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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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  1. Positive: 98 out of 99
  2. Negative: 0 out of 99
  1. NF Magazine
    Feb 26, 2019
    100
    This is the ultimate Smash Bros. How will they ever top it? [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 65]
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Don't ask me how Nintendo managed to put more than 35 years of experience and love into one product, but they succeeded. Smash Ultimate is not only the ultimate Smash game, the ultimate fighting game, the ultimate party game, and the ultimate collection of videogame nostalgia: it's the ultimate video game. I will continue to play this forever. At least, until Nintendo delivers another sequel.
  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. Dec 6, 2018
    93
    For the first time, we could almost say that the Nintendo brawler has reached the saturation point, beyond which it is really difficult to think about what future episodes might hold.
  5. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    An inconsistent online mode and situational downers don't stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be. Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is more than best-of-hits collection of Smash games past. It’s a tightly woven experience that deftly combines the old with the new and manages to meet the lofty expectations placed on it. It’s incredibly easy to pick up and play, with enough depth and nuance to keep players engaged. It’s the best Smash Bros has ever been.
  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: 78 out of 820
  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. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    Juego muy bonito, divertido y adictivo que no te dejará ir por mucho tiempo
  3. Dec 10, 2018
    10
    Fast, fun and extremely addictive! The new "story mode" is huge, but also very well put together, very challenging. The on line game sometimesFast, fun and extremely addictive! The new "story mode" is huge, but also very well put together, very challenging. The on line game sometimes is a little laggy, but I prefer to wait a few days before judge. Must buy if you own a Switch! Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    This is easily the Best Smash Game I've ever played, props to the entire development team for their hard work.
  5. Dec 9, 2018
    9
    A must-play game for all switch owners. With more than 70 playable characters this is the smash with the largest character selection and thereA must-play game for all switch owners. With more than 70 playable characters this is the smash with the largest character selection and there are even coming more with dlcs. Not only that, also the number of stages and soundtracks is bigger than ever. The speed of the gameplay is not too fast, but also not too slow. Another thing I really like is the fact, that you only have the 8 fighters from the original SMB for the N64 at the beginning.

    I didn’t complete World of Light yet, but it seems like a set of fights with different challenges, so it’s sadly not that exciting, but still better than the mode we got for SSBU. I have to admit, that some of them are a bit annoying and frustrating, but nevertheless I think this is an interesting mode, even though there are only a few cut scenes and there isn’t a real story. The Classics mode is definitely better than the Wii U one, because this time every character has to do fights against aligned characters and aligned stages and music. And for some franchises they even made new boss fights.

    All in all I think Super Smash Bros Ultimate was able to live up to the hype.
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  6. May 30, 2019
    9
    A must play of course for any gaming or Nintendo fan in general this game is one for the collection, if you own a switch you should own thisA must play of course for any gaming or Nintendo fan in general this game is one for the collection, if you own a switch you should own this game. It is great for solo or co-op play providing great enjoyment for all. The game features a character everyone will enjoy from fan favourites to characters out there for the hard core Nintendo fans. The game has a variety of game modes and difficulties for players to engage with along with some online play to boot. My one complaint however is the ramp up in difficulty that seems to come when a new character approaches, I have the game set to default difficulty and manage fine against the AI losing occasionally but mostly winning however when I come up against the challenger approaches enemies I lose a whole lot more. I do understand there should be a challenge in unlocking someone knew so it does indeed feel like an achievement however the ramp up seems extreme especially for new comers to the genre and franchise. Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    super smash bros ja morreu depois de game cube na época, esse jogo ta muito ruim mesmo , gosto de mario zeldas llinks etc mas pelo amor deussuper smash bros ja morreu depois de game cube na época, esse jogo ta muito ruim mesmo , gosto de mario zeldas llinks etc mas pelo amor deus nem merece nota 93 pqp heim, nota zero! Expand

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