Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Manufacturer: Nintendo Part number: 90039
- Welcome to a brawl for the ages, where anything can happen, anyone can show up and all bets are off. In multiplayer games, characters from all Nintendo universes meet up in Nintendo locales to duke it out. In the solo mode called "The Subspace Emissary," the world of Smash Bros. is invaded by an entity called the Ancient Minister and ... Read more
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Gamespot editors' review
Greatest Game for the Wii
by jchoopz on September 1, 2008
Pros: It's Super Smash Bros. Everything that you love about the past games with even more features.
Cons: Online play is very lackluster. There are lots of things you can do to make online play much better, but its still a disappointing effort by Nintendo.
Summary: Wow, so much to say about the game in such little space. First off, it is your classic Super Smash Bros. It plays a little different that its predecessors, but ...
Summary: Wow, so much to say about the game in such little space. First off, it is your classic Super Smash Bros. It plays a little different that its predecessors, but the core gameplay is still about the same and still extremely fun. They have added an adventure mode which I found extremely enjoyable. It isn't the deepest, and takes only about 10 hours to complete, but as a side feature it is pretty nice.
Online play is the new feature that makes Brawl much better that Melee, but at the same time isn't near what it should be. Online play in useless without friend codes, as playing with random people is pretty much a crapshoot. So basically what you need to do is get online and find some friends to play with. There are several Brawl communities you can join, such as http://supersmashbc.com, which make the online experience much more fun. Once you get involved in a clan or online competitions, or just even get into some social Brawls with people from a community it makes SSBB much more fun.
So, if you can manage to work around the online play there really aren't any flaws to this game. The graphics aren't next gen caliber really, but they are very solid and for a game like this there is never really a time when you find yourself wishing the graphics were better. If you are still reading this and haven't gotten Super Smash Bros. Brawl, then you are just wasting your time. You don't need to read anymore about anything. This is the best game on the Wii. Trust the millions who love this game and go out and get it for yourself.
Get ready to shave Mario's mustache
by Gamegirl15 on June 24, 2008
Pros: Lots of replayability,gorgeous graphics and the amount of unlockable content is incredible
Cons: Nothing to say here
Summary: FINALLY!!!After a delay that broke fans heart,the Wii's most waited title is here.Super Smash Bros.Brawl is an incredible game with addictive gameplay and suprising visuals....
Summary: FINALLY!!!After a delay that broke fans heart,the Wii's most waited title is here.Super Smash Bros.Brawl is an incredible game with addictive gameplay and suprising visuals.The controls are good,specially if you use a Gamecube controller.Attacks are easy to learn,but some characters can take some time to master,like Sonic for example.The game's visuals are one of the best looking on the Wii.Although that some collision problems appear,the game still impressive.Enviorements are creative and character models look smooth.As I say first,the fighting is addictive,and with the lots of unlockables,I'm sure that this game will keep you busy for months and years.In short words,Super Smash Bros.Brawl is an incredible game that Wii owners and figthing fans must check out.
by Silverhell on May 3, 2008
Cons: nothing, but slow loading time
Summary: greatest game ever made.
Summary: greatest game ever made.
Awesome addition to the series
by mpic92 on March 22, 2008
Pros: New characters, stages, fantastic soundtrack, same basic feel as Melee
Cons: Online could be a lot better...
Summary: This is a great follow-up in a great series. No big complaints, except the fact that Nintendo won't develop the online capabilities. Theres no voice chat, and no real ...
Summary: This is a great follow-up in a great series. No big complaints, except the fact that Nintendo won't develop the online capabilities. Theres no voice chat, and no real form of communication with the people you play with, yet you still need a friend code (which is way to long, and not needed at all)?
Regardless, this is a must-have game for any Wii owners. The multiplayer modes are great as usual and the single player mode has been developed as well. Adventure mode (Subspace Emissary) is pretty good, though not the best part of the game. Co-op abilities with a local parter make it fun too, and it gives you an easier way to unlock the characters.
Awsome addition to an iconic series
by Bervon23 on March 21, 2008
Pros: There are more levels to choose from and a plethora of unlockable items, character, and levels which equate to hours of fun even if you have never played the SSB series before.
Cons: There should be more moves per character because it can get a little boring doing the same 8 moves over and over. There should be some sort of dialog when going through the adventure mode.
Summary: This is a Great multi person fighting game that has surprising depth for the genre that it represents as well as the Nintendo brand. There are many different aspects to ...
Summary: This is a Great multi person fighting game that has surprising depth for the genre that it represents as well as the Nintendo brand. There are many different aspects to this game from the arena modes, sub space mission, classic battle, and multi person battle to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone and a game that can be played for hours on end. If you have a Wii and you are in the market for a good fighting game that doesn't give you thumb cramps and still keep you entertained I would definitely recommend this one....
Street Fighter on Steroids!
by thkpic on March 19, 2008
Pros: Solid Character Lineup, amazing level designs
Cons: Online play under developed, same formula, nothing new to experience
Summary: Standing outside a crowded gamestop in the middle of winter at 12am is never fun, but I had to get my copy of the most hyped game the wii has ...
Summary: Standing outside a crowded gamestop in the middle of winter at 12am is never fun, but I had to get my copy of the most hyped game the wii has yet to offer. I've never been a huge fan of fighters but with so many memorable characters to choose from I had to dive in and give it a chance.
Each character has a unique fighting style and displays there own weaknesses and strenghts when engaging in battle. A host of obscure nintendo characters make there way to battle over dozens of mix-matched stages that in themselves pose challenges and threats to each fighters survival.
At first, so much was going on I didn't have a clue what I was doing. But after awhile you get the hang of each characters basic, advanced and smash attacks.The levels are sure to entertain for hours simply because there is so much variety the match ups seem endless. The highlight is playing with a group of people.
Downsides would be music at times and I think the adventure mode's story is hard to follow. If you aren't familiar with the characters you might not understand what's going on. (poke-what?) But for most this won't be an issue. I sometimes feel the controls are to restricted, like executing a move and being forced to remain stationary during it's execution. No real "combo" moves like older games where you could hit sequential buttons to devestate an enemy. The action is so fast paced that strategizing can be a real difficulty, especially when there are four players on board. You sometimes feel like your button mashing more than anything.
It's greatest feature is the extended line-up of characters. But after you unlock them you'll probably get bored and go online. Hears where it really hurts. It doesn't keep track of your wins for others to see, and reward you for progressive improvement in any type of developed online community. There isn't any, instead there just isolated battles with random people...and actually, you might as well be playing the AI, because there's not much here to distinquish it from the computer AI. I like being able to display my wins proudly...even mario kart ds does this for others to see online.
Unique levels demand attention, but in the end the lack of real strategic player depth makes each character feel to similar and the difficulty curve really weak. It's a solid game the shines with a group of players in the same room. It's the list of characters....that's the games appeal-nintendo fans love the idea of all those characters in the same game. Beyond that, as a fighter its a solid experience to add to the mix of what's out there. But if it wheren't for great characters, I might not find it anymore appealing than say a classic old school game like, Street Fighter Turbo.
My biggest complaint is the over emphasis on familiar nintendo branded characters, sounds, levels and gameplay. It plagues nintendo from truely creating new experiences at times that advance the characters and worlds they inhabit. It's great to see link fighting in a spot from Twilight Princess, or Windwaker...but couldn't you create new worlds that could've been in those games and extend the realm of play beyond the titles they represent? It doesn't happen often, and I think it's because it's a cheap way to make a game. You call it nastalgia, they call it plug and play...plug old programs in and call it new play.
Excellent gameplay and multiplayer in a game that never becomes boring
by Kckeller on March 16, 2008
Pros: Online gameplay experience; Excellent multiplayer that never gets old; Single player also very compelling and fun to play through
Cons: This game is near flawless, and there are nearly no cons
by paintguru on March 11, 2008
Pros: Gameplay, characters, different play modes
Cons: Online (thus far)
Summary: Great game overall. A joy to play, very easy to learn, and plenty of different game modes to keep you interested (storyline, standard 1v1 tournament, cooperative mode). My only beef ...
Summary: Great game overall. A joy to play, very easy to learn, and plenty of different game modes to keep you interested (storyline, standard 1v1 tournament, cooperative mode). My only beef is with the online gameplay. As I don't know anyone with this game, I tried to find others using the search system. I have yet to be able to find one person. Granted, it is very early in the release, so hopefully it will become easier as more people own it, but I would have thought I would have been able to find SOMEONE across the world. Other then that, I highly recommend this game.
by Big Ed 0079 on March 10, 2008
Pros: Great character selection, modes of play, and unlockables.
Cons: Internet play can be troublesome, Adventure mode tends to get repetitive.
Summary: I have played both Smash Bros. games and I can say without a doubt, that Brawl is a fantastic addition to the series and is a must-buy for Wii owners....
Summary: I have played both Smash Bros. games and I can say without a doubt, that Brawl is a fantastic addition to the series and is a must-buy for Wii owners.
There is so much to do and so many secrets to unlock, it can be overwhelming. I have played the game for 10 hours so far, and I have not even begun to scratch the surface of this game.
Go get the game and enjoy the brawl!
Amazing game with a couple little bugs.
by Nevets57 on March 10, 2008
Pros: Great fluid gameplay. Great selection of modes and above all else an amazing selection of characters.
Cons: Unfortunately the online suffers from unbearable lag from time to time. Also there are a few loading time waits that are a little long.
Summary: This has to be the game to beat on the Wii. This game has so much potential and Nintendo has seemed to have captured most of that with this third ...
Summary: This has to be the game to beat on the Wii. This game has so much potential and Nintendo has seemed to have captured most of that with this third installment. Unfortunately the lag and loading do detract from the game. Although the lag and loading times are unfortunate the game makes up for it with a plethora of different stages, modes, characters and options to change it up. With more than 30+ characters you are sure to find one to your liking or maybe even 2, or 3, heck maybe even more. This game is a must buy for any Wii owner and even if you don't own a Wii this might just be the perfect reason to go buy one.
- Manufacturer: Nintendo
- Part number: 90039
- Description: Welcome to a brawl for the ages, where anything can happen, anyone can show up and all bets are off. In multiplayer games, characters from all Nintendo universes meet up in Nintendo locales to duke it out. In the solo mode called "The Subspace Emissary," the world of Smash Bros. is invaded by an entity called the Ancient Minister and his army of creatures, called "The Primid." Normally, characters come alive in the world of Smash Bros. to do battle, then turn back into trophies when defeated. However, the Ancient Minister starts turning characters into trophies to harness their power, then detonates bombs that suck pieces of the world back into his realm of Subspace. Eventually, all the characters must work together to defeat the invading creatures from Subspace - this is accomplished by playing through side-scrolling levels.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform Wii
- ESRB rating Teen - Crude Humor,Cartoon Violence
- Genre Action
- Elements Action - fighting
- Number of players 1-4 Players
- Customization Editing Tools
- Offline modes Cooperative,Competitive,Team Oriented
- Online modes Competitive,Team Oriented
- Developer Game Arts
- ESRB Teen
- ESRB descriptors Crude Humor,Cartoon Violence
- Max number of players 4