Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 3DS

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  • Summary: Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link,Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    100
    Super Smash Bros. for 3DS succeeds in everything it tries to do.
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    93
    Super Smash Bros. has KO’d my assumptions and renewed my enthusiasm for the series.
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    90
    Whether you’re a longtime fan of the series like me, or a curious newcomer, you owe it to yourself to buy this game if you have a 3DS.
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    88
    A fantastic portable version of the ultimate Nintendo brawler, Super Smash Bros. 3DS gives the player the complete experience of the beloved franchise, despite control shortcomings related more to platform limitations than to game design flaws.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    80
    If you’re a fan of Nintendo, you will be delighted with Super Smash Bros. [13/2014, p.69]
  6. 80
    One of the best handheld fighters of all time.
  7. Sep 26, 2014
    60
    A highly polished iteration of Smash Bros. that plays great on its own. But when you're afflicted by latency problems in local multiplayer, you'll suddenly become painfully aware of the 3DS version's critical shortcomings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 217
  1. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    This truly is the most "FUN" you will have with a video game this year! I highly recommend this game for all ages! A great game with optionsThis truly is the most "FUN" you will have with a video game this year! I highly recommend this game for all ages! A great game with options that will last for months! 10/10 - bring on the Wii U version! Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2014
    10
    4/4, Would Smash my Bro again.

    Seriously though, this game is slower than melee, (which I found too fast) and slower than brawl (which I
    4/4, Would Smash my Bro again.

    Seriously though, this game is slower than melee, (which I found too fast) and slower than brawl (which I found too slow). This makes the combat flow naturally and fun.
    The customization make every character new and versatile.
    Small things are cool, like the customizable controls.
    SO MANY NEW MODES!
    Smash run, trophy run, spectating and betting, for fun & for glory, and target blast OH MY!
    All of them are excellent, especially Smash Run (which is very reminiscent of Kirby Air Ride's "City Trial")
    Also, Super Smash Bros being portable means that YOU WILL NEVER BE BORED ANYWHERE!
    Even though people dislike Brawl, I still thought it was pretty decent. But wow, Nintendo really blew it out of the water with this one!

    10/10, one of my favorite games on the 3DS.
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  3. Oct 3, 2014
    10
    I was a bit skeptical about Smash coming to the 3DS, but those doubts were instantly put aside when playing against a few friends in ourI was a bit skeptical about Smash coming to the 3DS, but those doubts were instantly put aside when playing against a few friends in our living room. The 3DS manages to maintain 60fps without a hitch, and the game looks & feels stunning because of it.

    The roster is the best we've seen in a Smash so far, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Wii U version turns out.
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  4. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    Fantastic, as one would expect. However, the lack of any meaningful single player mode (such as what Brawl offered) really hurts the overallFantastic, as one would expect. However, the lack of any meaningful single player mode (such as what Brawl offered) really hurts the overall package for me.

    Also, no Isaac or Ridley as playable characters
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  5. Jun 7, 2015
    9
    This game is addicting and engaging. You have about 50 different Nintendo characters, (that are decently balanced) to choose from. EachThis game is addicting and engaging. You have about 50 different Nintendo characters, (that are decently balanced) to choose from. Each character is (for the most part) unique with it's attacks, and although you only have 12 different attacks to choose from, this makes the game a little more simple which can make so much more exciting. This game is great, get it. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2014
    8
    Este es el mejor juego que Nintendo saco para la 3DS durante este 2014 y es una excelente adición a la librería personal de cada usuario,Este es el mejor juego que Nintendo saco para la 3DS durante este 2014 y es una excelente adición a la librería personal de cada usuario, excelente "fighter" para ser portátil, muy buen apartado gráfico, jugabilidad y estabilidad... Un abrebocas para la versión definitiva. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    Letting Namco develop this is the biggest mistake ever made for the Smash Bros franchise oh and Sakurai is a terrible director as well becauseLetting Namco develop this is the biggest mistake ever made for the Smash Bros franchise oh and Sakurai is a terrible director as well because all he is doing is promoting his mediocre overrated Kirby series. Seriously. Kirby got more screen time than Rosalina in her OWN trailer and was even shown last. Anyway the blast zones are too big, ledge mechanic sucks (I prefer tripping over this crap and I am serious) and it's the most unbalanced character roster in the franchise because of how many playable characters there are this time and just when you think it can't get any worse they're adding Mewtwo! The fact this game is getting balance patches already proves my point. The Wii U could be the best game but the 3DS version is more unplayable then Sonic 2006 and your Circle Pad will break too if you play this game competitively. Smash Run is a stupid gimmick and custom move sets are dumb because Sonic doesn't have Tails as a recovery, Toon Link doesn't have the leaf as a recovery from the Wind Waker as a recovery and Olimar doesn't have Pikmin from Pikmin 3! Get with the program Sakurai! Don't buy this game. Just wait for the Wii U version. Please. Oh and if you own this game. Sell it and use that money for the Mewtwo DLC for the Wii U version. Expand

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