Childhood and teenage memories, few ring any sweeter than playing Smash Bros. for the first time on your Nintendo 64. This week Smash Bros. Wii U comes out – it’s awesome, and you should play it. This November you’ll be able to play through more Smash characters than ever before – with well over 50 fighters joining the fray. Maps are better tweaked – more grand and expertly crafted, and for the first time ever you’ll be able to play Smash Bros. with up to 8 players. We can confirm that it’s mayhem – absolute video gaming chaos that’s waiting to be unleashed. Now you might be thinking – wait a moment, wouldn’t 8 players just be too ridiculous? Nintendo’s thought about every detail in this game, 8 player Smash is reserved for a selection of bigger maps, as well as some special maps designed specifically for grander battles.
Oh, did we mention the graphics? Nintendo finally got the memo about high definition resolutions – and Smash Bros. looks absolutely stunning running in it at 60FPS. Every hair follicle on Link, tuft of fur on Donkey Kong and lighting blast from Megaman looks superb. Stages are bright and vibrant as you’d expect, but the sheer level of attention to detail that Nintendo’s included makes that game incredibly gorgeous. Prepare for the eye candy ladies and gentlemen, as it’s delivered in droves.
It’s now easier than ever tracking players moving at high speeds across the levels, which should tie in well with the now fully fleshed out online components making it the most rounded Smash Bros. experience to date. On top of this, the game even includes support for GameCube controllers – so if you have any spare controllers from back in the day or just prefer the feel of the GameCube controller you can pickup a cheap adapter for the Wii U and battle it out just like you remember from the Melee days. It’s clear that Nintendo’s thrown their heart and soul behind the title, cut-scenes are beautifully rendered and the game just has a level of polish that’s rare to find today.
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Nintendo for the first time ever is also manufacturing interactive action figures of characters called ‘amiibo’s‘ – they connect through to the NFC chip found in the Wii U game-pad and open up a variety of unlocks to the player. They look pretty awesome, and are available in retailers with the release of the game. The games packed to the brim with more modes that you can poke a stick at – you’ll be dishing out the damage in no time at all. If you’re after a more in depth read through on some of the in-game content, we suggest checking out our run-through article of features available here.
Smash Bros. Wii U is a jam packed game that will bright joy, tears and laughs to everyone playing. The game is finely tuned and is highly accessible to new players – but incorporates a wealth of depth so that masterful players can really show off their practiced skill and knowledge. There’s so much fun on one disc that we bet you’ll be playing for hundreds of hours to come.
Smash Bros. Wii U is available in stores in North America tomorrow.