The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Throw-down

With this year coming to an end, it will not end quietly. Throughout this entire year there have been many new games released which have been nominated for game of the year. These nominations include big game names such as God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Spider-Man. However, there is a really big game changer this year known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which will only be available for the Nintendo Switch.


The Super Smash Bros series is classic starting with Super Smash Bros available for the Nintendo 64 and was released in 1998. As you could guess, there were many changes in the game when they released Super Smash Bros Melee for the Game Cube in November 2001. With this newer game they had released a bigger roster. Now let us fast forward to the release of Super Smash Bros Brawl in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii, in which they had released a new story mode for the game. As you can tell by now the series has evolved over time only to gain the support of thousands or more fans. Now we can move onto Super Smash Bros 4, which was available for the 3DS and the Nintendo Wii U, in 2014. At this point there is a lot of support seen in this series with over 9.35 million copies sold worldwide. In Super Smash Bros 4, they allowed for a total of 8-players being able to play on one console.

Finally we make our way to 2018 with Super Smash Bros Ultimate coming out on Friday December 7th. There were new features introduced with the promotional trailers as well as actual gameplay shown during the Nintendo Direct Videos. They have added a new mode called Adventure mode, as well as another new feature called spirits. Not only have they added these new features, but this is also the largest amount of characters and maps they have ever had. They have a roster of 74 characters total, as well as a grand total of 103 different stages that you can play on.

Adventure mode is basically a story mode for Smash Ultimate, and I won’t give any spoilers for it. All I can say is *Thanos snap*. Final smashes, the ultimate move of any character has become shorter that way players can get straight back into the action. Spirits are exactly what they sound like, it’s the spirit of another character that will give your character a boost in stats, and you can equip different ones based on the different situations you are going to be in.  Well that’s basically all that they introduced into the game so far that we know of, and you can be sure that there will be a follow up when the game finally comes out.

Shams Mehboob

My name is Shams, and I write for the Arts and Entertainment section. The reason for this is that I can go on for ages talking about the things I enjoy the most anime, mangas, and video games. Considering that all of these things are a form of art and entertainment I found it fitting that I write for the Arts and Entertainment section.