@BIOJECT The randomness does make Smash fun to an extent, but the competitive nature of the gameplay is what keeps people coming back (hence the fact Melee is still played at tourneys). Maybe no items on Final Destination doesn't sound "fun" to you, but that's a relative term. I love playing one on one with no items on Final D as it's more representative of your own skills rather than dumb luck. So I would have to completely disagree with the idea that turning off items takes away the "soul" of the game, as the "soul" of any fighting game should be the balance of the fighting itself with the items as an afterthought for it's downright impossible to balance items. Also, you CAN turn Smash Balls off on the item menu. What you can't turn off is random tripping, and that's f****** lame.