks, you’ll be sidestepping, jumping and rolling a lot.

I can’t get anyone to shoot the sandbag far in the homerun derby minigame. Any advice?

Games Guru: Try Bowser. Check out this YouTube link as well. Using Bowser, this guy sent the sandbag over 2,100 feet.

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32 Comments on Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  1. Red Poke'oopa: Riolu // November 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm // Reply

    R (ridely) is NOT playable (but is real! lol) y? 2 things

    1.OBVIOUSLY, HE IS A BOSS!(Duh, if u got to tubu, u would no)


  2. Red Poke'oopa: Riolu // November 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm // Reply

    1. Make a stage that:
    has a place 4 player 2+
    brings ALL items 2 1 place a 1 stock bawl+HAVE ONLY SANDBAGS ON!
    3. P1 attacks Sandbags. P2 gos into ‘the place.
    4.Do it for… u decide. (If u want 2, switch off)
    5.Jump off to gain…EVERYTHING U COLLECTED!
    Thanks Youtube!

  3. who wants to know the best player in smash bros. is?

    its kirby.

    who wants to kno the best final smash is?


    • Eat Sonic's (My) Dust! // March 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm // Reply

      Finally, someone w/ good final smash taste, but sonic’s a better character than Kirby!:p

  4. cole from infamous // November 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm // Reply

    a verson for ds is not possible

  5. hello frieeeeeeeeeends // November 3, 2009 at 5:30 am // Reply


    • Once you unlock Sonic, you also unlock Shadow. Unfortunatly he is an assist trophy.


      P.S. You cannot unlock Ridley. I tried it, and it didn’t work.


  7. forest and cave

  8. ridely was going to be a charater in the game,but when the was testing him out they noticed that he would take up too much space.Resulting for him to be a boss…

  9. halaswisscheese // October 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    if anyone has any questions, go ahead and ask me. Just don’t ask why you didnt get ridley beating tabuu 3 times in a row with samus first in your lineup. I’ve done it 18 times in a row and didnt get him(no joke)

  10. i never knew that you can get ridly.i beat taboolots of times

  11. i have hit 1,600+ feet on the home run contest(with Bowser).!!!

  12. legendaryfreak // October 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm // Reply

    they low on characters and tips for taboo use this team:link pikachu mario kirby

  13. does anyone know what luigi’s moves are

  14. Umbreon Freak // October 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm // Reply

    To everybody on forums

    What is the farthest distance you have gotten on the Home Run contest?

    Please respond just for the heck of it.

    UF :mrgreen:

  15. Salamence101 // October 19, 2009 at 9:38 am // Reply

    Very true, I pwn with Jigglypuff every time on the smashville stage Because it’s really small and puff up fills up the entire stage. When you win with her, it’s fun to say: YOU JUST GOT PWNED BY A PINK PUFFBALL!! :mrgreen: 😄

  16. i’ve unlocked all characters & assist trophies

  17. no you cant big mam’a

  18. legendary freak // October 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm // Reply


  19. O.K. Thanks,lucaraimew!

  20. Hey Dunder, I know almost everything about SSBB so Ridley is just a boss. you can probably get him as a trophy. It is just like Rayquaza. Rayquaza is a boss and a trophy.

  21. to my video games rock

    then go to the jungle that has fans that come out of nowhere and at the very end there should be purple set of doors.Once you go in there are trophys of all the dark charecters you beat and if there are doors opening in the backround then thats the gateway to tabuu

  22. can u get ridley

  23. i’m sorry but you can not get ridley.
    yo will notice after you get toon link [the forest, there should be a floating door near the front] wolf [the ruins after the crystal spike part] and jigglypuff [ somewhere in the swamp or the aura is with me event and u have to get her at the swamp to get her to join ur team] u will get a notice saying u have unlocked all playable charectars

  24. king bob smith 3 // October 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm // Reply

    I heard from a friend that this is coming out on the ds. Is it true?

  25. Are there anymore harder to find characters like ridely??? Thanks

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