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Nintendo of America has uploaded the English version of a help/how-to video, the same one its Japanese division posted earlier this week.

To brush up for this weekend’s Global Testpunch, the video is broken down into five sections: Basic Controls, Modes & Rules, Tips & Tricks, The Fighters and Extra Stuff. Here’s a quick rundown of all the topics:

  • Basic Controls shows off all controllers you can use and their button layouts.
  • Modes & Rules covers standard Fights, V-Ball, Hoops, Skillshot, 1-on-100, Party Match, Ranked Match, Get ARMS and Items.
  • Tips & Tricks has slides for dashing, guard moves, when to use your rush attack, fighter and ARMS weight classes, the ARMS “weapons triangle” and more!
  • The Fighters section is a bit self-explanatory.
  • Lastly, the Extra Stuff section. There’s lots of cool information in here, like the Home button being disabled during matches, lobbies, and more when using the Joy-Cons in their thumb grip/motion control format. So there won’t be any matches accidentally getting stopped or rage quitting. If you become a pro at the Get ARMS (for getting ARMS), then you might want to try beating this score: 30,780. This is the dev team’s all-time high score… so beating this one might very well make you a champion in some respects! The dev team’s personal best time of 3:24.16 for 1-on-100 was also shared. Beat both and have the ultimate bragging rights!


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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)