Sakurai has risen once again and blessed us on this joyous day where Banjo and his pal Kazooie return to a Nintendo console in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We have been looked upon by Daddy Sakurai himself, and it is good.
Banjo & Kazooie are finally available to play in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and wouldn't you know it, they're pretty darn good. With a decent recovery, neutral game, and a lot of options, they can be pretty terrifying in a competitive environment. And with these tips, you'll be ready to go to battle.
Stay mobile, play a strong neutral game, watch your number of gold feathers, and get ready to let eggs fly. Read on for everything you need to get ready to play Banjo & Kazooie.
How to win as Banjo & Kazooie
We will go into our move breakdown in the list below, but for now, let's focus on what Banjo & Kazooie excel at, and that's a neutral game. The neutral B egg special isn't actually very effective, being about as good as Mega Man's blaster, perhaps even less so. His down special grenade egg is excellent, however.
Whether letting it roll along the stage or picking it up and throwing it, it is incredibly useful to create openings and set up combos. The grenade egg should be one of your primary spacing tools.
Now, throws aren't good kill moves, so you should rely on your smash attacks. Down smash is close-range, but fast and effective, and can even be combo'd into from down air at certain %s. Up smash is another good option, and can even reach ledges in Battlefield-type stages, though can be escaped from if they don't get caught in your main flurry of hitboxes.
Since Banjo & Kazooie have an additional aerial jump, rapid uses of up air attacks are very viable to juggle, and with a fully charged up B and a side B special, B&K can escape from awkward recovery situations.