Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Everyone is Here!
Protagonist: Every Previous Super Smash Bros. Fighter
Kirby (World of Light)
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: WW: December 7, 2018
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Franchise: Super Smash Bros.
Previous Game: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 crossover fighting game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Why It Rocks

  1. It features every single fighter that has ever appeared in any previous Super Smash Bros. game and fittingly uses "Everyone is Here!" as its tagline.
  2. Additionally, new characters are introduced like the Inkling, Princess Daisy, Ridley, Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, Chrom, Dark Samus, King K. Rool, Isabelle, Ken Masters, Incineroar, Piranha Plant, Joker (Akira Kurusu/ Ren Amamiya) from Persona 5, Hero from the Dragon Quest series, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Min Min from ARMS, Steve from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII and Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
    • Some of the newcomers such as King K. Rool and Banjo Kazooie mark their first appearances in a long time.
    • It was confirmed in the September 2019 Direct that there will be more DLC fighters after the Challenger Pack DLC has finished.
    • Steve being not only added into Smash marks the first time a game that isn't known in Japan to be represented in Smash, but also the first indie character to be in this game as a fighter.
    • Sephiroth is not only the first third-party villain but also the first third-party franchise that isn't an echo fighter.
    • Speaking of Sephiroth, there was a limited-time challenge where you could unlock him and all his DLC content before his release date. Either difficulty doesn’t matter, you still unlock him after you win his battle. (But nowadays it was removed now so it doesn't matter)
    • Pyra & Mythra are the first newcomers characters to be transformations, and unlike Zelda and Sheik or the Pokémon Trainer, Pyra and Mythra have separate Final Smashes.
  3. Mii costumes referencing not only represented universes but also indie characters, such as Sans (Undertale) and Cuphead and western third-party characters, like Altair (Assassin's Creed), Vault Boy (Fallout) and Rabbids and not only that, the Wii U / 3DS suits of Geno and Chocobo are also back.
  4. Most stages from previous games also return.
  5. Incredibly beautiful, colorful, and vibrant graphics and designs, very similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.
  6. The Nintendo Switch's ability to switch between handheld and TV mode works very well with Super Smash Bros. gameplay.
  7. The story mode finally returns as World of Light, set after the events of Subspace Emissary.
    • The final boss fight is awesome and epic.
    • Not only that, but you can play as Master Hand at one point, possibly mentioning the infamous glitch from Melee where you can play as Master Hand.
  8. As puzzling as it looks, Spirits is a really innovative mode, and the idea that characters other than fighters losing their spirits is unique.
  9. It is a big reference even to side characters from all the universes once you played Spirit Battles.
  10. Many characters are now more expressive, making the characters look more entertaining than in previous games.
    • In addition, DLC fighters are also entertaining and are surprisingly good, A perfect example is Byleth (He has very strong and impressive attacks and quite an excellent recovery), Sephiroth (He has incredibly strong and easy to master attacks and good recovery), Joker/Ren Amamiya (He has incredible attacks, especially poison, and a pretty good recovery), and Min Min (His attacks are flexible, strong and impressive, which makes it easy for many players. Like Joker and Byleth, his recovery is surprisingly good.)
  11. There is a load of content. 74 fighters (More with the 10 DLC characters, which in total are 84 fighters), 100+ stages (Which are actually 114 stages), 900+ songs, and even an Adventure mode.
  12. You can finally turn off stage hazards, allowing you to play stages outside of their Omega forms while still not having to worry about cheap deaths.
  13. The amiibos are back, and this time, it can inherit up to three support spirits, permanently consuming them in order to gain their skills, having access to these skills even if spirits are disabled in the rules. Not only that, but the amiibo for characters from other series who are not playable in the game will grant a reward: Gold, Spirit Points, or a spirit corresponding to the character scanned. However, only one reward will be granted per amiibo. Also in 3.1.0, Figure Players can be used online in Battle Arenas, as well as be sent on a journey, where they battle other Figure Players to gain experience.
    • Speaking of amiibos, the non-fighter amiibos can instead be used to obtain those spirits.
  14. The rules are comprehensive. Now, you can use a Final Smash meter for a weaker Final Smash, include Spirits in battles, and add custom balance.
  15. Stage Morph has to be one of the best mechanics in gaming history. You can switch between 2 different stages in 1 fight, and you can set how long you play on each stage!
  16. Crazy and awesome effect sounds (only in Final Smashes).
  17. Classic Mode is finally original. Every fighter has their own route and some characters have different final bosses. For example, Mario's final boss is Bowser, Simon's is Dracula, and Kirby's is Marx. Not to mention, after a match, your intensity rises.
  18. Besides the adventure mode, the new modes are really fun and can be enjoyed that much.
  19. Great, catchy, & awesome soundtrack with remixes for countless amounts of tracks.
  20. In addition to Omega forms, stages now have Battlefield forms as well.
  21. As of the 3.0 update on April 17th, you can now make your own stage thanks to the Stage Builder.
  22. Absolutely amazing voice acting, especially for English actors/actresses for Roger Craig Smith, David Hayter, Laura Bailey, and Zach Aguilar, and even for many Japanese actors/actresses.
  23. Characters are designed better to fight like their original counterparts. One notable example being Ryu and Ken always facing their opponents in 1v1 battles, akin to Street Fighter.
  24. Mii Fighters are back in this time, while most of the fighters don't have costume special moves, the Miis still has it, and you can now customize the Mii Fighters' voice clips. 12 voices are selectable, 6 male and 6 female, and there are also three pitch options for each voice. Also change the Mii Fighters' costume colors are no longer dependent on the Miis' favorite colors, and can now be customized.
  25. Addictive and fun gameplay.
    • The controls are also extremely fluid and responsive.
  26. The game overall is more balanced, overpowered characters were given some very necessary nerfs while weak characters were considerably buffed.
  27. The character and setting designs are really attractive and impressive.
    • Even the female characters of Fire Emblem are also very attractive and that includes Lucina, Corrin, Robin, and even Byleth.
  28. The new/updated Final Smash is very entertaining.
  29. Tons of replay value.
  30. You can finally earned scores by KOing Assist Trophies for the first time.
  31. As of the 4.0 update, Online Tourney mode was returned, and this time, the Event Tourney's are quite original and interesting.
  32. Most of the parts of the game have an amazing grasp of the source material, such as Sephiroth's and Joker's victory animation.
  33. The game has the excellent dark tone in it, like other Super Smash Bros. games.

Bad Qualities

  1. Overuse of adding in sword-wielding characters especially in the case of Fire Emblem fighters, gaining some controversy. Something even Sakurai himself admitted. These characters tend to have rather diverse movesets, however.
    • Also with the edition of Daisy and a Piranha Plant, it seems that by this point that absolutely every playable Mario was in Ultimate, all except for Waluigi who is still an assist trophy, spawning some controversy because of this.
    • Speaking of controversy, there was a involving one of Steve's victory screens where he holds a steak right in front of his crotch. Luckily, a patch for the game revised this animation.
  2. Some Spirit challenges on both the Spirit Board and World of Light rely on the enemy AI spamming cheap moves rather than actual difficulty and calls it "The enemy favors (insert move here)" as an excuse.
  3. A large number of bad stages returned in this game like Hanenbow, 75m, Pac-Land, The Great Cave Offensive, and more.
  4. The Ace and Legend-class spirits are incredibly difficult, especially the latter and even the infamous Pauline. Many people have said they won battles only because they somehow had the enemy fall off the stage. Luckily, v4.0 introduced Very Easy mode in World of Light, although Spirit Board spirits still have to be dealt with normally.
  5. Due to the death of Takeshi Aono, the Japanese voice actor for Colonel Roy Campbell, Snake doesn't have any new Codecs for any characters that are absent from Brawl or updated codecs for characters who were in Brawl. It can even lead to misinformation such as Alph being mistaken as Olimar, male pronouns being used for the female Pokémon Trainer, Zero Suit Samus, and Sheik being referred to as transformation characters despite being separate characters, or Brawl being mentioned while talking about Sonic or Jigglypuff. Fortunately, people have been making up Codec Conversations for characters who did not appear in that game.
  6. Unlike its predecessors up to Melee, Ultimate doesn't have target tests or masterpieces. Some of these features will be added in updates, however (5.0 showed off Home-Run Contest in a preview on September 4th during the Direct and released later that day).
  7. In Classic Mode, the fighters only have 1 stock, compared to the previous games where you could select your number of lives. This is also the case in World of Light.
  8. The final bosses for most Classic Mode routes are Master Hand and Crazy Hand again, rather than a unique boss for most fighters.
    • Also, To make matters worse, Master Hand and Crazy Hand fights are considered extremely frustrating and difficult for players.
  9. Not all characters are properly balanced, some were given more nerfs than necessary.
    • The DLC characters (Mainly Hero and Banjo-Kazooie) can be a bit unbalanced. Hero's down special is completely random with always getting a random four spells to select from every time you input it and their smash attacks have 1/8 chance of striking with a critical hit, whereby becomes a broken fighter, But Hero was a great fighter, His attacks are incredibly strong and solid and His recovery is pretty good., Banjo & Kazooie while they're perfect from a gameplay perspective, are a bit underwhelming as they seem a little too reliant on their absurdly powerful forward-special, which can then leave you feeling helpless once you burn through its limited uses per stock.
  10. The special effects are utilized somewhat too heavily, which can make it a bit distracting at times.
  11. Online play is still rather laggy (due to Nintendo using Peer-To-Peer connection and people who don't have a good internet connection can cause matches to lag), especially when playing with more than one other person. Thankfully, it is getting some improvements.
  12. World of Light has very long loading times. (Not as bad as Sonic '06's loading times, but it's still long)
  13. The Fighter Spirits are pointless and serve just as cosmetics since they cannot be equipped for any World of Light battles nor any Smash battles and are just pictures of the characters' original designs and SSBU designs.
  14. Poor localization for Latin America: despite that Nintendo has been giving complete Latin Spanish translations for some games as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild and WarioWare: Gold this game got limited to giving the same voice acting of the European Spanish version adapted to the American region, just as the previous Super Smash Bros. game.
  15. Lack of a Mai Shiranui (one of iconic SNK characters) cameo on The King of Fighters Stadium, placing a black void underneath Princess Peach's dress to cover her panties just like in the previous installment, and altering Palutena's and Lyn's dresses (dresses cover hips) due to maintaining a CERO A (All ages) rating in Japan. This is made, despite Super Mario Odyssey (also game for all ages, which is rated 7 in Europe, 6 in Germany (both cases lower than Super Smash Bros Ultimate) and E+10 in North America) is rated B in Japan (12 years and up).
    • On top of this, Pyra's and Mythra's design has been adjusted from her original appearance; Pyra's shorts cover up more of her waist and she wears an additional pair of translucent stockings under them, while Mythra wears black spandex over her legs and back, and the normally open gap in the blouse of her dress is closed up. This design originally came from her spirit in the base game, which was changed due to age ratings—it was later added to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as the "Massive Melee Mythra" costume, which means her design in Ultimate is based off a costume that was created directly from her appearance in this game. However unlike Mythra, Pyra's change was not present in either her base game spirit or as an alternate costume in her home game.
  16. The silhouette icon for Minecraft is a cube that seems more like an inverted Dropbox icon rather than a Minecraft icon. A pickaxe or a Creeper's face would've been a much better choice.
    • Speaking of Steve, while his attacks are pretty good and true to the original, His attacks and moveset can be considered stiff for gamers.
  17. Also, while Square Enix is not that stingy, Cloud and Sephiroth still lack English voices, although they started speaking English before Fire Emblem characters.
  18. Most of the veterans' movesets are mostly unchanged, such as:
    • Mario still having the "Mario Finale" Final Smash since Brawl. He could have had a new attack involving Cappy.
    • Donkey Kong still has the Headbutt and Spinning Kong, two uninteresting moves that could easily be replaced with his Coconut Shooter and a Barrel Cannon.
    • All three Links having the same sword, boomerang, and bomb Specials. Link can have his moves reworked from Breath of the Wild, Young Link can use his Transformation masks, and Toon Link should have the Grappling Hook, the Skull Hammer, and the Deku Leaf.
    • Kirby's down tilt move can be his slide kick from his own games (rather than a flimsy kick).
    • Ganondorf, despite receiving his Sword for his Smash Attacks, still has mostly the same attacks as Captain Falcon.
    • Sonic still uses a spindash for his forward special, instead of something like the Boost or the Light Speed Dash.

Trivia

  • A while after the Pyra and Mythra DLC was revealed, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 managed to sell out on Amazon in Japan.

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Comments


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Johnson05ethan

16 months ago
Score -3
I seriously hope cuphead gets in this game
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Agent Joestar

16 months ago
Score 3
not very likely due to Banjo already being added to represent Microsoft
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Paprika

16 months ago
Score 5
But Cuphead represents StudioMDHR, not Microsoft.
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Agent Joestar

16 months ago
Score 1
ohhhh my bad
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Glitchedblood

13 months ago
Score 12
your wish became true
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Hookuai

11 months ago
Score 2
SO, he is added as a Mii Fighter.
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Seadragongamer1928

11 months ago
Score 3
This comment has aged well
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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
Score 2 You
he is a mii fighter costume for 75c
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Anonymous user #1

13 months ago
Score 2 You
I really hope there is another Super Smash Bros game out there
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
Score 2 You
Tried Smash Flash 2?
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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
Score 4 You
It's a Kirby game everyone. IT'S A MOTHER@#$$$! KIRBY GAME
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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
Score 4 You
I get the joke
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TheShinyLucarioMaster

9 months ago
Score 6
The Pauline spirit is more unfair than Okumura's palace in Persona 5.
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Le0ne 82,651

one month ago
Score 0
Just get the right spirits and this fight is free.
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Mickey Mouse

8 months ago
Score -4
Unpopular opinion: Mario should have been the only survivor at the beginning of World of Light and not Kirby.
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Jojofromneanderthal

one month ago
Score 2
To be fair, the only other game Sakurai has made besides Smash Bros is Kirby, so it makes sense that he'd want his character to be the last survivor.
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Just Leon

8 months ago
Score 1
You know, here is something I want to get off my chest, I honestly wish Smash Bros. Melee got a Game Boy Advance port, and Smash Bros. Brawl got a DS port.
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ThighFish

6 months ago
Score 0
Idk if any Smash game could be on the GBA. Especially regarding the Ice Climbers, since they were cut from 4 due to not being manageable by the 3DS, so the GBA would apply too.
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Swagkillerisop

5 months ago
Score 0
I could see the latter but the former would murder the game.
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RyMann37

8 months ago
Score 2
I was surprised seeing Vault Boy from Bethesda’s Fallout series appearing in the game as a Mii Gunner costume.
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RaymesisEvil

4 months ago
Score 0
Imagine Vault Boy as Mii Gunner suit running 60 FPS.
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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
Score 2 You
I,m so sad that Shovel Knight is only a assist trophy.
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Master Chief

2 months ago
Score 0
he would make a perfect Mii Swordfighter costume too.
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Inkster

7 months ago
Score 2
I'm just sitting here wanting Crash Bandicoot as a playable character.
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TheSwagSceptile

7 months ago
Score 3
I hope Shantae becomes a playable fighter
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Glitchedblood

6 months ago
Score 0
Highly unlikely.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 0
Why, because of how sexualized she is?
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SporeShroom2007

7 months ago
Score 2
So, about that Small Battlefield stage...
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Glitchedblood

6 months ago
Score 6

next update

"platform: it's a fucking platform"
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RaymesisEvil

6 months ago
Score 0
this game is my favorite
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Your Typical Random Dude

5 months ago
Score 1
I fucking like how terry joins this game
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RaymesisEvil

5 months ago
Score 0
Capitan Falcon: Y e s
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RaymesisEvil

5 months ago
Score 1
Guys, a new DLC character is coming out tomorrow in Smash Ultimate
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RaymesisEvil

5 months ago
Score 1
STEVE!!! YEAAA BOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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IvanTheGreat

5 months ago
Score 0
I believe when Minecraft Steve is in Smash, if you have a custom skin from it. You can make Minecraft Steve into your own Minecraft Character
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MonokumaFan2002

3 months ago
Score 0
Monokuma for Smash
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 0
Who?
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ChocolateHamburger

one month ago
Score 0
A character from danganronpa He`s a black and white bear, The one giving punishments who those are being guilty
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RaymesisEvil

3 months ago
Score 0
Hero: H O E S M A D
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RaymesisEvil

3 months ago
Score 0

What if all smash fighters wore mask, you would get this:

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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
Score 2
PeashooterForSmash. If EA is bringing games to Switch, then it’s possible.
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RyMann37

3 months ago
Score 0
Hopefully, it comes true soon.
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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
Score 0
I actually have a clue to Peashooter being in Smash. In PvZ2, in the “Zombies” section of the Almanac, there is a blank space next to the Zcorp Contractor. Perhaps a Master Hand boss for Arena. It would make sense, as the second tournament in Headbutter Lettuce’s season would line up with The Game Awards.
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RyMann37

3 months ago
Score 0
I bet that will work
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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
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nvm, the blank space after the Contractor is the Zcorp Flag Zombie. Still, whenever a new season begins, the game is updated.
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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
Score 0
Mario NEEDS to get in Smash Bros.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 0
What do you mean? He's in every Smash game ever.
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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
Score 0
It's a joke, its the "Mario For Smash meme"
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 0
Oops, my bad, really? I gotta check that meme out.
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SporeShroom2007

3 months ago
Score 1
Max Brass spirit battle more like Max Bullshitass
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ACoolBlaze5

3 months ago
Score 0
Well, I'm playing this again for the first time in a long time. I can't believe I forgot how much I loved this game.
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Glitchedblood

2 months ago
Score 0
Another Swordfighter? Geez, 2 disappointments from Smash this year. But at least it’s not a fire emblem rep.
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Glitchedblood

2 months ago
Score 2
Actually I take it back. Final Fantasy’s finally getting some respect in Smash. Seph looks cool.
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Le0ne 82,651

one month ago
Score 0
Was Min Min a disappointment to you?
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Glitchedblood

one month ago
Score 0
no.
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Your Typical Random Dude

2 months ago
Score 3
The infamous Mario almost dies by Sephiroth became an internet meme rn
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Your Typical Random Dude

2 months ago
Score 1
Its Sephiroth From Final Fantasy VII.
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KaeyatheArticuno

2 months ago
Score 0
Now that Sephiroth's going to be officially released, I'm eager to see which character should join next. I'm largely betting on either Ryu Hayabusa, Lloyd Irving or Crash Bandicoot to take up the next three slots.
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SporeShroom2007

2 months ago
Score 0
With how unpredictable FP2 has been, I expect Sackboy to be next.
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RyMann37

2 months ago
Score 1
Imagine if Activision just showed up and helped Sakurai introduce Crash to the Smash roster.
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RaymesisEvil

one month ago
Score 0
One question guys, which is the worst fighter you consider, for me I consider the infamous Little Mac
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RoaringRedRanger

one month ago
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I like how hypocritical people are being with hating Byleth but simping on Sephiroth. Like him being from Final Fantasy doesn't make him another anime swordsman.

I want someone like Dante in just so I can see how people react and CONFIRM the bias in swordfighters.
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ChocolateHamburger

one month ago
Score 1
I dont speak for everyone but I think they Mean by a non-fire emblem sword fighter, yet its stupid for those actually hating swordfighters fanboy ing sephiroth
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RaymesisEvil

one month ago
Score 1
For me, I liked Byleth (Female) and Sephiroth
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Robertoiglesias271

one month ago
Score 1
I love this game, but there's no reason why they couldn't include stages like Woolly World.
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SporeShroom2007

20 days ago
Score 2
New Nintendo Direct tomorrow, boys!
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ChocolateHamburger

19 days ago
Score 1
Pyra is announced gotta get into xenoblade
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SporeShroom2007

19 days ago
Score 3
Pyra and Mythra hentai rates jump to over 9000%
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RaymesisEvil

18 days ago
Score 0
xD
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Zeephare

17 days ago
Score 0
Somebody already did a speedrun about this.
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ChocolateHamburger

18 days ago
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Guys a lake `o tears started on Twitter
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Glitchedblood

18 days ago
Score 4
cannot wait for more people to fap to pyra
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SuperStreetKombat

15 days ago
Score 0
And most of all, Mythra, despite being censored in the game.
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RyMann37

17 days ago
Score 2

Honestly, I think Sakurai added Pyra and Mythra in the roster to pay tribute to Etika.

R.I.P. Etika
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SporeShroom2007

15 days ago
Score 1
I need to know who downvoted this.
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SuperStreetKombat

15 days ago
Score 1
Probably someone who took that comment literally.
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YouKonade

13 days ago
Score 0
huh...
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Harry2003

14 days ago
Score 0
The silhouette icon for Minecraft is supposed to be a Minecraft block.
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Spinelandstevenfan12345

12 days ago
Score 1
I really wished all the non-nintendo video games characters(Among us, fal guys, e.t.c) are in smash. And i am really addicted to this game.
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Whoacks

3 days ago
Score 1
why would among us and fall guys of all games be in smash tho
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MarioFanatic69

3 days ago
Score 0
If Among Us is added, it better be a Mii costume. The last thing I want is Among Us in my Smash.
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MarioFanatic69

2 days ago
Score 0

Why. Is. A. Piranha. Plant. In. Smash.

But other than that, this game rules.
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SuperStreetKombat

2 days ago
Score 0
Because Sakurai.
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RaymesisEvil

2 days ago
Score 0
The fighter (To be fair, MarioFanatic69) is very fun, his recovery is pretty good, his attacks are good and interesting, especially the poison.
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MarioFanatic69

16 hours 46 minutes ago
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Yeah, I've played as him, he's one of my secondaries, don't get me wrong (I'm a Joker main), but the fact he's playable but not Waluigi makes no sense (I don't care if Waluigi gets in or not though)

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