Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, November 30, 2014, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the history of the Super Smash Bros. franchise.
DOOM AND GLOOM
This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the 15 year history of the Super Smash Bros. franchise! Starting from its humble beginnings as a low-budget HAL Laboratory side project, and then only originally planned for Japanese release, the original Super Smash Bros. for N64 was such a smash (pun intended) that it spawned its own sub-genre of fighting games. The Podcast Pirates discuss the growth of the series in terms of roster, gameplay, and its presence in the competitive scene, as well as Smash Bros. “clones” for those craving similar games.
RUMOR HAS IT
SMASH!! (new title pending)
Chris Kohler from Wired presents a great write-up of how Vib-Ribbon finally got an official American release!
Captain Spike has been playing Hyrule Warriors (with Slagkick), World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (with Slagkick), Pokemon OmegaRuby, and bought a replacement PS3 in advance of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX!
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