In the 16 years since Super Smash Brothers: Melee came out, it has gotten harder and harder for Smash tournaments and pro players to keep using the controller for which it was originally made. GameCube controllers are getting old. The best ones are are hard to find and expensive to maintain. And some players complain…
Jamel Wilkins says he Smashes with honor and dignity. And yet, for over a month, he was marooned in what players are calling “Smash Hell,” apparently an alternate server on which soft-banned Super Smash Bros. 4 players are forced to play with each other, regardless of their innocence.
Amongst the panoply of Super Smash Bros. characters, Captain Olimar is often considered one of the most peculiar figures in the game. The Pikmin star is tricky to use effectively, particularly for beginners. Now, he's developing a new reputation thanks to a ridiculously powerful exploit one player discovered this week.
Earlier this month, Nintendo caused a stir in the Smash Bros. community when the series' creator, Masahiro Sakurai, said in an interview that he was all but done balancing the game. Amidst the grumblings of fans, I kept seeing one joke about what this meant: that Diddy Kong was "here to stay."
Last weekend, a Smash Bros. event called Shockwave 11 went down. And during a Grand Final match with two impressive players, we saw what is probably a master class in swagger.
Super Smash Bros. is the quintessential Nintendo game: it's incredibly fun, and easy for inexperienced players to enjoy thanks to its chaotic mixture of cartoon items and characters. But once you get a handle on how the high-level game works, things become far more interesting. It just takes some time to get there.
Today at Target, if you buy a copy of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U, they'll throw in a $15 gift card. That's the best deal we've seen advertised on Smash this holiday season, and likely the best you'll see before the new year. [ Super Smash Bros. + $15 Gift Card]
The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find.
Next Friday, Super Smash Bros. will finally come out in glorious high-definition on the Wii U. This Friday, it's out in glorious low-definition on the TI-83 calculator.
Nintendo's latest all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. hit the 3DS this past Friday - so what better way to celebrate than with this speedy retelling of The Avengers with some of Nintendo's finest?
Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It's a game about position. It's a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response.
Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS isn't technically out yet in Japan...but some folks managed to get the game ahead of time anyway. And they're finding stuff that seems to prove the previous leak true.
Mike Vasquez and Joe Hogan prove that Adventure Time mashes up well with just about everything in this series of illustrations, which dresses Finn, Jake, and all their friends as characters from Star Wars, Batman, The Walking Dead, and, of course, Game of Thrones with Finn Snow and Jake the Direwolf.