If you bought Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it can be a little bit tricky to figure out where to start with whatever the game has to offer from the start.
Smash Ultimate lives up to its name in giving players plenty of things to do right away, while also incorporating most of Smash's characters, stages and music.
That's why we've put together the five things you should do when you record the game for the first time, to give you a great idea of everything it has to offer.
Unlock All Characters
Smash Ultimate has a whopping 74 characters on the squad at startup, by far the most in serial history. However, when you start Smash Ultimate for the first time, you will notice that only eight of them are unlocked. This means that you first want to unlock the entire roster.
You can unlock them by simply playing the game modes, which we will use later in this guide. However, this may take some time.
There is a much faster way to reach all the characters in just a few hours and give you the opportunity to see the full extent of the list almost immediately.
Play Classic Mode
The next two entries on the list are somewhat interchangeable, but since classic mode is less time consuming, this is a good place to get to the next one.
Classic Fashion is the old-school smash that fans will know and love. Each character has a unique path with boss battles and other surprises that allow you to get a feel for the specific Moveset of each character.
This is also the second quickest way to unlock all characters, which means it's a good choice if the repetitive nature of the above method is too much for you.
Play World of Light  Once you get a feel for the game, you can pass World of Light, the huge adventure mode of the game with incredible depth.
As seen in the opening movie of the game, your favorite characters were defeated by a mysterious entity, with only Kirby escaping unscathed. From this point on, you will battle through battle to rescue the various characters in the game through various unique battles.
When you unlock a character in World of Light, they unlock in other modes as well. However, the speed at which they are unlocked is very slow compared to the above methods. If you want to play World of Light, you should do so for fun, not as a way to unlock characters.
Get Some Online Matches in
Now that you have the main modes of Smash Ultimate, it's time to try your luck with some online games. Of course, this is not for everyone, but it never hurts to test your skills against other players.
There are two main ways to play online: Quickplay and Battle Arenas. Quickplay compares you to another player (or players) for a series of matches, with your Global Smash Power (GSP), the online ranking system of the game, online. Battle Arenas are spaces where you can play against friends or other players with custom rules.
While the links are not perfect, online is still a great way to play against other players when you're not dealing with anyone in the area.
Best of all Enjoy the game! This is the most comprehensive product that Nintendo has released so far, and there is a lot that matters.
Whether you're competing or just playing with your friends for fun, the game has something for everyone and should be fun at the end of the day.
See you soon!