Heyo! Knight here with another Top 5 list! This time we’re talking about special attacks! You heard me: the things that make fighting games just so much damn fun.
Now then. Because I honestly have been having a hard time thinking of bad ones, so instead I decided to make this one a basic Top 5! Now then, let’s dive in!!
Of course this one had to be here. It’s the most obvious; the great granddaddy of all special attacks. The Hadouken is a move from the Street Fighter franchise in which the character cups their hands and blasts a ball of fiery energy at the opponent. But I’m sure you already knew that one.
#4- Ace Attorney
“The one who actually committed the crime…is YOU! No alibi, no justice, no dream, no hope! It’s time to pay for your crimes! TAKE THAT!”- Phoenix Wright.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 introduced Pheonix Wright, who, despite being a gifted Lawyer, is really just an average man. Which makes it hilarious that he would have one of the most powerful LV 3 attacks in the game. In this attack, Phoenix deals psychological damage to the opponent, using evidence gathered during the fight to charge them with a crime, with a rather comically dramatic tagline.
#3- Forbidden Procedure: Rebirth Ex Machina
Skullgirls (Which I’ve actually written about before) features this move from the character Valentine; a “Ninja Nurse” who frankly features a lot of really cool and devastating special attacks! However this one stands out the most for its special effect, namely, when used, it will revive any fallen allies with 33% of their HP! Talk about your potent medicine!
#2- PK Starstorm
Super Smash Bros. has always been one of my favorite fighting games and Ness has always been a favorite character of mine in it. So when the idea of the Final Smash was introduced, I was super excited. And this one (belonging to both Ness and Lucas) is one of my favorites. During the attack your character is rendered invincible, while large projectiles rain down upon your enemies as like a mighty god smiting their foes.
#1- FALCON PUNCH
I mean, what did you expect really? The move that launched a thousand memes, Captain Falcon’s signature move creates a literal falcon of fire that punches the enemy in the face. It was so widely loved that it even made its way into the F-Zero anime where the move’s power could be seen from space.
SO! That’s my list, hope you liked it, if not, why? What do you think are the best moves from fighting games, I only touched on my favorites here, so let us know what you think!