Smash Bros Challenge

Q. Well what’s all this then?
A. The Smash Bros Challenge is all about playing a randomly chosen video game, and then writing about it in some way. It is basically the same as my ol’ Fustian Gaming Challenge, but now with a slightly better focus on games containing characters appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Q. Randomly chosen?Random Rob
A. A Smash Bros. character, whether they be playable or a trophy or something, is randomly chosen, and then a matching game is selected from there. Or a character is shoehorned in on a technicality or related concept. Look, I am terrible at following the rules on a good day. You are just going to have to deal with a Pokémon being tied to Mortal Kombat.

Q. How often does the challenge occur?
A. Currently, updates are every Friday. Check for a new article every week at 9 AM or so.

Q. Do you play each game to completion?
A. Oh my no. At minimum, I play each game for an hour. Depending on the fun involved, this number can dramatically increase, but there’s no way I would be able to play through most any game released after 1995 so often. There are only so many hours in a day…

Q. So you’re reviewing these games?
A. Nah. I’m sure some articles will present themselves like reviews, but I’m not limiting how I write about a given game. Be prepared for completely meandering anecdotes tangentially related to the game at hand, or perhaps a haiku or two. Maybe we’ll go with a coloring book? I don’t know, whatever strikes my fancy.

Q. Spoilers?
A. Assume that if I am covering a game, I am going to spoil the game and every game ever related to it. Fast and loose here. If a game is particularly recent or “story based” (ie known for its twists), I will likely throw up an additional warning.

Q. Where did all these pictures come from?
A. Unless otherwise noted, all images are captured by yours truly, often at the time I was playing the game for the article you’re reading. It’s like you’re playing that game with me! Yay!

Q. Is there an index of SBC articles?
A. You can either check the formal Post Index page, or just scope out the list below.