Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Stage Builder mode has already thrown up some pretty interesting results; we’ve already seen players misuse the service entirely, but now it’s the turn of the nicer, fun-loving side of the creative community to take their turn in the spotlight.
A fan-made minigame popularised through previous editions of the Stage Builder in earlier games has made a comeback. Yes, ‘Smashketball’, a game which tasks players with smashing each other into perfectly located blasters, is seemingly back in full force. And it’s still a whole lot of fun.
If you’re unfamiliar with it, Smashketball typically features a custom-made arena which has a blaster on either side, pointing perilously down to the inescapable depths of ‘below the screen’. There are blasters all around the top of the arena, too, preventing anyone from being sent off the screen naturally, and players aim to knock each other into the particularly dangerous blasters at the bottom to whittle away at opponents’ stock.
Our very own YouTube master and all-round lovely guy, Alex Olney, has been getting in on the act, too. If you want to have a go yourself, you’re more than welcome to play on his custom made stage using the following ID: JDJRXCTQ.
Of course, if you prefer, you can simply go ahead and build your own version of the sport. Just make sure your game is updated to Version 3.0.
Have you played this before? Have you been making good use of the Stage Builder function? Let us know in the comments.