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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Review
Mario games have traditionally been the benchmark in quality on any entertainment system, but the relatively new Smash Bros. series, introduced nine years ago, may meet that standard. Its newest installment, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, has proved to feature an excellent multiplayer mode, but a solid single player side, as well.
The main attraction to this game is the multiplayer functionality. Super Smash Bros Brawl is a unique two dimensional fighting game with an unusual objective. Other than in the HP mode, the goal is to launch your opponent off of the stage, while in most other combat games; it’s to diminish the other’s health bar. In a new and improved organization, up to four may brawl with thirty five characters from throughout the Nintendo universe at their will on a variety of stages. Each character features different attacks and strengths, as well as a different newly-introduced “final smash”. With internet access, online battle is also possible. Three fighting modes are playable; a coin collecting match, a timed battle, and a multiple life brawl.
Besides the well developed and structured combat mode, the game includes an equally interesting single or two player adventure mode, where the participant takes control of Smash Bros’ characters in story related situations, collecting trophies and stickers throughout, and battling boss characters and the subspace army. Up to fifty saved files may be created, a very impressive capacity, however the games long load times justify it.
In addition, many side attributes are included in this action-packed journey. Firstly, trophies are a welcome bonus. These provide information on various characters and items, and are a pleasure to simply observe. Trophies may be collected in three ways; through pick up in the adventure mode, through the coin launcher, and from trophy stands. In the adventure mode, golden boxes appear throughout, that when broken, will award trophies to the player. The coin launcher allows the user to fire coins they have collected to earn rewards. When hurled at an opponent, the trophy stand in adventure mode will transform any enemy into a trophy, providing he/she is sufficiently weakened. Through correct timing, the trophy stand will even allow the collection of a boss trophy. Secondly, the stage builder is very interesting. Finally, the collection of CDs possible is quite great. A CD may be collected during a brawl, and when done so, a song from the Nintendo universe will be playable in the sound test. In addition, music collected from CDs may be set to play on stages instead of usual tracks.
Overall, Super Smash Bros Brawl is a near flawless game that will amuse anyone. From its grand choice of characters and stages, to its well developed adventure mode, it’s definitely one of the greatest games released on the Wii. 5/5
Article posted February 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM •
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