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8 Games Like Super Smash Bros

Games like Super Smash Bros This compilation of games like Super Smash Bros features other fighting platformers that offer 4 player action with a large roster of heroes and maps.

The Super Smash Bros series started in 1999 on the Nintendo 64 with subsequent games on the GameCube (Super Smash Bros Melee) and Super Smash Bros Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, among other titles. Featuring characters from various Nintendo franchises such as Kirby, Link and Pikachu the formula has remained mostly the same with up to 4 players stepping onto the battlefield to brawl against each other.

While broadly referred to as a fighting game the experience of Super Smash Bros is a unique offering with victory awarded based on launching your enemy off the map rather than depleting a limited health pool. While this can be achieved with devastating attacks to fling enemies off the edge, weakening a character first (increasing their damage total percentage) allows for characters to hit others further, securing a knock off easier.

Other changes from more traditional games in the fighting and brawling genre is the addition of team battles, items and simplified attack/combo systems that make the overall franchise more approachable and perfect as a casual party title.

The games like Super Smash Brothers below have a similar focus to the popular franchise with emphasis on 4 player battles that rely on more than just dealing direct damage to your enemy, with an extra layer of strategy to consider, be it damage percentage or platforming.



Games Like Super Smash Bros

rivals-of-aether

Rivals of Aether

Bringing Super Smash Bros and indie development together Rivals of Aether has players calling on the powers of nature to battle against other Rivals in fast paced brawling. In addition to 1v1, 2v2 and free for all games modes Rivals of Aether includes a story mode that provides background to ea... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(7 votes)
brawlhalla

Brawlhalla

Fight for free in Brawlhalla, a game heavily inspired by Super Smash Bros and available across Windows, Mac and PlayStation 4. Growing rapidly from its open beta started in November 2015 Brawlhalla challenges players to knock opponents off the game stage by applying damage to weaken them first.... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
stikbold

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure

Few sporting experiences have been translated over to video games and even less have done so in a successful party manner. Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure dodges that trend though by bringing the sport (and popular high school past time) of dodgeball to the party game scene. With both single pl... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(6 votes)
towerfall

TowerFall Ascension

Competitive archery makes a comeback in arena style through TowerFall Ascension. Supporting local play and a single player campaign you’ll command one of up to 4 archers on various maps as you attempt to one shot your opponents. With the lack of online multiplayer TowerFall Ascension is d... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(6 votes)
move-or-die

Move or Die

Experience constantly changing game modes in Move or Die a game designed for the party game niche. Offering a fast paced game for friendly competition all of these modes revolve around players not stopping for an extended period of time. Move or Die opts for the approach that many other success... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(6 votes)
playstation-all-stars

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Bringing some of your favourite characters together to battle together PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale offers a Super Smash Bros like experience with a number of video game favourites. The game supports cross platform gameplay across PS Vita and the PS3 console. Using the traditional 4 play... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(6 votes)
speedrunners

SpeedRunners

While many games offer platforming few do it in a competitive manner on the same level as SpeedRunners, a title that is all about blasting through various levels with random players or friends. Supporting 4 players SpeedRunners features platforming with grappling hooks, an interactive environme... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(6 votes)
lethal-league

Lethal League

Mixing fighting games baseball bats and almost squash like rules is Lethal League, a game about hitting a ball at continually increasing speeds to knock out your opponent. Allowing up to 4 players to face off in the various game arenas the simple design of the game can quickly become utter chao... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(4 votes)