This project was designed to optimize the elements of Sm4sh we love while minimizing the elements that are problematic or that reduce its competitive viability, all while retaining the feel of the original game.
Characters with traditionally poor matchup spreads have been carefully revised with input from top level players and character specialists. Frustrating mechanics, counter-competitive gimmicks, unintentional rage-related bugs and inconsistent hitboxes/hurtboxes have all received considerable time and attention in order to make playing Sm4sh as fun and competitive as possible without abandoning the core experience.
This mod targets the player who loves the game but wishes it had been something more.
Please follow this link to see the Google Doc with all the balance changes.
For a direct link to the downloads, including an unpacked version, click here.
Feel free to join the official Discord channel as well.
Honestly, I gave up on Smash 4, hence why I downloaded this.
I have never enjoyed Smash 4 as much as I am now. The cast is far more balanced and characters in general feel much better to play. The mod feels very natural; haven't encountered any bugs, it runs well, and it feels like it could be an official patch.
I have had several players try it in my scene and all have loved it, even the Bayonetta main who said she now feels perfect (good, but not stupid). I even have some popular PR members who are interested in trying it out.
All in all, amazing mod and I highly recommend it to anyone who might want to play a more balanced and diverse version of Smash 4.
Phantom issue is fixed in 1.6 thanks to a script from Dr. HyperCake. Thanks!
1.6 is looking to be a big update with a lot of polish. It may also be the last major balance patch and the last patch period until enough time has passed for a meta to properly develop and we can see if any serious problems arise.
Thanks to everyone who has played, who has helped with the character balance decisions, who has participated on the Discord, etc.
Very interesting! Will try this for a few hours with my friends and give my feedback.
EDIT: After playing this, I can say that, in my opinion, this is the best balance mod made for Sm4sh! This mod only changes what's broken, without touching the things that make Smash 4 what it is! The title of "better" is the most fitting title this mod could have! It's the 1.1.7 we always deserved!