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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate |OT2| Everyone Is Here!

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IntelliHeath
Oct 25, 2017
6,268
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General Information

Director - Masahiro Sakurai
Developer - Sora LTD. / Nintendo / BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc.
Publisher - Nintendo
Release Date - December 7, 2018 (Worldwide Release)
# of Players - Up to 8 Players (Local) and Up to 4 Players (Online)
Price - $59.99 / ¥ 6,705 / £59.99 / 69,99€
Game Size - 13.6GB
Technical Talk - 720p/60fps (Portable Mode) 1080p/60fps (Console Mode)
# of Characters - 74
# of Stages - 103
Controllers - Switch Pro Controller, Joy-Con (Single and Both), GameCube Controller

A list of characters and stages that are featured in Ultimate can be found at https://www.smashbros.com

Stage Morph - In this mode, you select two different stages, and set a timer for the current stage to morph into the other stage! If you think battles with items are hectic enough, just wait till the stages transform in the midst of battle!

Items

Normal Items - A wide variety of items appear in the game to help balance the playing field! You can adjust the frequency they appear at or even turn them off if you’d like. Fly with a jet pack, eat some food to heal up, or accidentally blow yourself up trying to nab a fake Smash Ball!

Assist Trophies - While not every character can make it to the playable roster, Assist Trophies allow for even more characters to join the fight! Using this item summons powerful allies to gain the upper hand in battle. Ultimate boasts 59 of these characters, and for the first time two can be summoned at a time!

Poké Ball - Of course, with a franchise with over 800 creatures at your disposal, the Pokémon series needed its own summon item! Use the iconic Poké Ball to bring forth a variety of creatures across all generations of Pokémon. The special Master Ball item exclusively summons the most powerful of them all, Legendary Pokémon!

Smash

Smash - Named after the game itself, "Smash" is the main mode of Super Smash Bros.; battle with friends in fun, frantic matches; duke it out with your bitter rivals; or hone your skills against the CPU. Ranging from two to eight players, Smash is an insanely customizable mode: 1-on-1s, team battles, free for all frenzies, items or not, stock, time, or stamina, it’s all up to you!

Squad Strike - Another brand new mode, Squad Strike allows you to fight on a team of three or five characters. There’s a few different options here.
  • Every time you lose a stock, seamlessly transition into the next character, in a normal stock match.
  • A character KO will result in that battle ending, with the loser starting with their next character in the next battle; eliminate all of your opponents' characters to win.
  • Once again a character going out of bounds will result in the battle ending; this time however, in the next battle both players will move onto their next chosen character, and the first to win a majority is the victor.

Special Smash:

Custom Smash - Custom Smash is a special version of Smash where you can play with rules exclusive to this mode, ranging from changing the gravity and speed to changing how big or small the characters are.

Smashdown - A brand new mode in Ultimate. After every round, the previously selected characters can’t be used again! A great way to discover all the characters on the roster.

Super Sudden Death - In this mode you start the battle with 300% damage! Watch out and play carefully or you will get launched out quickly!

Tourney - Create your own single elimination tournament brackets in Tourney mode with up to 32 entrants. You can even set CPUs to fill in extra slots.


Game Modes - Games & More

Classic Mode - Classic Mode returns to its usual pre-Wii U self, but more engaging than ever. Now, every fighter has their own unique classic modes with specific fighters and rulesets. For example, Ryu and Ken only have 1-on-1 stamina fights on Omega mode stages to retain the feel of Street Fighter. Additionally, the difficulty system has been reworked, with the challenge scaling to your performance, revealing a very cool mural with all the characters.

Training Mode - Hone your skills in Training. There’s even a special training stage that displays the trajectory a character is launched at in various conditions!

Mob Smash - Mob Smash has you fight many waves of enemies at once and comes in a variety of forms.
  • Century Smash: Take on a total of 100 Mii fighters.
  • Endless Smash: Mii Fighters keep coming at you non-stop until you finally ring out. Try to KO as many as possible!
  • All Star Smash: Like Endless Smash, but you take on the entire cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in endless waves!

Mii Customization - Customize your Mii Fighter with an assortment of options. Many costumes based on an array of Nintendo characters can be chosen from. Custom moves are now exclusive to the Mii Fighters, with one of three options for each directional special move. Additionally, you can even customize their voice.

Amiibo - Train up your amiibo Figure Player, special training partners that level up the more you play with them. You can even feed them spirits to boost their stats even further!


Game Modes - Spirits

World of Light - Returning from Melee and Brawl is an all-new Adventure Mode! The mysterious Galeem shoots off rays of lights all throughout the universe, destroying everyone... except for our hero Kirby! He manages to escape with his Warp Star. It’s now up to the pink puffball to save the the world! Unlike with previous Adventure Modes, you will find no platforming stages here. Instead, the core gameplay involves traversal of an overworld map, and facing off in special Spirit Battles!

Spirit Board - Trophies and event modes from previous titles have been replaced by the new **Spirits**. Engage in battles where Smash fighters are possessed by one of hundreds of possible video game characters, with each fight scenario custom built to represent that character or franchise in a fun and unique way! Winning the battle lets you collect the spirit, each of which allows you to increase your stats in World of Light. Special Spirits can even evolve into new forms.


Vault

Sound - There’s a huge range of iconic tracks from all of the historic franchises in Super Smash Bros. to listen to! You can even put your Nintendo Switch in sleep mode and listen to the soundtrack with headphones.

My Music - This feature allows you to set how often each track appears on individual stages. In Ultimate, instead of music being tied to specific stages, each stage can play any music from the entirety of its origin franchise. For example, every Zelda stage can play any Zelda music track!

Replays - Save videos of your best battles or most hilarious moments in Replays. Now you can even export replays to a video file format so you don’t lose these replays when the game updates.

Records - Check out all kinds of nerdy stats in Records! View how many times you’ve played with each character, wins and loss records, and all sorts of other neat stuff in here!

Challenges - Challenges are this game’s form of achievements. It’s laid out in a cute comic book style where every Challenge unlocks a new picture. Challenges are separated by mode.

Tips - Tips gives you hints and reveals many of the game’s secrets on loading screens. A giant compendium of every Tip in the game is now accessible separately and organized by character.

Movies - It's a section where you can watch the CGI trailers and cutscenes from World of Light

Shop - Here, with in-game currency, you can obtain new material such as songs, Mii costumes, Spirits, etc. If you happen to see a new item, you'd better buy it as soon as possible because there's no way to know when it will come back!



Online

Battle Arena - An Online Lobby where you can host a room permitting entry to friends or strangers. Up to 8 players can join, and you can set up a rotation which swaps out players every battle. It also allows players to spectate the games by standing on Spectator Stands. Beware, only four players can get to battle it out in any one match, so make sure to put your token in a line!

Global Smash Power - The ranking system introduced in Smash for 3DS / Wii U makes its return in Ultimate. As before, the GSP is essentially a numeral to describe how many players than whom you rank higher. As a result, your GSP will increase as you perform better in online gameplay (GSP is no longer impacted by single player modes).

Elite Smash - Get a high enough Global Smash Power and you can enter Elite Smash battles! These battles have you take on the best players online, and will even be used as reference points for the development team in balancing.

Spectate - Watch other players battling it out in a spectator mode. It's a fantastic way to learn more about Smash Bros or just cheer your favorite characters to win


Misc

How do I unlock the fighters?

Like other Smash Bros games, there are several methods to unlock characters in Ultimate. You can unlock every character through the Adventure Mode: World of Light, which can be time-consuming if you just want to Smash! Classic Mode is a great way to unlock characters in single player, and it usually shouldn’t take that long to finish a couple classic mode runs. The last method is Versus Mode where you unlock the characters by simply playing a requisite number of matches. However, there is a time lock such that you can only get one new fighter per 10 minutes. However, if you are in a real hurry, you can reset the game after each unlock and it will reset the timer as well. In this manner it's possible to get all the fighters within a couple hours.

How to get the Piranha Plant DLC fighter?

In order to obtain Piranha Plant for free, you need to register your copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before Jan 31, 2019. If you purchase the digital version of the game on Nintendo.com or eShop, it will automatically be registered for you. If you opt to buy the physical retail version then you need to register the game card online with MyNintendo. You can do this from the Switch main menu when the game card is present within the Switch console. The Piranha Plant is expected to release in February but there is not yet a fixed date as of launch. You should receive an email in your inbox with the Piranha Plant promo code to redeem online. If you haven't received any then make sure to check your junk inbox or promotion inbox first before contacting Nintendo Support! If you are unable to register your copy before Jan 31, 2019, then you will be able to purchase Piranha Plant from the eShop as DLC. Note that Piranha Plant is not included in the Fighter Pass!

What is the Fighter Pass?

It's a season pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which will contain all five planned DLC packs. Those DLC packs each come with a fighter, a new stage and additional music tracks. You could save 5 dollars overall by purchasing the Fighter Pass, which costs $24.99 USD. However, if you aren't comfortable paying upfront, especially without knowing the details of the DLC contents, then each pack individually can be bought for $5.99. As an additional bonus, if you get the Fighter Pass then you will obtain a free Xenoblade 2's Rex Mii Costume.(edited)

Can I play online for free?

Nope, not anymore. You need to purchase Nintendo Switch Online in order to Smash over the Internet. If you want more details about pricing plans and the other features that comes with Online Membership, visit the official site: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

Q: Is this just a deluxe port of Smash Wii U?

A: https://thumbs.gfycat.com/WellmadeBoringAnteater-max-1mb.gif
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,737
#5
Armada made a good point on his stream tho. You can win in a tournament with almost everyone this early in the game's life due to not knowing the matchup of all 74 characters yet.
 

Joe

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,421
#7
When you beat classic mode, is there any logic to which spirits you unlock? I just beat it as Mario, and obviously I got the Mario spirit. But I also got Matthew from Golden Sun, and no idea why.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,153
#8
Continuing from other thread.

These finals have 72k viewers btw

Not for me. I use a Lan adapter.
So do I.

I hope you mean Wii U because I guarantee that Brawl was significantly worse than what Ultimate is.
Nope. Wii. I had spotty matches but I also got plenty of clean ones even with four players, and that was on Wifi since I hadn't moved out yet and couldn't get the Wii to the router. I played the last two days on Ultimate and not a single game that wasn't 1on1 was stuttering trash with more than a second delay on inputs.
 
Oct 25, 2017
566
#9
Even though I'm happy that Ike won a major as his main since Brawl, I'm still pretty disappointed by how the character plays, nair feels completely broken compared to the rest of his kit so basically his best option most of the time is to spam Nair and I absolutely don't like it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,003
#10
Continuing from other thread.



So do I.



Nope. Wii. I had spotty matches but I also got plenty of clean ones even with four players, and that was on Wifi since I hadn't moved out yet and couldn't get the Wii to the router. I played the last two days on Ultimate and not a single game that wasn't 1on1 was stuttering trash with more than a second delay on inputs.
Sounds like an issue with your setup or bad luck.

Even though I'm happy that Ike won a major as his main since Brawl, I'm still pretty disappointed by how the character plays, nair feels completely broken compared to the rest of his kit so basically his best option most of the time is to spam Nair and I absolutely don't like it.
This is really an oversimplification of how MKLeo won. I dunno if the character will eventually end up being nair-only the character, but it's too early to say.

When you beat classic mode, is there any logic to which spirits you unlock? I just beat it as Mario, and obviously I got the Mario spirit. But I also got Matthew from Golden Sun, and no idea why.
The extra rewards seem random.
 
Oct 25, 2017
16,893
Western New York
#11
Ike is great as a spectator because the anticipation of any of his meaty hits hitting really keeps you excited

When you beat classic mode, is there any logic to which spirits you unlock? I just beat it as Mario, and obviously I got the Mario spirit. But I also got Matthew from Golden Sun, and no idea why.
It’s random, but it tries to prioritize spirits you don’t already have
 
Dec 28, 2017
4,150
#13
It's fitting MKLeo won with Ike as I felt Ike is the one sword user that's been very underrated. There are a ridiculous amount of viable characters in this game. There doesn't seem to be any reason for nerfs so far. We just gotta hope the DLC doesn't destroy the balancing again. I think we started much better than Smash For though, balance wise


I think it's clear Leffen will be a huge problem with his Pokemon Trainer, provided he sticks with the game. His Charizard a.k.a. Chairizart needs a lot of work though. It's the clear weak link in his team and he'll be playing a lot of players who have had years of practice against solo Charizards.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,153
#15
Sounds like an issue with your setup or bad luck.
I have changed nothing from Wii U and I had much better performance there, 1on1 and teams.

I have an ethernet connection, 200/50 U/D, NAT Type A, 1500 MTU setting, live by myself so do not have any streaming services, I put my PC to sleep and put my phone on airplane mode so they do not interfere at all with the connection, and have set it to the Google DNS server. I have purchased a new Nighthawk Gaming router that only allows connections within 1500 km of me and used the Quality of Service setting to prioritize the Switch when it is online.

What else should I be doing? Again, 1on1s have been...fine, but as soon as it goes to 3 or more players the world ends.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,759
#16
It's fitting MKLeo won with Ike as I felt Ike is the one sword user that's been very underrated.
What are people saying about Shulk, Corrin, and Robin?

I feel like the only sword users I see getting talked up have been the Marth spinoffs, Cloud, Ike, and Link (old and young).
 
Nov 7, 2017
1,527
#17
How does that viewership compare to other non evo smash bros tournaments? It seemed to get a pretty solid amount of viewers.

Armada made a good point on his stream tho. You can win in a tournament with almost everyone this early in the game's life due to not knowing the matchup of all 74 characters yet.
With the number of characters getting so insanely big you have to wonder if players will ever be able to perfect every matchup. That’s 73 different possible opponents. I’m sure overtime things will narrow down but I think we’ll see more variety than previously.
 

2n2

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,988
#18
I have all the challenge pages done except the online one and haven't used the hammers. I'm not sure how much online if any I'll be doing. Any reason not to burn them on that page?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,732
#19
What's this about 72,000 viewers on stream? I was there and there were only about 50 or 60 people left at the venue during Grand finals. That's pretty crazy if the viewership was really that high for a relatively small, local tournament.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,164
#20
So I've been hearing a lot of conflicting stuff about Piranha Plant. I got the game digitally and redeemed the MyNintendo points. Is there anything I need to do after that? I was hearing people say they got a code emailed to them or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,737
#21
So I've been hearing a lot of conflicting stuff about Piranha Plant. I got the game digitally and redeemed the MyNintendo points. Is there anything I need to do after that? I was hearing people say they got a code emailed to them or something.
Yeah you get a code emailed to you.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#22
What's this about 72,000 viewers on stream? I was there and there were only about 50 or 60 people left at the venue during Grand finals. That's pretty crazy if the viewership was really that high for a relatively small, local tournament.
Viewership peaked at around 75k during grand finals - lots of hype around Ultimate right now.
 

Dyle

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,842
Wisconsin
#24
What are people saying about Shulk, Corrin, and Robin?

I feel like the only sword users I see getting talked up have been the Marth spinoffs, Cloud, Ike, and Link (old and young).
Robin's ok, she got a fair amount of buffs but some of her options from smash 4 were nerfed and she is still a slow character which still presents challenges, there will definitely be some specialists who can do cool things with her. Personally I think putting the durability onscreen makes it way easier for characters to work around her discarded tomes, taking away a substantial advantage that she over most less observant players.
Shulk is more agile than before but the changes to his Monado arts are probably bad, the effects are more pronounced (both positive and negative) but the arts don't last as long and have longer cooldowns, requiring you to use them more carefully than in the past. Higher risk, higher reward which given how things seem to be shaking out, seems likely to make him a pretty rare pick.
Corrin is definitely worse than in Smash 4, with a bunch of nerfs that decrease her already somewhat limited kill options, but she's probably still relatively viable if people are interested in playing her.

What's this about 72,000 viewers on stream? I was there and there were only about 50 or 60 people left at the venue during Grand finals. That's pretty crazy if the viewership was really that high for a relatively small, local tournament.
That's what happens when Zero, M2K, and Hbox (plus Leo, Salem, MVD, etc.) show up at a tournament, at least in these early days. There have been so few major tournaments that I think viewers are flocking to wherever a "big" tournament is happening and numerous well known players are attending.
 

Ed.

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Oct 25, 2017
180
#28
Was it supposed to happen instantly? I did it day one and have yet to get an email.
The email for me went directly into my promotions folder in Gmail, so I missed it completely until weeks later. I wonder if a similar thing happened to you. Maybe just search for something like "Thanks for your purchase of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game" that was the subject of the email.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,390
#32
So I tried to play online with my cousin, but we can't seem to connect to / find each other's arenas. Does anyone know what the problem might be? This is super frustrating.

Edit: I'll add that we tried searching for the arena ID code but that didn't work either.
 
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BGBW

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,614
#37
I often gave the tune flack for going a bit too overboard with the original bits (I like to describe it as OC Remixish), but it just occurred to me Bramble Blast didn't return. I know this tune had quite a few fans.

 
Oct 25, 2017
2,003
#38
I often gave the tune flack for going a bit too overboard with the original bits (I like to describe it as OC Remixish), but it just occurred to me Bramble Blast didn't return. I know this tune had quite a few fans.

It did, it's just renamed as Stickerbush Symphony.
 
Nov 22, 2018
142
#42
Think someone posted it in the other thread - but the character usage and tournament results seem really varied so far, which is great. Inkling and Chrom haven't dominated as expected, and one of the surprises is just how viable everyone seems so far.

I'm sure it'll balance out over time but it's great so far for the game that you can play anyone and get results.

Loving Ridley quite a bit - most fun i've had with a character for ages, and the only character i've really struggled with in Elite Smash is Palutena as she can just juggle forever.
 
Nov 14, 2017
1,150
#46
That European tourney was a lot closer in the top 8. Gluttony's (I think that's the name) Wario was disgustingly good with plenty of highlight reels.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,178
#50
So, in terms of the Smash community needing to ban assholes, StaticManny needs to be thrown out as soon as possible.

Context: During Smash Conference, Mew2King expressed on that he felt that StaticManny's screams which were loud, obnoxious, and sole directed at him to distract him, cost him his game 5. In response, StaticManny's retweeted a friend's tweet laughing at him and saying with pride that they made people cry with how loud he got and Mew2King should be grateful that they weren't loud enough to do that.

Nah, fuck that shit. Assholes have no business being in this setting.