Linebacker2 and Super Smash Flash 2 is a charming tribute to the popular Nintendo game, Super Smash Bros. Although it may be similar enough to be considered based on Smash Bros., it possesses its own unique style of the crossover brawler subgenre. It features an interface and gameplay similar to the aforementioned Nintendo title, and with its own charming 8-bit art style to boot. Coupled with the fluidity of modern animation techniques, the retro style of the games visuals is sure to make any retro gamer happy.
Controls are pretty similar to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros, albeit a bit simplified: two attack buttons combined with the directional buttons to form more than a dozen kinds of attacks, for more details about the game and flash version as well click here. As with Super Smash Bros., the goal is to either knock out your opponent or to throw them out of the arena. For each opponent, there’s a variety of scenes and arenas to fight in. Each of these different arenas come from different games, anime, and other backgrounds, and each have their own theme, features, and surprises.
As with any Smash Bros.-esque game, there’s a plethora of characters from all walks of anime and gaming life to choose from and beat down your opponents with. A whole host of characters coming out of games and anime like Naruto, Sonic, Bleach, Pokemon, and Final Fantasy are all there. All of these characters have carried over all their skills and powers as seen in their games and anime, as is the premise of games of this type. All of the abilities of the heroes you choose are at your disposal to give a good beating to your enemies with maximum potential.
The game’s standard mode is solo play, in which you choose a character and go up against all of the other characters you didn’t choose, which is all well and good if you’re alright with playing with computer-controlled enemies. It’s good thing that the game focuses a lot on online gameplay, with a healthy player base to keep things interesting. Of course, there’s always practice mode for those who still can’t get a hang of the controls, and target practice mode to keep your kamehameha waves aligned and your bankai slashes on point.
Super Smash Flash 2 excels in what the genre does best, and that’s beating up all of your favorite characters with another. There’s also a unblocked Super Smash Flash 2 for those who want to play it with cheats.