The Game Guy
The following review has been updated as of 11/21/14 to include a review of online features in "Super Smash Bros." for Wii U. Online features went live at 12:00 a.m. on 11/21/2014.
Mario jumps on turtles. Donkey Kong collects bananas and plays bongos. Samus hunts space pirates, and Link is a sword-swinging adventurer. What would happen if you threw this ragtag group into a battle arena along with the rest of Nintendo’s deep bench of characters? The result is the “Super Smash Bros.” series; one of the company’s most successful and beloved franchises.
It has been almost seven years since the release of “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” for the Wii. The new “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii U has some serious hype to live up to, and it’s never easy for a game like this one to please its broad audience. It has to wear many different hats. A “Smash Bros.” title has to please the competitive crowd, while being a fun party game for friends. It also has to attract newcomers to the series. There are few games that can pull off this tall task, but “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii U just might be up for the challenge.