Nintendo has not had physical manuals in its game case for several years. Nowadays you are lucky if you receive a single leaflet. The Japanese company has even gone so far as to punch holes in 3DS housings to make the entire production cycle more eco-friendly.
It makes sense to save less material in the all-digital future There are still many modern video game enthusiasts who still remember the highly descriptive and colorful game manuals that used to be the norm.
With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this came later in the week, a fan has taken matters into his own hands. Using the Reddit username of OharaLibrarianArtur, the person has created a 52-page digital Smash Ultimate manual that can be printed out. It uses existing resources from the game's official website and information from previous smash announcements. The guide even includes character movement phrases, which the creator of the handbook particularly noted during live demo events for the game.
Here's a look at the game manual in all its glory:
You can see any page on Imgur or a copy of it through the original Reddit post Download for yourself.
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