Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wiki – Gaming Guide & Review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch has crossover action fighting elements. Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch system brings game worlds and fighters together in an epic showdown! As well as every Super Smash Bros. fighter ever, Inkling and Ridley from the Splatoon and Metroid series will debut in the Super Smash Bros. series. No matter where you are, you’ll never be bored with faster combat, new items, new attacks, and new defenses.

Features of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The battle will include every Super Smash Bros. fighter from the past. All of them!

There are more than 100 stages! New power-ups have been added to returning stages, as well as Battlefield and Final Destination versions.

Several surprises await in Stage Hazards, including stages that switch shapes and unexpected guest characters.

During battles, you can switch stages! When you select two stages, they will automatically switch after a set time.

  • The Splatoon franchise’s Inkling has been added to the roster
  • Metroid’s Ridley also joins the fight
  • In addition to returning fighters, there are Ice Climbers and Pokémon Trainers as well
  • With faster combat along with new attacks, items, and defense, Super Smash Bros. reaches new heights
  • Get a little crazy with four players, or increase it to eight players*

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate New Stages

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stages

A total of 103 stages will be available in the game, according to Nintendo. For the first time, levels can transition between different levels during an event; Standard, Final Destination (a platform along with three platforms above) and Battlefield (an overlying platform with three platforms above). 

New Donk City Town Hall will return from Super Mario Odyssey, and as with the fighters, the previous titles’ stages will be included as well. 

  • Battlefield

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features the Battlefield stage. The stage, which features a main platform, three smaller ones, and a couple of side platforms, is among the most basic.

  • Big Battlefield

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features the stage Big Battlefield. As with its predecessor, this stage has been adapted from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where the layout is larger and there are six floating platforms instead of three, arranged in a pyramid formation.

  • Final Destination 

Featuring in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Final Destination is a stage. The announcement was made on August 8, 2018. The platform of Final Destination includes ledges you can grab as with previous games in the series. In contrast, this stage seems to have more of a crystalline, organic texture than previous iterations.

A warped, crystalline vortex causes it to pass through space and pass into Earth’s atmosphere. In this version, there are more clouds and the ocean is barely visible. Outer space can also be reached through the wormhole.

  • New Donk City Hall

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features New Donk City Hall as a new stage. The original version of this stage can be found in Super Mario Odyssey. It comes from the seventh location you unlock in the story, New Donk City in the Metro Kingdom.

New Donk City is very similar to Skyloft visually, but it is a traveling stage, similar to New Donk City in Super Mario Odyssey. This stage is characterized by the gimmick of each fighter playing their part of the song that they hit Pauline or any of the band members. Jump Up, Super Star and Ground Theme (Band Performance) are the only performances that will trigger this. Every third time the battle goes to the top, Captain Toad will also appear. Nevertheless, he will appear whenever the stage plays some Captain Toad-related music. 

Sky is always visible on this stage, and star KOs are prohibited. The starting area of the stage is right in front of the building, so their victims can be blocked by the building.

  • Great Plateau Tower

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features Great Plateau Tower as a stage.

Stage 1 is built with a small platform with steeply sloped sides and a conical room with two zigzag projections, both supported by bends in bent tubes. The platform is connected to the room by a pipe running through a table in the center. The roof will appear in the center if it has been destroyed before it will repair itself a short time later.

The Old Man frequently paraglides onto the stage, remains for a while, then slides off the stage. The tower is sometimes visible behind him as he flies.

  • Moray Towers

During Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Moray Towers is available as a stage.

In Splatoon and Splatoon 2, there are stages like this. Keep an eye out for Judd and Li’l Judd. The color of the flag will be determined by Judd according to the team or fighter in the lead.

Each floor of Moray Towers is angled. Players go on the downwards floor when they run towards a floor. As well as providing soft platforms for fighting, the floors offer multiple levels for fighting.

Inklings from off-screen will be firing ink at the stage before the match begins, solely for aesthetic purposes, before the on-screen appearances begin. Judd and Li’l Judd hold up the victory flag from Splatoon and Splatoon 2, with the appropriate color for the player (red for Player 1, blue for Player 2, and so on), and get launched into the air when a player is KO’d. Splatfests have stages that appear at nighttime, just as they do at Ink Me Up, Ebb & Flow, Muck Warfare, and Acid Hues concerts.

  • Dracula’s Castle

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate introduces a new stage called Dracula’s Castle. Two platforms move left and right on the stage as the performances progress. There is a broken portion of the bottom half of the stairs on the right side of the stage. When the candles are attacked, they will spawn items.

In addition to Mummy, Medusa, werewolf, and Carmilla in her giant mask form, other characters appear in the background of the stage.

All Castlevania games are based around Dracula’s Castle. It is still a constant presence in one form or another in a number of the titles that make up the franchise, even if the majority don’t take place in the castle until the later stages.

There is usually a throne room in the castle, usually located at the highest point and with a staircase leading upward and to the right (probably supported by magic), with a clock tower nearby. A player typically passes through Death’s watchtower before reaching said tower in the castle, with the clock tower serving as a gateway. Upon Dracula’s defeat at the hands of an enemy, the castle almost always crumbles (or is dismantled in some other bizarre way).

There is at least as much history to it as Dracula is (probably even more so) and -being a living creature- it is different every time. Alucard explains to Maria Renard in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that the castle takes on a new form with each new incarnation it has with its master.

Walter Bernhard, the vampire in Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, owned a castle. In time, Count Dracula became known as Mathias Cronqvist, who took over the company after he died. According to the chronology of the series, it is unclear if the castle in question is the one from subsequent installments. However, several times before Dracula -or the Dark Lord of that generation- was even reborn, the castle has risen either in tandem with its master, or as a result of his rebirth. This occurs most often with another’s evil influence.

Several games show how Dracula’s castle reaches outside its walls, including Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, where Simon Belmont traverses a perilous land full of dangerous settlements before stepping foot in the castle.

In addition to the castle itself, there can also be alternative versions of it. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance includes a second castle created by Maxim Kischine’s fractured possessed psyche but located in another dimension. When the time for Dracula’s resurrection draws near, the dark priest Shaft summons a copy of the castle upside-down.

When the forces of light sealed the castle during the Battle of 1999, in the books Aria of Sorrow and The Art of Sorrow, they sealed the castle in a solar eclipse. Yet, the reincarnation of Dracula, Soma Cruz, is drawn into the castle during an eclipse in Japan. After defying his destiny, Soma escapes the castle, and the castle crumbles during the eclipse. As part of their strategy to resurrect the Dark Lord, the Dawn of Sorrow fanatical cult creates a replica castle one year later as their base of operations.

NOTES:

  • If attacked, candles sometimes drop items.
  • Star KOs are prevented by the background wall.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gameplay

Nobody expected less from SSBU, which is a beautiful, colorful game. 

Here we see the full power of the Switch and how much better this game is than previous iterations. Seeing the game in action is an amazing sight, with a moving backdrop of an Animal Crossing village bringing the stage to life. 

There are many different fighting styles in individual matches, and the game seamlessly blends them at once. With beautiful graphics, adding realistic-looking Samus or Snake battling a villager from Animal Crossing, or splatting the stage with paint from Splatoon, all of these come together beautifully. 

Although tracking becomes more challenging in this format as the camera zooms out to keep all the fighters in the frame, the same holds true for handheld mode.

If Nintendo couldn’t come up with a solution to keep track of the action, chances are there aren’t any. 

The soundtrack is so beautiful that K.K. Slider would blush. There are orchestral pieces and score tracks to suit a range of eras, styles, and games, which are all available via a smooth menu jukebox. 

Players will wonder why they haven’t been implemented before. A few quality-of-life improvements will improve the experience. The ability to use slo-mo and zoom while a game-winning hit is excellent in any setting, whether casual or competitive, and a mini-map that indicates where characters trying to reach the stage are located is excellent.

Playability falls into the “expected” category as well—which is a good sign. 

SSBU is still an accessible and customizable platform fighter. 

It remains the most accessible game ever created. The percentages used here are based on damage received, not health bars. A stage-departing knockout is more likely to occur with a higher percentage of the vote. Smash still retains the spirit of “just one hit” in its match-swinging play despite high wins rates — thanks to new visuals that add even more flair to these moments.

There have been few significant changes. As a result of a heavy momentum system which limits changes of direction, the gameplay feels faster than before, but grinding competitive ladders requires a more measured approach. Additionally, solo fight damage has been increased and attacking out of a sprint has returned.

Each character feels unique, for the most part. Many fighters share some similarities, but their individual movesets give them their own unique feel. The strong weight of bigger characters and the speedy performance of smaller contestants remain, and they feel even more impactful thanks to the acceleration. 

Depending on how players want them to be, the stages also emit their own vibe. In addition to choosing a format for a stage, players can choose one that is simply flat to create an exciting competitive atmosphere, and omitting rotating Metroid stages or the desire to fly above an F-Zero race. 

Keeping a balance between competitive advantage and gameplay accessibility is the hardest part of making Smash an accessible game. It does seem like the highlight of the series. The player movement, weight in air (more balloon-like this time around) and endless options make it one of the best iterations of the series. 

Features: World of Light, and the Rest 

World of Light is Nintendo’s attempt to outdo itself in the singleplayer department. 

In this mode, each fighter has to progress through various rounds littered with varying stipulations as they journey across an extensive globe. Different paths will require different spirits. Others might get blocked easily through a trial-and-error process. Although the map is gorgeous, it offers fitting characters in appropriate settings, so Captain Falcon will no doubt be on the racetrack. 

Depending on which fight you play, you’ll either have clever or hilarious battles or just be annoyed by four machines fighting against you.

There are certainly some elements that are flawed, but the good does outweigh the bad, and it is clear effort was put into recreating some of the most important moments from these games and essentially treating them as a virtual history lesson. 

To some extent, spirits are like old stickers from past games. A staggering amount of work has been accomplished. It’s incredible how much work and time the art style and gameplay took to create, even for the hardest of Nintendo fans. Those that clamor for the trophy system of old may not agree, but the love letter to fans that is written through details and special features makes it a step up from the old system.

The game presents a vintage JRPG feel, with the spirits functioning like Pokemon to provide boosts or immunities or even admit you to certain encounters. Matching your team with the right kind of people to gain an advantage is never a bad thing.

Although this game isn’t as comprehensive as Pokemon, it does have three unique spirit types, each with strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, the player’s skill tree adds stat bonuses for certain areas, which is a nice touch for adding depth to the game. 

Despite the fact that this might be based purely on luck of the draw, players do lose some of the challenge of World of Light based on the unlocks they receive. While there are about 1,300 spirits, you can build an encounter around a few key pieces. 

The overall experience of World of Light can be tedious. That might be the initial motivation: to experience everything it has to offer (there are faster ways to unlock every character). This is a game mode that is impressive regardless, and a major improvement over past single-player Smash games. The outcome of a player’s attrition war will heavily depend on whether they enjoy collecting and grinding. 

As well as the classic mode, there are individual sections in here that define the encounters that take place, including some end bosses as well. During his games, Link fights the bosses that end each game. 

In terms of the roster, it encompasses basically every Smash game ever made. There is a wide variety of new additions, such as Inkling, Ridley, and Isabelle from Animal Crossing.

While the list of “new” characters isn’t as long, you can’t complain when you have 70-plus characters from Nintendo and other iconic gaming properties. In many ways, Isabelle resembles Villager, but it is unique enough to feel fresh, making it a main that players will want to play. 

It’s must-see material when the cast’s new members innovate. A player’s ink level is tracked in Inkling. It causes more damage by knocking enemies back, while it slows enemies when it lands on inked parts of the stage, resulting in a minigame for a character of depth that’s sure to be a fan favorite. 

Aside from the unlocking time, I also like how long it can take. In an attempt to limit the amount of options initially available, you may want to delay the initial startup of the game.

It may be easier to find new favorites or simply improve skills by starting with a small base roster (the original Nintendo 64 crew). If you want to throw a Smash party right away, this might be a bummer, but it is nice to see unlockables have real meaning again in a game. 

New stages are few and far between, similar to new characters. Nevertheless, stages like Moray Towers out of Splatoon are standouts, even if they’re familiar to players. There are 103 stages available, some of which are quite overwhelming. Adding the new to timeless classics only adds to the mix. 

Let’s relax in the room while Snorlax plays. This achievement in a gaming environment where DLC is always hacked up and made available as standalone content is impressive. Considering Super Smash can drive console sales all on its own during the holiday season, the game deserves praise even if it shouldn’t. 

In any case, let’s not overlook other modes. Teams of up to five players can battle against each other in tag-team battles inspired by King of Fighters. There’s still the tournament, while Super Sudden Death is a fun way to reinvigorate play sessions. 

The endless options we have for toggles would be remiss if we did not mention them. Omega competitive-slanted stages, item timers, stats, and more can be adjusted through tweaking the settings.

GameCube controllers as well as Joy-Cons can be used as controllers, ranging from Pro to classic. Despite the tracking problems on occasion and the smoothness of the joysticks, hand-helds are the only real stumbling blocks in this regard due to the difficulties in having really refined movement adjustments needed for competitive play. 

The ability to save and name custom rules may seem insignificant, but it is nonetheless useful. To start a party, hop online, or play with friends, players don’t have to adjust their settings every time. Rather, they can just select one from a list that they have already defined. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Logo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Logo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date

On 7 December 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released worldwide. As you know, it’s exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

It has several DLC Stages and Characters especially added for the Nintendo Switch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wallpaper

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wallpaper

Things You Should Know About SSBU

With a few changes and an overall speed increase, SSBU should be able to regain some of the glory it once had in the world of esports. 

The SSBU’s potential is all that matters. It’s a bit of a change to move from a slower launch to a faster one. Shields generally depleting faster, which requires a timing on release, makes the game more similar to Super Smash Bros. Melee’s gameplay.

Running and air speed have been upgraded and air dodges have been reintroduced, with multiple roll penalties and sidestep penalties introduced for players who do not make excellent decisions. Dash-dancing requires finesse, too, though its elongation makes it more difficult to enact. Wavedashing is also back, but it requires finesse, as is dashing. 

As SSBU is constantly compared with Melee on the competitive scene, Melee is never a one-hit-wonder of perfect elements for a professional scene. Despite the lack of zero-to-death combinations, the early results are promising nonetheless. 

A world without items will still rely on skill. Characters still differ from one another in nuance other than their movement capabilities. Characters with large buildups, such as Bowser, have a hard time getting down as they have a hard time juggling. A more devastating move is the tradeoff.

There is no longer any Bayonetta in the roster. It’s easy to see why so many characters from past games are carried over—from a competitive point of view, these characters have had years and years of development applied to them.

The balance of the game will certainly change over time, but for now, it seems incredibly balanced for a roster of 70+ characters, with Richter and Isabelle, for example, showing early promise.

To be effective with this release, top players must commit to their movements with more intentionality. Furthermore, it isn’t as defensive as the previous release, and changes to hitstun and shield mean that a competitive community has a solid foundation upon which to build and develop.  

A few simple improvements could make SSBU dominant in most aspects, too. Moments involving camera zoom are impressive because if a player uses either DI (direction influence) or tech to stave off a KO, then the moment is all the more impressive.

In addition, there are a few small additions not mentioned here. Competitive-minded players should enjoy little details, like selecting the stage before fighters, that improve quality of life and communicate strategy.

In this section as well, you will be able to alter display elements like player resumes and flashing the stock list after a KO. This also applies to the tournaments and Squad Strike, which allows teams with hidden lineups to compete in 3v3 and 5v5 tournaments.

There are also a few issues with the online community offering, but the overall offering should help promote community growth. Overall, the Switch’s features should also be helpful. 

In comparison with the previous entries, SSBU has a lot more staying power. Due to factors such as The original Game Boy and Melee’s mechanics, its roster, and the anticipated popularity surge that it should experience thanks to Twitch and the like, it will be welcomed by the competitive community. 

Verdict

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Perfect games or perfect scores seem a distant dream these days.

And yet, SSBU does well in comparison to games today. Simple but complex gameplay leaves something for players of all skill levels to pick up in a variety of settings. The game offers various ways to unlock what the mode provides, but there are barriers, such as World of Light, that players do not like. 

On top of that, the game has gorgeous graphics, flawless gameplay, and an innovative system that’s playable anywhere, anytime, with multiple input options and endless customization. 

The presence of too much quality content in a game is one of its biggest complaints, which means it is a resounding success. We’ll see if there isn’t anything omitted to complain about (fine, fine, a home run challenge and a stage creator would be cool.) 

We shouldn’t be surprised when SSBU has the highest attachment rate on Switch. Nintendo’s illustrious history is built on the backbone of this masterpiece, allowing it to accomplish something most other games simply cannot.

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