Rivals of Aether is precisely what it looks like: a fan-made Super Smash Brothers Melee type game rendered in pixel art. What you may not realize is that this is exactly why you should play it. Every input, every motion you make, has been scientifically, agonizingly, tuned to platform action perfection. Every detail of character customization and play expression caters to the longevity of play fighting game players so crave. This is not just in service to duplicating Melee but also to build on it with expansive character tutorials and training tools. Don’t know how to wave dash? You will.