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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: 92 out of 93
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
  1. 100
    This is what a multidimensional megahit video game should look like.
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate delivers the fight of a lifetime and an unfaltering experience that is ‘ultimate’ in every way imaginable. It really is something quite special, a celebration that’s rich in gaming history and, polished to perfection, the next must-have game on Nintendo Switch that you won’t want to miss.
  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. 93
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best games of the year, a digital paradise for the fans of the franchise.
  5. Dec 16, 2018
    90
    It takes more than a little bit of programming genius to allow a game as simple and accessible as this to still keep the door open for in-depth competitive play.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives at its proposed abyss, full-throated. Imagine a massive pile of candy hemorrhaging pieces off the side of a table as you haphazardly arch your arms around it and attempt to pull in every little bit at once. Though the matchmaking needs work, the better part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an uncontainable fighting game masterpiece.
  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: 42 out of 514
  1. 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.
  2. Dec 26, 2018
    10
    excelente juego. en verdad a este juego se le puede llamar la edición ultimate de un vídeo juego. tiene una gran jugabilidad, un modoexcelente juego. en verdad a este juego se le puede llamar la edición ultimate de un vídeo juego. tiene una gran jugabilidad, un modo "historia" bastante bueno y miles de horas de jugabilidad tanto para un jugador en modo online como para jugar con tus amigos en tu casa. la música y el arte del juego es hermoso. altamente recomendable. Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    One of the Best Game for the Switch!!!! There are innumerous caracteres and game play modes!!! Amazing!
  4. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    As a diehard Melee fan I don't say this lightly, but this is the real deal. This will probably go down in history as the best Smash BrothersAs a diehard Melee fan I don't say this lightly, but this is the real deal. This will probably go down in history as the best Smash Brothers game ever made. I'm in awe of how much fun it is to play and how much content there is.

    Mr. Sakurai must have given all of his remaining life force to make this happen and I'm thankful for it. If you like video games at all, get this. It's a must have.
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  5. Dec 20, 2018
    9
    Smash bros ultimate is an amazing smash game, taking everything that was great about 4 and running with it. All of the characters are fun toSmash bros ultimate is an amazing smash game, taking everything that was great about 4 and running with it. All of the characters are fun to play and animated excellently (though not all of them play differently to be honest, the echo fighters are a nice addition but there was already too many Fire Emblem characters BEFORE they decided to add another one with this installment). The game bridges nicely for first time players and professionals, with fast-paced gameplay that we haven't really seen since Melee. There is a wealth of content here, with it taking on average about 1-3 days to unlock the full character roster, new modes that really add a breath of fresh air, a new story mode to unlock spirits, and more than enough stages and soundtracks to never feel like you're repeating battles too often. Lots of tweaks to the gameplay make you think of what your next move should be like the addition of parry's, only one air dodge, and fixes to characters movesets that were not so great in 4 (i.e. Pikachu's neutral air is the equivalent of Mewtwo's in Smash 4, which is fantastic). There's something here for everyone, and with an excellent first DLC character reveal of Joker, Nintendo finally seems to be giving the Smash community what they want. The only real negative I have about the game is that the online play is abysmal at the moment, the removal of For Glory was a questionable choice, but with updates trickling out that are improving the matchmaking to give you your preferences, this game is looking up. Expand
  6. Dec 15, 2018
    9
    The game is awesome and I definitely recommend it. They should only fix the weird matchmaking problems and then it's perfect!
  7. Dec 19, 2018
    0
    No innovation, nothing changing, just have additional character. it can be done better. instead of filling characters could be more beautiful sections

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