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== Gallery ==
== Gallery ==
SSBUSnake01.jpg|Snake on [[Temple]].
SSBUSnake03.jpg|Snake using his Side-Special on [[Coliseum]].
ss_4 (5).jpg|Luigi doing his jab on [[Snake (SSBU)|Snake]].

Revision as of 23:37, April 18, 2019

This article is about Snake's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Snake.
Back by popular demand, Snake brings a ranged fighting style unlike any other fighter in the game. His Final Smash locks onto an opponent and fires five missiles.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Solid Snake is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

When unlocked, he is fought at Shadow Moses Island.



  • Heavyweight grants him high survivability
  • Strong camping and zoning game thanks to his many projectiles
  • Down throw forces tech chases which, with a correct read, can lead to hard punishes
    • Down throw true combos into up tilt at 160% on all characters in the cast, giving Snake a consistently reliable kill confirm
  • Fast tilts, dash attack, and jab give him lots of quick options for attack on the ground
  • Powerful knockback overall, with lots of options for killing opponents
  • Very low crouch height allows him to evade some attacks
  • Can crawl
  • Possesses a meteor smash: forward aerial
  • Up smash is a projectile with great vertical range, having the most vertical range of any up smash in the game
    • Up smash is a good edge-guarding, camping, and zoning tool, and allows Snake to control platforms easily
  • Grenades are excellent tools for camping, stage control, and disruption; they allow Snake to easily trade with opponents, and due to his heavyweight, he benefits greatly from these trades
    • Grenades can also be picked up as items to be thrown in more versatile directions and angles, and opponents who pick up grenades can be disrupted by the explosion
  • Remote Missile is an outstanding edge-guarding tool due to its fast speed, high maneuverability, and vast launching power
  • Cypher up special grants Super Armor to Snake and does not put him into special fall after use
  • C4 can be placed on ledges and platforms to easily command space on the stage, and can be stuck onto opponents to pressure them greatly and even kill opponents
    • C4 can also be used to assist in recovery, granting Snake near infinite recovery ability


  • Aerials have considerable start-up and/or end lag, making them unreliable and poor for combos
  • Tall height gives him a rather large hurtbox, making him susceptible to combos and juggling
  • Average ground speed prevents him from keeping up with opponents
  • Considerable start-up and/or end lag on most smash attacks
  • Remote Missile leaves Snake open to attack if the opponent manages to get past the projectile
    • The projectile can be knocked off course if hit with an enemy attack
  • C4 can hurt and even kill Snake if he detonates it while standing near it at high percentages
  • Projectiles, including up smash, can be turned against Snake with reflectors


Changes from Brawl


  • Snake's logo has been changed to the MetalGearSymbol (1) Alert Symbol sometimes.
    • His previous logo was the MetalGearSymbol FOX symbol, which was also the logo for Kojima Productions.
  • Snake's weight has been decreased.

Ground Attacks

  • Has a new down smash from his Brawl iteration, replacing the landmines from Brawl.

Aerial Attacks

  • All aerials are faster.

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Snake's side special, Remote Controlled Missile, more commonly known as the Nikita, has received several upgrades, including faster speed, higher knockback, and is easier to control.
  • Snake's Final Smash, Grenade Launcher, has been replaced. Instead of manually firing missiles in the foreground, Snake now targets a small area of the stage with a reticle and any fighters inside the reticle will be bombarded by homing missiles that follow them.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Snake punches forth once, then a second time, and then does a spinning hook kick.
  • Forward Tilt: Snake jabs one knee forwards; if the attack button is pressed a second time, he will then brings both of his arms down in a swing.
  • Up Tilt: Snake kicks upwards with one leg.
  • Down Tilt: Snake sweeps both legs across the floor.
  • Dash Attack: Snake does a roll tackle, finishing in his crouch animation.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Snake fires an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) into the ground in front of him, causing a large explosion.
  • Up Smash: Snake fires a mortar launcher, which launches an explosive mortar bomb high into the air; the more the move is charged, the higher the bomb will fly. When Snake takes out the mortar launcher it has a hitbox that will launch opponents hit by it upwards into the line of fire.
  • Down Smash: Snake kicks to one side and then the other.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Snake spins around, throwing out four kicks as he spins.
  • Forward aerial: Snake performs a midair axe kick; spikes when sweetspotted.
  • Back aerial: Snake kicks backwards with both legs.
  • Up aerial: Snake kicks upwards with both legs.
  • Down aerial: Snake stomps downwards four times with both feet.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Snake tightens his chokehold on the opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Snake hurls the opponent away.
  • Back Throw: Snake throws the opponent over his leg.
  • Up Throw: Snake leaps upwards into the air, falling on the ground with the opponent in tow and releasing them upon impacting with the earth.
  • Down Throw (Silent Takedown): Snake chokes out the opponent and then lays them down on the floor. Forces a tech chase.

Special Moves

Snake's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Hand Grenade
Side Special Remote Controlled Missile
Up Special Cypher
Down Special C4
Final Smash Grenade Launcher Covering Fire


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

Snake Palette (SSBU)



External links

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