Release Date: October 3rd, 2014
Developer: Sora LTD & Bandai Namco Games
Publisher: Nintendo Entertainment System
Platform: [Reviewed: Nintendo 3DS]
Rated: E10 for Everyone 10+
I’ll get straight to the point, informing you that the best fighting game for 2014 has officially launched on the Nintendo 3DS. Ultra Street Fighter isn’t enough to conquer and Killer Instinct releasing on disc, well that speaks for itself. But to play as Mario challenging new comers Little Mac, Mega Man and your very own takes Smash to new heights.
After burning way more hours than expected into Super Smash Bros I can assure you this is the one game that you draw gamers in more than any other Nintendo 3DS title to date. For those that somehow never heard of nor played Super Smash Bros, it’s a four-player platform fighter, giving character unique skills for combat. You can even gain the upper hand by grabbing weapons, health and the almighty smash ball that allows you to perform your players Final Smash.
In Super Smash Bros however the concept isn’t simply depleting your player’s health. You have to earn as many points as possible by throwing or knocking them off the stage. With many hidden, you can fight with up to 48 characters, earn additional wardrobe, unlock new maps and much more.
The heart of Super Smash Bros is multiplayer which plays fairly well running at 60fps. There are two online choices, Fro Fun mode which is essentially for those just wanting to have an online exhibition and For Glory, a mode created for the true competitors. Be prepared to unfortunately run into a few sessions where their online experience picks up serious lag or communication errors.
When going solo you can choose between Classic mode, All-Star mode and Stadium (Target Blast, Home Run Contest and Multi-Man Smash). Multi-Man and Classic will for sure be your most played modes as they provide an extreme amount of fun and replay value.
The Nintendo 3DS also introduces a new mode called Smash Run. You have five minutes in Smash Run to make your character as powerful as you can. When time is up, there’s a battle to declare who will reign supreme whether it’s local or A.I.
Super Smash is very colorful, dynamic and truly its own. The only setback to Super Smash Bros is the camera settings, which are though understandable considering the platform. But as players scatter and stretch the map, the players themselves because tiny and sometimes causes you to lose your character if you aren’t careful.
Super Smash Bros. is something that can’t truly be expressed in words. The action is over the top, providing hours upon hours of replay value, multiple ways to play (including cross-play with the Nintendo Wii this November) and all while playing on the move. Awesome!
Overall Rating: 4.75/5