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So I FINALLY downloaded the Smash Bros demo..

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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:

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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.

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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.

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learning to escape reality through video games

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When you think of the term “video game”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Call Of Duty? QBert? [points to you if you know QBert] For most of us, gaming didn’t really become a thing until the NES, or better known as Nintendo Entertainment System. One of my fondest gaming memories is playing Super Mario Brothers on the NES with my cousin and my sister, it was a great way to escape the harsh realities of being a kid; with such struggles like homework, life at home, or [in my case] dealing with bullies. It was through the Mario Brothers that made me feel like I was invincible [and not just because of the Star ingame]

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As I grew older, so did my gaming consoles — I eventually began ‘evolving’ as a gamer. These gaming systems became [and still are to this date] something special to me, helping me delve deeper into a world that makes you feel special, or important. Video games for me only really started taking ahold of me in grade 4 – which was when I got my Nintendo 64. Look in the collage above, do you see it? here let me make it easier for you: [read on!] It was the first time I was introduced to the game series/franchise which still remains my favorite of all time: The Legend Of Zelda. I started with Ocarina Of Time – which may explain my strong love for it – and I have been moving forward with the series ever since.

Ocarina Of Time was the first game ever to make me feel important as a non-existent character, I’m not just 8-bit Mario jumping on turtle shells; I’m actually on an adventure – defeating huge scale bosses/enemies – to stop an evil demon king from trying to take over the land!

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As I mentioned before, I used to see gaming as an escape from everyday life – bullies used to push me around at school. a lot. but as soon as I got home, I was ‘the Chosen one’ who was destined to save the world! although I feared for school the next day, I was excited as heck to get back home to my room and ‘become’ my favorite video game character. Now a days, I’m an adult – last I checked – but I still play video games. Although I usually play more ‘mature’ games such as Wolfenstein or Splatterhouse, [I’m talking about the remake on the Xbox360] I will always have a soft spot for the Zelda series.

In the end, it really shouldn’t matter what games you play, or what kind of gamer you are: as long as you’re happy playing it, fuck everyone else’s opinion. I just wish someone told me that as a kid – and if someone did tell me that – I wish I would have listened. You can have the ‘best console’ with ‘the best graphics’ but nothing will compare to the classics of yesteryear, like Mario, QBert, or Legend Of Zelda. just think, all these feelings I have about video gaming started with two little Italian Plumbers: Mario and his brother Luigi.

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join me tomorrow when I write a top 5 list I’ve been dreading since I started watching horror films: “warrenisweird’s top 5 clowns in horror films”. I don’t know why I do these things to myself – is it the thrill of fear? I don’t even know..

THANKS FOR READING.