Super Smash Bros Ultimate for was released for the Nintendo Switch yesterday, and the reviews are in: it’s a smash, pun intended.
News.com.au said the game was “Nintendo’s best yet”, and the Sydney Morning Herald described it as “so full of content it’s hard to imagine it will ever be topped”. Mashable assures fans of the original game that the new iteration “nails every aspect fans love about the series”, while Kotaku reckons your cherished memories of the original game are “done great justice” by Ultimate.
Reviewers aren’t the only ones loving it – people on social media are into it, too.
People particularly seem to enjoy the range of characters available to unlock, including shiny versions of Pokémon favourites like Squirtle.
— Fatality-chan (@FatalitySonicX) December 7, 2018
— Eddy the Lombax 🏳️🌈 (@EddytheLombax) December 7, 2018
And… demonic Jigglypuff? I don’t know what’s going on here, tbh.
— Jesse Vuotila (@thejege12) December 7, 2018
— CW (@CWPhotoFun) December 7, 2018
I’ve also hopped on the Smash Bros wagon, having bought a Switch for the sole purpose of playing Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! last month.
I tried playing Ultimate for five minutes, but Donkey Kong absolutely decimated my Pikachu and it bummed me out. I think I need someone to explain to me how exactly to play this game. Or maybe I need to organise a Smash Bros party, because that sounds like the best setting to play this game in.
My inability to play doesn’t say anything about the game though – instead, it says everything about my childhood which was devoid of Nintendo games. Yes, I will accept your pity.
Anyway, catch me spending the rest of my weekend trying to work out exactly how to play this game so I can enjoy it to the fullest and see what all the hype is about. Let’s kick some ape butt, Pikachu!