| Session 2:|
The goal of this game is to have your opponents off the platform by inflicting damages on them using the character’s special moves. On the bottom of the screen, it shows the percent damage inflicted upon them and the higher it is, the easier it is to KO the character. Before you begin playing the multiplayer mode, you can decide which items you want in the game and how many lives each person may have, that is, how many times that person can be KO’d. I noticed that as my percent damage increases, the weaker the character gets. This game requires you to be fast in reaction in order to block an attack and you have to know when to do an attack that would inflict as much damage as possible to other players.
I haven’t played Super Smash Brothers for awhile so I had to learn the moves again and regain the small amount of skills I had before. As always, I chose Kirby as my character and the battle between two of my friends began. I messed around with the buttons for the first few minutes to find out how to do Kirby’s attacks. Everything started to come back to me and I started to remember the moves.
- joystick down + B = rock
- joystick up + B = cutter attack (sword)
- Z = block
- yellow arrow up = fly (float around)
- B = suck opponents
- A = punch
- R1 = throw
These are basically all the moves you need to know to master Kirby and win.
I noticed that the analog joystick is very sensitive that if you tilt it a little, the character will react to the movement. This game creates a lot of excitement because you don’t know who is going to win in the end, but it could also create frustration if you keep on getting killed. Even though this game might create some frustration to certain people and cause a little bit of swearing to each other, it brings a lot of fun to the players. I like how the screen does not split into 4 sections, but instead one big screen where everyone fights in the same boundary. Even if you are a beginner at this game, don’t stress about it because the more you play, the better you would be. It might be hard the first time, but as soon as you figure out the attacks the character posses, you have almost mastered the game. The fact that many Nintendo’s notable characters are included really made this game a popular one. I give it two thumbs up and people who never played this game should definitely give it a shot. This game certainly requires a lot of luck, but don’t let that pull you back because you never know what will happen in the end.
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| Gamelog Session #2: Classics|
Super Smash Brothers is one of the true Nintendo classics that have made a big hit in the video game industry. It was the first game of the Super Smash Brothers series and was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, also known as N64. Super Smash Brothers is rated E for everyone and can be played alone or with three other friends on a Friday night (single and multiplayer compatible). The game has a total of twelve original playable characters, but four of them are classified as “secret characters/unknown” at the beginning and must be unlocked by beating the arcade mode (single player mode). This is a motivation to many players because it makes them want to discover what is hidden behind the game. The eight characters that may be chosen at the beginning includes: Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Mario, Link, Samus, Fox and Pikachu. The secret characters are: Luigi, Ness, Jigglypuff and Captain Falcon. Every character has distinctive moves and special abilities. For example, Kirby is able to do kicks, float in the air like a ball and suck opponents, acquiring their special abilities. Also, it is able to turn into a rock for defense and use a cutter attack that is useful when the opponent is about to die.
If you are playing with friends, you have the option to choose what teams you want; stock or stock team. Stock is when everyone is against each other and stock team is when you are allied with the person the same color as you (blue, green or red team). You can choose between eight different battle arenas with each of them being associated with each of the eight original characters.
Peach’s Castle – Mario
Congo Jungle – Donkey Kong
Hyrule Castle – Link (from Zelda)
Planet Zebes – Samus
Yoshi’s Island – Yoshi
Dreamland – Kirby
Sector Z – Fox
Saffron City – Pikachu
Each arena is different and unique because different things happen during the gameplay. For example, in Dreamland, wind will be occasionally blowing towards one direction which makes it possible for your character to fall off the cliff and die, if you do not control the character properly. During the game, there are many items that will appear on the arena and usually has a special ability to it. It usually increases the chances of knocking your opponents out the arena. The items usually come inside barrels or boxes. These items are also associated with the original characters drawn from their own Nintendo game. Items include: hammer, star, bomb, saber, pokeball (does not hurt the person throwing it), fire flower, TNT box, homerun bat, fan, heart (recovers all damages) and gun. To me, items such as the pokeball annoy me sometimes because they’re really useless and only a few pokemon can inflict damage. Sometimes they don’t even do anything and does not hurt anyone. My most favorite item would definitely be the hammer because it is able to KO a character if their percent damage is high.
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