Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Smash 5)

Metacritic Rating:
93
Release Date:
Dec 07, 2018
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth game in its franchise. It is also the first game in its series to be released for Nintendo Switch.

Premise

The series is a crossover of characters from various video game franchises, such as The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Metroid, and Mega Man, among many others. Their famous protagonists fight each other on an arena. In accordance with its name, the game is the “ultimate” installment of the series, in that it offers the players all the characters ever featured in Super Smash Bros. The game also introduces five new characters, most famously, Castlevania's Simon Belmont.

Gameplay

Unlike most fighting games, Super Smash Bros. series is built around knocking opponents out of the arena rather than lowering their health bars. However, the damage meter increases the character's chances to be knocked out. Each fighter has a limited number of lives and loses one when he or she is knocked out. The player is eliminated when he or she loses all lives.

Multiplayer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes several competitive multiplayer modes. Besides the traditional versus mode, there are several new modes not featured in the previous games. These include Tournament (the playoff mode for 32 players), Smash Squad (team multiplayer), Smashdown (a mode in which the defeated characters are eliminated).

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Games in the Series


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Creators

Masahiro Sakurai
writer, director, producer, designer
Total Games: 6
Shinya Saito
producer
Total Games: 3
Motoi Sakuraba
composer
Total Games: 34
Jun Senoue
composer
Total Games: 22
Hideki Sakamoto
composer
Total Games: 7
Yusuke Nakano
artist
Total Games: 6
Tetsuya Otaguro
programmer
Total Games: 1
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