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  • Summary: Inklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at homeInklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. Dec 13, 2018
    100
    Perfecting the mechanics the franchise established way back in 1999, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crazy, chaotic joy. With a gargantuan roster of fighters, an amazing adventure mode and more unlockables than would ever have seemed possible, this is a game that packs one heck of a punch.
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate manages to meet every single expectation that was placed upon it. The addition of the marvelous adventure mode, the immense amount of playable characters as well as spirits and to top all of that, magnificent visuals, audio and gameplay. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not only one of the best games to be found on Nintendo Switch, but it is also one of the greatest games ever made.
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    97
    This is the ultimate Super Smash Bros. With an abundance of fighters, stages and modes there is always fun in fighting friends. Even when you're playing by yourself thanks to Classic Mode and World of Light if you play the second one in bite-sized chunks.
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    93
    For the first time, we could almost say that the Nintendo brawler has reached the saturation point, beyond which it is really difficult to think about what future episodes might hold.
  5. 90
    As long as you can make sense of the onslaught of characters, modes, and options, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a masterpiece.
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    90
    Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fantastic game no matter what type of Smash player you are. Casual, hardcore, or complete newcomer, this is one Switch title you don’t want to pass up.
  7. 70
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is equal parts greatness and lacking. The sheer wealth of content and great gameplay is commended but there are big holes in what could be a great game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 292
  1. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    This game may not be perfect but it is a wonderful experience, so many modes, characters, stage, music I may never be able to finish to knowThis game may not be perfect but it is a wonderful experience, so many modes, characters, stage, music I may never be able to finish to know it all, truthfully the smash bros masterpiece we have been waiting and a great homage to gaming history, no fighting game can even compare to this, so much fun, so much greatness.

    By the way by the time I make this commentary I can see there are 79 haters saying this game is worth a score of zero... pfft seems those lil tiny babies can go cry to their mothers.. smash is here, everyone is here and this game will be remembered as a masterpiece, even with all your crying and hating
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  2. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    The best smash bros game so far, combines everything for casual and competitive game. Without a doubt this is the best work of Sakurai.
  3. Dec 14, 2018
    10
    Only thing that could use improvement (IMO) is the online, but with ver. 1.2 it seems they are already working on fixing it up. This gives meOnly thing that could use improvement (IMO) is the online, but with ver. 1.2 it seems they are already working on fixing it up. This gives me the feeling that they will do everything they can to support this game for quite some time.

    Fantastic game all around, worth the $.
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  4. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    No puedo dejar de jugar, increíble el Smash definitivo y el mayor crossover de la historia de los videojuegos.
  5. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    Fake 0's from people that havent even played.

    This is 100 percent the definitive smash experience. I havent been able to stop playing since
    Fake 0's from people that havent even played.

    This is 100 percent the definitive smash experience. I havent been able to stop playing since picking it up. Best smash game since melee, so much content, charming and beautiful graphics, everything you expect from smash.
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  6. Dec 8, 2018
    9
    Really is the Ultimate smash. Really Good graphics and runs really smooth. Unlocking new characters feels really rewarding because it doesn'tReally is the Ultimate smash. Really Good graphics and runs really smooth. Unlocking new characters feels really rewarding because it doesn't happen constantly, rather a slow pace with a few games in between. World of light takes a while to get going, but the end is really good. Gameplay is solid in all modes, the characters are all really fun to use and try. Other than a few drops in frame rate online works relatively well. Takes the best parts of all the previous games and puts them into one jam-packed package of good fun. Competitively might even beat melee with how difficult it can be to memorize all the frame data for every character. It also delivers to be a really good casual game that is really fun to play with a few friends. it runs pretty well even on handheld mode and is just really fun to use. Other than a really slow middle part of the World of Light section, and the occasional flickers of frame rate drops when playing online really good game. Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2018
    0
    This game is very bad,Melee,Sm4sh,Brawl and 64 are better,the stages and characters graphics are bad

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