48 Rosalina & Luma
Super Mario Galaxy (2007 - Wii)
Rosalina has a characteristic on her own because she can rely on her Luma she can send and let act at distance ! This gives her a great ability to defend herself and to surprise an opponent who would tend to forget the existence of her Luma.
- Fights at distance
- Can desynchronize Luma
- Good defense
- Great aerial game
- Too dependant on Luma
- Light weight
- Exploitable recovery
- Lacks tools in neutral
- Useful platforms
- Big stage so that she can't die too early
- Close blastzones
Rosalina has the ability to send a star at distance to fight and to protect her. This Luma can thus be sent more or less far by pressing Neutral B for more or less time and has 40 health points. If you kill the Luma, a new one will come after 10 seconds if you fight in 1v1. Regarding this Luma, there are some advanced techniques such as the lunar landing which consists in canceling a Rosalina's aerial attack while carrying out the Luma's attack, which will cancel any landing lag and allow you to directly act to follow the Luma's attack with a grab or something else. Note that the Luma can also be desynchronized like for the Ice Climbers.
FORWARD SMASH AND UP SMASH
Rosalina doesn't have many moves that can easily kill her opponents, but these Smash attacks are really interesting. In addition to cause a lot of damage and to eject the opponent well, the Up Smash and the Forward Smash have a great range, allowing you to stay relatively safe for a Smash attack.
It is a disjoint attack, so Rosalina will not suffer any damage if she receives a hit on her attack and not on her body. It is therefore a significant advantage. Beyond that, it is a move that is used to start combos and is clearly an essential move in the character's neutral.
Her Up Air is a move that causes a lot of problems to her opponents in general because it covers a large area, has a good priority on a lot of attacks which makes any landing on the stage more than complicated, especially since the Up Air has a good kill potential too.
Her Down Tilt is the second primary tool of Rosalina and Luma. The range is really important and it is a very useful move to keep your opponent at a distance ! A tool she needs, in order to be able to have a decent neutral.