Remember the original Super Smash Bros for N64? Good times! GOOOOOOOD TIMES! Well, this year marks its 15th anniversary and Nintendo is celebrating with a dual system released for their latest installment. Set to release this summer and winter for both the 3DS and WiiU respectively, these new Super Smash Bros games will not only keep series favorites, but will also give players what they’ve been asking for most: playable Pokemon
I Choose You … And Only You:
Unlike past games which introduced Trainer – who could choose between three Pokemon until each steadily weakened over time – the new Smash will allow you to play as Charizard for the whole time. As an added bonus, Charizard also comes complete with the X Version of his Mega Evolution. Though if you thought Charizard was the only Pokemon getting special treatment, you’re wrong.
Joining him from the latest Generation is Greninja, the Ninja Pokemon. Between being the “ninja Pokemon” as well as one of the most powerful and versatile, it’s easy to see why he was chosen for this fighting game.
The Game Itself:
As for the games themselves, they’ll feature two multiplayer modes: For Fun and For Glory. Those playing ‘for fun’ will play on a random stage with all items available. On the other hand, those playing for glory will fight without items in flat-platform versions of each level – like Final Destination – and will have both Wins and Loses counted.
The 3DS version will also have a game mode called “Smash Run” in which you’ll explore a four-player dungeon collecting power-ups until you are all finally thrown into one big climactic battle.
Beyond these specifics, the rest is all technical stuff; however, one final new feature to note is boss battles. Certain levels will have a boss that players can fight against or hand off on the other combatants. The objective seems to be whoever can kill it the fastest, but will you work with the other combatants to take it down, steal the kill, or something else. This is certainly a game changer that will keep even the most skilled players on their toes.
As you can imagine, there will be some differences in graphics when it comes to transferring this to the 3DS screen. That being said, you still have to give Nintendo props for being able to convert it in the first place. This is a tremendous feat and still looks great even on the small 3DS screen. I personally have missed the past few installments of this series, but I can’t wait to try this out when it hits stores later this year.