Super Smash Bros. Ultimate packs an unbelievable amount of content into a pint-sized package. Not only is there an incredible 74 fighters to choose from, there’s over 1000 audio tracks, and a brand new single-player campaign mode. With all of these new features, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about which fighter you’re going to run with. Well, to help you out, we’ve been busy pulling together character guides on every single one. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Marth Guide, we’ll be detailing everything we know about how Marth handles in the game. We’ll go over their moves, changes from the last game, and Final Smash. Let’s get started.
We’re gradually adding more and more character guides in the lead up to launch day. You can find all of the ones we’ve put together so far in our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Marth Guide
For this Super Smash Bros. Marth Character Guide, we’re looking at Marth—the central protagonist from the original Fire Emblem game. He is a formidable fighter in the right hands, with lightning-fast sword attacks and some pretty powerful aerial moves. We’ve pulled together everything you need to know below.
Marth Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash
This Fire Emblem character has a variety of moves, all of which you can see in the table just below. You can also find Marth’s Final Smash move just below, called Critical Hit.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Shield Breaker|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Dancing Blade|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Dolphin Slash|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Counter|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Critical Hit|
How to Unlock Marth in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:
- Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
- Completing Classic Mode with a character.
- Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.
The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:
- Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
- Create a match with a custom rule set.
- Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
- After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
- You'll need to win the Challenger fight
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
Marth Changes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Much like the majority of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Roster, Marth has gone through a number of changes since his last appearance. These range from tweaks to animations, to complete reworkings of classic moves. We’ve listed all of the changes we’ve noticed so far below:
- Marth has new dialogue, in English for non-Japanese versions
- Several of Marth’s animations are different including his victory pose, jumpsquat, Jabs, forward throw, down throw, and Shield Breaker ending.
- Speaking of Shield Breaker, it can now be aimed manually by the player.
- Falchion, Marth’s weapon, has a new look.
- Dash attack deals more damage.
- Dolphin Slash has been altered slightly, in that it now sees multiple shots of Marth after it finishes.
- Standing Grab is quicker to execute.
Marth Alternate Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Marth has a number of alternate outfits in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They are fairly similar to his ones in his last appearance, though the color palettes have been altered slightly. Each variation has a different color scarf and accenting on the armor. There are blue, red, green, black, white, light blue, orange with brown armor, and indigo versions. We’ll be adding in screenshots once we get our hands on the game.
Marth Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth’s Final Smash in Smash Bros Ultimate is Critical Hit. It’s a very powerful move indeed, but does come with a risk—there’s a good chance you’ll be knocked offscreen if you miss. There is a failsafe, in that you can press B after you miss to cancel, but you’ve got to be quick. You can check out how Critical Hit looks in the video embedded above.
That’s everything we know about Marth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide and other character guides as we get more info, so be sure to check back in regularly. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. It’s got stages, trailers, details on amiibo, and more.