Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally out on the Nintendo Switch.
Fans all over the world have been clamouring to play the game for months, with teaser announcements, new characters and dozens of features being announced periodically in the run-up to the launch building hype.
Here are five reasons why we think you absolutely need to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The biggest roster ever
The game is called Ultimate for a reason.
The latest Smash game includes every playable fighter from the history of the smash series, including 11 completely new fighters bringing the total number of characters up to 74.
When starting the game, you will only have access to the original eight starters from the original N64 game, having to brawl your way through the game completing various challenges in order to unlock the full roster.
Additionally, six more characters are planned for release via DLC.
Joker from Persona 5 has already been revealed as the first fighter to join the roster, it will be interesting to see who else will be smashing their way onto our consoles.
All new adventure mode
Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii had an amazing adventure mode titled ‘The Subspace Emissary’.
‘World of Light’ the new adventure mode in Ultimate, is easily as good if not better.
With between 20-60 hours of gameplay (depending on your skill level) the adventure mode is a great way to unlock the extensive roster while getting to know the controls and which characters you prefer to fight with.
The further you get in the harder it gets, so expect a bit of a grind towards the end of the campaign.
Couch co-op is back
With the death of couch co-op games on consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, you can always rely on Nintendo games to take it back to where it all started.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the perfect example of an excellent couch co-op title.
Allowing up to 8 people to fight at any one time, all from one console.
Warning – it can get pretty chaotic when eight fighters are going at each other with a million explosions and animations on screen.
Settle your arguments on the battlefield
Keen to settle something with your mate or a family member?
Smash is the answer.
Playing FIFA to decide the result of an argument is old-fashioned, with Smash, arguments can be settled in a matter of minutes.
Depending on the number of people you are beefing with, you could even use tournament mode to fight it out with up to 32 other players.
Ultimate is brilliant for casuals
It can often be daunting when starting a new game, even more so when it’s a fighter.
But Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of those games where even a casual can quickly pick up the basic mechanics and hold their own in a fight.
The controls and moves are simple and the more you play the more you will learn how to use the simple moves effectively – building combos, deflecting attacks, shielding and dodging will all become second nature when looking to gain an advantage.
If you are a new player we recommend you get to grips with one of your favourite characters in the training zone, fiddle with the controls, try out their ultimate move and GET GOOD.
We can only hope that Waluigi is added to the game one day…