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Submitted by GamerCheese 1091d ago | opinion piece

Why "Super Smash Bros." Clones are Doomed from the Start

What are the biggest reasons why so many clones fail to overthrow Smash Bros. if it's supposedly such a simple game? (GameCube, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. Melee, TMNT Smash Up, Wii, Xbox 360)

mcmmaster  +   1091d ago
Great read that was, loved D.O.N on the PS2. I reckon it mimicked the Smash style pretty good with a bit of uniqueness for the win condition... something All Stars seemed to have taken influence from.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1091d ago
Nintendo fans are very sensitive, they don't like games that resemble other games of theirs, epecially now since Nintendo is lagging behind in terms of system power. If Mario and Link aren't in it, it sucks. Such a sad mindstate really. Just like people that think Nintendo doesn't have good games because they have less system power.
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AquaRabbit  +   1091d ago
As a Nintendo fan, I welcome Smash clones. It gives me a chance to play Smash, but with characters Nintendo wouldn't consider using. Yeah, there's always hacks (textures, movesets, music, and stages can all be modded with little effort on legacy Wii, but that still requires going out of your way for the experience)

If the game is horrid, the game is horrid. The reason Smash is the standard is because Smash is just a good game series.

I always considered these "party brawlers" as a subgenre of fighting games. I wouldn't mind seeing more games like them.
Deku-Johnny  +   1091d ago
"epecially now since Nintendo is lagging behind in terms of system power." Even though they have the most powerful console available...
Reverent  +   1091d ago
Until next year...
jon1234  +   1091d ago
there should be a doom, to all these doom articles... oh and to their authors as well :)
Erudito87  +   1091d ago
nintendo fanboys are doomed
dafegamer  +   1091d ago
why is he writing about a clone itself?
crazysammy  +   1091d ago
But that was a clone of this!!!!
AquaRabbit  +   1091d ago
This... could make for a great reboot.
admiralvic  +   1091d ago
Jump Ultimate Stars (and super stars) were VERY similar and EXTREMELY popular titles. Sadly it never made it here for a number of logical reasons, but it mimics and captures the same feelings I have for Super Smash Bros.
Sersnake  +   1091d ago
I don't get why everything is doomed this days if they don't beat their competitors, Battle Royale don't need to outsell Super Smash to be a great game, I can agree it needs more characters and stages but the game it's pretty good, I really like it for what it is, I love Super Smash too and I'm not even a huge Nintendo or Mario fan. Why can't people just enjoy the games for what they are, I love PlayStation but what I love the most are good games no matter the company that makes them or the system they run. It's better this way I promise to all Nintendo fanboys you won't get kill for playing a game that looks like Super Smash, Miyamoto won't find out you are using a PlayStation xD. The same goes to Sony or Microsoft fans, you can play Halo and Killzone at the same time you know, I do it and it's amazing.
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vividi  +   1091d ago
we are in the minority my friend, but I am with you, well said
BitbyDeath  +   1091d ago
If only everyone here thought that way, N4G would be a much better place.
Sersnake  +   1091d ago
A better place but not as funny, you must admit it. :)
crazysammy  +   1091d ago
Be careful with all that sense you just made, it gets you in trouble here.
Ben_Grimm  +   1091d ago
I played DreamMix TV World Fighters! My friend had it imported from Japan. And I was pumped for the simple fact that it had Optimus Prime, Megatron and Simon Belmont plus Yugo from Bloody Roar.

The game was terrific...terrifically awful!

What a pile of dog sh*T

Almost as bad as Toshinden Kids!
Nexgensensation  +   1091d ago
well no other company have a family of franchises that are cohesive with one another
lets look at the characters background and why are they on such mission.
mt  +   1091d ago
i guess everything is doomed these days since the humanity will be doomed as well so soon.
ceballos77mx  +   1091d ago
Many of the complaints seem related to the inclusion of 3rd party characters and stages of games that haven't been released (Dante, bioshock infinite, raiden but no snake) but the end product is very fun and very interesting, the drake-sly dialog is pretty funny.

Its a game you don't have to take serious, or compare to nintendos game if you find it fun enjoy if not well then go play something else, just leave the people that enjoy it alone.
smashcrashbash  +   1091d ago
Well seeing that SSB was not an original concept and any game before it did fine I am not sure what you are talking about. Plus why is it whenever a game on the PS3 decides to make itself similar to any way to another game people go on about it endlessly but as soon as anyone makes anything original or a new concept people barely pay attention to it? MAG was the first FPSMMORPG ever in the history of gaming but it didn't cause as much waves or generate as much hate as PASBR is.Why is it as soon as any game looks or plays similar to another it gets attacked from all sides? Battle Arena Tosinden, Soul Caliber, Tekken and Virtua Fighter all played and looked the same and everyone played them without a single protest. Are you all sacred that someone might do it better and overshadow the game that you cling too? Is that why people get so angry when I say Okami is ten times better and more interesting then Zelda? Does that make you lose sleep at night?
KwietStorm  +   1091d ago
They're "doomed" because people who never played them will criticize them to hell, as with all types of games these days. Sad gaming community we have.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1091d ago
Not doomed, but more like not on par with Smash Bros.
Deadpool616  +   1091d ago
That's like saying "Why Street Fighter II clones are doomed from the start." and yet here we are with Fatal Fury, KOF, Killer Instinct, Art of Fighting, World Heroes, Samurai Showdown, and so on.

It's like calling every game in a genre that didn't come first a clone and doomed to fail.
KonaBro  +   1090d ago
Hilarious article.
It's like people really don't realize that 4 way party brawlers like Smash were around way before Smash was. Nintendo fans just like to think SSB was the progenitor.
macs1111  +   1088d ago

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