Masahiro Sakurai’s unyielding dedication to celebrating the games represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has hit a new height. Last week a seldomly seen title from Nintendo’s past got a high calibur screenshot for its birthday, blowing some heavy hitters out of the water.

Behold, the majesty of Joy Mech Fight on its 28th anniversary:
 


 
Here we have Sukapon, one of the Assist Trophies I low key want to see join the character select screen. But that’s not the most amazing thing here (though having Joy Mech in anything these days is amazing in and of itself). Just look at that amalgam of Jigglypuff, that buoyant legion matching Sukapon punch for punch. Give me a fighting game starring this multi-segmented mass of bright eyed balloons and give it to me now.

Like I mentioned, there were some much higher profile anniversaries last week. Of course, it’s not hard to be more well known than Joy Mech Fight. Even if their screenshots aren’t popping off as hard, they’re still worth taking in.
 

 
Turning 41 is none other than the ghost gobbling legend himself. Pac-Man is looking fantastic for his age, with Sakurai noting just how taken he was with the arcade game’s richness and colorful presentation. In an interesting turn for these, Sakurai confirmed some anniversaries he won’t be celebrating – those found in Pac-Man’s sprite-centric taunt.
 


 
It’s a low blow for the likes of Dig Dug, Mappy, and Taiko no Tatsujin. Still, I guess it’s understandable. On the flipside, another fighter based series had its birthday and it’s from one of the newest franchises found in Smash. Or, at least one of its birthdays.
 


 
With all the versions and rollouts of Minecraft it’s hard to pinpoint an exact anniversary, but Sakurai is going with one of its early access periods back in 2011. Steve’s reveal still stands as the only fighter debut to break a social media platform, but there are two fighters left to go…

Below you’ll find a few more screenshots, both from this last week and a few strays from the week before.

The Tower of Druaga – 37th anniversary
 


 
Steel Diver – 10th anniversary
 


 
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day – 16th anniversary
 


 
Sheriff – 42nd anniversary
 


 
It’s worth noting that for Sheriff, Sakurai doesn’t have an exact date to work with. It’s tough to track that sort of thing due to its age, the notable and superlative 42 years old. As one of the oldest games/characters in all of Smash, it’s still surreal to see it now as it was back as a trophy in Melee.
 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg