Welcome to TechRadar’s review-in-progress of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, on Nintendo Switch. After months of waiting, it’s finally here. When Nintendo first announced its incoming Super Smash Bros. game back at E3 2018, many were convinced it would be a re-skin of the previous Wii U and 3DS versions (not that we wouldn’t have bought it anyway). But don’t be fooled: this is a brand new, fully-fledged entry in Nintendo’s iconic crossover fighting series, and boy is it a big’un. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate packs in more fighters, more stages, more gameplay modes, and more tactical elements of any game in the franchise. This is, for all intents and purposes, the definitive Super Smash Bros., with everything that entails. While we’ve sampled near all the game modes available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, no review would be complete without mention of online competitive multiplayer – which we’ll be testing out over the next few days, along with the rest of you who bought copy of the game. (See you on those leaderboards, chum.) For now, here are our thoughts so far. Mario smash The core experience of any Smash Bros. game is the multiplayer, whether that’s local co-op on the couch, or smashing heads in competitive matches online. Like its predecessors, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks to the tactical mechanics of traditional fighting games, and then chucks them into a sandpit of all your favorite toys – throwing together characters from Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Metroid, Animal Crossing,… [Read full story]
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