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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: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. 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 327
  1. Feb 14, 2015
    10
    Honestly, what reason is there to NOT get this game. It's Super Smash Bros, of course you should get it. It's sad though how they couldn'tHonestly, what reason is there to NOT get this game. It's Super Smash Bros, of course you should get it. It's sad though how they couldn't think of a better name though, I was hoping it would be called Super Smash Bros Showdown or something. Get it though, obviously. 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. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    It`s smash...do I need to say more Tons of modes tons of characters and tons of fun. The roster is the best it has ever been and theIt`s smash...do I need to say more Tons of modes tons of characters and tons of fun. The roster is the best it has ever been and the characters seems balanced 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. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    Well here comes the latest installment on the Smash games. I can't believe it has been a long time since it was announced back on E3 2011.Well here comes the latest installment on the Smash games. I can't believe it has been a long time since it was announced back on E3 2011. Sadly it is a lackluster compared to Brawl. Brawl would had been the perfect game if Mega Man had been in it. When Mega Man was announced in the game, sadly it was such a lackluster as Snake took away his momentum. Why does Mega Man look like a midget when in other games he has the right proportions on how he would look on a non-8bit representation? Snake may be gone but I miss Audi Famam Illius, Smash needed melodies like those, instead of the ones we have now, oh but we are going back to the roots thanks to obsessive Melee fans...

    Still the game looks great in HD. But it needed both better music and a proper look on Mega Man. And I am giving it a perfect score in order to be able to battle the GTA V remake in even more HD, and Dragon Age which are lower games to Smash. Oh but nowadays, people want hardcore games when these people only want casual stuff to show up they are so tech savvy. I miss the days when videogames were for videogamers and not posers who just get in for fashion. Still, game of the year. But sadly Nintendo will fall.
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  6. Nov 28, 2014
    9
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an excellent game. It isn't perfect, however. The lack of a Subspace Emissary sequel is disappointing, and theSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U is an excellent game. It isn't perfect, however. The lack of a Subspace Emissary sequel is disappointing, and the classic mode, as well as All-Star mode don't put up a big challenge. The biggest challenges are in Crazy Orders, and playing against trained amiibo. The problem with these is that Crazy Orders is difficult to get into, as it costs 5000 coins, which is a lot. Amiibo cost $13, which is almost like sucking money away if you're a collector. I find myself playing against one amiibo because I don't have others. I also find myself gambling all of my money on the online Spectate system in order to play Crazy Orders. The only other challenge is in Master Orders with Home-Run Contest. Who the heck can get 4000 feet? I do enjoy this game, and the graphics are quite something. I also really like the songs in the game. 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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