We are always careful not to label characters as “overpowering” if they are with us for less than 24 hours. We do not do that. Steve was a versatile technical fighter and it’s a blast to play around with … but his side special can be deadly.
It’s not that different from Bowser Jr. on paper, both seeing the player pulling someone out to guide them as they zoom in. The difference is that Steve can jump out of his car and turn it into a portable gripping machine, leaving players vulnerable until they squirm out. This might not be overly intimidating on safe land, but if you can catch someone near the edge of a stage, it could mean their fate, especially if they have a high percentage or poor vertical recovery.
In the video above we recorded our numerous attempts with this knockout with little effort with real players online. Not many seemed familiar with the capabilities of this step, so its success rate may decrease in the coming weeks. In our tests, however, we were able to turn off characters like Little Mac by only 65%, which will likely have eternal effects (except patches got something to see).
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