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Super Smash Bros.

Author: Patrick

Part of the appeal of Super Smash Bros. to me is the history behind it all. With their large cast of characters, range of collectibles and obscure music picks, I always seem to be discovering new games with each installment. The original game introduced me to Earthbound, while Melee first brought Fire Emblem to my attention. This new Smash Bros.’ cast of newcomers are largely from games released in the last few years, but what I find interesting how Namco-Bandai’s involvement in development resulted in Namco’s history finding a way into the game.

Pac-Man is one of my favourite characters to play as in the new Super Smash Bros. and it’s partially due to his “Namco Roulette” taunt. This taunt involves Pac-Man summoning a bunch of old Namco sprites from the company’s golden age for a quick cameo, but there’s no trophies or anything to give context to these characters. With that in mind, let’s look at all these Namco icons as we take either a trip down memory lane. Namco have a legacy of creating incredible arcade titles that still persists to this day –I’ve been hooked on Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost lately- and it’s great to see it represented in Smash Bros. in some form. So let’s start by traveling thirty-five years back in time…

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai addressed the series’ future in the latest issue of Game Informer.

Speaking about whether or not we’ll see another game in the series, Sakurai mentioned that he “can’t deny the chance for another.” He adds, however: “as for myself, I don’t think there will be.”

Sakurai spoke about how the goal with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “was to provide extra merits to the game which go far beyond the sale price.” Limits have already been surpassed in terms of scope and content.

Sakurai does mention towards the end of his comments: “I also have trouble picturing someone else taking my place and providing all this value-added content without me.”

In the video below UK Super Smash Bros. Melee champion, Charles Kimmelman shares some best practices on gameplay techniques. Although he states at the start of the video that these tips are for beginners, the tips he shares can be a vital part of any Smash players gameplay book.

Jump Festa is scheduled for 2015 and a Super Smash Bros. tournament has been announced.

Winners of the Super Smash Bros. tournament will receive one of two of these exclusive New 3DS cover plates!

Check out the images below:

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North American Club Nintendo members can get an exclusive Super Smash Bros. and Mewtwo DLC for registering both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros.

This is a limited time offer so make sure that you register both games by 1/13/2015 if you want the soundtrack and Mewtwo DLC or by 3/31/2015 if you only want the DLC.

The soundtracks will ship in March of 2015 and the codes for the Mewtwo DLC will be available Spring 2015.



If you haven’t checked out “Honest Game Trailers” before, now’s your chance! Here’s one dedicated to Super Smash Bros.:


Season of Smash continues on 5th December with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and two waves of amiibo on 28th November and 19th December

7th October 2014 – Strong launches in Europe, the Americas and Australia* have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million worldwide. This first-ever portable instalment of the game has resonated with fans and critics alike, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong Christmas season.

The “Season of Smash” is set for another boost as Nintendo today lifts the lid on the European release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with the fighting series’ first foray into HD landing in European shops on 5th December. The first wave of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch a week earlier, on 28th November. Twelve iconic Nintendo characters will be included in the first round, with six more figures set to launch with the second wave on 19th December.

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