Fox McCloud from the Star Fox franchise made his Super Smash Bros. series début in the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 and has had perfect attendance ever since, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that Fox has a rich competitive Smash history.
Fox has played a role in every Smash Bros. game’s competitive scene, although the extent to which he has affected each game is different. While he’s generally seen as a high tier in Smash 64, it’s a little up in the air just how good Fox is in the meta. There’s no question about the space animal’s might in Super Smash Bros. Melee however, given that he’s the most influential character in Melee’s meta with more than 10 players on the 2018 Summer SSBMRank maining him. Afterwards, our vulpine hero experiences a noticeable decline in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and, similar to his experience in Smash 64, it’s debatable just how good Fox is in this meta, although this time it’s mostly due to a very polarizing match-up spread. Finally, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Fox returns yet again to being a top tier threat.
In False Swipe Gaming’s most recent Smash Bros.-focused video, they cover the history of Fox within the competitive scenes for Smash 64, Melee, Brawl and Smash 3DS and Wii U in greater detail. If you want to see a more in-depth take on Fox’s competitive Smash Bros. history, do yourself a favor and watch the video below!
Author’s Note: Do you agree or disagree with the video and general consensus on Fox’s viability (or lack thereof) in the various Smash games? Let us know in the comments!