Smasher:62-bit Hero

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62-bit Hero "Gimpyfish62"
62-bit Hero.jpg
Character info
Melee main Bowser
Other Melee characters Link, Captain Falcon, Mario
Brawl main Sheik
Other Brawl character Meta Knight
Smash 4 main Little Mac
Other Smash 4 characters Bowser, Bowser Jr.
Ultimate main Bowser
Project M main Bowser
Other Project M character Mario
Team info
Crew(s) 62-Bit Gaming
Former crews Combo Status
Personal and other info
Real name Tony Dennis
Birth date (age 37)
Location Edmonds, WA United States

62-bit Hero, formerly known as Gimpyfish, is an American smasher known primarily for being one of the few notable Bowser professionals in Melee.

Tournament history[edit]

In Melee[edit]

62-bit Hero was, and still remains, infamous for his notoriously high skill with the bottom-tiered character Bowser, whom he elevated to extremely high levels of play. While some claimed that he would have performed much better had he mained a higher-tiered character, 62-bit Hero stayed true to Bowser and continued to place high at major tournaments with him. His success with Bowser stemmed from the fact that he had remarkable mindgames and cerebral play, both of which were necessary to make up for his character's weaknesses. He made several Bowser combo videos, the last being "Gimpyfish: The Movie (aka Boozer Cute 2)", and his most famous being Boozer Cute, where he showed his Bowser's abilities against other opponents of his caliber. 62-bit Hero was ranked 7th on the Washington Power Rankings before he moved to Southern California, and prior to his retirement, was considered the best Melee Bowser player in the world. He is still considered one of the best Bowsers in the history of the game to this day, alongside DJ Nintendo.

62-bit Hero briefly came out of retirement and made a reappearance in EVO 2013's Melee tournament. However, he underperformed in his brief return; he lost to Scar in his first streamed set, and ultimately failed to make it out of the pool in loser's bracket. Until 2020, he made occasional appearances at locals, mostly playing Project M, but remained largely inactive.

In 2020, 62-bit Hero made a return to the Melee community upon the release of Project Slippi rollback netcode. While he has not seriously competed in netplay tournaments, he now actively plays the game once again, streaming his matchmaking sessions on Twitch throughout the summer and posting Melee-related updates on his Twitter. He has even released a third installment of Boozer Cute, 12 years after the initial duology was made, showing his implementation of techniques that have since become modern staples, such as ledge-canceling, into Bowser's play.

In Brawl[edit]

Prior to the release of Brawl, 62-bit Hero attended E For All to play the demo of the game; the thread, which can still be found on the forums, remains one of the most replied to and visited threads in the history of SmashBoards. In the thread, 62-bit Hero praised the game for its seemingly wonderful aesthetics and fluid, albeit slower, gameplay compared to Melee, and focused especially on Bowser, who now seemed to be a competent character due to the buffs he received.

Ironically, when the game came out, 62-bit Hero could no longer enjoy playing Bowser competitively as he did in Melee, insisting that Bowser was "unplayable" in Brawl. 62-bit Hero then considered developing Meta Knight for tournaments, but decided to main Sheik after she was significantly weakened in Brawl, thus allowing him once again to compete with a low-tier character. His first and only combo video with Sheik was released on YouTube with the name "The Triforce of Style". Despite making a combo video and attempting to play Sheik for a while, 62-bit Hero stopped playing Brawl soon after as he no longer found it enjoyable, and still widely criticizes the gameplay and changes.

Despite disliking Brawl and most of its mods, 62-bit Hero actively played Project M, where he returned to his old main, Bowser. Due to the significant buffs that Bowser received, 62-bit Hero performed extremely well in Project M locals, placing top 3 consistently during his peak and even being able to defeat top Melee players such as Silent Wolf in tournament. However, he eventually retired from competing once again, with no known showings at larger Project M tournaments.

In Smash 4[edit]

62-bit Hero was an avid player of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U during its height of popularity, where he mained Little Mac. Aside from regularly streaming For Glory mode on his Twitch channel, 62-bit Hero also hosted tournaments in the Washington area, attracting a wide array of players.

Though he dabbled in Bowser, he almost exclusively played Little Mac due to his preference for "punching characters". He did, however, play Bowser Jr. as well, but rarely played him in tournament and only used him when playing online.

In Ultimate[edit]

Compared to other Smash games, 62-bit Hero has made seldom appearances at Ultimate tournaments, appearing only at Don't Park on the Grass 2018 and a handful of locals. He continues to play Bowser and has created content on Ultimate, including various Elite Smash videos and a montage.


A year or two after Brawl's release, 62-bit Hero stated that he had "retired" from Melee and Brawl. Similar to Rickety, however, he continues to have close ties with the competitive scene. At the beginning of 2009, 62-bit Hero made a series of videos entitled "Super Smash Bros. Metagame"; the series showed the respective metagame of each Melee character, compiled from years of gameplay. Even throughout his inactive stage, 62-bit Hero made efforts to go to some Melee tournaments to spend time with other smashers or even serve as a play-by-play commentator and video uploader. 62-bit Hero remained active on SmashBoards for a while, as well holding a moderator position on both the Melee and Brawl sections of the forums, as well as the regional boards; he has been known to use his mod powers for comedic effect, often by editing other people's posts.

During his retirement, 62-bit Hero still made small appearances at various tournaments. Aside from his aforementioned appearance at EVO 2013, he had gone to a handful of Melee and Project M tournaments earlier in the year, and routinely holds and attends smashfests featuring smashers from around the Washington area. He has also begun and promoted a new Smash crew, 62-bit Gaming, which consists of other well-known smashers such as Bladewise. However, he has not gone to any other major national events during this time.

Outside of Smash[edit]

62-bit Hero studied in the California Baptist University in Riverside, California; his announced major was reported to be in Education and Kinesiology. In addition, he is also the CEO and founder of 62-bit Gaming which sponsors professional smashers Bladewise and Vish.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Zero Challenge 2 August 15th – 17th, 2006 97th
GameClucks Monthly January 7th, 2007 5th
TANG 23 March 17th, 2007 1st
madskillz313 Smash Tournament May 26th, 2007 4th 5th Hitsugaya
MELEE-FC Diamond July 12th-14th, 2007 81st
Zero Challenge 3 July 20th-22nd, 2007 97th
Nezumi's Awesome Tournament September 1st, 2007 5th ? ?
North Hollywood Tournament September 2nd, 2007 2nd 7th Rob West
Shuffle & Cut 9/8 September 8th, 2007 17th 9th MikeHAZE
Super Champ Combo September 29th-30th, 2007 129th 65th Simna
Southern Arizona Smash Tournament 2 October 13th, 2007 7th 17th MikeHAZE
Shuffle & Cut 11/10 November 10th, 2007 5th ? ?
UCLA Monthlies IV December 1st, 2007 5th 17th J666
UCLA Monthlies V March 1st, 2008 9th
TourneyPlay 2 June 6th-7th, 2009 17th
TourneyPlay 3 October 17th, 2009 17th 2nd Mew2King
GameClucks Monthly Decemeber 3rd, 2010 1st
GameClucks Monthly March 3rd, 2011 7th
GameClucks Monthly March 3rd, 2012 17th
Northwest Manifest March 24th-25th, 2012 33rd (DQd) 13th THE BEEF
GameClucks Monthly July 7th, 2012 7th
GameClucks Monthly November 3rd, 2012 9th
Melee in the Hold 6 November 6th, 2012 4th Genesis
GameClucks Monthly March 2nd, 2013 17th
Smash for Smiles March 1st, 2014 9th
Geek Week Smash February 21st, 2015 5th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
The First Brawl Tournament Ever October 19, 2007 3rd
Cazcom Smashfest August 16th, 2008 1st
GameClucks Monthly October 8th, 2008 5th

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
GameClucks Monthly November 3rd, 2012 2nd
GameClucks Monthly January 5th, 2013 1st
GameClucks Monthly February 2nd, 2013 1st
GameClucks Monthly March 2nd, 2013 3rd
GameClucks Monthly February 9th, 2014 3rd
GameClucks Monthly June 7th, 2014 13th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
GameClucks Monthly November 8th, 2014 7th
GameClucks Weekly November 24th, 2015 4th
Emerald City V September 9th, 2017 33rd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 25th
SmashWorks Ultimate February 24th-25th, 2019 33rd
That’s Not safe #96 September 2nd, 2019 25th
That’s Not safe #118 February 3rd, 2020 17th


  • 62-bit Hero won over 8 awards for SWF's Forum Awards 2007. Such awards include Forum Monkey, Best Signature, Friendliest Member, Most Helpful, Best Forum Gamer, Most Valuable, Sexiest Mod, and Most Gregarious. He also was the runner-up for several categories as well: Dr. Smash, Smash Practitioner, Best Cinematographer, and Host with the Most. Many of his victories did not make sense (much like maining Bowser), but nevertheless he won (like with Bowser). [1]

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