Spring Man

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The Bouncer
Spring Man
Basic Information
Height5' 11" (182 cm)
Weight168 lb (76 kg)
Age20
AffiliationSpring Gym
StageSpring Stadium
HobbiesWeight lifting, pizza
Voice ActorPeter von Gomm
Signature
Official Stats
Size3/5
Arm Girth3/5
Speed3/5
Jumping3/5
Enthusiasm5/5
Jokiness5/5
Statistics
Grab Damage150
Walking Speed100%
Dash Distance100%
Charge Dash Distance100%
Jump Distance100%
Girth100%
Max Charge Time2.6 seconds
Standard ARMS


"Fresh from Spring Gym, we have Spring Man bouncing into the fray! Why do they call him 'the bouncer'? If you're asking, you're not paying attention! He's long dreamed of hanging that championship belt on his mantle, but will he crack under pressure?"
—Biff

Spring Man is a playable fighter in ARMS. In the game, he is a young, enthusiastic fighter, and the newest contestant to join the Grand Prix. Along with Ribbon Girl, Spring Man was one of the first two fighters to be revealed for ARMS and he is often considered to be the mascot of the game.

Appearance

Spring Man appears mostly human except for his spiraled irises and his metallic, spring-like ARMS. He has blue eyes, and shiny, light blue hair which is curled to resemble a spring. He wears a white athletic shirt, a pinkish red mask, blue-gray shorts, and red sneakers. He also wears a chest plate, which is the same color as his mask, that features his logo.

In official art, Spring Man is often seen wearing casual garments without his battle armor. Some of these outfits include a light gray hoodie over his usual attire, a blue jacket over a light undershirt and jeans, and a tuxedo with a red bow tie. He also commonly wears red sweatbands on his wrists that feature his logo.

Backstory

"With arms made of springs, no wonder they call him "the bouncer"! At first glance it's hard to take this guy seriously, but in the ARMS game, he always takes center stage. He can perma-charge in a pinch, and that indomitable spirit is gonna take him right to the top!"
Official description


Spring Man is a young ARMS athlete who trains at Spring Gym. For many years, Spring Man has dreamed of defeating Max Brass and becoming champion of the ARMS Grand Prix. His favorite food is pizza, and he is often seen eating it in official art. Spring Man has a confident and enthusiastic personality. He takes a particular pride in his spring-like, pompadour hairstyle.

According to the ARMS Direct, an interview with Spring Man revealed that while he was initially surprised at his gift of ARMS, he later came to the realization that they were "actually pretty rad."

While discussing unrevealed stories in the ARMS universe, director Kosuke Yabuki revealed in an interview that Spring Man is the third fighter to hold his name.[1] This was planned to be explored in the canceled ARMS graphic novel, which would have featured the previous generation's Spring Man.

Abilities

One of Spring Man's abilities allows him to parry incoming attacks, giving him added time to counter and punish. It is performed by holding the dash or jump button and releasing at any time before max charge. If holding jump, the player has to wait until Spring Man touches the floor to be able to activate the ability. The parry is mainly used to bait and counter punches, cover wake-up options and defend against aggressive opponents. When Spring Man reaches 25% (250 HP) or lower health, he will glow red and his ARMS stay permanently charged.

Playstyle

Spring Man is a great all-rounder, suitable for players of all skill levels. His middling stats make him good at almost everything, but not great at any one thing in particular. His deflect provides great defense from incoming punches, but because of the few active frames of the deflect ring and the nature of the deflect's activation, it's sometimes difficult to line up deflects properly with attacks about to hit him. It's also possible to focus too much on deflecting incoming ARMS and it's also fairly easy to fall into a rhythm with deflects, making it easier for his opponent to anticipate his actions.

When using Spring Man, one should focus on keeping a solid balance of offense and defense, using his deflects appropriately to dodge and evade while blocking attacks allowing you to counterattack, or to close the gap. Don't forget to make use of his shield, as it is the alternative for when a deflect can't be achieved, or if Spring Man tries to deflect an ARM that would hit him more than once (e.g. Explosion ARMS).

When in his low-health mode, pressure your opponents with a constant barrage of charged punches, while staying evasive and hard to hit. This can quickly overwhelm and frustrate opponents.

ARM Recommendations

With Spring Man, you have to constantly change your playstyle on the fly to fit the situation, so you should be willing to switch up your ARMS frequently as well. Most ARMS work really well with him so don't be afraid to experiment and find the best set that works for you. Here are some good choices:

In Competitive Play

Spring Man is often considered to be a mid-tier character as he has been shown to be well-rounded with no extreme advantages or disadvantages. He can contend with many higher tier characters in the right hands.

Notable Players

  • Resolve (Inactive) - Formerly considered to be one of the best ARMS players in North America as well as the best Spring Man player. He won 2GGP: ARMS Circuit 2 as well as the ARMS US & Canada Online Open.
  • Defur (Inactive) - A Spring Man main from Sweden who is notable for his tournament organization work as well as creating the team 'Fellows in ARMS'. He placed 2nd at Insomnia63 as well as in the Scandanavian ARMS Open #1 and #2.
  • SNG - A top Spring Man player from Honduras who is also known for his YouTube channel focusing on ARMS content. He placed 2nd in the ARMS NA Online Season 11, 12, and 13 PR Invitationals.
  • Sol (Inactive) - A notable Spring Man from the United States who was active in the game's early years. He took 1st at 2GGC: ARMS Saga and the 2017 Comic-Con International: San Diego ARMS tournament.
  • M30W (Inactive) - A top Spring Man player from Pakistan who was formerly on Fellows in ARMS. He placed 1st in Up in ARMS 3 and 5th in Smash'N'Splash 4's Customs bracket.
  • Para (Inactive) - A former Spring Man main who now uses him as a secondary. He won Mega League Monday 32 and placed 4th in Smash'N'Splash 4's Defaults bracket. Para is considered to be one of the best players in North America.
  • VerticalH (Inactive) - A top Spring Man player from North America. He won Mega League Monday 3 and 8.
  • ALUMOX (Inactive) - A Spring Man player from the United States who also plays Max Brass. She won Champions of the Era 57 and 76.
  • Beamer (Inactive) - A Spring Man player known for his use of the Seekie. He placed 1st in Battle for Stardom (The Bouncer), a Spring Man only event.
  • Hamma (Inactive) - A Lola Pop player from Indiana who secondaries Spring Man who is notable for his commentary work in the ARMS community. He placed 7th at 2GG: SwitchFest 2019 and won Outlaw Skirmish.

Related Badges

Main article: Achievements
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've sprung into action for
50 rounds! Spring Man
must be your go-to guy.
60 Play as Spring Man 50 times.
Have you been hitting the Spring Gym?
You've fought 500
whole rounds as Spring Man!
200 Play as Spring Man 500 times.
You've defeated Spring Man
100 times! Let's see
him bounce back from that.
100 Defeat Spring Man 100 times.
Spring Man's lost 250 rounds
against you! His springs are all
worn out now...
200 Defeat Spring Man 250 times.
You reached level 5
in the 1st Party Crash! Choosing
Spring Man really paid off.
30 Choose Spring Man in the first Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You made it to Level 10
in the 1st Party Crash?
Spring Man would be so proud.
30 Choose Spring Man in the first Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 5
in the 9th Party Crash!
Nice work, Spring Man!
30 Choose Spring Man in the ninth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 10
in the 9th Party Crash!
Way to be, Spring Man!
30 Choose Spring Man in the ninth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Spring Man vs. Springtron!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Spring Man and Springtron adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Max Brass vs. Spring Man!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Max Brass and Spring Man adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You won a battle as Spring Man
using the Roaster. Aren't you just
aglow with the thrill of victory!
30 Defeat an opponent using Spring Man equipped with the Roaster on at least one ARM.
You've fought 10 matches using each Spring Man color! 60 Play 10 matches for each Spring Man's 4 color palettes.
You reenacted the Ver. 1 title screen illustration. Hero vs. heroine! 30 Participate in a fight between Ribbon Girl wielding
double Sparkys and Spring Man wielding double
Toasters.
You reenacted the Ver. 2 title screen
illustration. Challenger vs. champ!
30 Participate in a fight between Spring Man wielding
double Toasters and Max Brass wielding double
Roasters.

Appearances in other media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Spring Man punching Donkey Kong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Spring Man appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy that can be summoned by players in a match to fight on their side. He punches players using Toasters, and will perform a Rush attack before leaving the stage. Spring Man is the first and only character who originated on the Nintendo Switch to appear as an Assist Trophy. He also appears as a costume worn by Mii Fighters, more specifically the Mii Brawler, and as a Spirit.

Spring Man also cameos in Min Min's reveal trailer as well as her Final Smash, ARMS Rush, attacking players alongside other characters from ARMS. He also appears on an electronic billboard in the background of Spring Stadium.

Quotes

Gallery

Costumes

Spring Man
Spring Man's Costumes
Up Left Right Down


Blue and Red


Green and Blue


Red and Black


Turquoise and Cyan

To select a costume, click and hold , then hold in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with . Simply choosing a character without tilting the stick will select the first costume not taken (in the order of up-right-down-left) and if multiple players tilt the stick in the same direction while selecting the same character, they will be the same costume.

Victory Animations

In-Game Screenshots

Promotional Art

Grand Prix Ending


Trivia

  • Spring Man was one of the first characters announced as playable, being revealed alongside the game itself during the Nintendo Switch Presentation on 2017-01-13.[2]
  • In his original reveal, Spring Man was known as "The Versatile Fighter" instead of "The Bouncer".
  • Springtron was modeled after Spring Man.
  • It is implied in one of Springtron's pre-battle quotes against him that Spring Man dislikes math.
  • Spring Man and Springtron are the only characters to share a voice actor being with each other.
  • When Spring Man gets new ARMS, the same ARMS become available for Springtron and vice versa.
  • Spring Man shares his name with one of the antagonists from Kinnikuman - the relation between the two characters is acknowledged by Masahiro Sakurai in Min Min's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mr. Sakurai Presents presentation.
    • Spring Man's name is also used by one of the four bosses from Mega Man 7. Similarly, the relation between the two has been acknowledged by Capcom twice on Twitter.[3][4]
    • Coincidently, Springman from Kinnikuman had been defeated by Ramenman, a Chinese-themed fighter comparable to Min Min.
  • Spring Man is one of the few characters to have an older, unused version of his voice present in the game's files.
  • When Min Min first released in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the electronic billboard in the background of Spring Stadium erroneously displayed Springtron's logo on Spring Man's banner. This was corrected in a later patch.

Names in other languages

Spring Man

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese スプリングマン
Supuringu Man
Spring Man
 Chinese (Traditional) 彈簧人
Daahnwòhng Yàhn
Spring Man
 Chinese (Simplified) 弹簧人
Tánhuáng Rén
Spring Man
 Dutch Spring Man Spring Man
 French Spring Man Spring Man
 German Spring Man Spring Man
 Italian Spring Man Spring Man
 Korean 스프링맨
Sepeuring Maen
Spring Man
 Russian Спрингмен
Springmen
Transcription of English name
 Spanish Spring Man Spring Man

The Bouncer

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese 熱血! スプリングファイター
Nekketsu! Supuringu faitā
Hot‐blooded! Spring fighter
 Chinese (Traditional) 熱血彈簧鬥士
Yihthyut Daahnwòhng Dausih
不屈的彈簧鬥士 (Grand Prix)
Bātwāt dīk Daahnwòhng Dausih
Hot‐blooded Spring fighter
The Unyielding Spring Fighter
 Chinese (Simplified) 热血的弹簧斗士
Rèxuè de Tánhuáng Dòushì
顽强的弹簧斗士 (Grand Prix)
Wánqiáng de Tánhuáng Dòushì
The hot‐blooded Spring fighter
The Tenacious Spring Fighter
 Dutch De ideale springzoon
De veelzijdige vechter (original trailer)
The ideal spring son
The versatile fighter
 French L'homme ressort
Le combattant multifacette (original trailer)
The spring human
The versatile fighter
 German Der Springinsfeld
Der vielseitige Kämpfer (original trailer)
The in-field Spring
The versatile fighter
 Italian L'elastico eroe
Il lottatore versatile (original trailer)
The elastic hero
The versatile fighter
 Russian Человек-пружина
Chelovek-pruzhina
Rазносторонний боец (original trailer)
Raznastoronniy boyets
Spring human

Versatile fighter
 Spanish El saltarín
El luchador versátil (original trailer)
The jumper
The versatile fighter
 Czech Všestranný bojovník Versatile fighter
 Hungarian A rugalmas harcos The Flexible Warrior
 Polish Wszechstronny wojownik Versatile warrior
 Portuguese O lutador versátil The versatile fighter

References

  1. Weekly Famitsu, Translation by Nintendo Everything. "ARMS producer on updates, more lore to tell, eSports, future of the IP, more", 2018-03-17, retrieved 2018-11-12
  2. Nintendo of America. "Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017", 2017-01-13, retrieved on 2017-05-02.
  3. https://twitter.com/MegaMan/status/868210141610508289
  4. https://twitter.com/MegaMan/status/875774995724726272