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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: 42 out of 511
  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 30, 2018
    10
    Wow, what a hype train this lead to. It's amazing to think that 2019 is gonna be the series' 20th Anniversary. Anyways, I'm getting a bitWow, what a hype train this lead to. It's amazing to think that 2019 is gonna be the series' 20th Anniversary. Anyways, I'm getting a bit sidetracked here.

    This game is one of the best Smash games I ever played. It's packed full of content. Let's talk about the negatives first, the online isn't that great although they're working on it. And sure Home-run Contest and Target Smash/Blast are gone, but for me, they're just modes I play with every single character then don't visit after.

    Now to the positives, oh boy where do I begin? 74 (Pokemon Trainer counting as one) characters to play as, 103 stages (soon to be 108 with the new DLC), redone Classic-mode, Spirits, an Adventure mode, etc. There are too many things to talk about in this game. Sakurai wasn't kidding when he said it's more for your buck. And there's still DLC yet to come.

    In conclusion, what are you doing standing there in your chair reading this review, go get Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pronto! And if you do have the game, then Happy Smashing. (That sounds so wrong)
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  3. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Sin duda alguna Exelente...

    El Crossover más grande de los Videojuegos... Una reunión extraordinaria de personajes de Nintendo, me
    Sin duda alguna Exelente...

    El Crossover más grande de los Videojuegos... Una reunión extraordinaria de personajes de Nintendo, me encantaron los personajes veteranos, los que hicieron su debut en esta entrega y los personajes invitados... Jugabilidad divertida y refinada insignia de la saga... Ampliamente recomendable para las reuniones, con muchas horas de diversión y toneladas de extras por descubrir...

    Título imprescindible para todos los poseedores de una Nintendo Switch y los amantes de la historia de los Videojuegos en general...
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  4. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    I immediately loved it! Absolutely 10! It is truly the best smash out there!
  5. Dec 21, 2018
    9
    I haven't been this hype for a game since while smash bros wii u. This game had an extraordinary amount of effort out into it. It has anI haven't been this hype for a game since while smash bros wii u. This game had an extraordinary amount of effort out into it. It has an amazing soundtrack full of nintendo songs, remixes, and great original tracks. There are tons of stages to battle on too. There are only 4 new ones though. I would have preferred if they cut down old stages for new ones. A new pokemon stage would have been great. The breath of the wild stage is very boring. I would have preferred divine beast vah medoh or hyrule castle. Plus they seem not to be paying attention to what fans want with stages. However that doesn't particulary matter to me as there are 103 so there are bound to be a few dozen you like. Sakurai also put tons of effort into the characters. They changed many of their appearances along with the stages. This looks very different from the wii u version. Although those graphics had a certain charm to it, I prefer the new ones since there are so many details. One of the best examples of the graphic change is princess zelda. She looks great and much more expressive. Plus she was buffed like many of the other characters. This made for great balancing. However once again I would have preferred quality over quantity. We didn't need clone characters, or echo fighters as sakurai tries to justify. I think pichu, wii fit trainer, young link, or so many fire emblem characters could have been cut. Dark samus could have easily been a costume instead of taking up a character slot. However Ken is a very good addtion. K rool, inkling, ridley, simon, and incineroar are also amazing. The game got rid of many mini games and instead went to the basics. Classic mode, world of light, and smash mode. All of these have many customization options. Classic mode is great and has unique bosses other than master hand. Clearly they put more effort than usual into that mode. The smash mode is very fun and has the best gameplay of any game (sorry melee fanboys). Online is very laggy however so I focused on single player. Local co-op was great but I didn't get a chance to play it very much. World of light has tons of effort but got boring and repetitive after a while. There are also spirits which improve your skills during gameplay and feature many characters that weren't included in the game. In conclusion, although it certainly has many flaws, it is a must play and is worth the price. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2018
    9
    Lo esperaba tanto...Y valio la pena. Mejor juego de Nintendo para este fin de año. Casi perfecto en todos los aspectos.
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    0
    it deserves a 0 due to that stupid thing of unlocking characters. It is supposed to be a fighting game, and you can't waste time unlockingit deserves a 0 due to that stupid thing of unlocking characters. It is supposed to be a fighting game, and you can't waste time unlocking indispensable stuff like characters! Expand

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