This is going to be one of our shortest reviews. Why? Well, simply because I’m going to just tell you, if you own a Wii U then you should own Super Smash Bros. If you were on the fence about buying a Nintendo Wii U, go buy it and make Super Smash Bros. be your first purchase.
Now on the other side of things, this could be the longest review due to the fact that if we went into every detail, crack and crevasse, there would be so much to write. We are not about doing that today. If you watched the Nintendo Direct back in October that focused on the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., then you know that a lot of information was presented. You can check out our break down of the different announcements. All 54 of them! No, we are going to make this review short and sweet.
First up, how’s Super Smash Bros.’ gameplay, perfect! There really isn’t much to say other than it handles perfectly. If you have played any of the Smash Bros. entries then you know that gameplay has never really been an issue. You would be miss if you didn’t find a character you loved to play with. All the characters handle perfectly and move according to the type of character they are. For example, Bowser and King DeDe move with weight. They are heavy bruisers. While on the other end of the scope, you have Fox and Sonic and Sheik that zip quickly across the stage. All the characters feel balanced and while you might have your favorite and master their moves, you’ll find that it’s nothing to pick up another character and do the same.
Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U is visually gorgeous! Playing Super Smash Bros., finally at 60 frames in full HD is so sexy! The stages are all great. Well, you will definitely have your favorites, Final Destination, and your least favorites, that WarioWare stage, but all work well and look great.
Another thing about Super Smash Bros., on the Wii U is that you will not get bored with the amount of things you can do. From doing the classic Smash, to the crazy 8 players matches, to playing that Smash Tour thing which, we personally care nothing for, to Home Run and Bomb derbies, to doing the challenges, you will be quite entertained. No doubt.
Then there are the Amiibos. I tell you what, for Super Smash Bros. we love our Amiibos. Having our favorite characters train and fight with us is so sweet. What also pretty awesome is having your Mii custom fighter fighting alongside your Amiibo. That’s pretty cool.
Okay, so now it’s not all good with Super Smash Bros. on Wii U. We do have some issues that we were like, “Really Nintendo?!” So here are our gripes. Why can’t I go online with my Amiibo figure? We would love to challenge our friends’ Amiibos and vice versa. Also, can we please talk trash with our friends while we are playing against them? Oh, and how about some on screen notification to let our friends know when we are on and want to play rather than having to call them or send them a text message. Okay last one, how about a spectator set up where we can watch our friends fight? But we guess the online lag feast would need to be addressed first before we can get all the desires of our hearts.
On the real, minus Nintendo’s online set up, which to be honest has gotten a lot better over the years, and their lack of friend voice communications in games, Super Smash Bros. is a pretty much a perfect game. When your family and friends come over, it is the game you break out and just have a blast and fun. It’s a must own title for any Wii U owner and a game you will play for hours on end. It’s beautiful and plays fast and smooth, locally, and the music and options and set ups are near endless. Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U is easily an Own It!