NinTylo's Favorite & Least Favorite Smash Fighters Ranked

This is Smash fan NinTylo (which means my real name is Tyler, and I put part of my name in the very middle of Nintendo). I'm a person for anime and a lot video gaming in general.

Most of my page is gonna be a W.I.P. based on more of Ultimate's DLC having yet to be fully released.

My Opinions on Smash

Favorite & Least Favorite Fighters

Top Ten




Honorable Mentions

Favorable If More Flawed Fighters

Mediocre Fighters

Least Favorite Fighters

Worst Character

My Custom Classic Mode: NinTylo Mains

My adversaries (if Classic Mode was customizable like Stage Builder) consist of my Top Five Mains. The Mii Fighters represent me and my favorite costumes. The penultimate battle is against a giant Yoshi, who's been my main since Melee (much less 64). The boss of my route is Rathalos based on my love of dragons no matter the type (besides wyverns).

1Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, and Mii GunnerWuhu IslandWii Sports Series MelodyMii Fighters representing myself (NinTylo).
Mii Fighters Costume Combinations:
  • Bionic Helmet and Bionic Suit (Brawler)
  • Ninja Headband and SSB T-shirt (Swordfighter)
  • Ray Mk III Helmet and Ray Mk III Outfit (Gunner)
2RidleyNorfairVs. Ridley
3BowserMushroom Kingdom UKing Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3
4Banjo & KazooieSpiral MountainMain Theme - Banjo-Kazooie
5King K. RoolKongo JungleCrocodile Cacophony
6Giant YoshiYoshi's IslandYoshi's Island (for 3DS/Wii U)
Bonus Stage
FinalRathalosForest HillRoar/Rathalos

Pollyanna (I Believe in You) accompanies the credits if completing my route.

My Classic Mode Scores

Bold marks my main, favorite route, and highest score, while Italics mark my Worst Match-Up, despised route, and lowest score. As for the underlining of the scores, (with a few small exceptions here and there) they're scores I won't bother changing with the characters enlisted - unless I have a change of mind every so often.

The tier photo below will be updated with differed scores as with my rankings below after every newer DLC fighter I complete Classic Mode with...

NinTylo's SSBU Classic Mode Score Tier Post-MinMin FANMADE

My Classic Mode Scores Tier List as of 7/3/20 upon completing Min Min's route (for the second time currently)

RankFighter #Favorable FighterFavorable RouteCharacterClassic Mode TitleScore
1462011Mega ManVariable Weapon System: Online!2,445,890
2701806Piranha PlantNew Bloom2,297,500
3050101YoshiJurassic Journey2,285,280
4301019WarioI'm-a Gonna Win!2,226,690
5441313WolfReunited Roster2,205,800
6140407BowserThe Red One. Every Red One!2,179,100
7670202King K. RoolSuper Heavyweight Class2,164,410
8213603MarthA Kingdom of Dragons2,152,010
9475226Wii Fit TrainerAerobic Smash2,136,510
10606955RyuSeeking a Challenge2,128,380
11030709LinkA Quest to Seal the Darkness2,127,100
12043515SamusAnother Planet, Another Bounty2,123,540
14761722Min MinARMS at the Ready2,112,580
15134725PeachNo Damsel in Distress2,104,140
16650524RidleyIt Can't Be! Space Pirates!2,082,470
1766ε59ε43RichterSmash Echoes2,080,010
18091648LuigiLuigi's Nightmares2,071,600
19021431Donkey KongJourney to New Donk City2,071,350
20755777BylethA Heroic Legacy2,070,080
21220804Young LinkHyrule Smash!2,062,260
22373136LucasMagic, Sacred Powers, and PSI!2,051,910
23103253NessHome to Onett!2,046,100
24284617PitFight for the Goddess!2,037,770
25393914King DededeRoyal Rumble2,036,450
2604ε35ε57Dark SamusThe Great Poison Given Form2,033,300
27723861HeroA History of Heroism2,029,010
28730322Banjo & KazooiePerfect Partners2,028,440
29572940ShulkWitness the Monado's Power2,026,660
30203350FalcoSoar Above the Darkness2,023,940
31322649IkeThe Black-Clad Warriors2,021,860
32596546Duck HuntDuck, Dog, Zapper2,021,190
33384542SonicAt the Speed of Sound2,019,540
34610932CloudA Ride? Not Interested.2,019,200
35242558MewtwoPsychic Control2,013,610
36073437FoxSpacebourn Smash2,010,060
37496341Little MacFriendly Sparring2,007,640
38551165Pac-ManAgeless Classic2,007,320
4013ε47ε47DaisySarasaland Represent!2,005,460
41696221IncineroarBurning Pro Wrestling Spirit!2,004,970
4233-352428Pokémon TrainerThe Future Champion2,000,310
4321ε36ε35LucinaA Path of Heroes1,995,530
44582833Bowser Jr.Mama Peach, Where Are You?1,994,840
45315145SnakeWeapons and Equipment OSP1,994,730
46365005Diddy KongHey, Little Buddy!1,994,020
47436776Toon LinkThe Teamwork of Courage1,990,940
48110620Captain FalconUp Close and Personal1,990,840
49266567Mr. Game & WatchA Long Legacy1,973,670
50064874KirbyGourmet Clash1,971,170
51407138OlimarPlanetary Explorer1,969,340
52544152PalutenaA Little Divine Intervention1,963,310
5360ε69ε56KenRed-Hot Rivalry1,962,640
54174410ZeldaWisdom Prevails1,957,010
56252734RoyA Journey of Swords1,955,150
57296069Zero Suit SamusGrapplers! Whips! Claws!1,954,330
58232327GanondorfEnroaching Darkness1,952,050
59641912InklingAn Inkredible Journey1,951,140
60422230R.O.B.Unreadable Expressions1,951,030
6128ε46ε23Dark PitCreated Warriors1,948,530
69155564Ice ClimbersDuos for Days1,947,060
62197051PichuLightweight Fracas1,946,160
63745363TerryThe King of Smash1,945,620
64622172CorrinBetween White and Black1,942,120
65084029PikachuI Choose You!1,941,190
66503739GreninjaYour Turn, Greninja!1,938,070
67565443RobinThunder and Flames1,931,440
68274266Meta KnightTwo Sides of the Same Coin1,931,120
70184370Dr. MarioColorful Treatment Plan1,930,030
71636162BayonettaThe Requiem of Fallen Wings1,917,460
72416473LucarioCounter Encounters1,905,590
7325ε27ε54ChromFight as One1,904,350
74456871VillagerMistake to Underestimate1,902,840
75687275IsabelleBest in Show1,902,660
76483016Rosalina & LumaOne Star after Another1,901,610
77125608JigglypuffAll Original, All 64!1,853,600
78011518MarioLet's-a Go!1,850,440
Total High Score (All Fighters): 157,731,690

Trivial Theories/Statements

  • If I had a dollar for everyone who's highest Classic Mode scores comes from Yoshi (my main), I'd be filthy stinkin' rich - at least if no one can figure out how to rack up more than enough points with Mega Man.
  • If you combine Piranha Plant's scoring (Over 600,000 with a perfect) with Rathalos and how high I could seriously score with Wolf and his playable opponents (Over 700,000 - a slightly higher score than Yoshi before his bonus game and boss), then it adds up to a higher Classic Mode score than Yoshi.
    • And Mega Man has now officially proven that, despite fighting Galleom for his penultimate round, and not being QUITE as remarkable as Yoshi or any other character who can score EVERY point in the bonus game. (Mega Man at best only has to sacrifice ONE block, like the tall one that falls slowly at the beginning that's higher at falling down than the other two.
  • Trying to reach 9.9 difficulty, all while getting perfects on all six rounds against playable characters are the likeliest when it comes mainly to Wii Fit Trainer (if not her boss - Master Hand/Crazy Hand).
  • It's pretty much a guarantee that your lowest score in Classic Mode will come from either Mario or Jigglypuff.
    • Ironically, Mario fights the most opponents in general (with a total of 23), yet is my lowest scoring character. (Likely due to how low of a score Giga Bowser offers for a unique boss)
  • Try thinking of my Classic Mode score tier list as a Grade Point Average rating system for something like middle school (or even high school) as an example:
    • Those in the 1.85 Million territory (only Jigglypuff and Mario) would only barely reach their passable potential with the help of a Special Ed class or two. (Yeah, with their current scores, I was able to get them at least this high, so in comparison, they would no longer need summer school)
    • Those in the 1.9 Million rate (like Robin and, only by a longshot, Rosalina) would be the completely average school student to just keep going with the flow of moving up a grade after every summer.
    • Those in the 1.95 (like Bowser Jr. and, most surprisingly, Captain Falcon) would be better than average enough to seal their fates at moving along with the flow of their graduation classes by each individual year.
    • Those in the 2 Million rate (like Banjo & Kazooie and Pac-Man) would have the strong GPA of up to at least 3.25.
    • Those in the 2.05 Million rate (like Ridley and Richter) would make the perfect 4.0 GPA and would have the average potential to go to a greater college than those with a lower GPA.
    • At the 2.1 Million rate, Ryu and Link for example could each skip a grade.
    • In the 2.15 Million rate, Bowser, King K. Rool, and Marth would be able to skip three grades along with being accepted in the greatest college there is.
    • Wolf what with his 2.2 Million rate would be able to go to college immediately starting as a freshman.
    • Piranha Plant at 2.25 Million would already have graduated college.
    • Getting Yoshi to 2.3 Million (and believe me, I'M SO CLOSE), he'd not only have already graduated college, but also have incredible honors - like something reminiscent of say a Nobel Prize.
    • And now for Mega Man who's at a whopping 2.4 MILLION - aside from maybe getting a degree in EVERYTHING in an instant as a top college grad, he's pretty much a DEMIGOD among the rest of the characters in the game
  • Yoshi has my favorite Classic Mode route based on not only his boss, but also the theme of his route being themed around my favorite class of the Animal Kingdom: Reptiles.
    • Conversely, Byleth has the worst route I've ever had the displeasure of completing, because you and most of your opponents are limited to only 100 STAMINA, and for that matter, his route is all about unfairly screwing you over. (ESPECIALLY since we're all used to PERCENTAGE in Classic Mode, NOT STAMINA!)
      • If I can't count stamina routes though, then my overall worst is Toon Link's no thanks to the HORRENDOUSLY unhelpful AI teammates who sometimes screw you over by accident, not to mention you and your teammates have weak attacks while every opponent has MUCH stronger attacks and are next to IMPOSSIBLE to launch off the screen. (Not to mention you're totally outnumbered in the first and fifth rounds each)
  • I've gotten perfects on every boss at 9.0 difficulty or higher (minus Dracula via his second form at least), but I'd say unless you're REALLY lucky and strongly skilled no less, chances are you're NOT gonna get a perfect on the hands if you don't use a character primarily with a counterattack special. (Cause I have yet to master both hands)
    • Sure, I got a perfect on the hands with Diddy Kong, but to be fair, that isn't really saying much based on having an AI partner for backup (like Donkey Kong).
    • For characters that score the highest on both hands (with or without a perfect)? At a whopping 390,000 with his spam-attacking with his bike, Wario.

My favorite pages

  • Yoshi (all pages)
  • Classic Mode (SSBU)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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