Smash Brothers For Nintendo Switch

Happy Tuesday!

Super Smash Brothers is a series that is well known and loved by all. There has been a Smash game for just about every Nintendo console. The Nintendo Switch has been out for seven months now and there’s still not much about the game coming to the Switch.

Super Smash Brothers for the Nintendo Switch

I was thinking about the game the other night. I haven’t played Smash in a long time. Between the Nintendo Switch, getting a new 2DS XL, and trying my hand at various games from Steam and indie games, I haven’t really been playing the “old school” games.

Smash is a game I’ve grown up with. I’ve played them all, even if I barely remember the Nintendo 64 version because I was so young. Still, I’ve played and enjoyed them all.

Imagine what Smash could be like on the Nintendo Switch.

I came up with an idea for the game that I think would be perfect for the newest console.

I was pleased with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and I honestly assumed they were going to do that with Super Smash Brothers. I definitely think that could work as a deluxe version or if they want to make it its own “updated” game.

What if you controlled two fighters in the game? Throughout the match, you could “switch” between your two characters.

Think of the different team combinations you could make. Think of the various move sets and how you can figure out two characters to work together and really compliment each other against other opponents.

You’d still be controlling one character at a time, but you’ve have two to switch between. If you think about, this wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done something like that.Remember Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Brothers Brawl?

Remember Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Brothers Brawl? You could switch between the three Pokemon in the middle of the battle.

The Smash Ball could be a combo move used by your two fighters together.

This would be a lot of coding and a lot of work. So, would something like this be possible? I don’t really know.

But I think it would definitely be a lot of fun.

What do you think of this idea? Would you have fun with such an option? Let me know in the comments below!

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Super Smash Bros Medley

Today we’re showing off another amazing fan cover of Nintendo music. String Player Gamer has been on YouTube for ever ten years producing orchestrated versions of video game music covers, original music, and the occasional song in a random genre. Diwa de Leon is the mastermind behind the String Player Gamer channel and specializes in string instruments (hence, the YouTube name), such as the violin, guitar, and the hegalong, which is a two-string guitar from the Philippines.

String Player Gamer was known for this Mini Mario Orchestra, showcasing how much effort, time, and talent he pours into these productions. However, while the quality of his recent videos has certainly not diminished, String Player Gamer has stopped his Mini Mario Orchestra as a precaution for his career about two years ago when the Nintendo company went took a rather aggressive stand on copyright issues. While the Mini Mario Orchestra is missed, String Player Gamer’s music is still phenomenal.

Down below is an older video, a favorite of ours, that uses the Mini Mario Orchestra for the Super Smash Bros. series. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and, if you’re interested in some of his more recent work, check out his collab with fellow YouTuber Jayhen for their vocal and guitar cover of Super Mario Odyssey’s theme, “Jump Up, Super Star!

Friday Favorites: Switch Wish List

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday!

I know most people share their video game wish lists before E3, but I figured I would share mine now since Nintendo’s Spotlight just gave us a lot of little bites of some of their planned projects rather than giving us more to chew on. Here’s what I wish for the Switch’s future come next year!

Super Smash Bros.

With the deluxe editions of Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament making their way to the Switch, I’m wondering why Nintendo hasn’t hinted at doing a Smash Bros. installment, or even a port of Brawl for the Switch yet. The Smash franchise is a big project, I know, but even a deluxe port with the DLC from Brawl like they did with Mario Kart 8 would have been fine with me. I’m sure this is in the back of Nintendo’s mind right now, but a little hint would have been nice.

Virtual Console

This is the big one. Everyone has been hounding Nintendo about the Virtual Console, and even Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime said, “Certainly, we recognize there’s an appetite for all of our great legacy content.” Some sort of time frame, even if it needs to be revised down the line, would have been great for those of us just waiting for the Virtual Console library to come to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s hoping we’ll hear more about it in 2018!

Ace Attorney and Professor Layton

Although these two franchises usually make their homes on the handheld devices, considering the Switch can be portable, I wouldn’t mind these detective games making their way to the console in the future. The Joy-Con and their technology would be perfect for the point-and-click puzzle games, and I would love to see the animated cut scenes on my television. (That, and Rachel and I like to play them together, and it gets a little cramped hunched over the same 3DS, haha!)

Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Remake

This is actually something Rachel had mentioned the other night. We both adore the Legend of Zelda franchise, and Four Swords Adventures for the GameCube had been the perfect multiplayer experience for the series. Being able to easily split the Joy-Con between multiple players instead of dealing with setting up the wires for GameBoy Advances would be great for the game. That, and after seeing remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on the 3DS, and then HD versions of WindWaker and Twilight Princess, I think seeing another older Zelda game remade wouldn’t be a bad idea.

What do you hope for the Switch’s future? Did Nintendo’s Spotlight answer any of your wishes?

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Friday Favorites: Wanted Smash Characters

Double Jump Kris MiiWith the Nintendo Switch slated for release in a couple of months, I was thinking of the games that would be available for the console. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game I’m anxiously awaiting, but I’m sure there will also be a new Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, and a Super Smash Bros. for the Switch. Down below are a few characters that I hope will one day kick ass in a Super Smash Bros. title.

On a side note, where are the games with “sisters” in the title? Us girl gamers are here too!

Ch8gk7awtun-Li, Street Fighter

Chun-Li was the first female playable character in fighting game history, helping to drive the fact that, hey, female protagonists could fight, too. Considering that she was literally made for fighting games, I think it would be awesome to see her in the Smash franchise.

Tifa Lockhart, Final Fantasytifa

Hey, we have Cloud added to the abundance of sword-users in the series… Why not add another brawler? And a female one at that? Tifa Lockhart would have plenty of moves to add to the Smash franchise, helping to round out the roster of Pokemon and swordsman characters.


Professor Layton, Professor Layton Serieshershel_layton

Rachel and I were first introduced to Professor Layton when we tried out the Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright game for the 3DS. And, honestly, we were so impressed with how much Layton kicked ass in both the game and the cutscenes. This gentleman has demonstrated being proficient in hand-to-hand combat, perfect in defending himself against fellow Smashers.

new_geno_render_by_nibroc_rock-d9kkuzkGeno, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

This probably isn’t a surprise to many of you readers who have been around for a while. Geno is probably one of my favorite video game characters of all time, and if it wasn’t for the copyright issue surrounding him, his popularity probably would have already propelled him into the Smash franchise. With a unique character design and a wide array of special attacks from his game, Geno would be an amazing addition.

What characters would you love to see in a future Smash game?

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Birthday Presents

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

My birthday was at the beginning of the month and even though I turned 23, you would probably think I’m much younger based on what I received for presents.

 

I got a cat and went away for a weekend, so I wasn’t expecting too much for my birthday, if anything at all. But my parents and sister did manage to buy me a few gifts and I have to say that they did pretty well.

One gift Kris got me was a Charizard Amiibo. We now have five Amiibos all together.

When the Amiibos were first announced, Kris and I didn’t know what to make of them. We didn’t understand them at first and didn’t get the point of them. But I do love collecting things. I knew that I would eventually start collecting them when I had the extra money to spend.

Our collection is slow-growing and all five Amiibos are still in their boxes. We’re not sure if we want to open them or not.

To help our collection, Kris and I decided that for each Christmas and birthday, we’ll buy each other one Amiibo. She got me Charizard because he’s one of my favorite Pokemon and I’m pretty good as him in Super Smash Bros.

I also got a Pikachu sweatshirt. You know, the one where you put on the hood and you have Pikachu ears? Someone was wearing it when we were at a diner during our mini-vacation and apparently my mom thought it would be funny to get me one.

It was funny and probably one of my favorite gifts. I look adorable in it, if I do say so myself. You wouldn’t think it, but that sweatshirt is probably the softest I own.

I got a few Harry Potter things and Ninja Turtles things as well. It was another good birthday and I can only hope to continue to do me in this next year.

Oh, and here’s my birthday cake:

Reminiscing

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy August everyone! Kristen here! With summer on its last month, I find myself reminiscing about fond memories of video game nights with friends when we were much younger and carefree…

Being an adult can sometimes be hard.

 

Despite my Monday post from last week about solo video games, there are definitely plenty of games that are best played with company. Fortunately I have Rachel as a ready-to-roll Player Two, but back in high school I used to be known among my friend group for running video game nights.

Let it be known that I was probably the nerdiest of my friends when it came to video games. Most of my friend group didn’t even own consoles, but they all had a fantastic time button mashing in Smash Bros. and throwing bananas at each other in Mario Kart while munching on my mother’s amazing chocolate desserts.

Then everyone kind of grew up. We had a few others here and there, but a couple of the friends were sometimes too serious in the pursuit of the level goals, bringing the rest of us down. Our game nights fizzled out until much later.

Rachel and I had an inkling to have an old-school video game night within the past year, reinvite some good friends, see how rusty everyone was in a Mario Kart game. We had a few new friends that we were planning to invite (such as the dude who is now our brother-in-law), mix and mingle the old with the new, see how everyone was doing.

But being an adult got in the way, and everyone just seemed too busy with family, work, getting married, taxes, things like that. Of course, paying bills and all is important, but I do get a bit melancholy thinking about those old video game nights. Rachel and I have spoken of what it would be like to be able to meet and have friends close by enough so we can have those video game nights again.

Perhaps one day we’ll be able to have and hook up all those console accessories that let us play more online games or even stream on Twitch. It’s a fun thought.

What about the rest of you? Do you all have a good group of gaming friends, or do you prefer solo games?

Flashback Friday: Super Smash Bros.

Double Jump Kris Mii Happy Friday everyone, Kris here!

Goodness, it’s hot. What perfect weather to lounge by the pool, if you’re into swimming… or play video games in front of a blasting air conditioner!

 

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The first Super Smash Bros. game was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. I had never owned a cartridge of this amazing game, but I was enthralled with it when I was introduced to the game from my cousins and Blockbuster. It featured a total of 12 playable characters, four of which were unlockable.

Melee followed the Nintendo 64’s game for the GameCube in 2001, with Brawl for the Wii being released in 2008. The latest installment, Super Smash Bros. Wii U (along with a Nintendo 3DS port), came out in 2014. At the time of this post, there is a grand total of 58 playable characters for the Wii U installment, nearly five times more characters than the original Nintendo 64 game!

The Super Smash Bros. series brought about a different gameplay for fighting games. Rather than depleting an opponent’s HP bar, the main objective in Super Smash Bros. is to cause your opponent to fly off of the map. The more the opponent is hit, the higher the opponent’s damage percentage, and the simpler it is for said opponent to blast off again like Team Rocket.

Although skill and practice were needed to help win the matches, Super Smash Bros. also threw in many unique items and weapons to add even more chaos to the fights. If a Pokeball appeared, everyone stopped what they were doing to scramble to it in case it was a giant Snorlax come to wreck havoc on your enemies!

Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 paved the way for a unique fighting game from Nintendo, allowing players to pit their favorite video game mascots against each other in battles of skill and luck. Along with Monopoly and Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. was a game that tested even the strongest of friendships.

Have you played the original Super Smash Bros.? How did you enjoy the game?