Nintendo‘s fresh take on the Super Smash Bros. franchise is finally here, folks, and so are the reviews. According to most of them, it seems like it was certainly worth the wait.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently sitting at a tidy score of 93 on Metacritic, with the general consensus being that it definitely lives up to its title. It’s absolutely packed with content, including 74 fighters, 108 stages, and almost 1,300 Spirit characters to collect. Furthermore, most reports say the single player mode takes around 20 hours to complete, so there’s plenty to keep you busy for a long time.
Here’s what some of the reviews have to say.
Nintendo Insider – 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.”
Press Start Australia – 100
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ultimate in every sense of the word. World of Light is fantastic, Challenge Mode is satisfying and there’s so much love and detail in absolutely everything in the game… Whilst having 60+ characters and 100+ stages sounds overwhelming, it’s the perfect celebration of everything Nintendo and will be hard to top going forward.”
Fandom – 100
“There are no two ways about it: this is one of the most impressive games on the Nintendo Switch, and represents some of the best value for money we’ve seen in video games in years, whether you’re into single player or multiplayer. Buy this game, you will not regret it.”
Destructoid – 95
“Despite that a lot of the old content isn’t as hard-hitting seeing it the second, third, fourth or even fifth time around, the fact that it’s all here, and in a manageable file size, is more than enough.”
IGN – 94
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its name, offering the most comprehensive game in the series to date. It has an absurd amount to play, fight, and unlock – though that can be to its detriment at times. While the World of Light adventure mode isn’t reason alone to get Smash Bros., it’s still a consistently amusing and shockingly large campaign, and a worthy compliment to Ultimate’s incredible multiplayer core.
These are just the first lot of reviews so far, so there’ll be plenty more to come, but by the sounds of it, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an absolute hit. You can grab it right now on Nintendo Switch just in time for the weekend.