Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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On Friday, December 7th, 2018, Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be  released. This is a game that has been anticipated since the last release of Super Smash in 1999. Ultimate is the sixth instalment in the franchise. As the name suggests, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate aims to be the culmination of the near 20 years of the series’ legacy, featuring Nintendo staples such as Mario and Bowser alongside characters from other video games like Cloud and Bayonetta. This game is Nintendo’s version of a fighting game like Mortal Kombat. This game features some characters from several different games like Mario, Bowser, Zelda,  Pikachu and many more. Players can use various items to attack enemies or grant them power-ups, along with Pokéballs and Assist Trophies which respectively summon Pokémon and other non-playable characters to assist them in battle. In Timed matches, certain Assist Trophies can be attacked and defeated to earn points. You also are expected to learn the combos for your favorite character to become more dominant when fighting against other players.

There are returning modes such as Classic and Special Smash, and new modes added to the game include Smashdown, where each character can only be played once. There is also Squad Strike, where players battle in teams of multiple characters, and then there are Tournaments, which allows up to 32 players to battle in tournament brackets. Another set of modes coming to the game revolve around a new mechanic known as Spirits. These Spirits replace the collectible trophies from previous games. Each of these Spirits, based on a crossover character, can be used to power up a fighter with unique abilities, which can be used to fight against human or computer opponents and earn new Spirits. Although I can’t say i am going to get this game, it definitely seems like something i would like to play before buying. I would recommend this game to people that have played Super Smash before because skill will definitely carry over from the previous games. This game is available on the Nintendo Switch and can be played online or in the equivalent to a story mode.

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