Is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Racist?
After some acute gamers, noticed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Mr. Game & Watch donning a Native American headdress and torching other characters using his Fire Attack, some people on the internet are accusing the game of being racist.
Fire Attack is a reference to an old-school Game & Watch hardware game (shown below) called Fire Attack, which featured Native American chiefs and a cowboy Game & Watch battling them off to defend his fort.
Now, many gamers are asking for the move to be removed from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, called it a “racist stereotype” from the past. Others claim the game isn’t racist at all.
Here are some comments from Twitter:
Please check and spread the below thread from ResetEra. Mr. Game & Watch’s new forward smash in Smash Ultimate is a direct reference to a G&W game featuring racist depictions of Native Americans.
— ✨ gale (@rr_gale) November 3, 2018
I’m a native american as well and I really see no problem with this tbh
— ????νuʟċѧň????|Plant Gang| (@shmi77y) November 4, 2018
hey so how about instead of being mad at people upset about two frames, how about two frames that’ll make everyone happy?
LEFT: Original, with feathers (Native Americans)
RIGHT: GBA remake with removal of feathers (Bandits) pic.twitter.com/jJFrUO1t2x
— Owen ????☃️ (@PieMehker) November 4, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set for release on December 7, 2019.