SSBB Character Guide - Snake
First appeared in: Metal Gear
Veteran fighter: No.
Class type: Heavy
Fighting type: All-round
How to unlock:
1) Play 15 Versus Mode matches on Shadow Mosses Island
2) Play 130 Versus Mode matches total
3) Clear SSE Level 23: The Battleship Halberd Interior
A charged set:
B: Grenade. Tosses a grenade. Explodes in 5 seconds. Can bake the
grenade by holding B.
Side-B: Remote Controlled Missile. Control the missile with the
control stick. Missile explodes after 5 seconds if no target
Up-B: Cypher. Calls in his surveillance bot to lift him up.
Down-B: C4. Plants C4 on the ground. Press again to detonate.
Final Smash - Grenade Launcher:
Grenade launcher is an interesting Final Smash. It's a lot like Dragoon. Snake calls in a helicopter, to which he hangs from a ladder of and flies in front of the screen with a grenade launcher. Cross hairs appear, and you use the control stick to aim. Each grenade does about 18% damage, and can send an opponent pretty high. You don't have infinite grenades, however, only 12. And you only have about 20 seconds in which to use them.
Snake is an odd one. Most of his attacks use weapons, not melee. His grenades take some getting used to, but can be really effective. The C4 can not only stick to ground, but can also be stuck right on opponents. With the Remote Controlled Missile, you lose control of Snake, so if an opponent gets near, press the shield button to cancel the missile and regain control of Snake. You'll want to keep your opponents at mid-range and use your traps to catch them off guard.
Watch out for anything blinking, ticking, or leaving a smoke trail. Snake is pretty defenseless at hand to hand or at longer distances. Choose one and fire at will.
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The first non-Nintendo character to appear in Smash Bros. Snake uses a variety of explosives, such as a rocket propelled granade launcher, as well as hand-to-hand combat. The infamous cardboard box is also used, most likely for shield purposes.
How to unlock: Play 10 Brawls on Shadow Moses Island, then challenge him; get him to join your team in the Subspace Emissary
Standard: Granade. Snake pulls out a granade, which an be thrown with a second press of the button. He can either throw hard by pressing forward and the button, throw normally with just the button, or throw softly by pressing back and the button. The granade can be picked up by other characters.
Side: Remote Missile. Snake fires a Nikita - a remote control missile - at opponents. The missile is controlled manually, but you have ncontrol of Snake while doing this. The missie can be cancelled with the shield button.
Up: Cypher. Snake takes out his flying reconnaissance camera - Cypher - and uses it to float upwards. It is unkown if it can damage or not.
Down: C4. Snake lays down the C4 plastic explosive on the ground. Pressing down and the special button again will detonate the C4. The explosive can also be placed on opponents with the same functions.
Final Smash: Granade Launcher. Snake calls in a helicopter before jumping upwards off stage. He re-appears in the foreground from the rope ladder of the helicopter and fires his granade launcher at opponents. Snake has 12 shots for the laucher - 2 clips of 6 - and will finish and return to the stage either when all shots are used or when a certain amount of time has elapsed.