Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the problem child of the Smash franchise—at least when it comes to its esports scene. Not as quaint as Smash 64, as technically rich as Melee or as polished as Smash 4, Brawl is considered a fun but flawed game exclusively for casual players. So, while other competitive Smash scenes have…
Nine years post-release, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is remembered as the problem child of the Smash franchise. Nintendo took some risks with it, some of which worked, and most of which did not. Famously, the tripping mechanic did not work. Neither did its near-Martian gravity. On the other hand, Zero Suit Samus, a…
Wow. This is pretty incredible.
The sudden end to Project M’s development yesterday has turned the Super Smash Bros. community on its head. No one’s quite sure what the next step should be, resulting in a lot of conspiracy theories, yelling, and confusion.
The controversial Project M, a fan effort to make Super Smash Bros. Brawl more like Super Smash Bros. Melee, has ceased development after six years. The developers are reportedly turning their focus to a mysterious “new venture.”
Sudden death is always tense in Super Smash Bros. Everybody starts out with 300% damage. Anything can happen. The slightest touch can send someone spinning into outer space. Or, a battle can drag on against the most insane odds to become a nail-biter to end all nail-biters.
Last weekend, a tournament called Zenith was held at the NYU Game Center. Top Smash Bros. players participated in the tourney, and while it's all worth watching, one particular moment made the crowd go wild. It's all thanks to a well-timed Captain Falcon punch.
The first Smash Bros. came out for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. The latest Smash Bros. came out for the Wii in 2008. So of course, the differences in looks are rather dramatic.
The addition of Miis as playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS opens up a realm of possibilities for players, but this is not the first time the series creator has toyed with the idea.
You expect to hear shouting, gasps and trash talk during a fighting game competition. But violins, viola and cello? Not so much. Kinda makes it feel like someone should be serving tea and crumpets…
There are, probably, very few people who have a living memory of Mario kneecapping Yoshi in this advertisement and who are not old enough to vote. It's the famous spot for Super Smash Bros., which 15 years ago today released as a Japan-only novelty and exploded into one of Nintendo's best-loved series.
When I imagine Sonic and Mario finally duking it out, I come up with something like this.
Not to say Captain Falcon's final smash isn't already neat, but it pales to the absurdity and awesomeness of what this mod by Nudolf can make it into. We're talkin' like, smash sans car, smash using Wario's motorcycle and more. It's great.
Lots of attention—some of it creepy—has been paid to all the new characters coming to the fourth installment of Nintendo's all-star beat-em-up. It's great that the Animal Crossing villager, Wii Fit trainer and Mega Man are getting people excited. But there's another reason to get hyped: this Smash will be in hi-def.…
You know, on your average working day, we get sent all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff via email. Tips about cosplay, replica props, fan films, spam.
The upcoming Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Nintendo, not Sega, is now publishing the game. You know what that means?
Today, Nintendo announced that thew new Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS will be developed by Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studio. Masahiro Sakurai is helming the project. Of course, Sakurai's studio, Sora, will be assisting in development.
Nintendo's Selects line of $19.99 Wii titles expands by two next month, when Mario Power Tennis joins the long-awaited North American release of New Play Control Pikmin 2 in retailers "games too inexpensive to be in the case" sections.
Last week, I was so happy to publish a feature about the incredible screenshots of DeadEndThrills, a.k.a. Duncan Harris. Duncan is regularly cranking out so many terrific shots over on his site that I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from each week, as well as a few classics from his many collections.