Nintendo fans have been waiting patiently for a sequel to one of the biggest fighting games in the previous generation. I am here to announce that we finally have a release window.
This week, I have the pleasure of reviewing Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
Developers announced that the Wii U version will be released for 2014 winter at the end of this year. This will be the fourth installment since the first one on the Nintendo 64 in 1998.
Super Smash Bros. is an unique title that combines some of Nintendo’s biggest characters into one game where they can beat up each other. For what purpose? After 16 years, no one really knows but neither has anyone cared due to the amount of fun everyone has.
Celebrities coming to this brawl include Mario from the Super Mario games, Link from the Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong from Donkey Kong Country and Pikachu from the Pokemon series, to name a few. There are 31 confirmed characters and the list continues to grow.
The fights themselves are not serious and equally action-packed as a Saturday morning cartoon would be. Every character uses techniques from their respective franchises to win the battle, which adds to the safe nature of playing. Mario throws cartoon fireballs and Pikachu shocks his opponents. The battle is won when you can knock your opponent off of the stage that you are fighting on.
This game couldn’t be any simpler to pick up and play because you are mainly pressing buttons to hit other characters. For hardcore players, you do have the option of competing on an expert level.
This is where you integrate advanced moves like guard, counterattack, dodge and frame speed. Thankfully, you do not need to understand any of these to just play for fun.
You have many options of gameplay that provide equal entertainment. Single player can help unlock characters and craft your skills. Or you can play with three other people and pound on each other for hours.
I have to say that the Super Smash Bros. series has been one of the best party games I have used for entertainment. Many people enjoy playing them and an equal crowd enjoys watching people play. Character reactions and hilarious random events make for a great time for any age.
We have to wait until Christmas season for this to come out so you may want to go ahead and put this on your wishlist and a Wii U if you don’t already own one. For the time being, check out smashbros.com/us to get full details on all of the characters making an appearance and snapshots of gameplay.
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