The 'Shroom:Issue 64/Brawl Tactics
What's up, Brawlers? Welcome to BRAWL TACTICS! This month, I will be covering the stage Frigate Orpheon!
Frigate Orpheon is a small stage with two unconnected parts and several moving panels that appear with those two parts. The sides are relatively shallow, and the top is pretty shallow as well. I will be starting with the first of these unconnected parts.
You will be dropped off onto a small platform with one slightly smaller platform hovering to its left. This smaller platform is a great place to use Pokemon and assist trophies. The other half of this first stage will move up and down, and if you happen to catch it with an assist trophy on the way down, it's a PAIN to work with most of them because they get stuck down there. On the way down, however, this is a great place to hide from many Final Smashes including Mario, Marth, Samus, ironically, and Zelda. This part of the stage has two platforms that come up to the left and the right periodically. A good trick is to dump your enemy on one of them right before they take off. By the time they get up, it will be too late, and they will either take a KO off the side or fall to their doom trying to get back on the stage. Sweet victory shall be yours.
Once you've grown accustomed to the stage you're fighting on, an alarm will sound and you will be forcibly flipped from one stage to the other. Note that you need to be in the air while this switch is taking place; otherwise, there's no telling where you might land. Once you do land, behold the wonders: a stage that is slightly different than the one you were on before! A bottom half that is slightly angled in, and a top half that is more centered and a bit bigger. You will still get the same panels moving in and out as before, so you can apply the same trick as above. The new design with the slightly angled middle will allow you to use Pokemon and assist trophies easier. They won't fall off the sides or get stuck on another panel, but be careful if you throw them off the side to the panels that move back and forth. Use the shallow sides to your advantage with some high-launch hits that can KO your opponents for you.
With a little practice, you can use the Frigate to you advantage! That's all for me this month, Brawlers! See you next month for BRAWL TACTICS!