No matter how tough things may get for Nintendo, it will always have the go-to franchises that guarantee the big bucks. Mario Kart, Zelda, Pokemon, and Super Smash Bros are arguably the biggest of those, which means that with Mario Kart 8 now out, the latest iteration of Nintendo’s brawler could be the game that determines how high the Wii U will fly. If Mario Kart and Smash Bros can’t sell a Nintendo console, nothing can. We won’t know that for a while longer, but the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros should be an indicator of just how good it will be. Now it’s here, the embargo has lifted, and the review scores are in, we can finally talk about the first half of one of this year’s most anticipated games. So here’s what you need to know… 1. Afraid that the game has been cut for handheld? Breathe easy There was some concern among fans early on that the 3DS version of Smash Bros might be compressed and ‘light’ compared to its Wii U counterpart, but you can rest assured that’s far, far from the case. There are over 40 characters, customisations (which I’ll come onto) with a crazy amount of depth, and more stages than you can shake a Villager’s umbrella at – although those stages are understandably smaller for the handheld. Weapons are also aplenty too. What’s more, the action looks superb and miraculously manages to remain at 60fps all the while. 2. But you’ll probably… [Read full story]
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