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The Best Game I Played: March 2018 | Super Smash Bros.

Apr 02, 2018

By: Max Cannon

A lot of different games flash across my TV, some of them good and some of them are not so good. If you're looking for a great gaming recommendation you are reading the right article. Each and every month I'll give you the update on my favorite game I played over the last 30 or 31 days. Some of these games will be newer releases and some will be ancient games that I dug out of my dusty old cabinet but they'll always be something I'm passionate about.

This month's game is...

Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros Box ArtSuper Smash Bros Box ArtCourtesy of Nintendo

With the recent announcement of an entry on the Switch, excitement is about to reach new heights for the Super Smash Bros series. It's always a good time to sit down with some friends and play a match of Smash but now there's a bit of mystery in the air about what we'll see next. A port or an entirely new game? Which characters will we see return? Could we expect another single-player campaign like Brawl? While there is something good to look forward to about the future, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the stellar gameplay of the earlier entries.

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Each entry has its own nuances but the core gameplay remains unchanged from the series' debut on Nintendo 64. Bringing in characters, items, and stages from various Nintendo franchises (and some third party ones too,) players use each fighter's unique moves to knock the other characters off of a stage. If you take more damage then you'll fly further with the next attack to land. While it was only poorly imitated once by PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Super Smash Bros is definitely a one of a kind game. The attention to detail, both visually and within the control scheme, is nearly unparalleled throughout the fighting game genre.

Smash on the Wii U took the game's visuals to new heights alongside a giant roster of characters.Smash on the Wii U took the game's visuals to new heights alongside a giant roster of characters.Courtesy of Nintendo

The Best in Party Play

There's certainly a level of skill that keeps pro players hooked on the series, Super Smash Bros Melee is still played in tournaments to this day, but casual gamers can still have a good time with the series. While the single-player content in Brawl and Melee are dazzling and flashy with both Adventure mode and "The Subspace Emissary," Classic mode is a great way to test your skill against a gauntlet of computer-controlled characters. And the events, target breaking, and trophy collecting metagame will keep players engaged on their own. However, the true meat of Smash is found when playing alongside friends.

The original Classic Mode from the Nintendo 64 version of Smash.The original Classic Mode from the Nintendo 64 version of Smash.Courtesy of Nintendo

The cheers, groans, and smug gloating of competitive local multiplayer are never better than in the Super Smash Bros series. Whether playing on a hazard-filled stage with silly characters or faster fighters on a Final Destination stage, you're almost guaranteed to have a good time while playing Smash with friends. The current speculation of the upcoming entry on Nintendo Switch is part of the process for enjoying a Smash game primarily because it's basically guaranteed to be a product worthy of the hype upon release. For now, I'm content playing the older games in the series but that doesn't make the wait for what's to come any easier. 

These shadowy figures are the only clue we have to the upcoming roster of Smash for Switch.These shadowy figures are the only clue we have to the upcoming roster of Smash for Switch.Courtesy of Nintendo

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Have Your Say!

Did you play any awesome games in March? Are you excited for what's next for Smash? Comment below!