King of Fighters Stadium serves as the home stage to Terry Bogard from SNK. I somewhat remember it from the games, though I was never big into the King of Fighters games.
There’s plenty of characters from King of Fighters that make cameos in the background.
But since Sakurai thinks “only good boys and girls” play Smash Bros, you won’t see Mai Shiranui at any point. What a shame.
I like how the stage has invisible walls on the edge.
So instead of falling to your doom, your fate will be sealed if you hit the wall too hard at the right hit percentage.
I think out of all the DLC stages so far, this is my 2nd favorite.
Spiral Mountain serves as Banjo & Kazooie’s home stage. I never got into the N64 classics, but apparently all the games start you there. Think of it like Green Hill Zone in the Sonic series, but for Banjo and his bird friend.
The stage isn’t too wacky.
But from what I could look up, it’s pretty faithful to the games. Gruntilda (Banjo’s nemesis) has her face in the mountain, just like the games.
The stage doesn’t move around but it slightly turns and it does make things somewhat interesting without going overboard.
Probably my favorite of all the DLC stages so far.
While I don’t think any of the Mii Fighters are top tier characters, I would say Mii Gunner is certainly the best one of the bunch.
Mainly because the Mii Gunner has the best moves of many standard fighters. You have a very similar laser orb like Samus Aran shoots. And a fountain of flames that is pretty close to Ness’ PK fire.
And a move like Fox’s reflection barrier.
Unlike the other two Mii characters, Mii Gunner has a great recover. Mii Gunner won’t fall to his/her doom like Mii Brawler or Mii Swordfighter.
Their final smash is really good, very Samus-inspired. A trio of large laser blasts. They don’t take your opponents as far off the edge as I’d like during stock matches though.
When Kirby takes Mii Gunner’s power, he gets the laser ball power. One of the best ones to take. Though it should have more power to it.
While I liked Mii Gunner I didn’t quite love them. It is fun to dress them up in costumes, but they are lacking a bit in the smash attacks and agility. So I did fair with the fighter, but far below my best fighters such as Palutena and Bowser.