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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1762 Ratings

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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    100
    It's everything I wanted it to be, and Melee's true successor. [Issue#257, p.60]
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    100
    With Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo offers a meticulous and generous game, technically stunning and with an indestructible replay value, whether playing alone or with friends, in local or online multiplayer. If entertainment is a science, Smash Bros. for Wii U deserves the Nobel.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    98
    Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    92
    If you want a fighting game that is easy to get into and even easier to enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only fighting game you need to have.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. is dressed with Nintendo’s best tradition and makes each combat frenetic and a page of the company's history.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an expertly crafted, deep fighter that is a pure joy to play no matter your skill level.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    The core mechanic from the original game is still there, but it feels more refined and polished than before. Though the amiibo integration feels like an after-thought it's still a fun party game to play with your friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 416
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8 player smash is awesome) and stages. It is truly a next gen game.
    I think everyone knew this would be hit with awesome review scores however the real test is how much it helps the wii u, and I hope it helps it a lot
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  2. Dec 29, 2014
    10
    Sure, the adventure and classic modes might be a bit lacking, but the Event mode is better than ever. And besides, if you're buying anySure, the adventure and classic modes might be a bit lacking, but the Event mode is better than ever. And besides, if you're buying any fighting game, let alone Smash Bros for Pete's sake, for the SINGLE player, something has gone horribly wrong. In the end, this is a big game for (wii) you. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2015
    10
    I had only little hype for SSB Wii U, considering that there were already 3 other titles and the game was being released on the Wii U, whichI had only little hype for SSB Wii U, considering that there were already 3 other titles and the game was being released on the Wii U, which was diminishing in success at the time. After playing just a few hours of the game, it impressed me so much that I have to say that it's literally almost as good as Melee. The controls are so smooth, that this game literally helped me get used to the oversized Wii U pad. The new characters are also very impressive. I found myself playing as the new characters much more than the original ones, considering their very useful move sets. On a side note: Shulk, Robin, and Zero Suit Samus impressed me the most. Super Smash Bros. Wii U is a clean and addicting brawler, and I have to say that it is probably one of the greatest games I've ever played. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2014
    10
    This Nintendo consoles iteration is filled to the brim with content. From a revamped Classic mode to Special Orders, you'll be spending a lotThis Nintendo consoles iteration is filled to the brim with content. From a revamped Classic mode to Special Orders, you'll be spending a lot of time trying to even touch one of the numerous game modes.

    The presentation and graphics are actually stunning apart from a few old stages that didn't really get an HD treatment in my opinion (Bridge of Eldin, I'm looking at you). The character roster is also very big this time around and surprisingly balanced (Greninja is a bit cheap, especially online).

    Speaking of online in terms of game modes I think it's near perfect but in terms of performance I did experience some lag but let me tell you it's a LOT better than Brawl was in this aspect.

    Last complaint is that I really wanted another Subspace Emissary type of story just like in Brawl. That instead of Smash Tour would have been so much better.

    I'm giving it a 10/10 just because I can't go in between so I guess I'm saying I recommend this to anyone.
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  5. Apr 6, 2016
    9
    Smash Bros for the Wii U is easily the best one of the series to date. I've been a huge fan-boy of this game series and I have to say, I'veSmash Bros for the Wii U is easily the best one of the series to date. I've been a huge fan-boy of this game series and I have to say, I've enjoyed every minute of it. The roster selection has so much depth and variety that it's easy to find your comfort zone with fighters and smash. Nintendo's maintenance of the game has been good too so far, but sadly the game can have its awful moments of lag online and that usual has been greatly fixed over time. You can easily play on a couch next to a buddy or play some causal/rigorous online competition in just minutes, and it's a blast. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2014
    9
    Before this game i thought there was never going to be a super smash brothers game that topped super smash brothers melee for me. Super smashBefore this game i thought there was never going to be a super smash brothers game that topped super smash brothers melee for me. Super smash brothers melee felt so good and it was one of the best fighters in my opinion. Brawl felt good but it took some steps back with the multiplayer. Super smash brothers for wii u is the super smash brothers game i have always wanted. the local multiplayer is great. the singleplayer is great and everything about this game is great. the online multiplayer works pretty good but sometimes 4 player smash with people all around the world can lead to some minor lag that can be bothersome. if the game had better 4 player online it would be a 10 for me Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2014
    0
    Blast zones are too big so it takes a LOT longer to kill opponents, ledge mechanic is very frustrating as you can't edge grab anyone so ifBlast zones are too big so it takes a LOT longer to kill opponents, ledge mechanic is very frustrating as you can't edge grab anyone so if somebody recovers like a noob it will look really awkward because I can't punish that. Nowhere near as much content as Brawl so this is a step backwards. Very disappointed... Expand

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