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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: 75 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  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 Meleeā€™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 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: 15 out of 258
  1. Feb 5, 2015
    10
    it's the perfect smash bros!, faster than brawl , many playable characters, 60fps 1080p, great soundtrack, the gameplay of 8 people is a bitit's the perfect smash bros!, faster than brawl , many playable characters, 60fps 1080p, great soundtrack, the gameplay of 8 people is a bit chaotic , but it is amazing that you get that option,
    the only thing missing in my opinion is a story mode, as the Subspace Emissary
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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. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    This game is f***ing awesome. I just love the Wii U Version. I play LITERALLY 5 hours a day straight. One of my favourite games on Wii U.This game is f***ing awesome. I just love the Wii U Version. I play LITERALLY 5 hours a day straight. One of my favourite games on Wii U. 8Player Smash is the best. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    The absolute reason to buy a wiiU is right here.
    This game is so amazing that i'd be surprised if it didn't get a GOTY award. period!
    its
    The absolute reason to buy a wiiU is right here.
    This game is so amazing that i'd be surprised if it didn't get a GOTY award. period!
    its fun and more addictive than any other game out today. seriously i forgot about GTA for an instance and kept playing it none stop man! thank you nintendo and Masahiro sakurai for this AMAZING godlike game!
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  5. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU is awesome!!! I really love the music, a great soundtrack, graphics in 1080p at 60fps, its gameplay its perfect and upSuper Smash Bros 4 WiiU is awesome!!! I really love the music, a great soundtrack, graphics in 1080p at 60fps, its gameplay its perfect and up to 8 players simultaneously. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2014
    9
    Fantastic! The graphics are a welcome and they really make this game look superb. Eight player smash is the most chaotic thing ever but on aFantastic! The graphics are a welcome and they really make this game look superb. Eight player smash is the most chaotic thing ever but on a big enough stage it can be great fun. I feel like smash tour would only be good with four people who have a good understanding of every character and I prefer smash run way more. There is great music, the stages are excellent, all the controller options are great, and i think it is one of my favorite games ever. But there is one massive problem with this game, if you have played the 3ds version, the gameplay feels very similar. But if you havent played the 3ds version or if you just want both for the dlc this game is definitely worth your money. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2015
    0
    Please pardon my language, it is hard to contain myself after seeing this disgrace to hal's ip. How does this sound for a game? We take thePlease pardon my language, it is hard to contain myself after seeing this disgrace to hal's ip. How does this sound for a game? We take the last one and trim off all of the fat that Hal Laboratories added to brawl (any single playability has been lobotomized, lacking on anything that fully stand out to a single player, taking about 2-3 hours to unlock every character and a single player mode that is worse than the first ssb's single player mode), fix tripping while removing ledge hogging, added custom characters and spoiled every actual character pre-release, not fix up any of the move sets that need updating (I'm looking at you Ganondorf and your still copy-pasted captain falcon set even though you have more than enough content to be your own character), barely standing out from the 3ds game by having only 2 different modes that are bland as hell when compared to the massive battle city mode added to the 3ds version. I know there is also the stage builder, but I will gladly remind you that the inability to create does not justify the create your own option, which is a jewel encrusted middle finger if I have ever seen one because they were fed up with all of the fangasming about the possible roster. 8 player fights adds nothing to the game that isn't a confusing fluster cluck when the freaking name arrows above every player/computer with no method of turning that off take up more screen than the **** character. Don't get me wrong I love the ssb series, but this isn't ssb. SSB is nintendo's reskin of kirby super star made by hal, which weren't involved in this game. Instead they added namco........namco, namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco , namco. Just keep to screwing up your own ip's namco, no need to piss all over hals trophy because they have one. This game is a lazy addition to the already lack-luster wiiu library. It's funny how big of a disappointment this was to me, I actually saw this as the saving grace for the wiiu, but after seeing how little they tried on this I couldn't take nintendo seriously anymore. To be fair I should have known that when they said in the wii trainer announcement trailer "nobody saw this character coming" because nobody bloody well wanted it! Expand

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