The first round of our Smash Bros. amiibo tournament is almost over. Our final contenders are Pit and Kirby, two fighters who are as comfortable in the sky as they are on land. This battle should be one for the heavens. (For the full description of the tournament rules, check out this link.)
Pit started kicking our butts as soon as we trained him, so most of the GeekParty staff put their money on him. Still, a few of us were hoping that Kirby would inhale his way to victory.
To see how the fight went, check out the videos below. You can find our commentary below that.
Neither amiibo had played on the Pyrosphere stage, so we were curious to see how they’d handle it. Unsurprisingly, Ridley was responsible for the match’s first KO. Although Kirby’s deftly dodged many of Pit’s attacks — way to avoid that Final Smash! — Pit still managed to get the best of him.
In the second match, Pit was kind of an item hog. He hit Kirby with every item he could, from the Fire Bar to the Dragoon item. Kirby held on for a long as he could, but in the end, he couldn’t survive the item onslaught.
We wanted to see what Kirby could do when he wasn’t being pelted by items, so we let him fight a third match for fun. The battle was brief, but terrifically intense. Kirby puffed up, kicked some butt, and made short work of his winged opponent.
Pit’s the amiibo moving on to round two, but Kirby put up an impressive fight. Don’t feel too disappointed if you were rooting for Kirby. We have something special in store for the losers of this round.