Sony Playstation continues its dangerous tail spin towards obscurity with the questionable release of a flagrant rip-off of Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers (originally released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64).
Developed by SuperBot Entertainment, in conjunction with Sony Santa Monica Studio and PS Vita developer BluePoint Games, the title mashes together some of Playstation’s most memorable characters and some that should have remained on the shelf gathering dust…like Parappa, the rapping dog.
Launching with a roster of 20 PlayStation characters and god knows how many purchasable and downloadable characters to follow, there’s bound to be at least one or two characters that summon up some strong feelings of nostalgia.
Up to four players can enter into battle (just like Super Smash Brothers), choosing characters that range from action heroes like God of War’s Kratos and UNCHARTED’s Nathan Drake, to family-friendly faces like LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy and Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank. Each character is true to their original play style (just like Super Smash Brothers), including their signature attacks and special moves, offering a wide variety of combat mechanics to satisfy different players’ preferences and gameplay strategies (just like Super Smash Brothers).
The game also introduces 14 mash-up arenas combining multiple elements from various PlayStation IP to create original battlegrounds for players to compete (just like Super Smash Brothers). These arenas feature dynamic play spaces, item pickups, and environmental hazards consistent with the original franchises on which they’re based (just like Super Smash Brothers). The title’s soundtrack is an eclectic mash-up of music tracks from each of the games, further merging multiple PlayStation worlds into one epic battle that spans space and time (just like Super Smash Brothers).
The game offers a diverse variety of play modes, including a single-player story campaign, multiplayer free-for-all, multiplayer team battles, and tournament mode(just like Super Smash Brothers). Players can track their success with online leaderboards…ok – you couldn’t do that with Super Smash Brothers but only because the Nintendo 64 lacked a dial-up connection.
In short, if you are looking for a true dose of nostalgia dust of the Nintendo 64! Wait for PS – Battle Royal (or BS – Battle Royal as we have affectionately coined it) to show up in the discount bin of your local games retailer…which it inevitably will!
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