Fan-made Snake mini game stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks like explosive fun

Introducing Nikita Weave War

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 15, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. PDT

We've seen Tekken Beach Volleyball, we've seen Street Fighter 4's Rose Ball, but an all-new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate custom stage looks to be a new front runner for the title of coolest fighting game mini-game.

A Reddit user by the name of xzAsiankidzx has released Nikita Weave War out into the wild, and the only reason we're taking this quick break from mercilessly blowing each other up is to tell you about it.

Seeing Snake on the screen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate these days is usually a cause for some trepidation (unless, of course, you're the one using him) as he's oft regarded as the current top dog on the 70+ character roster. If xzAsiankidzx's new game within the game takes off like we think it might, we may not feel quite as inclined to hate this frequently frustrating fighter.

Nikita Weave War pits two Snakes against each other on opposite sides of a maze-like map of lava platforms with both players standing above bomb crate that will send them to their demise should they explode. Snake's guided rocket launcher, aka the Nikita, is the weapon of choice here as players attempt to send rockets through a series of channels in hopes of blowing up the opponent's bomb crate.

Rotating roadblocks near the goals keep things interesting as competitors will need to time their rockets so that the path is clear when they reach this final area. Players can either take turns trying to successfully navigate their explosive projectiles or they can simultaneously launch and attempt to deny each other's advances by shooting down incoming rockets.

To ensure that participants make it to their respective platforms after spawning, the creator included a system of Donkey Kong blast barrels that will zip you down to where you need to go. We've nabbed a few screenshots of this awesome stage so you can get an idea of what it looks and plays like.

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You can see a full game of Nikita Weave War by heading over to xzAsiankidzx's reddit post. You'll more than likely be wanting the download code for NWW once you check it out, so look up KQGXLMTW and you'll be blasting your friends to kingdom come in no time.

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