The TV-Game 15 Joins Smash Bros. 4 as an Assist Trophy

Smash Bros. 4 TV-Game 15

Today, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the TV-Game 15 – a home entertainment console released before the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1977 – would be making an appearance in Smash Bros. 4 as an Assist Trophy, surely coming as a surprise to Smash Bros. fans all over.

“Pic of the day. The unexpected Assist Trophy, the TV-Game 15! Color TV-Game 15 is a home entertainment system that was released in 1977 in Japan before the release of Space Invaders. This is the oldest game to join the Smash Bros. series.” Masahiro Sakurai continued by saying, “Normally, controllers for these types of games had knobs with variable resistors–these allowed the players to control in-game movement by how far they twisted the knobs. The TV-Game 15 used microswitches instead. We’ve worked a little too hard to reenact the behavior of the original, so the paddles always move in linear paths with the same, consistent speed. We pay attention to such peculiar details!”

So there you go, a Gaming History Lesson packed into a Miiverse post. The team’s attention to detail is absolutely stellar, and I’m sure that the game will be even more enjoyable because of it. What do you think about the inclusion of the TV-Game 15 in the Smash Bros. 4 Roster? What other Assist Trophies would you like to see? We’d love to know. Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: [Miiverse]

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