Niche Spotlight – Icons: Combat Arena – A Modern, Prettier Take on Super Smash Bros. Melee

July 29, 2017 - Super Smash Bros

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A subset of a Super Smash Bros. village are so ardent to how a comparison games played they still play Super Smash Bros. Melee to this day – competitively even.

Some fans and developer veterans combined a company, Wavedash Games (inspired by a transformation glitch polished by fans), and they’re creation a diversion that is severely desirous by SSB: Melee. Their missions is to emanate a diversion “we’ve all been watchful for.”

Featured above, we can perspective a game’s entrance gameplay video.

The new game, Icons: Combat Arena, is a lot like a devout prototype – right down to a impression animations, movements, and even a attacks. That’s not a bad thing, though it’s not stealing a fact that it takes a best from other games.

An open beta for Icons: Combat Arena is designed for someday this tumble – with a recover tentatively set for early subsequent year. For now, we can pointer adult for a beta here on their central website. A console recover is planned, though not until after a PC launch is completed.

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  • This diversion looks sooooo good!
    ($0.03 has been deposited into your account)

  • I unequivocally wish they have some-more impression besides only “Not-Mario,” “Not-Captain Falcon,” “Not-Fox,” and “Not-Marth.”

  • Forgettable characters, diseased looking combat, and tedious stages…aren’t there a garland of other improved knockoffs?

  • at slightest if by some arrange of predestine we have to play this, we will be means to play morally regulating “Not-Marth”

  • “Not-Marth”
    I consider we meant “Not-Lucina”.

  • Lucina wasn’t in Melee, and besides Lucina is a “Not-Marth” herself so would this new impression be “Not-Not-Marth” then?

  • Just given someone wants to fuck Melee; doesn’t meant their dick doesn’t wish to fuck it in a opposite way. More “Unofficial No-Marth” given what we pronounced would make her Marth.

  • ”prettier”


  • The new game, Icons: Combat Arena, is a lot like a spiritual
    predecessor – right down to a impression animations, movements, and
    even a attacks. That’s not a bad thing,

    blatant burglary and exportation from source material

    not a bad thing

    This is a joke, right?

  • I don’t know about we guys though we unequivocally can't mount Smash Bros. Melee fans. That aside, I’d contend this diversion looks TOO derivative…but deliberation how other indie games seem to be holding from other franchises. meh…

  • Wavedash is only a Project M devs determining to money in after Nintendo didn’t remotely give a shit about their mod. we had to giggle during a trailer, we can’t make a blatant counterpart of a 15yo diversion with a non-copyright-infringing cloak of paint demeanour sparkling or even engaging by personification general epic song and regulating buzzwords like LIGHTNING FAST.

  • I don’t like to assume a misfortune from a website i like to read. So greatfully let this be a not so good put together joke. Fuck, even Sony’s copy-paste SSB counterpart still had some form of creativity. This only feels and looks like they took each item from SSB and only gave all a characters/arenas a blandest looking designs.

  • Just let Melee die already.

  • At slightest it keeps a autists cramped to one place and divided from a tangible fighting games.

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