Ever sat in math class and thought "I wish I could play Super Smash Bros. right now?" Well, now you can.
A game programmer who goes by the name of "Hayleia" on the Internet forum Omnimaga has developed a code for Super Smash Bros. on Texas Instruments' TI-83 and TI-84 calculators.
Currently only two players, Falco and Fox, are available on the game, but the code of the game is open-source, meaning the more tech-savvy among us could tinker with the code and add more players. It appears as though Hayleia himself is looking for help with the game, too. While he has said he will not be creating any more characters for the game, he suggests that users make their own. The game is available for both "solo" and multiplayer modes.
It appears as though the game was first posted to the forum in August, but it is only now receiving buzz due to the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U on Nov. 21.
Those who want to download the game can do so here, and then upload it to their calculator via USB.
This isn't the first time that Hayleia has created games for calculators. He also created a clone of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo GameCube for the monochrome z80 calculator. This version was made on a modular engine, meaning users can tweak the code and optimize it for their devices.
The game is surprisingly well done, complete with camera effects that zoom in on the players when they get closer together.
Two characters who want to battle each other have to use the same calculator, which can be a little frustrating.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of Nintendo's largest releases for the year, with the company banking on selling a large number of copies.
"Our expectation is that the sell-through for Smash is going to be very strong, certainly on par with what we saw with Mario Kart 8. We think the impact on hardware will be similarly dramatic," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America in an interview.
The company has also said that preorders of the game have surpassed those seen during the preorder phase of Mario Kart 8, suggesting that the game will almost definitely be a hit once it hits the shelves. The game is also likely to have an impact on gaming hardware, perhaps convincing consumers to purchase the Wii U.