Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is Nintendo’s flagship fighting game title that’s an overall improvement of all of the series previous entries into the franchise and was originally released on November 21, 2014. The game plays like a 2D fighting game and is very similar to all of the previous Super Smash Bros. games that fans have come to know and love from Nintendo at this point.

How to Download Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U

To download Super Smash Bros. for Wii U click on the Download button at the end of the review. You will be able to buy the digital version provided you have a Nintendo Account.

The Game Review

Just like with many other fighting games, Super Smash Bros. doesn’t actually have any story to speak of, but that’s to be expected when it comes to this particular genre. Instead, players have an addictive and simple to learn the fighting system to sink their teeth into and learn to master.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U takes the usual systems and mechanics from the previous entries and brings them to a more modern Super Smash Bros. game, and with that, the same controls are applicable with this one. For instance, players typically move from left to right, jump, attack, do special moves, pick up items, and use said items.

There’s nothing complicated when it comes to the mechanics and controls of the game. They are designed for players to pick them up on their first go, without any worries on what to do. As to be expected, though, there is a lot to learn when it comes to Super Smash Bros. in the long run, and with this title, it is absolutely no different.

With many good fighting games, the player needs to pick and choose from a vast array of characters to truly get the most out of it, and that’s just what the title manages to do. Super Smash Bros. picks and chooses a number of beloved protagonists from Nintendo and other gaming properties, with each one playing completely uniquely to one another, allowing for plenty of variety in the gameplay. Regardless of whether or not the player decides to play online or offline against AI, each match is never going to be the same as the last; especially with the inclusion of items.

Visually, Super Smash Bros. has a very vibrant set of visuals for the player to enjoy and uses the same sort of visual style that the Super Mario Bros. series has been using for the last 8-10 years now. Everything has some lovely and bright colors attached to it that players of all ages are set to enjoy.

Easily the biggest comparison for the game would have to be previous Super Smash Bros. and other 2D fighters, such as Street Fighter – even if it’s general gameplay is vastly different. For anyone that’s played any of the previous Super Smash Bros. games, then they’ll know exactly what they’re getting with these ones on either 3DS or Wii U.

Nintendo fans or just fans of fighting games, in general, are going to appreciate this title as it’s easy to pick up and play while being hard to master at the same time. There’s a vast array of characters to play, all of which are unique in terms of gameplay, and every single match is set to be just a little bit different to the last, making for a fun experience overall.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U Characters

Interested in which characters you can play? Actually, the list is long. Here they are with the game they are from in the parenthesis:

  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Corrin (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Cloud, (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ryu, (Street Fighter)
  • Roy (Fire Emblem)
  • Lucas (Mother 3)
  • Mewto (Pokémon series)
  • Mario (of course the main protagonist of the Mario series)
  • Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong series)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Samus (Metroid)
  • Yoshi (Yoshi game series)
  • Kirby (Kirby games series)
  • Fox (Star Fox)
  • Pikachu (Pokémon series)
  • Luigi (Mario Bros.)
  • Captain Falcon (F-Zero series)
  • Peach (the Princess from Mario games)
  • Bowser (the antagonist in Mario games)
  • Zelda (the princess in The Legend of Zelda)
  • Sheik (alter ego of the princess in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Marth (Fire Emblem)
  • Meta Knight (Kirby games series character)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus game series)
  • Zero Suit Samus (Metroid)
  • Ike (the main character of Fire Emblem)
  • Charizard (Pokémon series)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong’s friend)
  • Kind Dedede (Kirby game series)
  • Olimar (Pikmin game series)
  • Licario (Pokémon series)
  • Toon Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Villager (Animal Crossing series)
  • Wii Fit Trainer (Wii Fit)
  • Rosalin & Luma (Mario)
  • Little Mac (Punch-Out! series)
  • Greninja (Pokémon series)
  • Palutena (a goddess from Kid Icarus series)
  • Robin (Fire Emblem series)
  • Lucina (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mega Man (Mega Man)
  • Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
  • Mii Fighters (Mii is a customizable avatar used in Nintendo games)
  • Ness (the protagonist in Earthbound)
  • Falco (a bird from Star Fox series)
  • Wario (an antagonist from Mario games)
  • Mario (Dr. Mario)
  • Dark Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • Ganondorf (the main antagonist in The Legend of Zelda series)
  • O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy, a hardware accessory for NES)
  • Bowser Jr. (Bowser’s son – an antagonist in the Mario series)
  • Game & Watch (Game & Watch series)
  • Duck Hunt (Duck Hunt)
  • Jigglypuff (Pokémon series)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U is a crossover (containing characters from many video games) fighting game. Download it and see how it is to see Bayonetta and Pikachu collide.
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2.1 GB
James "Martinez"

James "Martinez"

James says he has been playing video games since the day he could remember, starting back on the Gameboy Colour.

As he grew older, he realized that video games were always going to be his passion. He is the definition of a variety gamer, who will play pretty much anything once to see if it’s something he’d enjoy.

James is an excellent game reviewer because he is so passionate about them. As he has been playing them for most of his life, he knows what makes a good game. This makes him the perfect person to review games and give his honest opinions on the subject.

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