Super Smash Land

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Super Smash Land
Super Smash Land title 3608.png
Title Screen
Programmer(s)Dan Fornace
Artist(s)Dan Fornace
Composer(s)Inverse Phase
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EngineGame Maker 7
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iPhone
ReleaseSeptember 14, 2011
Genre(s)Fighting

Super Smash Land is a demake of Super Smash Bros. released on September 14, 2011[1] by Dan Fornace. The game features 6 playable characters and 11 stages.[2][3] The game visual design resembles the graphics from the Nintendo Game Boy. The game was developed with GameMaker 7.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Super Smash Land's gameplay is similar to Super Smash Bros.. Up to four players each choose one of six playable characters, including Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Vaporeon and Mega Man. The objective is battling other characters and knocking them off the stage to win. Instead of knocking each other's health bar like in traditional fighting games, Super Smash Land has players to knock each other's percentage. The higher percent the player receives, the higher the chance of getting knocked out and losing a point. There are many unlockable content in the game including characters, stages, and game modes.[5]

The game uses the arrow keys, Z, X, and the enter key on the keyboard in order to play the game.[6] There is an "endless" and "versus" game mode[7] where players can battle each other or fight hordes of AI enemies endlessly.[8] There are 11 total stages including a stage from the game Tower of Heaven.

Reception[edit]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Adam Smith, in his write-up of the game, called it "a fantastic homage" and a "fun game in its own right".[9] JoyCon Gamers scored the game 9.0 recommending the game and calling it a trip down memory lane.[7] Retro Gamer CD (RGCD) score the game 4 out of 5 on their review calling the game with "well made graphics" and entertaining gameplay.[10] FleshEatingZipper's Keith gave the game an 8/10 stating that the game is old school and nostalgic.[11]

Spiritual successor[edit]

Rivals of Aether is a spiritual successor of Super Smash Land. It features many of the elements of Super Smash Bros. including the advanced techniques in Super Smash Bros. Melee.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Smash Land". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  2. ^ Duncan, Alasdair (15 September 2011). "Super Smash Land is awesome and free!". Destructoid. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ Filice, Albert (19 September 2011). "Super Smash Land: A Game Boy-Style Smash Bros. Tribute". TechHive. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael. "Super Smash Bros. 'De-made' For Game Boy Looks Crazy Enough To Work". Kotaku. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  5. ^ "Super Smash Land (Video Game) - TV Tropes". TV Tropes. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  6. ^ Fornace, Dan. "Super Smash Land". www.supersmashland.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  7. ^ a b "Super Smash Land Review". Video Games, News, Reviews, Previews, and more - nuGame Network. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  8. ^ Hatfield, By Daemon. "Super Smash Bros. for Game Boy?". IGN. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  9. ^ Smith, Adam (19 September 2011). "Smashed To The Past: Super Smash Land". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  10. ^ "RGCD: Super Smash Land (PC)". www.rgcd.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  11. ^ "Indie Game Review: Super Smash Land". FleshEatingZipper. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  12. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (2015-06-18). "Rivals of Aether is like a beautiful, indie version of Super Smash Bros". Polygon. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  13. ^ "Super Smash Land". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-04-25.

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