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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest and greatest addition to Smash. While made for the Nintendo Switch, it pulls characters from dozens of games outside of the Nintendo realms. The ensuing fights are chock-full of insanity, making the game extremely entertaining.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest and greatest addition to Smash. While made for the Nintendo Switch, it pulls characters from dozens of games outside of the Nintendo realms. The ensuing fights are chock-full of insanity, making the game extremely entertaining.

You play as Mario. Or Link. Or Marth. Or Ridley!

You have a lot of options, as Ultimate lets you choose between 74 different characters. (You start with 11 and unlock more from there.) It pulls from years of games to bring you the ultimate (no pun intended) collection of heroes.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

There are even more stages than previous smash games - a whopping 108.

You can watch Kirby, Isabelle (Animal Crossing), and Cloud (Final Fantasy) duke it out on a stage from Metal Gear.

It's a wild, exciting mix of fun you can't find anywhere else.

Skillful 3D Animations and Masterful Audio

With so many characters from visually-distinct games, you think it'd be challenging to make all of them look similar. Somehow, though, Ultimate unites them with skillfully-rendered 3D animations.

Nintendo has found the sweet spot. All the characters are 3D, but they haven't lost any of their individuality. For example, Mario, who was once a 2D side-scroller, remains uniquely "Mario" in this 3D rendering. You see his jumps, hear his "wahoo!", and go "yeah! That's Mario!"

Speaking of, the audio in this game is the cherry on top of an already fantastic experience. The narrator's vivacious lines, the music, the sound effects - all of it masterfully constructed.

Multiplayer Mayhem!

There are two main ways to play the game, with a bunch of little offshoots you can explore.

The first one is what you came here for; multiplayer matches that pit hero against hero, or villain against hero - anything goes! Matches turn into a game of "king of the hill" as everyone tries to knock each other off the map.

Ultimate eliminates health bars. Instead, the damage is displayed as a percentage at the bottom of the screen as your guy takes damage. The percentage increases from 0, the higher it goes, the more likely you are to be knocked off the map.

The second gameplay mode is a single-player adventure, boasting twenty hours of fun. It's an unexpected, but welcome, addition to the game.

Explore dungeons and build your collection!

Overall, Ultimate is a highly satisfying game that welcomes players of all skill levels.

It's Everything We Ever Wanted

In a nutshell, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is everything we ever wanted out of Smash. It has a wonderfully broad cast of characters and stages. The customization is out of this world. Depending on your choices, every battle is different.

If you're looking for a high-impact, enjoyable PvP encounter with splashes of chaos, you'll love this game.

With so many characters to unlock and stages to play on, Ultimate is a game you can enjoy for a long time.

Every battle can be customized, with optional rules and modes (like a timer, items, and collectibles.) With so much at your fingertips, Ultimate stays fresh and exciting.

TL/DR

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is Smash on steroids, thanks to its new characters and stages.

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From the Developers

What follows is the official description of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, from the developers.


The biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever!

More than 100 stages! Returning stages have been powered up and every stage has Battlefield and Final Destination versions.

74 Fighters plus DLC

All past Super Smash Bros. fighters join the battle. Every single one! Even more Pokémon and Assist Trophies!

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