As the title implies, I was a little late on downloading the demo for the new Super Smash Brothers game for WiiU/3DS. But as of a day or two ago, I can officially say it’s on my 3DS [even though the demo came out on Thursday, last week] in this post, I’m going to share what I thought about the SM4SH demo. Cause I think it is going to be the best SSB3D yet!
For starters, I wanted to point out that I’ve been waiting on a Smash Bros to become portable for a long time — I’m sure I’m not alone. It is certainly something that feels overdue, and I cannot wait to be able to bring one of my favorite non-canon Nintendo games ‘on the go’!
Secondly, is the amount of characters. There is a fucking ton of characters in this version of Smash. Obviously, there’s the originals from the older games returning, such as Mario and Link but with newcomers like PAC-MAN or the fucking DUCK HUNT DOG — this game is getting bigger and bigger; characters, levels and all! I mean Tomodachi Life [which is a game I cannot get enough of lately] is a level in this game! though, you’ll have to wait for the full game release to play it.
Lastly, the demo itself — like most of the demos on the 3DS e-shop, when you download Super Smash Bros’ demo you get 30 plays: meaning exiting and re-opening the game demo. When ‘in’ the demo, you can play as much as you want. As it’s just a demo — you can only play as Link, Mario, Villager [Animal Crossing], Pikachu, and Megaman. You only can battle on Battlefield for it, but it’s almost perfect for what you’re playing for. As someone who plays mainly as Link, I’m totally stoked for the new costume color alternates in SM4SH too; because if you go through Link‘s alternates, you get this guy:
fucking. Fierce. Deity. Link. I have been waiting for him to appear in these games for a long time; even as just an alternate color for Link. [is it that obvious that Majora’s Mask is my favorite Zelda game? come on with the 3D remake Nintendo!] I can promise that will be the only “version” of Link I will play as!
It kinda shocked me when I saw all over the Internet calling Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS, ‘SM4SH’ — like I’ve been calling it here. But oddly enough, it suits it. I was skeptical about a Smash Bros game on a handheld [when I think Smash Bros, I think ‘console gaming’] but I’m actually loving it! — even if it’s just a demo for now. The actual game launches in a few weeks [pretty sure it’s October 03, 2014] and I can promise I will be getting a copy..though maybe not first day.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since the first Super Smash Bros game on the N64 was released. I had a copy of it [pretty sure my cousin has it — and he’s in Alberta..] and it was easily one of my favorite multiplayer game as a kid. As the games evolved, I got every version [Melee, Brawl] as they released. This one is no different, though I have to get the 3DS one [which is totally fine] since I do not have a WiiU — yet. When the game does release, maybe I’ll try to add my Player Code on here [perhaps in a post?] so we could battle!
So what did you think of the demo? Assuming you have a 3DS and you did download it. If not, have you played any of the other three “Smash” games? Who would you consider your “main”? Let me know in a comment or two!
THANKS FOR READING.