Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

Another game I got when I got the Wii U was a title that I consider to be essential to any
Nintendo console since the N64.

Super Smash Bros.

I have a really strong love for this series, and couldn’t wait to finally get to play this latest iteration.

I have to admit that I was a little concerned at the prospect of playing it with the large (but excellent) Wii U control pad, and my budget didn’t cover a pro controller, or second pad.  However, I soon discovered that there is a Gamecube controller adapter, and that I can use 4 of them for playing with friends.  What a joy! I got up into the attic and pulled out my Wavebird (best wireless controller ever?) and 3 other controllers, ready to go.

Now, I know you can play these games solo, and they can be fun (not sure about some of the modes in this one yet…..), but the joy of playing with 3 other friends (the same people who used to battle it out on the N64 and Gamecube), using the Gamecube controller, was something I hadn’t anticipated.  It took me right back.  All of us picking our “best” character straight away (Sheik ftw!), and then just going for it.  No learning complex move-sets, no nasty pushing someone into a corner and whooping them, just fast-paced chaos and fun.

Nostalgia aside, this is a slick version of Smash Bros.  Super quick, no framerate drops that I could see.  Loads of characters to choose from, and a few to unlock.  Nice new and old maps.  It’s more of the same, but that is the best thing about it, it’s a formula that works, and it’s a title that I would buy over and over again.

I’ve not spent any time with it solo yet, but we played enough games to start to unlock new characters (not sure of the difference between Pit and Dark Pit……) and I know there’s a lot for me to get stuck into.  So I’ll not leave any final thoughts, just a note to say I’ve missed this series, and this makes me feel right at home, from the get-go.

Nintendo really know what they’re doing sometimes, don’t they?

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