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On the eve of a new Super Smash Bros. game, it's time to reflect on the sins of past Smashes. We can quibble over whether Bayonetta should have been in Smash 4. We can beef about Super Smash Bros. Brawl's infuriating tripping mechanic.

Or we could explore some less-trod Smash territory, something so idiosyncratic and dumb that players barely talk about it: Smash 4's terrifically random board game for the Wii U, called Smash Tour.

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Last weekend's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition at DreamHack Montreal came down to a nail-biting grand finals match between Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland and Eric "ESAM" Lew. With his tournament hopes on the line, Holland scored a clutch counter against Lew to reset the bracket, which was made only more impressive by the fact his character wasn't visible at the moment his fortunes were reversed.