What is definitely one of the biggest games coming out this year for Nintendo, and what could be a huge reason to buy a Wii U, is Super Smash Bros. Being a big Smash Bros. fan myself, I was excited to try it out — and hot damn, it was fun.
There are a few differences I can see when comparing Super Smash Bros. Wii U to SSBM and SSBB. First off, the game looks amazing. I almost had to stop fighting for a minute just to look at the graphics on each level of the game. It looks like they changed the speed of the game as well. It is still not as fast as Melee, but it’s faster than Brawl – well, at least smoother with the frame rate being higher.
The E3 build had 20 characters to select from — Mario, Bowser, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Megaman, Sonic, Fox, Little Mac, Pit, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Pikachu, Zelda, Olimar, DK, Link, Kirby, Villager, Rosalina and Luma, and Greninja; I played with most of them to see their strengths and weaknesses. Some characters, like Sonic, need some work to them while others, like Little Mac, are already O.P. as hell. For characters like Sonic, moves felt like it took longer to come out. Meanwhile, newcomers like Little Mac are running all over the place hitting anything that moves and launching everyone off the level with just a few hits.
Out of the 20 characters to select, Samus, Greninja, Rosalina and Luma, Fox, and Little Mac were my favorite. I can already see myself maining Greninja, Rosalina and Luma. Greninja was my go-to character in the demo. He is fast, has a parry move, can keep people off the map, and has a meteor smash (I call them spikes). Then you have Rosalina and Luma; if you want to compare them to previous characters, they are very much like the Ice Climbers. They seem like one of them characters that are easier to play with, but hard to master, as you can use Luma to fight and take damage while Rosalina can command from afar.
All in all, Super Smash Bros. is definitely going to be a system seller for the Wii U. I still think that Melee is better, but this is still a fun game to play. Expect to see Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U this Holiday, and the 3Ds version October 3rd of this year.