Super Smash

Ruben Lira, Reporter

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” comes out this holiday season for Nintendo Switch. It is a highly anticipated game for the end of the year as it will have every character ever. Over 67 characters have been announced so far and over 300 stages for combatants to take to the fight. This is the greatest franchise of all-star characters since its very first game back on Nintendo 64 (N64) created back in 1999.

Ruben Lira

Super Smash Bros. or “Smash Bros.” as fans call it, is a game that has characters from different Nintendo games fighting in various stages based on various games from each character’s franchise. It’s a fun game whether you’re playing solo or with friends. The latest of the series created for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS can allow up to 8 players in one match.

Players can pick characters such as Mario, Link, Kirby, Ness, Pikachu and more. The main focus of the game is to pick a fighter of choice and knock the other character out of a selected stage. The fighters will fight and cause a damage percent to the other player. The higher the damage percent the easier it is for the fighter to be smashed out of the stage. The player who K.O.’s the most is the winner of the game.

Should players tie, the game leads to sudden death- meaning one hit can K.O. the other for a faster win.  There are several ways to play, whether it’s in solo mode or multiplayer. Various items within the game can also help turn the tables to help a player or make it harder for another.

The game includes items such as mushrooms (from the Mario series) that can make a character grow or shrink, food items to replenish the fighter’s damage taken percentage, pokéballs (from the Pokémon series) to summon Pokémon to help the fight, and more. There are even a variety of modes for multiplayer such as timed mode, stock mode (lives), timed stock, or even coins (whoever has the most coins before times up).

Solo mode is also fun as the player can fight random fighters and reach the end boss “Master Hand.” The harder the difficulty, the higher the chances the player will encounter the boss “Crazy Hand.”

Super Smash Bros. is already fun to play no matter what console it has been released for. With the new release coming in December there is a lot of excitement for new information that may be announced before the game’s release.