Originally Posted by LordKasual
The answer is no
The closest they've ever come is 64/Melee, but they've since been running away from that stigma as hard as they could.
Brawl's competitive scene imploded. All the top players who play Smash 4 basically hate the game.
The reason its popular is the same reason Street Fighter is popular. People will always enjoy playing it because of what it is lol
Smash will always be popular because it's Smash but Brawl's community imploded? Seems inconsistent.
In any case, you can classify the games how you want, it's sort of irrelevant at this point with how large these communities are.