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Evolution of Platform Fighting Games

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Evolution of Platform Fighting Games w/ Facts 1995-2022

1995 The Outfoxies
1999 Super Smash Bros.
2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee
2004 Digimon Rumble Arena 2
2006 Battle Stadium D.O.N
2006 Jump Ultimate Stars
2007 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
2010 Super Smash Flash 2
2011 Project M
2011 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
2014 Brawlhalla
2014 Super Smash Bros 4
2014 Super Smash Bros. Crusade
2015 Rivals of Aether
2015 Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
2017 Brawlout
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2020 Kirby Fighters 2
2021 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
2022 MultiVersus
2022 Fraymakers

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  1. "actual inspiration of Smash Bros"

    Yeah no that sounds like hogwash. Pretty certain that KOF holds that honor

  2. What about Digimon rumble arena 1 and Kirby Fighters 1?

  3. why'd you just leave brawlout and NASB hanging like that lol

    also missing rivals 2

  4. We have nickelodeon all syars brawlwe have multiversuswhats next cartoon network melee

  5. Video feels like it was made with an algorithm.

  6. hey you forgot a game its called dreamix tv world fighters look up

  7. Yay, im the 1st one!
    Luigi: "Luigi number one!"

  8. MatchaCutie まっちゃキューティー says:

    Bro fighting games are so cool… I wish I had Smash Bros! Melee, Brawl, Ultimate, sounds so much fun….
    I've always wanted to play those games… They look so fun with friends..

  9. Didn't Smash Bros come out in 1999 though… not the 1995 implied by the thumbnail?

  10. I love this kind of content more video like this

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  12. Seeing them lean on the super shaggy meme

  13. Love it! Thanks for bringing the nostalgia back 😁

  14. How dare you to not include SSB Crusade

  15. was there supposed to be some trivia about Brawlout and/or Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl?

  16. why'd you just leave brawlout and NASB hanging like that lol

    also missing rivals 2

  17. 11:44 Trăm năm hút cỏ hút cần. Không bằng một phút được gần bên anh.

  18. Great video! Reminded me that PlayStation All-Stars is almost 10 years old at this point.
    Really hope we see a sequel someday!

  19. You forgot to add Super Smash Bros. Crusade and Super Smash Land.

  20. I bet lot of you people also didn't know that Pokemon did NOT create the monster collecting/taming game genre (no, Shin Megami Tensei didn't do either).

  21. Car Games! My mission is to entertain you guys with an amazing channel that talks about collision physics, with a whole range of different themed videos

  22. No mention of slap city, icons, rushdown revolt, smash crusade, flash party, or the gb smash demake Dan made before rivals?
    Kinda cringe bro

    Also, u should've at LEAST made a offhand comment about the party/non-trad plat fighters like duck game

  23. This is such a weird script and video essay… No explanation on each game rather than some loose facts, skipped over melee, Brawlout didn’t receive any narration over it. Huh?

  24. i have saw this video ONLY for ssj shaggy at the end

  25. "The most mechanically challenging" please, don't make Ultimate players feel good about themselves, that's just a lie

  26. “… the actual inspiration if Smash Brothers…”
    That doesn’t sit right with me, look I will say that Outfoxies be the first of the Platform Fighters, but claiming as the inspiration without proof from Sakurai himself really grinds my gears.
    It’s like saying Fatal Fury was made because of Street Fighter 2, but in reality Fatal Fury was actually made by part of the dev team involved the Original Street Fighter 1.

  27. What about the Kirby Fighters franchise?

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