Since summer 2013 Masahiro Sakurai — lead designer and overall head honcho of the Super Smash Bros. games — has been dutifully posting new screens for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles every working day. His Miiverse Pic of the Day posts were essential viewing for those hyped about the games, as they combined a mix of reveals and informative details with some rather humorous images of characters being rather silly.
We delivered weekly summaries, for the most part, though diverted our efforts elsewhere in the last couple of weeks as the posts were mainly menu screens and details already well known. There was a simple reason for this, as the games were already out and all secrets had already been revealed. There was nothing left to say, yet Sakurai-san gamely kept going until the title's arrival in Japan on 6th December. It was then that he called time on the enterprise, bidding us adieu and reminding us to look forward to Mewtwo's arrival as DLC in 2015.
With the passing of an era we thought we'd throw together one final collection, this time a collection of ten of our favourite posts. We've opted for those that are humorous, primarily, stretching across both the Wii U and 3DS versions — you can see this final hurrah below. It's been emotional...
So there you have it. Let us know which of these you like in the poll and comments below, or direct us to your own favourites from Sakurai-san's long-running Miiverse series.
What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen in this list? (250 votes)
The Villager pinches Luigi's nose
Princess Peach likes a man with an attractive earring
Donkey Kong is entranced by a bomb, Link looks worried
Toad learns his place as Peach takes cover
Zelda's ready to strike as King Dedede sees stars
Donkey Kong is simply hilarious when pummelled by the home-run bat
Bowser's delighted to find a fairy
Charizard tests its teeth, without success
Shulk is a noble hero... until he's down to his speedos
That finger clearly doesn't smell good
Um, I can't decide
I don't like any of them!
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