Release Date: 12/07/18
ESRB Rating: E10
Developer: HAL Laboratory |Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
Platform Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
Additional Platforms: N/A
Initial Thoughts: After Super Smash Bros. Melee was released many years ago the last two have been so so. One better than the other but not on the level that Super Smash Bros. Melee was. Brawl was ok. And the last one or the 4th one for Wii U/3DS was a bit better but it had stuff that was missing from the previous game. Well Super Smash Bros. Ultimate solves that problem entirely. It pretty much combines the the first four games all into one. Every character is back plus even more characters are added. Just about every course is back plus some newly added courses. This has been Nintendo’s most overhyped game this year but the question is does it live up to the hype? Let me put it this way for you. If you own a Switch you should own this game. Whether you like fighting games or not. There will never be another game in the history of video games that has all the biggest names in video games. If you think that there is another please let me know in the comments.
Description: So if you have ever played a Super Smash Bros. game it is pretty much the same thing. A bunch of character from popular Nintendo franchises make up a roster for nothing but great fighting fun. Back in 1999 when the first one came out it was incredible. Who would’ve ever thought of Mario vs. Link or Donkey Kong vs. Samus. Now in 2018 we got their enemies such as Bowser vs. Ganondorf or King K. Rool vs. Ridley. Seriously who ever thought this game would blow up into the franchise that it is today. They really out did themselves for this game. There are two modes. Smash mode and then there is also World of Light which is the story mode. I’ll be honest I haven’t dipped into the story mode too much. Maybe I’ll explore it a bit more next time I turn on the game. It looks cool but you start out as Kirby and have to fight through fighters using spirits. You can also do regular matches with spirits but I’m more of a classic/casual fan when it comes to playing the game. Smash mode the more fun mode in my opinion is where you can do whatever you want. Timed matches or stock matches? Weapons or no weapons? If you want weapons what kind of weapons? You can make your match rules however you want save them. Then when you want to play with that set of rules you can just select them instead of having to do that everytime you turn on the game. You can play up to 8 fighters per match. With your friends or the CPU. Your choice. Those 8-man battles are crazy let me tell you. Weapons or not it’s just a bunch of chaos going on. When you first start the game you have access to all the stages. You can play that stage as normal, battlefield or final destination. Not all the stages from every game returns but a great chunk of them do. There are many playable fighters in the game but you start out with the original 8 that were in the N64 game. I thought they could’ve did the original 12 in the N64 game (the secret characters). But after every match you play you have an opportunity to get a character by fighting them and winning. There are over 70 fighters to choose from once you unlock everything. And they have DLC on the way in 2019. Here’s a link to the list of characters in the game. (Too many to name). This game can be for serious competitors of fighting games as well as casual fans of this franchise. Whether it’s a serious tournament or just a party night with your friends. This game is for just about everyone. You are bound to have fun if you bring this game to the party. You can’t go wrong.
Final Thoughts: It seems like they went over the top for this game but the end of the day it was well worth it. I think for the next Nintendo console they’ll just por this game. I can’t see them adding any characters to this game. Well I guess they could but it’s already so many big names who else would you want in the game? Great purchase for any Switch owner. I encourage you to go out and get it if you don’t already own it.
My Score: I’m giving this game a score 9.5/10. It would’ve been a 10/10 but there are problems with the online. That part of the game could use a bit of work. But then if you think about it Nintendo’s online service in general could use a whole lot of work. Otherwise excellent game. A must have in any Switch owner’s library.
Music: The soundtrack is amazing. It has its own theme music as well as many great themes from many great video games. And you can unlock themes as well. If you want to take a look or listen to what music appears in the game here’s a link to this website.
Video Gameplay Footage: Coming soon!
I didn’t think that this game would be my final game review of the year but right now it’s the only game I’ve been playing. Do you own a Switch? If you do, do you have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for it? If so do you like it? If not then why not? What are your thoughts on the game? Let me know in the comments below. Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. More game reviews coming in 2019.