Featuring sprites, sounds, hitsparks and even her special Magic Gauge from Fighting is Magic, this Rainbow Dash really emulates her gameplay from said game. Her default A.I. is at level 8, so she's prepared to show Egghead and anyone else who challenges her that she isn't just a Wonderbolt for show and tell.
This version of Rainbow Dash is a 3-button character, with her gameplay being mostly based on her appearance in Fighting is Magic, as well as the Marvel Vs Capcom series. She uses the following buttons: (X), (Y) and (Z). The (S) button is also used, although only for her taunt - which is her dancing, while laughing at her opponent. (X) functions as a normal punch attack, (Y) is a two-punch combo, and (Z) serves as a standard kick attack. If one jumps with the button, then repeatedly presses it, Dash gains the ability to fly. Using the left and right arrow keys will make her move or while she flies. Eventually, she will drop back to the ground again.
Rainbow Dash's combo ability is almost similar to the style of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 rather than Fighting is Magic, as she able to deliver chains of attacks quite quickly, along with being able to keep her opponent in the air using her Lightning Cloud move. She also has a thing for trapping her opponents in the corner of the side she is facing, so watch out... Her Rainbow Barrage is number of quick punch and kick attacks, before ending with an uppercut kick. Her most powerful move is Sonic Rainboom, where she flies all around the screen, before flying straight down - causing a huge Sonic Rainboom cloud to fill the entire screen.
As she has the ability to fly, this can make her hard to reach for smaller characters, giving her a big advantage in battle. When flying, she can also catch her opponents as they jump up to her and slam them to the ground - giving her another advantage while in the air. Also, due to being a rather speedy character (as she is quite fast in both the show and in Fighting is Magic), this means that she can dodge and counter attacks much easier than an average character. However, Dash is more of a melee combat-based character, meaning she prefers to be up-close and personal with the opponent. This can prove a problem against characters who have a range of projectile-based attacks.
Rainbow Dash features a custom A.I. with varying levels of difficulty; it is set to level 8 by default, making her a very difficult opponent to beat for those who are not experienced. Her level 8 AI makes good use of heavy combos and constantly spams her Rainbow Cannon attack. When she builds up enough power, the AI tends to use either her Rainbow Barrage or her Maximum Rainbow hypers. On occasion, she might use Sonic Rainboom instead. This attack can deal a ton of damage, meaning that most characters with normal health might lose nearly half of their health - although this attack is not the deadliest hyper that exists.
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