Who needs a new Smash when you can just mod any character?
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players are highlighting some of the best mods made for the game since launch, including some incredible character skins, UI options, and gameplay overhauls.
Although Sakurai’s semi-retirement means we probably won’t be getting a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for some time, that hasn’t stopped fans of the series from continuing to support the latest entry and keep it alive through mods. We’ve highlighted some great Smash Ultimate mods over the years, but a recent thread showed how vibrant the modding community is for the game.
The thread, which highlights some of the game’s best mods, was started by ResetEra user “D.”, who wanted everyone to know that the modded Smash Ultimate “is awesome and fans of the game should know about it.” The thread highlights various mods made by the community so far, from those that add Shrek to the game to others that let you choose the music you want for a stage.
Let’s start with character swapping since the thread is absolutely full of it. Some of the highlights include a mod that turns Daisy into Bowsette by Dreamer13sq, one by Spades that replaces Dragon Quest’s Hero with Crono by Chrono Trigger (oh god we wish that was real) by HeroTechne, and another one by Spades that Young Link transforms into Classic Link from the NES games.
That barely scratches the surface of the number of character mods highlighted in the thread. No matter what character you prefer, be it Bowser or King K. Rool, there are a ton of different mods that will help spice up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Or you can just say fuck it and add Shrek to the game, complete with a donkey sword.
Away from character mods, the thread also highlights some interesting UI and gameplay feature change mods. One of the mods mentioned is one by Progenitor7 that rearranges the character select screen so that fighters are grouped by series rather than the order in which they were added to the game.
Another mod highlighted is one by modder Dubb D, which adds a set of new series icons to the game, replacing some of the more generic ones used in the game. If changing the UI isn’t your thing, then this mod by deinonychus71 and soneek, which allows you to add any music to the game, might be faster. Or you could just install this mod by Nohbdy that changes all of Link’s weapons to some from Breath of the Wild.
Even with a huge thread highlighting some of the best mods made for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are a few notable ones that haven’t been mentioned. Some of my favorites are the one that turns Sora’s Keyblade into a shotgun, this particularly cursed one that turns Kirby into an emoji, and a new one that MrBeast adds to the game. God, the internet is special.
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