Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Review (Nintendo)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
What It Is

Super Smash Bros., for Nintendo 3DS, is the first time that a Super Smash Bros., game has been made for a Nintendo handheld system. The game brings characters from different video games together and has them face off in over-the-top battles. There are 36 characters in the main, single player mode available at the game's start with more to unlock. Those starting characters include Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong, Pikachu and Charizard, Link and Zelda, Samus, Pit, Little Mac, and even Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. Once you select your character, you head to one of many stages that are inspired by different game levels, and battle against other game characters in a brawler, arena-style fight.

Is It Fun?

This game is fun for a few reasons that start with the huge and varied cast of characters. You can also compete as your own Mii characters, which can be customized with abilities, weapons, and outfits. The fights themselves are wild, fast-paced matches with power-ups and insane arenas. Finally, having a portable version of Super Smash Bros., allows you to play wherever and whenever you want.

Who It’s For

Most fans of the series will love this entry, but even people who have never played a Smash Bros., game will want to check it out. The game is rated E10+ for the cartoon violence and mischief.

What To Be Aware Of

Super Smash Bros., might be a little confusing at first for players that have never played it before. Fortunately, the game's instruction booklet gives you an explanation of the basic moves and each fighter's attacks.

Super Smash Bros., for 3DS is playable on 3DS and 2DS handheld systems. There's also a Wii U edition of the game.

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  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo
  • Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up
  • Available on: Nintendo 3DSNintendo Wii U
  • Available October 2, 2014