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  • Summary: Inklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at homeInklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 93
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
  1. 100
    This is what a multidimensional megahit video game should look like.
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate delivers the fight of a lifetime and an unfaltering experience that is ‘ultimate’ in every way imaginable. It really is something quite special, a celebration that’s rich in gaming history and, polished to perfection, the next must-have game on Nintendo Switch that you won’t want to miss.
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    97
    This is the ultimate Super Smash Bros. With an abundance of fighters, stages and modes there is always fun in fighting friends. Even when you're playing by yourself thanks to Classic Mode and World of Light if you play the second one in bite-sized chunks.
  4. 93
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best games of the year, a digital paradise for the fans of the franchise.
  5. Dec 16, 2018
    90
    It takes more than a little bit of programming genius to allow a game as simple and accessible as this to still keep the door open for in-depth competitive play.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives at its proposed abyss, full-throated. Imagine a massive pile of candy hemorrhaging pieces off the side of a table as you haphazardly arch your arms around it and attempt to pull in every little bit at once. Though the matchmaking needs work, the better part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an uncontainable fighting game masterpiece.
  7. 70
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is equal parts greatness and lacking. The sheer wealth of content and great gameplay is commended but there are big holes in what could be a great game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 526
  1. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    The best smash bros game so far, combines everything for casual and competitive game. Without a doubt this is the best work of Sakurai.
  2. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    This is truly the ULTIMATE smash game. This game improves on Smash 4 with all its modes. Ditching smash tour with a better World of lightThis is truly the ULTIMATE smash game. This game improves on Smash 4 with all its modes. Ditching smash tour with a better World of light mode. Amazing its worth your while. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    This is the best Super Smash up to now and the best Fighting game ever done. Period.
  4. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Simplemente es un juego maravilloso que vale la pena disfrutar en todos sus aspectos, ideal para jugar en familia y con amigos! momentos deSimplemente es un juego maravilloso que vale la pena disfrutar en todos sus aspectos, ideal para jugar en familia y con amigos! momentos de mucha emoción y felicidad nos trae este juego, Muchas gracias Sakurai y todo el equipo de desarrollo. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    9
    Lets get all the bad out of the way right now - the intro song SUCKS. That's about it, everything else is more or less the epitome of Smash,Lets get all the bad out of the way right now - the intro song SUCKS. That's about it, everything else is more or less the epitome of Smash, if you've played any of the recent entries you'll feel right at home.

    The game is PACKED with content, so value is there in spades, and if there's a Nintendo character left unrepresented by either playable characters or the new support characters (known as spirits) - then it must be the most obscure character license they own.

    Literally its as overwhelming as starting a new massive open world game, just staring at the list of unlockables. It's almost too much, but Nintendo does a masterful job of layering elements and peppering in extras at certain intervals that keeps it from becoming too much of a chore to manage.

    The combat is still the same, but the same for somebody not akin to Smash, that may like a more traditional "hard-counter" set-up like in SF, this may be a little bit of a turn off.

    Not every character has fluid movement, for instance. Some feel floaty, and not as impactful. This is a far cry from something you'd see in a traditional fighter. It's not a BAD thing necessarily, but if you aren't use to it you may think Kirby is a great representation of how the gameplay works. Where as playing with a character like Little Mac leaves you feeling like you're outpacing all opponents. This is simply the nature of the game, as mobility is a big part of what distinguishes the fighters.

    Overall I don't think its for everybody, perhaps the hardcore fight fans who don't squeal with glee everytime they see their favorite Nintendo (or Sega) mascots on the screen - perhaps its worth testing first. For everybody else, fork it over and hail to the king, Smash is back! 9/10
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  6. Dec 8, 2018
    9
    After countless remakes and remasters, Nintendo finally does an outstanding job with one of their exclusives that was on the Wii U before.After countless remakes and remasters, Nintendo finally does an outstanding job with one of their exclusives that was on the Wii U before. This game actually feels like a new one though as they add so much variety in content. Amazing and complete roster for the first time in the series history; nobody is cut. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2019
    0
    Lagswitchers, server lag, rulesets, buffering, menu music, belmonts. This is a party game for toddlers, with an online service abused byLagswitchers, server lag, rulesets, buffering, menu music, belmonts. This is a party game for toddlers, with an online service abused by ethernet cables with a light switch installed. Expand

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