NintendoLife: “The news that Terry Bogard is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has triggered some rather polarising responses from Nintendo fans. For gamers of a certain vintage, Bogard’s name is synonymous with SNK’s superb lineage of one-on-one fighting games, stretching all the way back to 1991’s Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (not to be confused with The King of Fighters, a series which would spin-off from Fatal Fury a few years later). However, we were struck by the number of people on social networks we witnessed who seemed to have absolutely no idea who this cap-wearing pugilist was; it was at this point that we suddenly felt very, very old.
While some fans have questioned why Terry is being included in the game (and some even ponder who the devil he is), to us, he’s a worthy addition. Just like Street Fighter’s Ryu, Terry Bogard is one of the elder statesmen of the fighting game genre; hopefully, by making the leap into Smash Bros. Ultimate, he can find a whole new audience that perhaps even eclipses the one he enjoyed during his peak in the 1990s.”