It's safe to assume that Conan O'Brien won't be participating in the Super Smash Invitational anytime soon. The late-night host managed to get a sneak preview of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as part of his "Clueless Gamer" series. "They don’t even have a cover for the game yet, so I made one," said O'Brien, who scribbled down his signature caricature with a raised fist — an appropriate fit for a fighting game, at least. In between battles with his staffers, O'Brien lambasted them for knowing so much about Nintendo's fighters, yet so little about basic history. Two of Conan's younger underlings were unable to name the second US president.
O'Brien also highlighted a few of Nintendo's stranger creative decisions and some of the less-than-intimidating characters in Super Smash Bros., like Wii Fit Trainer. In the end, O'Brien seemed to enjoy the ride but found himself yearning for a game with less sophisticated controls. "I myself wish it was simpler," he said. Conan O'Brien's idea for the ultimate video game? "A guy taking a walk trying to find a cookie."