Things I Like: Soccer Ball (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

The soccer ball has been an item since Brawl, while far from my favorite, it’s a good one. It’s actually based on the soccer balls from Super Mario Strikers. Like the game soccer/football, you can’t pick up the soccer ball. But if you hit it with a smash attack, you can make it fly. Which…

Things I Like: Lylat Cruise Stage (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

This one has been in the series since Brawl and hasn’t missed an outing since. It’s obviously based on the Star Fox games, though I hear Star Fox: Assault was its main basis. While a lot like a battlefield stage, there is a slight curve to the bottom, so projectiles don’t move like they do…

Things I Like: Snake (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Solid Snake missed out on Smash 4, but he makes his return to Ultimate since his origin in Brawl. I’ve always enjoyed the Metal Gear Solid series, so I was glad to see him back. I thought it was wrong he missed the last game. Just like Brawl, most of his tech from the Metal…

Video Game History: Superman: Countdown To Apokolips (GBA)

If Clark Kent’s news reporting skills were on par with his video games, then he’d probably be a janitor at the Daily Planet. Arguably the “best” Superman game was Superman: Shadow of Apokolips on PS2 and Gamecube which earned decent praise with some mixed reaction. Atari made a prequel game Superman: Countdown to Apokolips a…

Video Game History: Superman: The Man of Steel (Xbox)

After the miserable failure that was Superman 64, there were 2 brand-new Superman games just three years later in 2002. Atari had created Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for PS2 and Gamecube which was based on Superman: The Animated Series. However they also made Superman: The Man of Steel around the same time for Xbox which…