Super Smash Bros Ultimate King K. Rool Guide – How to Play, Moves List, Counters

Among the new characters introduced to the Smash Bros series through the newest iteration of the game is King K. Rool. This character from the Donkey Kong universe is fairly strong and fairly complicated. For this reason, it is best if you use this Super Smash Bros Ultimate King K. Rool Guide to better understand all of the basics such as how to unlock K. Rool, how to manage him in battle, and all of the alternate costumes that you can get.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate King K. Rool

King K. Rool is in the Super Heavyweight division. He is quite slow while running but is fairly all right when it comes to dashing or being in the air. This is great since many of your moves are medium to long range.

Let us go ahead and take a look at how to best use King K. Rool by analyzing his movesets, how he can be unlocked, and all the different ways you can customize the aesthetics of the character.

How to Unlock

As is the case with every single character in the game, you can unlock King K. Rool through 3 different ways. First of all, you can go through the World of Light method. If you do not want to do that, you can have a go at the Classic Mode. Lastly, you can use the Challenger Approaches fights too.

When you do not get the Challenger Approaches fights that you need, you should play that fight until the end and then restart the game. After that, set up a custom ruleset match that lasts for 1 minute and play it through to the end. Once you return to the main menu, there will be a new fight waiting for you.

Move Set

You can press B to perform the Blunderbuss. This move will fire a ball from your gun that will also have the capability to suck opponents back in with it. Crownerang to allows you to use your crown as a Boomerang, and can be performed by holding the left stick to either side and then pressing B.

Your Up Smash is called the propeller pack and it helps you rise into the air while simultaneously damaging all opponents found near your move. The Down Smash is called Gut Check and is used to counterattack from your belly (only protects and attacks from the front, the backside can still be damaged).

Your Final Smash is called Blast-o-Matic and is used to deal damage and launch fighters all around you. You need to make sure you hit them with your first attack or your Smash might very easily become useless.

Alternate Costumes

You get access to a total of 8 different costumes that change the color of the skin as well as the color of the armor and cape that the King is wearing. As is the nature of the king, many of the costumes are in green while the brown makes up the rest.