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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player recreates Evo Moment #37

Ken you believe it?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is packed with Nintendo fan service - as you'd expect (for more, check out our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review). But it's also got a lot to offer for Street Fighter fans - including one thing you wouldn't expect.

Evo Moment #37 is one of the most iconic competitive video game moments of all time. It happened at the Evolution 2004 fighting game tournament, during a Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike semi-final between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong - probably the two most famous - and greatest - fighting game players of all time.

Evo Moment #37 saw a near-dead Daigo, playing as Ken, parry 15 consecutive hits of Wong's Chun-Li super art for a dramatic comeback. It's an incredible show of skill, displays an impressive calmness under pressure and, above all else, is dripping with cool. Here it is:

Well, it turns out you can recreate Evo Moment #37 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Japanese Twitter user rebaken7 uses Ken's shield mechanic to parry Fox's rapid kick attack (Chun-Li isn't a playable character in the game) before launching into his Final Smash - as close as Smash Bros. is going to get to a Street Fighter super art. Usefully, Ken's Final Smash is the Shippu Jinraikyaku - the same move he uses for his critical art in 3rd Strike. Rebaken7 even does a jump attack between the final parry and the Final Smash to recreate Daigo's air parry. It's almost perfect.

See? Who says Smash Bros. isn't a proper fighting game?

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

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