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  • Summary: Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link,Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    100
    Super Smash Bros. for 3DS succeeds in everything it tries to do.
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    93
    Super Smash Bros. has KO’d my assumptions and renewed my enthusiasm for the series.
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    90
    Whether you’re a longtime fan of the series like me, or a curious newcomer, you owe it to yourself to buy this game if you have a 3DS.
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    88
    A fantastic portable version of the ultimate Nintendo brawler, Super Smash Bros. 3DS gives the player the complete experience of the beloved franchise, despite control shortcomings related more to platform limitations than to game design flaws.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    80
    If you’re a fan of Nintendo, you will be delighted with Super Smash Bros. [13/2014, p.69]
  6. 80
    One of the best handheld fighters of all time.
  7. Sep 26, 2014
    60
    A highly polished iteration of Smash Bros. that plays great on its own. But when you're afflicted by latency problems in local multiplayer, you'll suddenly become painfully aware of the 3DS version's critical shortcomings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 256
  1. Nov 16, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. They took everything good from the past games and expanded on those things immensely. They took out everything that people hated in Brawl (tripping and Meta Knight being OP). Unfortunately, there is till a bit of character unbalance in the roster. If I were to give this a precise review, I would give this game a 9.6/10. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    This game pushes 3DS graphics to its limit. The modes and characters are incredibly done, this game is the best 3DS game without a doubt.
  3. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    This truly is the most "FUN" you will have with a video game this year! I highly recommend this game for all ages! A great game with optionsThis truly is the most "FUN" you will have with a video game this year! I highly recommend this game for all ages! A great game with options that will last for months! 10/10 - bring on the Wii U version! Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2015
    9
    FINALLY smash bross for a portable system, great quality, lot of characters, 3 type of gameplay, online multiplayer and hours of fun! DLC areFINALLY smash bross for a portable system, great quality, lot of characters, 3 type of gameplay, online multiplayer and hours of fun! DLC are just great Ryu of course is a great add on the franchise, and have great scenarios with an amazing 3D effect Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2014
    8
    A great entry of Smash Bros which surprised me in how well it could be built for a handheld. The game is chalk full of single player content,A great entry of Smash Bros which surprised me in how well it could be built for a handheld. The game is chalk full of single player content, the fps is smooth in single-player, and the controls allow for tight play. The netcode has some serious issues in online play, which hopefully is fixable. As it stands most people can expect extreme lag in trying to play with others through the network. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2014
    8
    It's a good game, but honestly, I prefer SSBB. The online gameplay is very laggy and for local play, everyone must have a copy of the game.It's a good game, but honestly, I prefer SSBB. The online gameplay is very laggy and for local play, everyone must have a copy of the game. For this reason I haven't gotten to have a good battle against a real person. I also dislike that they took out the adventure mode. The smash run mode is good, but it isn't a good challenge. Anyways, The CPU battles are fun, especially with 48 characters to choose from as well as the Mii Fighters. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    Letting Namco develop this is the biggest mistake ever made for the Smash Bros franchise oh and Sakurai is a terrible director as well becauseLetting Namco develop this is the biggest mistake ever made for the Smash Bros franchise oh and Sakurai is a terrible director as well because all he is doing is promoting his mediocre overrated Kirby series. Seriously. Kirby got more screen time than Rosalina in her OWN trailer and was even shown last. Anyway the blast zones are too big, ledge mechanic sucks (I prefer tripping over this crap and I am serious) and it's the most unbalanced character roster in the franchise because of how many playable characters there are this time and just when you think it can't get any worse they're adding Mewtwo! The fact this game is getting balance patches already proves my point. The Wii U could be the best game but the 3DS version is more unplayable then Sonic 2006 and your Circle Pad will break too if you play this game competitively. Smash Run is a stupid gimmick and custom move sets are dumb because Sonic doesn't have Tails as a recovery, Toon Link doesn't have the leaf as a recovery from the Wind Waker as a recovery and Olimar doesn't have Pikmin from Pikmin 3! Get with the program Sakurai! Don't buy this game. Just wait for the Wii U version. Please. Oh and if you own this game. Sell it and use that money for the Mewtwo DLC for the Wii U version. Expand

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