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December 18, 2013

Super Smash Flash

Hello! Are you currently in vacation between two times of studies? Are you free for two weeks? Do you have any idea how to spend that time? ...Studying? Yea, okay, sure, but after that? No idea? Well, Internet has thousands of fan games for you!

And yes, I do mean Flash games. However, don't be fooled. I'll just discuss Fan Games of Nintendo series. And let's start with Super Smash Flash!

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/333995

Created by McLeodGaming, Super Smash Flash is a fan game based on the (you guessed it) Super Smash Bros series. It has all the things you'd expect from Smash Bros.: Large roster of characters, some of which have special abilities. Lots of stages. Possibility to play in multiplayer. Unlockables. What's not to love?

Well, actually, there's quite a bit not to love. Being the first Super Smash Bros fan game created by McLeodGaming, it's not without its flaws. The programming is problematic here and there. Some levels of Adventure Mode are really darn annoying. Some of the unlockable characters aren't quite great (among others TWO Sonic fan characters, and Mr. Incredible, just to name those). So yeah, it's flawed, but if you persist in playing this game all the way through, you should really enjoy it.

The starting characters are Sonic, Pikachu, Tails, Mega Man, Blade (one of said fan characters), Knuckles, Samus, Kirby, Mario, Fox, Link, Capt. Falcon and Zelda. Not half bad to begin the game, huh?

A sequel has been in development for more than three years called Super Smash Flash 2. Its roster aims to be even more impressive than this one. How, you ask? By giving the starting content to players, but by giving downloadable content as well; in theory, you could play with over a hundred characters. Good luck trying to beat the game with all of them! However, the project takes a lot of time before it's complete, so be very patient. And for the moment, enjoy the first Smash Flash. It should still give you hours of fun.