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User Reviews A decent substitute for Smash Bros. (7 / 10) by The S Digimon began life as a spin-off of Bandai's Tamagotchi virtual pets, and eventually skyrocketed to near-Pokémon popularity. As a result, Digimon have participated in nearly every game genre known to man.
One of such games is Digimon Rumble Arena. Obviously inspired by (i.e., ripped off of) Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., Rumble Arena used the fact that it was available only on a console where Smash Bros. was not present - Sony's Playstation - as a major selling point.
Gameplay distances itself from Smash Bros. primarily by the fact that most characters can change during battle. By filling up a meter, most characters can "Digivolve" into a more powerful form, which has access to a Super Move of sorts - which was introduced long before Brawl's inclusion of the Final Smash. The "Digivolutions" are also available as separate, unlockable characters, which have the ability to obtain their Super Moves with the meter instead of Digivolving. This is also true of some other secret characters, such as Omnimon and Reapermon.
Overall, the gameplay scheme is actually a bit better than the first Super Smash Bros., but lacks the latter's charm. It comes nowhere near Super Smash Bros. Melee in any terms, and thus, falls in-between the two.