If you’ve been a veteran Smash fan since the days of Brawl or even Melee, then Hyrule Temple is likely a very memorable stage for you as it is to me. Due to its sheer size, unique form, tricky platforms and that underground area where critically damaged fighters are sent violently bouncing when struck, it’s an incredibly fun place to do battle. Then there’s obviously the fact that it’s Zelda-themed and has great music, which also helps. It’s no wonder the stage was brought back yet again for Smash Wii U.

If you played on this stage half as long and intensely as I have across the last decade and beyond, you have probably witnessed or even performed awesome acts of recovery after being sent flying to your would-be demise. Your rival has sent you plummetting off of the far-right edge — but wait! They didn’t consider that lower platform down below to save you in your desperate and epic bid to stay alive. This is known by many Smash players as the “Hyrule Jump“.

Making the jump from the lower platform to the higher edge is a much more difficult task

Although some are more difficult than others (I’m looking at you, Little Mac), it’s possible to make this jump with all characters if you manoeuvre them correctly. The real challenge comes in when you try to perform the reverse. YouTube user Master0fHyrule has made an interesting compilation video wherein he puts each of Smash Wii U‘s fighters to the test, attempting the Hyrule Jump from both ways.

Making the jump from the lower platform to the higher edge is a much more difficult task, with less than half of the roster able to overcome this feat. I’ll leave you to find out which characters can make it for yourself, but I’ll happily report that Toon Link is able to make the jump. It makes sense, of course; Toon Link is scientifically proven to be the best Link, and this video just contributes more evidence of this.

Be sure to also check out the video description, as Master0fHyrule challenged viewers: “If you think it’s possible for a character to make the jump […] post a video in the comments!” Through the links provided, you’ll find that many of the characters that failed the jump in this video were able to make it after all in the hands of other players, after many, many attempts.

So yeah, okay, this means that regular Link is actually able to make the jump too. Doesn’t matter. Toon Link is still clearly the greatest.

  • Davad

    All Links are reincarnations of the same being so they are all of equal potential in theory so I don’t think any are truly better than any other.

    • MusubiKazesaru

      in actuality, the ones who have gotten the full Triforce for instance are significantly stronger.

      • GanonLink

        Child Link with the Fierce Deity Mask is by far the strongest form.

        • Triforce > Fierce Deity

          Sorry but the Triforce has the power to potentially grant ANY wish. Even make another Triforce.

          It holds the power of Three Goddess’ ….

          Even at it’s max the Fierce Deity mask holds the power of only a single god.

          At the end of the day 3 > 1…
          EVERYTHING > JUST POWER

          Seriously there is no comparison.

          • GanonLink

            I stand corrected. I was only taking the context of strongest form as a characters fighting ability but I agree that one who is able to wish for anything would ultimately be the strongest.

        • MusubiKazesaru

          You think a character who can beat up a characters who can bring down the moon is stronger than a planetary reality warper? Fierce Deity would be at best on part with a single piece, it’s just that you feel powerful in the game.

    • DimensionalRanger

      What he means is that Toon Link is the best from a smash point of view. His light weight makes him easier to fly upwards with the same moves as Link such as the spin attack. But I agree, all Links are equal if you think about what they’ve all done on a realistic scale.

    • Ryan Haney

      In Smash, Toon Link is the most athletic.

  • Student 18

    Personally, I believe Link in Sm4sh is better than Toon Link. But then again,it depends on the player.

    • Apsire

      I don’t think so. I like Toon Link better because the speed is slightly better I feel. Plus, his boomerang doesn’t bring opponents back to him. I find that usually more detrimental than helpful, because the opponent can use that to their advantage, moving while attack. Toon Link’s boomerang actually has a little bit of hitstun on the way back, which can be used to grab people should they shield or up smash should they hit. And while toon link’s up smash does less total damage than Link’s 3 hit up smash, it is easier to combo heavy characters with it multiple times, I think comes out faster, and the opponent has no chance to DI out of a multiple hit move.

      • Student 18

        Toon Link is slightly faster, but he’s also a lot lighter and has less reach than Link, making him more susceptible to upward attacks and given less priority. Using the boomerang can be hard, but if you learn to turn that to your advantage, it really helps you control the playing field. Toon Link’s boomerang is also floatier and slow, so it’s less likely that it would hit the opponent, but it does make for amazing combos. Yes, Toon Link’s up smash can combo a lot, Link’s overall strength is better and his range attacks are also faster. Link can also make some pretty amazing combos, with his huge safe zone of close range attacks and perfect balance of range weapons. Again, it depends on the player, but Link is a really well balanced character.

    • Spoderman Pakyer

      yeah I prefer to use link as well but the link I use is customised to how I like him. Does that count?

    • Spoderman Pakyer

      yeah I prefer to use link as well but the link I use is customised to how I like him. Does that count?

  • Reece Heather

    Hey come on now guys, it says right up there in the article: “scientifically proven to be the best”. It’s written on a website, which means it is definitely true. You just can’t argue with fact.

  • THIEF

    I actually use regular Link most in Smash WiiU/3DS. Toon Link was my main in Brawl. I mean, my fighting style changes between the two. I guess I just prefer the style required to play Link right now.

    • Student 18

      Same! I used to main Toon Link in Brawl because of his dair but now it seems like Link plays easier, smoother.

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