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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    100
    There wasn’t a single minute while I was playing this game that I wasn’t smiling, oohing, or aahing at something, whether it be a new detail in a stage, or a big time move pulled off by another player. The Smash Bros. museum is open once again, and anyone who’s ever loved Smash Bros., Nintendo, or video games in general, should immediately subscribe to the lifetime pass.
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    100
    The overall experience has a trim and polish that is exceptional even by Nintendo’s standards, and while there are a few nitpicks that longtime fans of the series might find, it’s hard to argue against this being the best game in the series to date.
  3. Jan 23, 2015
    97
    Everything we wanted from a Super Smash Bros Game and more. It´s great fun for playing solo or enjoying eight player combat. One of the best Wii U games so far.
  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 8, 2014
    90
    When I sit back and think about Smash Bros I think about how amazed a gamer from the mid 90s would find it.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    90
    The latest Smash is a fast game, exciting, frighteningly rich in content and can be appreciated by every type of player. In practice, the embodiment of everything that has made the series a success.
  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: 12 out of 232
  1. Jan 9, 2015
    10
    Why people give this game negative ratings I have no f@$&ing idea, geez I get it that they removed adventure mode but that is NOT what smashWhy people give this game negative ratings I have no f@$&ing idea, geez I get it that they removed adventure mode but that is NOT what smash bros is about, seriously, I have read some of these users reviews and I mean, really? Its like they took one god damm thing out of the game and now you think that it deserves 3 out of 10, really? Its like you played one hour of the game then thought, why don't I make a review of it to show the world how angry I am that Dark Pit is in the game? (Seriously, one character guys, he isn't taking up any room on the roster.) That aside. This game was easily my GOTY 2014, beatiful graphics, (1080p 60fps.) A HUGE character roster, (49 characters, jesus christ!) Some really good stages, (Kalos pokemon league, Orbital gate assault, Pyrosphere, just to name a few.) Some pretty fun extra modes like classic, all star, multi-man brawl. Being able to make your miis into fighters, (more awesome than it sounds.) Custom flipping movesets! (YES!) So. Much. Music! And damm good music too! I love the new classic mode boss, (not spoiling what it is...) For once I actually enjoy playing every character! This game is great to play alone, and amazing to play with friends. If you have a Wii U, get this game! Just, get it! And if you don't have a Wii U, then get one! (Who needs PS4 and Xbox One, ammiright?) 10/10 Buy It! Expand
  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. Dec 26, 2014
    10
    SOOO GOOD, i actually have amiibos with that, and this is awesome, hours and hours of enterteinment, I found the game awesome, all my friendsSOOO GOOD, i actually have amiibos with that, and this is awesome, hours and hours of enterteinment, I found the game awesome, all my friends actually have it, and all us say the same, we love it Expand
  4. SpK
    Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This game is amazing. It is hands down the best Smash Bros, best Wii U game, and the reason you should be buying a Wii U this holiday. ItThis game is amazing. It is hands down the best Smash Bros, best Wii U game, and the reason you should be buying a Wii U this holiday. It deserves every good rating it gets, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    It's a smash bros game, nuff said. Seriously though, this game does everything its predecessors did right, does it better, and does more.It's a smash bros game, nuff said. Seriously though, this game does everything its predecessors did right, does it better, and does more. Playable ridley aside (an unrealistic expectation anyways), its obvious that Sakurai and the whole smash team took their fans wishes to hearts and made a game that any smash fan should love. The new game modes are awesome, adding even more replay-ability to a game that historically, almost never grows old. While not a suitable environment for competitive play, 8 player smash is hectic and fun and its addition provides farther evidence that Sakurai has been listening, and actually cares about what his fans have to say. All in all, its extremely polished gameplay, beautiful and varied stages, enourmous balanced roster, and fully featured (and stable) online play make this the best smash to date, and a must have for any wii u owner Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2014
    9
    I'm really feeling it! What a great game! Granted, it is smash bros., but all the new modes, fighters, stages and even the addition of customI'm really feeling it! What a great game! Granted, it is smash bros., but all the new modes, fighters, stages and even the addition of custom equipment make this game worth it's $60 price tag. I will admit that it is not perfect. The lack of a story mode like in brawl was a major letdown, as was the laggy online and the slightly infuriating lack of the option to turn off stage hazards. (Seriously, I don't feel like fighting ridley and the yellow devil very often, as they interrupt the fight so much. Anyway, I can overlook these things and happily say that this is all I was dreaming of in smash, and even more! Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    0
    Haven't played it yet, but it looks slow and boring.

    Can't l-cancel, wavedash, microzone or punish properly it looks like. Doesn't look
    Haven't played it yet, but it looks slow and boring.

    Can't l-cancel, wavedash, microzone or punish properly it looks like.
    Doesn't look intimate.

    It's not Melee, or PM, it's hardly Smash honestly.
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