Fox is ranked 7th on the tier list, giving him the largest increase in tier position from the previous list. He has fast attacks, a good projectile with a large hitbox, a special that boosts his horizontal recovery, and a fast Reflector capable of racking up damage very quickly. He also has a spike in Fire Fox, giving him a good edge guard ability.
However, Fox has a disappointingly slow air speed and no momentum canceling attacks, which all but forces him to use Fox Illusion offstage. His instant-KO attacks are overall sub-par and lack range. He has difficulty dealing with disjointed hitboxes and can be out-zoned by many other projectile users.
While he is not the dominating force of this game, he is still a strong character, worthy of his high ranking.
Fox pulls out his Blaster and fires a single laser shot. The beam is exceptionally weak but travels and comes out rather quickly. Unlike latest iterations of Super Smash Bros., the attack does cause knockback.
Fox uses Fox Illusion, moving forward at a really high speed, causing a blue afterimage of himself to appear in its path and damaging anyone that comes in contact with him. It is one of the few moves in the game to aid with recovery, giving Fox a slight edge at surviving over most characters.
Fox uses his Reflector, covering himself in a blue short-ranged energy field, surrounding him completely. Unlike the Reflector in the official titles, this move does not have the ability to reflect projectiles and cannot be held indefinitely either, only dealing damage.
Fox uses Fire Fox, which engulfs himself in fire as he plummets to the ground at great speed. Its direction is always the same and cannot be angled, unlike in the official titles. Since it can be interrupted with a jump, it can give Fox greater control of his movement as a pseudo-fast faller.
Oddly, his Blaster does not do any damage to Master Hand.
This same attack is stronger than all of its official games' counterparts, but is considered very weak due to the physics of the game.
A common citation in the community is that Fox's face resembles Miles "Tails" Prower's face from the SEGA Genesis era, thereby joining about the joke concerning the abundance of Sonic characters in the game.