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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: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  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
    The limit of this game model has reached the top, turning slightly towards the RPG, providing options for everyone to play, and although it does not offer an adventure mode with a complex story, it does allow us to enter its universe.
  5. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    There hasn't been a fighting game to reach this level of perfection. Smash is extremely fun whether you're a professional or just hanging out with friends looking for absolute chaos.
  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: 54 out of 614
  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 9, 2018
    10
    this master piece is a present for all Nintendo fans and super smash fans It has the most important thing in a video game, fun, a game needsthis master piece is a present for all Nintendo fans and super smash fans It has the most important thing in a video game, fun, a game needs to be fun and in this game that's the most you will have Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    My frist Smash game. I wasnt hyped. I watched videos and thought "wtf is all the hype about? looks a bit bad imho, fighting with kirby vs ryuMy frist Smash game. I wasnt hyped. I watched videos and thought "wtf is all the hype about? looks a bit bad imho, fighting with kirby vs ryu seems stupid". Boy was I wrong - it is so much fun! I love fighting as pacman or other funny characters which just blows my mind really! Excellent game, Nintendo im sold. Gameplay is solid, fun and unique. ANd I really dont know how they managed to packed all this content to this small cartridge. Graphics looks like the game runs on PS4 pro - amazing! its hard to believe handheld console can manage to pull this off. Well this may even be the best game of 2018 alongside PS4 Spider Man and Dragon Quest XI (I have yet to play Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War and Monster Hunter World though).
    Solid 10/10.
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  4. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    This is the best Smash Bros game ever made by far. It's snappy, full of content and has an amazing UI. I could not ask for a better fightingThis is the best Smash Bros game ever made by far. It's snappy, full of content and has an amazing UI. I could not ask for a better fighting game with a stronger roster. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    9
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Definitively a must have title if you own a Nintendo Switch console. Maybe even a system seller depending on howSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate. Definitively a must have title if you own a Nintendo Switch console. Maybe even a system seller depending on how much you enjoy the Smash series (Competitive player). The game is fast paced and exciting. It's faster than Smash 4, but not as fast as Melee, which is a perfect balance.

    The game is amazing to play with other people, but that doesn't mean the single player content is lacking either.There's also a story mode titled "World of Light". The story isn't much of a story though. I'm yet to complete it, but it seems that it's more of a game mode that starts with a plot and ends with a plot. In between there doesn't seem to be much. Despite this, World of Light is an enjoyable and chill experience.

    What I currently find exceptionally problematic about Smash Ultimate is the online. I can see what Nintendo was trying to do with the online, but it doesn't really work. When you try to match up with a preferred rule-set of 1v1 no items, you'll at times get a free for all with items. I understand that this cuts down on a waiting list, but it does seem a bit excessive at times. Not only that, but I've found the connection to be a major problem in the online. All the games I've played online had a minimum of about 100-200ms delay, which is unacceptable in a fighting game like Smash Ultimate. In our modern day, online is such a major component, and just because Nintendo "can't do online" doesn't excuse them from this expectation.

    The single player content in addition to the online content would rate this at a 8/10 for me, but I have strong hope for Nintendo to fix the online. Though Nintendo has never really done any big changes like this, due to the online service being a charged service now, it's more credible and realistic for the public to have outcry on the subject matter. Many online sources (Twitter, Reddit) have many complaints towards Smash Ultimate's online, and I believe Nintendo will take this criticism and improve upon it. Therefor I will give it a 9/10
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  6. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has the biggest roster today by bringing EVERYONE back! With 74+ characters it can feel overwhelming sometimesSuper Smash Brothers Ultimate has the biggest roster today by bringing EVERYONE back! With 74+ characters it can feel overwhelming sometimes to choose a character. Not to mention almost everyone is unique with the exception of echo fighters who are replicas of other characters. Besides the 5 or so echo fighters, each character feels unique, special and finely well tuned, making every character worth playing.

    I love the new editions of Squad Strike and Stage Morf the bring a new feeling to matches. This along with all the stages they brought, new assist trophies are all welcome additions to this already packed game. Not to mention the phenomenal music that is jam packed into it.

    The only draw backs are the lack of a home run contest and the World of Light campaign. It wasn’t terrrible but it was so long and it just felt like it could have been so much more then what it was. I’m still waiting for another real story campaign from the SSB series
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  7. Feb 14, 2019
    0
    juego muy malo, demasiado lag para ser online de paga, el modo aventura es una mentira, el balance de los personajes es pésimo, eliminaronjuego muy malo, demasiado lag para ser online de paga, el modo aventura es una mentira, el balance de los personajes es pésimo, eliminaron varios modos de juego
    lo único novedoso son los nuevos personajes
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