Smash Bros. Brawl
Out for the Nintendo
Wii, the newest Super Smash Bros. in the hit series rocks the TV
screen with heart-pumping fights between the most famous of the video
game world. Everyone from the fun-filled Sonic and Mario, to the
intense Solid Snake and Meta-Knight have been thrown together to
duke it out in what is the
of the wildly fun series.
Smash Bros. Brawl keeps the same great gameplay and style from
its predecessors, but amps it up with some all
The basic premise is the same, rack up damage on your opponents
and blast them off the screen with a “smash” attack
to win. Super
Smash Bros. Brawl plays off of its previous successes
with the familiar “Classic” mode and all of everyone’s
favorite characters from the last two games as well, but Nintendo
kicks it up a few notches with all new modes, lots of unlockables,
fresh characters, and brand-new items that pump the action even
Among the new
modes is the ultra-cool Wi-Fi mode that lets players take each other
on anywhere in the world anytime. Fighters can go it solo or pair
up in teams, while spectators can stay out of the heat and enjoy
watching others and even bet game coins on teams and favorite characters.
the new adventure mode, “The
Subspace Emissary”, is a great addition to the regular
classic arcade mode. Players can test-drive the game’s whole
cast of virtual fighters
as they advance through several platformer inspired levels. Brawlers
can also charge their favorite characters with collectable "stickers"
that gives fighters more power on their best moves. Mini-modes “Events” and “Stadium” set
you to accomplish special feats like brawling for 15 minutes
straight without getting K.O.ed or knocking a sandbag as far
as you can
with a baseball bat to set new records.
New items like
the grand “Smash Ball” and fresh characters from all
over the map intensify the crazy action even more in every mode.
Crack open the floating smash ball when it appears in combat and
your character becomes the super-charged version of itself from its
home game. Watch as Starfox calls in a Landmaster or as Sonic charges
with the Chaos Emeralds and turns into Super Sonic!
newest characters gamers have been waiting for years to join
the “Smash Bros.” cast have finally
joined the fight too. Anxiously awaited newcomers Sonic the Hedgehog,
Diddy Kong, King Dedede, Wario, Olimar, and Meta Knight among many
others have all joined the brawl with popular regulars Mario,
Kirby, Jigglypuff, Starfox, and the rest of the power-packed
cast. Completing modes and
accomplishing new feats unlocks them all to further decorate your
arsenal of fighters.
the fantastic gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the colorful
and re-envisioned graphics and stages.
have also gotten highly detailed design enhancements that sharpen
each fighter’s unique look.
in on Mario’s trademark overalls and see that they’re
actually made of dark blue denim (who knew!). Utilize items,
special moves, and blast opponents off the screen to see colorful
and displays of energy and light. Well designed stages are alive
and move and morph with the action, shifting the gameplay each
In the middle of battle, a portion of the floor may suddenly
explode or the ground will shift tilting players
off the stage. In other levels, fans may suddenly appear blowing everything upward.
Using each unique environment to your advantage adds to the challenge
Aside from the
main action, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is also loaded with hundreds
of Nintendo-themed unlockables and extras. In the Vault, try watching
the original game trailer
for SSBB shown at E3 or watch Sonic and Solid Snake make their trademark
intros into the combat. You can also view trophies acquired for various
and play a fun mini-game to shoot down more and rack up points. Other
cool features include new buildable and unlockable stages, music
tracks from the game, and game trials from past Nintendo hits.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is an excellent sequel
to the original two games that keeps the same spirit, but also
gives a new take
on the classics. This and all new modes, items, characters, stages,
and more make SSBB the best yet to come from Nintendo’s team.