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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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  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: 17 out of 375
  1. Feb 4, 2015
    10
    The greatest Super Smash Bros game bar NONE!!!

    All the characters feel balanced and powerful, no more domination by Meta Knight in every
    The greatest Super Smash Bros game bar NONE!!!

    All the characters feel balanced and powerful, no more domination by Meta Knight in every tournament. 8 player smash is absolutely incredible and so much fun you will loose your entire day and weeks playing this amazing entry by Nintendo. Online play is no longer a lag ridden nightmare, and the smash roster is the best one yet. DLC characters will even be coming to the franchise in the future.

    Nintendo heard...Nintendo listened...and Nintendo has delivered the alpha and omega of Super Smash Bros. Buy without hesitation!!!
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  2. 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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  3. Oct 25, 2015
    10
    This game is spectacular. The huge amount of characters added to the game, and even better stage creation! But I'm getting ahead of myselfThis game is spectacular. The huge amount of characters added to the game, and even better stage creation! But I'm getting ahead of myself here. Let's talk about the different aspects of the game.

    A: Music/Sounds

    Could not be better. I am simply astounded by the amount of music that has been put into the game. You know that Legend of Zelda music that you love so much? That's in it. You know that Super Mario Brothers theme? That's in it. Pretty much all soundtracks (Even some have been remixed) in the history of Nintendo have been added to the game. The voices of all of the characters are great, and the sounds are fluid and top-quality. The music, is perfect.

    10/10

    B: Graphics

    Beautiful. The graphics could not get much better than this. I mean, it doesn't look realistic - but it isn't supposed to be! You don't need graphics to make a game like this amazing, but man - they pulled the graphics off really well. The individual scales on Bowser are visible, the threads on Mario's hat - and the stages look better than they have ever been before. Unfortunately, the graphics aren't the best in the world - the characters are fine, but some of the stages look a little outdated.

    9/10

    C: Gameplay

    Beautiful. An amazing mix of Brawl and Melee. Not too floaty, not too fast. Controlling the characters are very easy, and some characters do require special techniques to work best. For example, Marth does maximum damage when you hit another character with the tip of his sword, whilst Roy does maximum damage when you hit them closer to the hilt of the blade. No matter how much you play the game, you can still get better. You can still learn. And thanks to the great Amiibo support, you can even have someone learn with you! I haven't even mentioned the monstrous amount of stages and Characters. It will probably take you over a day to try them all out properly! They really excelled at this. I can't see how they could have improved it at all.

    10/10

    D: Online

    Unfortunately, they didn't do all that well with this. But of course, I have never really been much of an online gamer - so I barely touched this. There's lag during the online matches (generally because of the other person's bad connection) and the tourneys are really strange as well. You can't play as Miis or use your custom stages, but I can understand why you can't do that. But I would have really enjoyed playing as my Mii. I'm not going to get into the DLC, but let me tell you that it is amazing what they have added.

    5/10

    Overall, Super Smash Brothers. for Wii U is an amazing game that can still be enjoyed for generations to come. I can't wait to see what more DLC they will add, before they have to depart. I've definitely played my fair share of the game. It has surpassed its predecessors, by a long mile. I'll always love the Super Smash Brothers Series, and I think this will always be my favourite, even after the next one comes out.
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  4. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    Beautiful Graphics, Smooth gameplay.

    Being able to customize my mii and get it to fight Link and zelda is just mind blowing. 10/10 i'd
    Beautiful Graphics, Smooth gameplay.

    Being able to customize my mii and get it to fight Link and zelda is just mind blowing.

    10/10 i'd say if you ask me.
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  5. Jan 1, 2015
    10
    This is no Brawl 2.0 no matter what people say. I loved Melee, Brawl was a dissapointment, barely even played it but Super Smash Bros for WiiThis is no Brawl 2.0 no matter what people say. I loved Melee, Brawl was a dissapointment, barely even played it but Super Smash Bros for Wii U is fun. I had a blast playing it with 6 of my friends, and I have a blast playing it 1on1. The game is nicely balanced aswell so you can pick any character you like and still own people. Online is only laggy when my opponent is laggy so its as simple as just switching opponent to get rid of lag. However if you always lag, then it's defenitely not the games fault. It's your own internet connections fault. Great music, nice visuals and the gameplay is absolutely amazing. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2016
    9
    Super Smash Bros for Wii U is one of the best games on the Wii U, along with Bayonetta 2. The combat is even better than Brawl, runs at 60Super Smash Bros for Wii U is one of the best games on the Wii U, along with Bayonetta 2. The combat is even better than Brawl, runs at 60 FPS, and offers large maps. The character roster is a mixed bag. It has the classic Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong, while adding some new ones like Bayonetta, from Bayonetta. But I don't like how they ripped out Solid Snake, an awesome character in Brawl, and stuffed in terrible characters like Wario. Another thing I don't like is that they ripped out the story mode, leaving us only with online and offline matches. Apart from that, this game is a must-buy for Wii U owners. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2015
    3
    This game gets a 3 for single player. This game gets boring so fast. Characters like Wolf and Snake are cut while characters like Game andThis game gets a 3 for single player. This game gets boring so fast. Characters like Wolf and Snake are cut while characters like Game and Watch and Wario remain. There is no story mode and the online is terrible most of the time. It has less content than Brawl. Expand

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