How to Get First Place
I suggest trying to farm up stars in the beginning and then just work on avoiding bomb patterns and shoot your bombs towards other people with your charge-bat.
If people come close to you, you can charge up your weapon to level 3 and hit them which gives you an instant KO and their stars. Making your more powerful.
At the end of the game, it becomes a very situational and strategic game where you have to out-wit your opponents. If you can’t win, you need some more practice and endurance. Keep at it!