Super Smash Bros. Ultimate encompasses all the best elements that make the franchise so adored today. Better still, it smashes out an intoxicating mishmash of chaotic, high-octane melee, and a diverse player roster. Word of warning, you best be ready for sensory overload. All this is amplified further by the addition of nostalgic characters across multiple platforms. The result is a highly enjoyable, non-stop, bare-knuckled thrill-ride, or rather a 10-count knockout for the cherished series.
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You can download Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Nintendo eShop. To start your download, click on the link below the review. You might also want to check out and download the game’s predecessor Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014).
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review: A Barnstorming Brawler
Right from the outset, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is buzzing with the vibrancy of life. Whether that’s the color-drenched battle stages or the outlandish character models and animations, there is just so much to soak up visually. Not to mention the psychedelic lettering and font types, each of which oozes out vivid streams of vibrant color. Beyond this lavish makeover is a rehaul of the combat, which improves on player move-sets and abilities. This facet makes fisticuff duels between fuzzy friends a real pleasure.
The Arenas and Combos
Also, players can do battle in a vast number of varied arenas, with some old-school fav’s thrown into the medley for good measure. The sheer gambit of characters means that you can play as many gaming greats of the by-gone era, as well as some new titans to broaden the mix. This eclectic, ensemble cast allows you to throw punches with the best of them, once more.
To elaborate, each cast member has a specific set of skills, combos and special moves to master. For instance, sword-based players like cloud possess a style that differs from those with either elemental or jump based attacks like Pikachu or Jigglypuff. What’s more, combos can be stacked on top of the other to create a colossal kill-streak.
To clarify, it’s some mean feat to include all the characters that have ever featured in the series. On top of that, each inclusion has a signature brand of combat unique to them.
Luckily, there is good news for those purists out there, who are in-synch with the subtleties of combat. For starters, landing lag has dropped significantly, and a new dash concept allows the player to stop on the spot, turn and attack the other way. A handy tool indeed. All in all, it seems that every move now looks faster, bigger and better as a result of the newly integrated stream-lined fight system.
Another critical part of this bright and bubbly brawler is the number of options regarding its battle scenarios. There is a more than generous helping of content in this area, and it’s a fact that stands true for most of the game’s modes. Surprisingly, this holds for the main story too. Each character has a tale tailor-made to fit their unique bio. Furthermore, the campaign does have a pretty decent lifespan. I mean, it’s not epic by any means, but it does elaborate on past ventures with an open-world to explore, dungeons to visit, bosses to beat and spirits to collect.
What’s even more of a bonus is the volume of modes to beat and the number of players with which to carry out each task.
To summarise, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate delivers the usual dose of pandemonium based-button bashing anarchy that we all know and love. Add in an overwhelming amount of content to gorge yourself silly on, with the fun, larger than life, blast-from-the-past, cast of loveable rogues and you’re on to a winner.
- Diverse character roster
- Improved combat mechanics
- Endless battle modes
- Online-lag issues