Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DSMonday, January 26, 2015
Last fall, Nintendo launched Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and I am fairly certain fans of the battle game leaped for joy while spewing flames of fire as they rejoiced. My husband had purchased this game for the Nintendo Wii and both he and my son took an instant liking to it. Me? Not so much. Although it did bring me back to my youthful years since it reminded me somewhat of the Mortal Kombat game my brother and I used to play as kids. I think, for me, I had no interest in learning all the moves and how to use the special items. For my son, however, he managed to pick it up quite easily. And he's only six! When we received a copy of Super Smash Bros. to test out on our new Nintendo 2DS, my son couldn't wait to try it out.
With the New Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, gamers can now smash anywhere, anytime. Choose from an expansive selection of over 40 characters that include memorable classics such as Pac-Man, Mega Man, Sonic, Kirby, Pikachu, and Zelda. This is in addition to Nintendo favourites Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Diddy Kong, Princess Peach, Bowser and many more. And for the first time, you can create your own Mii fighters with their own fighting style: brawler, gunner or swordfighter. Players can now battle on new and exclusive stages and pick up new items and assist trophies. Game modes include Home Run Contest, Target Blast, Multi-Man Smash, Classic Mode, and the newest Smash Run, exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. With this mode, you begin with a five-minute sprint through a mazed filled with enemies, gathering stat-boosters along the way to improve your character's statistics. Finish it off with a free-for-all battle against other fighters.
With the ability to customize your characters and special movies along with the option to complete online or with local wireless, it isn't any wonder that Nintendo sold 1.2 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. in a little more than a month. My son still prefers the Wii version better since it is easier for him to play on a big screen. But I think, as he gets older, he will find it easier to play the 3DS version. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is currently available at Walmart for $44.96.
Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.