A free indie version of Super Smash Bros.
- Fight with a wide variety of Nintendo characters
- All fighters have the same move/fighting controls
- Off-platform/off-arena recovery is very easy
- Some of the environments react to your characters
- It is a shame they had to use pixelated graphics
- Not an official Nintendo licensed game
- The novelty wears off after 50 hours of play
- Fully evolved Ridley is very overpowered
Plenty of fun for even non-Nintendo lovers
Super Smash Bros. Crusade is a game created by three Super Smash Bros. fans who took the 1999 version and created their own. Everything about the game was created by them; none of the original Nintendo code is in there. It is an unofficial game, which is why it is free. The graphics are pixelated, and the moves are very basic. However, different characters generate different animations for each move. For example, a forward swipe from Rayman may throw a detachable punch, whereas it will generate a power ball from female Tails. It is also fun to play the Qbert arena where you may also play the Qbert game while fighting.
A labour of love by the developers
Super Smash Bros. Crusade may pale in comparison to the many versions of Super Smash Bros. that came out after the 1999 version, but it is still a great game that was clearly created by three people who love the game. Since its creation in 2015, the developers have added many patches and additions without being paid. Even people with a passing fancy for Nintendo will love the novelty of fighting with characters that the Nintendo company didn't bother to add into their official games.