Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is packed with Nintendo fan service – as you would expect (see our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review for more information). But it also has a lot to offer Street Fighter fans – including one thing you would not expect.
Evo Moment # 37 is one of the most iconic video game moments of all time. This happened during the Evolution 2004 Fighting Tournament during a Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike semi-final between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong – probably the two most famous and best fighting players of all time.
Evo Moment # 37 saw an almost dead Daigo playing as Ken and paring 15 consecutive hits from Wong's Chun-Li super art for a dramatic comeback. It's an incredible show of skill, showing impressive silence under pressure and, above all, cool. Here it is:
Well, it turns out that you can recreate Evo Moment # 37 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Japanese Twitter user rebaken7 uses Ken's shield mechanic to parry Fox's quick kick attack (Chun-Li is not a playable character in-game) before he starts Art in his Final Smash. Ken's Final Smash is the Shippu Jinraikyaku – the same move he uses for his critical art in 3rd Strike. Rebaken7 even makes a jump attack between the Final Parade and the Final Smash to restore Daigo's air parade. It is almost Perfect,
– ひ ら れ ば -1 / H ้ irareba7 (@ rebaken7) December 7, 2018
See? Who says Smash Bros. is not really a fighting game?