Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game may be a simple game to play but that doesn’t mean the strength of its characters doesn’t matter. There are certain aspects of enemies that some of the cast can deal with better than others. For instance, guarding is a pesky mechanic that can impede you from progressing as fast as you’d like.
Whether you’re going for some kind of speed-running record or are simply looking to play this game in top form, our Scott Pilgrim vs The World character tier list has you covered.
- Guard-breaking slap attack that hits multiple times
- Projectile that comes out fast and can be spammed
Kim can pin most bosses to a wall and slap them until they’re out for the count. She can also juggle entire groups of enemies at once. On top of that, her slaps cannot be blocked. Not only that, she’s got the best – and possibly the only viable – long-range gameplan of any of the characters. These qualities make Kim Pine the best character in the game.
- Single hit guard-breaking punch
- Goes into Hyper mode through striker
- A lackluster flip kick
Ramona is capable of summoning items from her bag at the cost of a few guts points, but that in itself isn’t a huge advantage. There are plenty of items lying around each level and it’s more efficient to kill enemies using normal combos. Overall, she’d be pretty even with Scott if not for her ability to go into Hyper mode by using her striker.
- Rushing guard-breaking punch that hits once
- Uppercut that can hit multiple enemies but its radius is somewhat small
Though Scott is the protagonist of the game (his name’s on the box, after all), he’s not as strong as one might expect. In fact, he’s quite boring save for one particular quality. His rush punch has guard-breaking properties which is enough to place him above the low-tier characters.
- Knee rush that’s incredibly fast, does good damage and can reach enemies from far away
- Nega Fireball can hit multiple enemies but that’s about as good as it gets. Unfortunately, it requires charging and can be blocked by enemies.
While NegaScott is a cool-looking character and can hold his own with his knee rush, he’s ultimately one of the weakest characters because he lacks a guard break. To top it off, despite its positive, the knee attack itself leaves him vulnerable for a bit after he’s done executing it. He’s fun to play but if you’re looking to clear the game fast, then look at other characters.
- Rolling multi-hit punch could have been the best move in the game if it broke guards. It’s still a strong move but if it gets guarded, he’s in trouble.
- His One-Two Punch is a baffling move to include considering it looks boring and barely out-damages basic combos.
Stephen’s got decent offensive capabilities, but he gets guarded often and he’s vulnerable for a split second after he executes his strongest move. Another downside to him is his special move which just doesn’t do the job it’s intended for. While these specials aren’t meant to do high damage, the point is to knock away a bunch of enemies who have surrounded you. Stephen’s move can do this but it doesn’t do it as well as the spinning attack all the other characters have.
Mr. Chau is hands down the best Striker in the game, the one exception perhaps being Ramona’s. Once summoned, he teleports to individual enemies and takes a lethal swipe at them before porting to the next one. Overall, he’s a very abusable Striker and once you unlock him, you’ll have no need for another!