At SpaceWorld the next generation of "The Legend of Zelda" was announced. This Link however, still uses the Nintendo 64 design Link. (The new Link is interesting... should we change the SSBM version?) But for now Link is how we interpret him.
Anyway, we feel that he is a pleasant character at the least. His abundance of firearms gives him a lot of flexibility for players, and the overall feel of the character is good.
Link has a lot of armaments, so his speed and jumping are low. But is this enough of a handicap?
Neutral B Attack: Bow and Arrow
Horizontal B Attack: Boomerang
Up B Attack: Spin Attack
Down B Attack: Bomb
NOTE: Since 8/17/01 (when we previewed the Basic Operations) the control scheme for SSBM has changed slightly. This change wasn't in effect during SpaceWorld because, after all, the preview was so players would unerstand how to play on the GameCube. The changes current layout is:
R Button: Shield (same as L)
L Button: Shield (same as R)
Z Button: Throwing, etc. (same as R+A)
D-Pad Up: Taunt/Appeal