Editorial

“Lloyd Unites Smash” Lloyd Irving and Tales Smash Analysis Part 2
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Join us as we take a further look into Tales of Symphonia and what it could offer as a Fighter’s Pack.
Are small tournaments financially viable? - Interviewing Zagnes
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Can small local Smash tournaments stay afloat? How do they do it? Would we be better off with Nintendo sponsoring the scene? I sat down with Zagnes, a small Melee TO, to ask him these questions and many more!
“Lloyd Unites Smash” Lloyd Irving and Tales Smash Analysis
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Join us as we take an in-depth look into Lloyd Irving and “Tales of” and how they could implemented into Smash!
Smashboards Staff’s Top Echo Picks
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The Smashboards News and Moderating Staff talk about their picks for potential future Echo Fighters.
Was Piranha Plant planned as a non-DLC character?
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It’s no surprise to diehard Smash fans that Smash development is an arduous process. Planned characters are cut, others thrown in at the last minute, and occasionally entire modes are withheld for a DLC release. With this history in mind, I propose that Piranha Plant was planned for Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s initial fighters roster, but wasn’t finished until later.
Smashboards Presents: Doomslayer - A Smash Perspective Part 2
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Come join us as we dive yet again into the deep mysteries of Doom and how it could be incorporated as potential future DLC in Smash!
Smashboards Staff Predicts the Next DLC Character
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The Smashboards News and Moderation Staff takes a crack at predicting the next DLC character for Ultimate.
Music Corner #3: Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, and SNK
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With Terry and Fatal Fury coming to Smash very soon, let’s take a look at potential Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, and SNK music!
Music Corner #2: The 64 Roster
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Let’s explore music that represents each fighter from Smash 64!
How To Make Smash Stable
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What do our communities sponsorships, scandals, and culture all have tying them together? Why, compared to other esports, is Smash financially stable? In our latest Editorial, we're here to talk about it.
5 Takeaways From EVO 2019 Entrant Numbers
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EVO is finally upon us once more, and it's looking like this one is gonna be the biggest and craziest by far. Get in the EVO spirit, as we decipher what EVO 2019's entrant numbers say about the state of the FGC.
Smash Ultimate Newcomers: Capcom
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With two Downloadable Challenger Packs remaining after Joker, Hero, and Banjo-Kazooie, Smash fans are left with seemingly endless possibilities in determining who will make the cut. With that in mind, let's jump into potential options from Capcom!
Music Corner: Banjo-Kazooie
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Come walk down memory lane with us as we listen to selected Banjo-Kazooie music that could potentially be included in Smash!
Nintendo E3 2019 Direct Predictions
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E3 is around once more, and one of our writers throws out their predictions for what they think will happen at this Nintendo Direct. Any predictions you have? Come into the comments.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate CAN be Balanced for Competitive Play: Here’s How
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Competitive Smash players have long believed it is impossible for the developers to balance gameplay for both casual players and tournament players. Since most of Nintendo's sales are from casual players, the competitive community has always resigned itself to surviving awkward balance patches.

Until now. Read this article to find out how the developers can (and are) simultaneously balancing for casual and competitive play!
Joker, the 3.0 Update & Future DLC: An In-Depth Analysis
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Now that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 update has finally landed, Smash Bros. fans everywhere have been able to play as Joker, the newest fighter from Persona 5 and have made some amazing new stages. Despite the early issues with fan frustration regarding online servers issues, the first major content update for Smash Ultimate has proven to be well worth the wait. For competitive players, trying out Joker and Mementos is a primary focus, while others may be more focused on the next character.
The NTSC vs PAL Debate: What You Need To Know
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Super Smash Bros. Melee was released in North America and Japan for the 2001 holiday season, while it didn’t hit European and Australian shelves until May 2002. What was Nintendo doing in this intervening time, and why is this relevant today? Here are some things you might not know about how some of Nintendo’s choices around Melee’s release still affect the game today.
When Will Joker Sneak Into Smash?
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Joker's ready to send the Calling Card. But when, exactly, will it arrive?
Smashboards Writers Reveal Their Day One Character Picks
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With the impending release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, several of us on Smashboards' news team wanted to take some time to talk about who we're most eager to get our hands on and why.
What We Can Learn from Icons: Combat Arena
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In this detailed editorial, users Thirdkoopa and Liberation tackle what we can all learn for future of platform fighters and making games in general.
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