Super Smash Bros. is more than just a fighting game, it’s a love letter to all Nintendo fans. Just the idea of having all your favourite Nintendo characters from very different universes implemented into one game, with the single goal to smash the living peach (pun intended) out of each other is more than enough for anyone to get excited. Thankfully, however you’ve imagined that scenario I’m here to tell you it’s as great if not better than how you expect it to be.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the third instalment in the series followed by GameCube’s Super smash Bros. Melee’ (a controversially fan favourite over Brawl) and ‘Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64) before that, and with each new release the game improves on already existing features/content plus so much more. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is not just an improved sequel, it’s a game with a monster amount of content, from a bundle variety of both single player and multiplayer modes, a lengthy “story-like” mode, hundreds of collectibles, 20+ level stages and packing 35 playable characters from the widely popular Mario, Pikachu and DK to the more obscure and long forgotten such as Pit, Mr Game & Watch and R.O.B.
The game however shines in multiplayer. You can play pretty much every mode with at least one friend and that’s where the most enjoyment will come from… Don’t get me wrong, playing single player is great! A real blast! But grabbing three friends and fighting it out around the couch is an experience that not many games can give you today. In one word, it’s… chaotic.
The game packs online multiplayer too, but sadly doesn’t live up to the games high standard, its lacklustre and the connection quality is poor. It’s playable, but, it’s not something you will be bothering much, especially if you have friends you can play with locally.
Super Smash Bros. is one of my all-time favourite game franchises and Brawl is easily my favourite in the series (to this point). It’s not only a must buy, but it is a perfect example of a ‘system seller’. I’ve clocked in over 200 hours of play time and to this day, 4 years later, I still play the game as often as I can.
Roll on the fourth instalment 🙂
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