Things I Like: Richter Belmont (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Richter Belmont super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

Richter Belmont is a fighter in the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game and I’m glad he made it. I was a big fan of the Castlevania games (mainly the Metroidvanias) and Richter was my favorite Belmont in the series. His main game was Rondo of Blood but he also had a major role as a boss (good guy under puppet control) in Symphony of the Night after Alucard wakes up from centuries asleep.

Richter Belmont and his ancestor Simon Belmont super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

He’s an echo fighter of Simon Belmont, who in the game’s lore is probably his grandfather or great-grandfather. Since Simon defeated Dracula about a hundred years before Richter, I’m thinking more on the lines of he’s Simon’s great-grandson. Which means, Simon was probably dead of old age before Richter was born.

Richter Belmont throwing holy cross at Lady Palutena super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

Either way, both Belmonts control and act 99% the same. You have most of the classic sub-weapons as special moves.

Richter Belmont throwing holy water at Mario super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

Richter’s holy water is blue, which I think is cooler than the dark red Simon has for his.

Richter Belmont vs young Link super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

His smash attack range is pretty far. While it takes him a bit longer to strike, it’s hard for anyone to miss with that vampire killer whip.

Richter Belmont vs inkling super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

His biggest weakness is his fall recover. While it’s probably just in my head, I had better luck returning as Richter than Simon, both of them can’t be knocked off the stage too far before they will certainly fall to their doom.

Final Smash Richter Belmont super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

His final smash, Grand Cross is the same as his ancestor. I hate that it’s pretty easy to miss with this one.

Final Smash attack Richter Belmont super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

But pity the fool who gets trapped in Dracula’s coffin and hit with lots of light magic.

Kirby as Richter Belmont super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

When Kirby takes Richter’s power, he gets the throwing axe, same as Simon Belmont too. It’s powerful but easy to miss and pretty easy for foes to evade.

Richter Belmont vs ROB super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch Castlevania

But I do like Richter. He’s not in my top five, but I did decently well with the vampire hunter.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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