Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a light-hearted cartoon-style brawling game where multiple players choose well-known video game characters to fight. Play involves using your character's move-set to outwit and beat your opponents. You wear down their energy to be able to hit them off the stage and gain points. It stands out for the exuberant fighting that focuses on skill and timing more than gore and injury.



Mild Violence


Nintendo Switch


Good Challenge
Popular Choice
Quick Reactions
Social Play
Navigate World


Competitive Local
Party Game
Competitive Online
Multiplayer With Portable Devices In The Same Room
All vs All
Player vs Enemies
Team with Game Allies
Team Up
Teams vs Teams
Teams vs Teams and Enemies

It looks like a cartoony kid's game, but each character takes time and practice to learn. They all have different attacks and ways to move around. This can mean that those with more experience do better in family battles, but there's always a chance for everyone to win.

A big part of the appeal is the lighthearted fun, along with the huge range of characters drawn from other video games including Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Kirby, Yoshi and Pokemon.

The result is a skill-based fighting game that is also welcoming to newcomers. You can jump in for a fun match or spend many hours learning and perfecting the best tactics to win at esports events.

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Insights to ensure your child's gaming experience remains safe and enjoyable

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Set time limits

Set screen time boundaries to get your child moving regularly and to give their eyes a break. Find options available through parental controls available on the console or in-game.

Manage online interactions

Multiplayer games can pose additional contact risks from both people the child knows and doesn't know, commonly in the form of bullying or hate. Talk about what positive behaviour looks like and review in-game settings and console parental controls to keep them safe.

Highlight safety features

For games where your child might interact with others online, make sure you review tools like report and block to help them stay safe.

Skill level

Suggested by Family Gaming Database

The nature of the characters included in the game makes this popular with young children. To play competitively you need to have good control of sticks and buttons and be able to react quickly. You also need to be able to move strategically and team up with other players.

Content rating

Mild Violence

Rated PEGI 12 for frequent mild violence. 2D arcade-style fighting game. Violence consists of kicks, punches and the use of some weapons. There is no blood or visible injury. The character's reactions to the violence are over-exaggerated with bright flashes and smoke effects on impact. Players can square off in direct hand-to-hand combat battles using human-like characters.


There are 27 accessibility features for
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Balance Audio Levels
Play Without Hearing

No Online Chat (Or Preset Phrases Only)

Holding Down Buttons Optional
Informative Vibration
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks
No Simultaneous Buttons
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional
Remap Buttons
Remap Sticks
Vibration Optional

Customise Difficulty
Select Difficulty

Adjust Speed
Practice Area
View Control Mapping

Clear Mission Objectives
Game Map
Menu Audio Cues

High Contrast Text
Moderate Reading
Some Dialogue is Voice Acted

Colour Blind Friendly
No Busy Backgrounds
Outline Interactive Elements

Data by Family Gaming Database

Game details


Nintendo Switch

Release date

January 21, 1999, updated in 2018

No. of players

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game.


Fighting | Traversal

In-game purchases


More information: Family Gaming Database


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