Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Super Smash Brothers series has been around since 1999, however I only started playing when it came out on the Nintendo Gamecube, named as Super Smash Bro.s Melee. Ever since i picked up that controller, chose Link as a character, I have been hooked ever since. And after playing Melee for a large period in my life, i was over the moon to hear that a new SSB game was going to be released.

Two and a half years later, Super Smash Bros Brawl burst onto our Wii’s. After the first intial excitement, i grabbed my Wiimote (unlike some i dont use the gamecube controller) and spent hours with my old character Link, brawling my face off. Unlike the Melee characters, Brawl has expanded the graphics and the series in which the characters are from. My favourite; Link, has being brought forward to be the Twilight Princess Link, which as you can see below has been an amazing difference from the Melee character.

Melee Link

Melee Link

Brawl Link

Brawl Link

Now if you were wondering how the game works or what is its appeal, then its a very simple answer. You fight your opponents until their percentage is so high that you can smash them off the screen. However, its not as brutal as you may think.  Being a traditional Nintendo game we see all the recognisable characters return to the series, such as Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Zelda and so on. Now, being an animated style game, players dont expect to see blood and gore, and they dont get it. It is a family game which you can beat other players to your hearts content.

There are many new features such the Subspace Emissary, which you can play different characters in an adventure mode which can last for MANY hours, so dont try to rush into it at once (like i tried). Solo mode includes Boss Battles where you can pick a character to fight all of the bosses that are in Subspace in a random order. Other new modes include All Star, where again you choose any character, but this time fight all the other characters that you can choose in Brawl in a series of battles. But one of the more better points to Brawl is, of course, the multiplayer mode. With all new ways to play (such as a ‘flower metal 300% curry tiny’ match- which is worth having a laugh at), Brawl can easily be classed as one of the best games for the Wii so far.

However, even though im biased with this game i can still say that it has its negative points. It appears to be a game for more hardcore gamers, only meaning that i can see people getting bored with it easier than say someone who has been playing the series for a while. Just for the fact that younger people do like to have an adventure mode, however the Subspace Emissary could be a little too hard, even on easy, for some. Another con of the game would be its online mode. Many times ive had the game freeze of skip a bit when im playing, which isnt helpful when your trying to kick someone in the face before they get you. So even though it does have a few negative points, it still is one of the best games ive played.

Let me know if you agree or not!


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