Rivals of Aether, out today, wants to become every newbie’s first platform fighter. Rather than relegating that throne to Smash Bros., Rivals of Aether guts the iconic Nintendo game while retaining the skeleton of its famous playstyle. In a genre monopolized by an established AAA game, Rivals succeeds at nearly…
18 years after Super Smash Bros’ initial release, a slew of indie games are challenging its dominance of the platform fighting genre.
On February 19th, 2017, Nicholas “Ministry” McGuire went into cardiac arrest at the Swedish Super Smash Bros. tournament Beast7. Now, the Smash community at large has banded together to raise over $23,000 for his estimated $200,000 hospital bill.
The “super yo-yo glitch” is one of the great mysteries of the competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee community, and now, 11 years after its existence was first rumored, someone has put up a bounty for the person who finally proves it is real.
An anticipated mod for Super Smash Bros. Melee is slated to streamline the 15-year-old game’s tournaments. 20XXTE, in beta now and released in full early March, sews the Melee community’s specific play preferences into the fiber of the game.
The game lineup for the EVO 2017 fighting game tournament has been announced, an eight-game mix of the usual suspects and newcomers like Injustice 2, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XIV and BlazBlue: Central Fiction, with a ninth game being left up to player voting.
Super Smash Bros. Melee players Mango and Leffen clashed on Sunday in a match that will make you cry big, anime tears. Fans are already calling it 2017's “set of the year”—despite the fact it’s only January.
Any Super Smash Bros. Melee player will tell you that its fans are dedicated and particular. If you play seriously, you will play on a CRT for minimal lag with a brand new GameCube controller. And you will never, ever touch Pichu.
Super Smash Bros. Melee players still compete at tournaments with the 15-year-old GameCube controller. But it’s got issues—namely, painful ergonomics and easily-degraded joysticks.
Today is the 15th birthday of a game that just will not go away. Super Smash Bros. Melee will just not go away.
The Big House 6 tournament is utterly stacked, and the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2 vs. 2 “doubles” bracket is no exception.
Since Smash Bros.’ roster is drawn from other games, you might have thought it was impossible to cosplay as something genuinely, 100% Smash Bros. But that would be overlooking the humble Party Ball.
Perhaps the most notorious Super Smash Bros. combo in history—the “Wombo Combo”—has earned itself a mini-doc. The story of how one NorCal rivalry spawned the mythical team Melee combo (which earned 11 million YouTube hits) is at once light-hearted and ruthless.
“You know why I’m here,” Kenneth Bradley, a ranked Street Fighter IV player with Evil Geniuses, yelled into a camera last week. It was to talk about the latest Super Smash Bros. controversy, something that has affected the fighting game community at large. Bradley took issue with certain competitive Super Smash Bros. …
Custom peripheral maker Hit Box recently revealed the Smash Box, a custom-built Smash Bros. arcade controller that’s basically a GameCube controller with buttons instead of sticks.
More than 30 animators brought in their unique styles for the Reanimation Project’s attempt to remake the beloved intro of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
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.”
Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match—and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.
HTC have gone and made a documentary series about pro Smash Bros. players. The first episode is pretty good!