Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Review by: zanderlexOMG! It's a 3DS Game!
I would have never really known that a game could be this much fun until now. For about a week I have been playing smash bros on my friends 3DS at work at I played regular battles for hours and that was all that I needed because I was having so much fun. But get this, I thought that those regular battles and smash run were the only things that the game had to offer, I wasn't aware of all the other game modes that the game had like classic which is great, all star, stadium, and others. I was already having a blast before I found those and once I got the game for my 2DS, I discovered all of those and fell even more in live with it. I've only had the game for about 24 hours now and while playing that along with my friends one, I have played this game more than any other game in the series and I love it.
You're talking about taking the characters and aspects from some of the most well known and best made games in history and putting them into one game. It's not like someone put together a compilation game and tried to make the characters, it's the official developers who made this game, years of experience with some of the best game graphics of all from Pokemon and Zelda to more. Of course the graphics are going to look amazing. Every character looks just like they would in their own game and full of detail and color and the stages are just as great as the characters. You have so many different stages, each one of then just full of detail to make them look like they are from their respective game, and the best part is that they move and change. Each stage has their own unique series of animations that are awesome to look at, even if you can't keep up with them and end up falling off. When you are looking at a game made by Nintendo, or most other games for that matter, this is really as good as it can get and my grade for graphics is going to be a perfect 10 out of 10.
No matter how much would try to argue, they would never be able to say that the sounds if this game are bad. The sounds themselves are great, but when you are talking about the music, I would really say that this is the greatest video game soundtrack that I have ever seen. First let's talk about the sounds, every character has their own sound, every attack has their own, just pressing a button will give you a little tune, and there has to be dozens of sounds that I'm either forgetting or haven't even discovered yet. As for the music, it's the best that you could ever wish for, which literally is a compilation of the best songs in Nintendo history. Not just Nintendo, no, Nintendo also happens to boast some of the best songs in all if video game history, so in all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if people would pay the same price they paid for the game just for an actual soundtrack. Oh wait, they wouldn't have to because unlike nearly all games, not only do the songs play while you play, but there's an entire in game soundtrack to just listen to the songs.
How good are the songs? Well, they're great. You're looking at more than 50 songs, with a few being from each series that is represented in the game. Pokemon for instance, has about 4 or 5 songs in the game, some of them are the original versions of the song that are from the respective Pokemon game, while song of them are official remixes. You heard that right, this is the only place you can find authentic remixes of your favorite songs. There is literally nothing bad about the music nor the sound so as for a grade, I can't give it anything below a perfect 10 our of 10.
You will only find a handful of games that are more fun than this one. Heck, if it wasn't as addicting, the series wouldn't have gone in for as long as it had. Who doesn't want to take control of one of their favorite game characters and then battle against some of their other favorite game characters? No wait, what if you are playing against your friends, who are playing with some of your favorite game characters? Did that get your attention? Well it shouldn't have because you should have been playing the game instead of listening to me, you're a terrible example of a gamer. There's so many things to do in this game that you will never get bored, you could probably end up playing hundreds of battles with one character in different scenarios and simply just move on to a different character, all just in the regular battle mode. Next you might find yourself playing classic mode dozens of times and the same thing with all star mode. Once you're done with all that, there's still so much more to do and you probably wont be bored at all, next you're going to play all the stadium games and then go trophy abs record hunting.
The game doesn't really have much of a set story line. First you have classic mode which is as close as you can to a story, though I really have no idea what that's all about. In story mode you pick a character and then you go on a journey through battles and picking different paths until you battle that big glove guy. The rest of the stuff isn't exactly a story but are various goals and things you try to get like going after trophies, unlocking characters and stages, and doing all sorts of challenges. I'm not exactly sure if there is some sort of an official story behind the game but what is there is enough for me and as for a grade, this aspect gets a 7 out of 10.
I'm pretty sure that I already made it very clear that the game has a lot to offer, probably more than some of the other big games offer. First you have the number of characters that you can play as, battle against, and unlock, which should be at least two dozen. It's one of the games that has the most playable characters, even among fighting games. Then you have the stages that you can play on which is at least a dozen. Oh wait, that's only for the normal battle mode, there's still so much more. The regular battling also let's you customize things like how many enemies you battle between 1 and 3, how many minutes or lives are used, items, and much more.
Then you have the classic mode which is a series of battles that you might end up beating dozens of times and then you have so much more like all star mode, and various stadium challenges. But wait there's more, there's a full detailed database of stats and records, screenshots, and replays, and the full soundtrack of dozens of full songs. On top of that, the number of trophies, challenges, milestones, equipment, and badges is insane. There's so much for you to do and unlock that the price of the game really makes a lot of sense, and for a grade, depth is going to get another perfect 10 out of 10.
The game is pretty easy unless you jack up the difficulty, and the only thing you need to worry about are the controls because each button does something and after a while you might get confused. Not to mention each character has their or unique series of moves so you need to get used to each character which might take a while. If you play this game on a 2DS, you might have a little extra difficulty because the tablet like surface might make reacting a bit more complicated unless you've already been using the system for a while. For the most part, the game is really easy and for a grade, this aspect is going to get a 5.
There's a ton of great Nintendo games out there, but you wont find many that are this great. Well, that's probably because of the whole "mash up of Nintendo's greatest games" thing. I love this game, and it's easily one of the best 3DS games that I have ever played along with Pokemon X, though actually those happen to be the only two 3DS games that I have ever played. But you get my point, the game is a lot of fun. If you have either a 3DS or a 2DS and don't have this game, you really need to either save up as much as you can if you can't afford it, or hive it a try if you just didn't want to play it in the first place. This game is really that good and my overall grade foe it is going to be a 9.5 out of 10.