Super Smash Bros Ultimate | Nintendo Switch – A Dad Review

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest in the series and is the first appearance on the Nintendo Switch but will take many things from the Nintendo Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS, including its Amiibo support. Not only will the game have better graphics and faster better combos but its big selling point is that it has every playable character ever in its series, which is a first.

“Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown—a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch system! New fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series…EVER! 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”

To be honest, I bought this for Tigger as I was unsure whether he would like it, he tends to play adventure games, puzzles etc.. but hasn’t really got into fighting games (or shooting games), I have grown up on the likes of Streetfighter and Mortal Kombat etc. and again, to be honest, I have never been the biggest fan of Smash Bros since its N64 Days. However, with this featuring many of his favourite characters and not the level of blood and violence some of the other ones have, I thought it’s time or him to try one.

If you have never played the game before, the overall point is to knock the opponent of the platform/level, however, each character has the moves, abilities and jumping ability to make it back, they can fly out quite far but don’t panic, though abilities and jumps can often get you back. This game is huge! in the gaming world its an Esport, it gets massively hyped, massively played and highly anticipated.

Over time you get used to your characters, there is a single-player and you can unlock etc, however, most people will dive into the battle play, certainly with multiplayer and online play, don’t get me the neutral might get bored of the game, its essentially the same type levels and the same type of characters, but all fighting games are like that. You can get more using the ultimate fighter pass, which allows more stages, characters etc…

The buttons are easy and you will get a feel for what type of character you like, the same for the controller, like many switch games you can use different controllers and some prefer certain ones.

Tigger says

“It is a fighting game about saving the world from Galeim, there are 3 modes in the game, the story mode online and local. On story mode you have to defeat fighters to release there are spirits, on some levels you have to defeat the fighter to make them join your team, on the local mode you have to train your fighters, on the online mode, you can play with other people”


Overall its a good game, and for many a great game that they want to play, Tigger tends to play this is short bursts, and he like others has started to favour towards certain characters. But then through the years, people do, and that’s why this version is one of the best with the pure amount of characters. Fighting games can be frowned upon but for me, this is still a little soft, there’s no death, blood etc. so you can have that competitiveness and different game but its good, for me its one of those must-buy games on the system for those older kids and adults



  1. 6 April 2020 / 1:27 pm

    Really informative post, thanks so much for this. Glad that it isn’t too gory for kids too

  2. Joanna
    6 April 2020 / 2:52 pm

    I haven’t played video games in such a long time! This game reminds me a little bit of the old Mortal Kombat, which I used to love playing with my friends when I was growing up. Of course, the graphics don’t compare, but it looks like the concept behind the two is similar.

  3. 6 April 2020 / 3:44 pm

    This is definitely a game we will be getting for our Switch – it looks like a lot of fun and right up his street!

  4. 6 April 2020 / 9:26 pm

    The boys tend to play video games on a Saturday, and this would be one game they would love to add to their collection

  5. 7 April 2020 / 7:24 am

    Thank you for the review – my eight year old is massively in to his nintendo switch and I think he would love this.

  6. Rhian Westbury
    7 April 2020 / 9:22 am

    That is a crazy amount of characters. I got my fiance mario kart with his switch but I’m wondering if he’d like this one as he loved tekken and those kind of choose a character then fight games x

  7. 7 April 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Ohh my son and partner would love this! My son is saving up for a switch with his chore money

  8. Melanie williams
    7 April 2020 / 3:15 pm

    Well with the current climate there will be plenty of time for gaming. My other half would love this, he has been gaming lots x

  9. 7 April 2020 / 8:24 pm

    Our family love our Switch, this sounds like a fun game that the whole family could play.

  10. 8 April 2020 / 12:53 pm

    This game is part of our daily routine near, all the kids have a match before dinner – the shrieks of laughter are infectious

  11. 8 April 2020 / 10:28 pm

    My three are desperate for a switch, but with my husband being a PC gamer her is desperately trying to teach them the joys of PC gaming. I think I may sneak a switch into the house at some point this year though 😀

  12. Hannah
    11 April 2020 / 9:54 am

    This looks very fun. I would like to play this one as I’ve always enjoyed the Super Mario Bros series

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