Game Podunk blogger, Ordinary Gentleman writes, "The button masher, a title regarded with annoyance and spat out with venom at anyone in the heyday of arcades or online matches. Those players who throw move lists to the wind and let their fingers stab wildly at buttons hoping to pull off something miraculous.
In all honesty, button mashing I think is more than just that, but something that we all naturally do when playing. I remember when I first played Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition on my Sega Genesis; I had no idea what anything did. I would just pick Ken and go at those buttons like my life depended on me beating Zangief."