Episode 85: The Smash Bros. Smashtacular

On November 30, 2014 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Let the smashing begin! Super Smash Bros. has arrived on Wii U, and in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we’re sharing our full impressions of the flagship fighter. From the chaos of 8-player battles to the game’s many modes, we discuss our likes, dislikes, and everything in between. And yes, that includes Amiibo. We also give our takes on a variety of recent news, including new DLC for Hyrule Warriors and Mighty Gunvolt, early holiday sales numbers, and the recently revealed secret of Toad’s gender (or lack thereof).

This episode also marks the third anniversary of the podcast. As our way of saying thank you, we’re giving you a chance to win a $35 eShop credit! Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS and why. We’ll then choose one lucky commenter as our winner and announce them in our next episode. To make sure you don’t miss it, be sure to follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a timestamp so you can easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!

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Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on November 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on December 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may only enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. Any additional entries that a given visitor makes will be disqualified. One (1) commenter will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) digital code redeemable for $35 in credit on the US Nintendo eShop. Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on December 13, 2014, announced in Episode 86 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

76 Responses to “Episode 85: The Smash Bros. Smashtacular”

  • Andrew wrote on November 30, 2014 at 6:23 am:

    My favorite fighter is the Villager! I love how he can store items to use later.

  • Andrew wrote on November 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm:

    Hi Jason and Jose:
    I love your podcast it just awesome. My favorite fighter is Villager cause chopping down the tree and see it land on another character give me so much joy.
    Thanks

  • Satoshi wrote on November 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm:

    Thanks as always for another fantastic podcast! I’ve been looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new Smash Bros.! I’m personally totally in love with the game. As I’m writing this I actually have my Amiibos fighting a 4-way match among themselves.

    All your dedication to the show is appreciated. I’m looking forward to the next episode already!

    Oh and my favorite character to play as is Toon Link! He’s a versatile fighter, close-range and projectile-capable. Plus he has slightly better speed and much better recovery than standard Link. Who’s your favorite/main character?

  • Satoshi wrote on November 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm:

    Sorry, I forgot to say “Happy 3rd Anniversary!”

  • TSDMike wrote on November 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm:

    Love the Podcast. My favorite Smash Character is Ganondorf. His moves are so powerful, and he is the epitome of pure evil.

  • alfabetahero8 (@alfabetahero8) wrote on November 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm:

    My favorite character is Link! spinning blade attack!! wooooooooooo!

  • Jaclyn Reynolds wrote on December 1, 2014 at 5:16 am:

    Thank you for your podcasts! My favorite character to play as is Marth or Luigi!

  • migscuzzi wrote on December 1, 2014 at 7:53 am:

    Fox all the way since the original smash bros in n64! Ive been using him since then because he fits my play style (A and smash buttons smashing)

  • Tasha wrote on December 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm:

    My favorite is Pikachu. Thunderbolt attack is great for juggling and I like that his attacks reflect real Pokemon moves.

  • Tyler Gelsthorpe (@CrashBomber) wrote on December 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm:

    My favorite is Samus. I like the threat of the fully charged shot.

  • Matt wrote on December 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm:

    I’m a big fan of Zero Suit Samus. Perfect combo of speed and mid-close range attacks. Her moveset fits my preferred play style like a glove!

  • Shin Nohara wrote on December 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm:

    It would have to be because everyone else is too slow and he is way past cool.

    • Shin Nohara wrote on December 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm:

      *sonic

  • Bornabuckeye (@Bornabuckeye) wrote on December 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm:

    Congrats on the 3 years gents, still enjoy the pod every week. Wish there were more. I’m loyal to Yoshi in all games, but I recently played on random select and boy is Donkey Kong a brick house. Think he’s my favorite Smash character.

  • Liam wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm:

    Shulk because he’s really feeling it. :^)

  • JCA wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm:

    I’ll say Little Mac, because he’s the best at punching dudes.

  • Bradley wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm:

    My favorite fighter by far is Pac-Man. My mom has always been a huge fan of Namco and anything involving arcade games so I honestly learned to be good with him for her benefit. Everytime I tell her to watch me do the Smash attack, she gets super excited to see the old school Pac do his thing against people haha. It’s honestly awesome. This is more than enough reason to make Pac-Man my favorite fighter; it makes my mom happy. 🙂

  • Roy wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm:

    Mega Man, because he’s so unique and hard to master. They call me The Robot on the internet so it fits right in with me. haha

  • Christopher Mennuto (@mennuto) wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm:

    Ness! I have been a huge fan of Ness ever since the original SSB and I can’t stop playing as him in this one as well. My other favorite, who is a newcomer, is the Villager. Very fun play-style and reminds me of Snake who was a lot of fun to play in SSBB. Picked up an Amiibo of the Villager and training him up!

  • omar wrote on December 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm:

    Little Mac is my favorite fighter, I really like how fast he can move, and his power meter is fun to use!

  • cookieparty2005 wrote on December 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm:

    My favorite character is Wii Fit Trainer! No one can see those dazzling moves coming! Really, she is such a hilarious character that reminds me exactly why I love Nintendo games. They make games fun, and having a fitness trainer fight Fox and Link is amazing.

  • slayercommathe wrote on December 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm:

    My favorite character is Pit because I love flying around the stage watching everyone else beat up on each other while I take them out from afar.

  • EpicGilgamesh wrote on December 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm:

    My favorite character has to be Little Mac. “Dancing like a fly, bite like a mosquito!” “Join the Nintendo fun club today Mac!”

  • Miraj Patel wrote on December 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm:

    Ike! because he got buff by “fighting for his friends”. and smashing and countering is the best

  • mitch079 wrote on December 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm:

    Kirby, he sucks em in with his cuteness and steals their abilities.

  • Eric O wrote on December 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm:

    My favorite Smash Bros for Wii U character is Sheik because she combos extremely well compared to the rest of the cast. She is by far the most exciting to play with.

  • BryanD93 wrote on December 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm:

    My favorite Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U character is Robin because hes a mix of sword fighting & magic which hasn’t been done before in a Smash game so it makes him/her really unique, also I love Fire Emblem.

  • Anthony Nwankwo wrote on December 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm:

    LITTLE MAC! Hit em with the left! Hit em with the right!

  • Leon wrote on December 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm:

    My favorite is Donkey Kong because he is big and strong.

  • Scott wrote on December 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm:

    Samus all the way. Why? Zero Suit.

  • Chaim wrote on December 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm:

    My favorite fighter is Kirby since I’ve mained him since 64

  • ian wrote on December 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm:

    Link

  • bobby law wrote on December 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm:

    My favorite fighter is Donkey Kong, because he’s a god damn fighting gorilla with a tie.

  • Edward wrote on December 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm:

    Mine is Mega Man, thanks for the chance!

  • invader1x wrote on December 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm:

    My favorite fighter is Meta Knight because he is cool, mysterious and honorable.

  • Lan wrote on December 8, 2014 at 12:09 am:

    Ness. I love how much of a challenge he is to use; but once you get the hang of him, he’s unstoppable!

  • Joel Tiangco wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:01 am:

    Little Mac because I easily punch everyone out of my line. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

  • The J wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:05 am:

    Little Mac because I enjoy his fresh style of play (being mostly restricted to fighting on the ground).

  • Jon Pascobillo wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:05 am:

    Mr. Game & Watch because he’s 2d in a 3d world.

  • Jenny (@Jennireefer21) wrote on December 8, 2014 at 3:11 am:

    My favorite fighter is Link because he is my favorite and he can be tough competition for others.

  • hestar69 wrote on December 8, 2014 at 3:26 am:

    Toon link..He’s the only character I can use and do decent with atm haha (my first time playing a smash game :P)

  • CaptainJoel wrote on December 8, 2014 at 3:34 am:

    My favorite is Ganondorf. He’s the best character for my playstyle and his Warlock punch is just one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in a fighting game outside of Third Strike.

  • Ethan Johnson (@YoyoLameName) wrote on December 8, 2014 at 3:46 am:

    My favorite is Sonic, ’cause they took him and made him even more OP than in Brawl. They didn’t even have to, but they did.

  • Domenic Paolo wrote on December 8, 2014 at 4:29 am:

    My favorite is Pac-Man, I just love the mix of retro style moves and quick attacks he has. Plus, his final smash is pretty rad!

  • Martin C wrote on December 8, 2014 at 4:32 am:

    My favorite is Yoshi, love his Egg-Roll.

  • Joe wrote on December 8, 2014 at 6:22 am:

    My favorite is Diddy Kong he’s an awesome character & I loved playing Diddy kong racing on the DS.

  • Robbo wrote on December 8, 2014 at 6:35 am:

    I love Duck Hunt Dog because both he and his duck are the closest thing to Banjo-Kazooie being in smash that we’ll ever get!

  • Bill wrote on December 8, 2014 at 6:46 am:

    My Favorite is Link because he has always been my favorite Nintendo character!

  • Babydraggie wrote on December 8, 2014 at 6:59 am:

    My favorite is Kirby because he is the total package. He’s cute, he’s versatile, he kicks butt and he does it all with a smile on his face ⋂‿⋂

  • GoldenBriggsy wrote on December 8, 2014 at 7:00 am:

    My favorites are Link or Toon Link because The Legend of Zelda is my favorite game series

  • xyz wrote on December 8, 2014 at 9:18 am:

    My favorite is Link because I been using him since the original smash bros

  • ngold2@gmail.com wrote on December 8, 2014 at 10:17 am:

    My favorite character is Kirby because of his power and recovery.

  • Austin Baroudi wrote on December 8, 2014 at 10:18 am:

    Sonic for sure! He’s my favorite video game character of all time!!

  • Kevin Stern wrote on December 8, 2014 at 10:31 am:

    Kirby, as he can copy the other fighter’s powers.

  • Jordan wrote on December 8, 2014 at 11:35 am:

    My favorite fighter is Kirby because he’s the fighter I’ve used since the original SSB game on the Nintendo 64.

  • Steven Stone wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm:

    My favorite is Charizard. Since Imma Pokemon Master, I can only choose my main between all the Pokemon characters. After a lot of time playing all of them I chose Charizard. Jigglypuff sux btw.

  • Johnny Reman wrote on December 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm:

    Favorite character is R.O.B. I expected him to be a joke character but surprisingly he’s better in a fight than Sonic who I expected to be my main. Also like being able to reflect beams on the ground.

  • Zachary Nabors wrote on December 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm:

    My favorite character is Kirby. Absorption and Flotation need I say more.

  • Eric Martinez wrote on December 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm:

    my favorite character is Mario

  • soopcan wrote on December 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm:

    My favorite character is Captain Falcon. Ever since I was younger, I always played as Captain Falcon and Dr. Mario, and all I did was die, and KNEE!

  • Johnny Sr. wrote on December 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm:

    My favorite character is MegaMan because he has been lost for a long time and it’s good to finally see him again in a videogame! Also because he is cool!

  • Mitch Gardner (@Throbably) wrote on December 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm:

    Greninja is my new favorite, even if updates scaled him back some. I like his quickness and moves. A close second is my old main Mr. Game and Watch.

  • aaron ☆ (@sonictonic) wrote on December 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm:

    Another great episode, guys! 🙂 My favorite Smash Bros character, is of course… Villager! I like his tree planting abilities, and his final smash is pretty awesome, too.

  • Mark wrote on December 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm:

    Happy anniversary! My favorite’s the Mii Fighter. There’s a certain charm to beating your friends while playing an anime idol singer.

  • Julián Salinas wrote on December 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm:

    Awesome! Happy anniversary! My favorite fighter has to be Ike! I like Pac-Man, aswell.

  • 摧毀存活 wrote on December 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm:

    Favorite fighter is Pac-Man, because I’m old school & who doesn’t like summoning fire hydrants on their foes? lol 😉

  • Christopher F. Arnold wrote on December 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm:

    Villager all the way dude! 😀

  • Elizabeth Burnette wrote on December 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm:

    Mine would be Marth. Or really any of the Fire Emblem characters. 🙂

  • Austin (@MLPTeam) (@SrRyteAway) wrote on December 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm:

    MY favorite character in Smash Wii U/3ds is Shulk! He’s such a strong and fairly fast competitor!

  • Heropon Riki wrote on December 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm:

    My favorite character is Shulk! Xenoblade FTW!

  • Emmanuel Robles wrote on December 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm:

    Love your Work guys! My favorito fighter is Lucario, because he’s elegant and deadly!

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason wrote on December 13, 2014 at 12:16 am:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! Stay tuned for the announcement of our winner in tomorrow’s episode of the podcast.

  • Alex Munoz wrote on December 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm:

    My favorite character has to be Link I loveeeeee his down A where he basically smash the enemy into the ground it’s so freaking satisfying when it hits ^~^

  • nathan bell wrote on December 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm:

    My favorite fighter is mario

  • nathan bell wrote on December 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm:

    Mario is my favorite because the power he have

  • EzKori wrote on December 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm:

    My favorite fighter in Super Smash Brothers would have to be Peach. Now I know what you are thinking. Peach sucks, and he final smash also sucks. Well you my friend, are mistaken. Once you learn to use her float ability, she can do aerial attacks on the ground! He smash attacks are strong, and she is overall a good fighter!

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