Do U even smash, bro?!
Like many anticipating the newest console release of Super Smash Bros., I used the Nintendo 3DS game as a bit of an appetizer to the main Wii U course. While the handheld Smash Bros. was competent and a roaring good time, it lacked some of the basic necessities that has fans returning to the series time and time again. For one, the controls weren't perfectly suited for the Nintendo 3DS and two, the single player content left a little more to be desired. Now that its big brother, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, has released, not only is the game better than what the Nintendo 3DS offered, but it's close to the best the Super Smash Bros. series has seen yet.
|Pretty brave of Mario and the crew|
to gang up on Bowser...
|I never knew Kirby was into break-dancing.|
|Up to eight players can play on|
a decent selection of stages.
|"No!! Little buddy!!|
...And there's no DK barrels nearby!"
|It makes sense that Mario's doing well|
in outer space. He is a star after all.
|Two newcomers with swords prepare to duel.|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers on the single player front as well. While Smash Run from the Nintendo 3DS version is missed and would have made this Wii U game's solo content almost perfect, what's there to offer for players is terrific enough.
However, let's get the dud mode out of the way first. Smash Tour is a Mario Party / Fortune Street-esque board game where through everyone moving at once, tries to build a team of fighters for the final round of the mode. Players can steal others' fighters through various means, but even with knowing the majority of the rules that goes on in Smash Tour, the mode can still be quite overwhelming. I know that even when playing Smash Tour in a multiplayer setting, most of us just wanted to do some normal Smash battles instead of this lame duck of a mode.
|Don't worry-- Sensory overload|
is common with Smash Tour.
|There seems to be a bounty today|
on doppelgangers with attitude.
|Those eyes... Those damn eyes...|
|Mario knows it don't mean a thing|
if it ain't got that swing.
|And Little Mac comes in with the haymaker!|
|Uh... no one ordered crab, did they?|
[SPC Says: 9.75/10]