By Ian Beauchesne
Jan 16, 2015
Patterson Moncur can usually be found in either his room or the first floor lounge with upwards of 10 people playing the Original Super Smash Brothers game on Nintendo GameCube.
The wars in the residence Smash Bros, as it is called around the building started after Eugene McMinns came into the picture, said the student in Computer Technology who lives in residence.
“Eugene would come down and just beat on everyone and call himself the king after picking up a few wins in a day,” he said.
McMinns said he absolutely feels he deserves the title of King of Smash Bros.
“If you are going to play a game, whether it is a video game, sporting event, cards or say pool, if you win enough and have more total wins than anyone else that has played you, then you are king.”
Super Smash Brothers originally debuted in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. Since then, it has been produced for five other gaming systems including- The GameCube, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS.
Another frequent combatant of Smash Bros is Shelton Williams, a student at Holland College who also lives in residence.
He is a fan of just about any video game, but he is especially fond of Smash Bros.
“I love the game, it takes cartoons that I grew up watching from Pikachu to Kirby and I get to put them head to head in battle.”
The creator of what many call a game for all ages, Masahiro Sakurai, was asked on the game’s website if he was done developing the Super Smash Bros. series.
“I’m not done yet,” he said.