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The third entry in the popular Smash Bros.

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Pros

Many new characters added to the series

15 agree

Can play with Wiimote, Gamecube, or Classic controller, and fully customizable

13 agree

Ability to create your own stages

13 agree

Supports Wi-Fi play

10 agree

Lots of new items and stages

9 agree

Fluid game play at 60 fps

8 agree

Numerous customization options

7 agree

Fantastic in-game soundtrack

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Cons

No online leaderboard or statistic tracking

6 agree

Long 20 sec. load at the beginning of the game

5 agree

Wi-Fi play is not very good

5 agree

Subspace Emissary story mode is somewhat repetitive

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The "Create-Your-Own Stage" mode is somewhat limited

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Somewhat frantic with lots of button mashing

1 agrees
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The third entry in the popular Smash Bros. series, and the first to come to the Nintendo Wii. There are four ways to play the game, using the Wii-mote and nunchuck, using the Wii-mote(turned on its side), using the classic controller, and using the Gamecube controller. The graphics have been improved taking advantage of the added horsepower the Wii offers. There are new items, including the Gooey Bomb, which sticks to anything it touches and explodes after a short time. There is also the Cracker Launcher, which rapidly fires firecrackers into the air, the Golden Hammer, which is an upraged regular hammer that is faster, does mroe damage, and allows the user to float over open air, and the Banana Peel, which shockingly enough trips up foes when thrown on the ground. New stages will also be included, as well as updated looks for old favorites.

Playable characters

New characters are also being added. Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Pit (Kid Icarus), Meta Knight (Kirby), Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid), Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog), and Ike (Fire Emblem). Solid Snake is the first non-Nintendo character that has been invited to fight in the Smash Bros. arena, opening up the possibility that more non-Nintendo characters will be announced. But don't worry, many fighters from previous Smash Bros. games will be returning for another round.

  • Mario
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Pikachu
  • Fox
  • Samus
  • Zelda
  • Bowser
  • Fox
  • Donkey Kong
  • Yoshi
  • Zero Suit Samus *
  • Wario *
  • Pit *
  • Meta Knight *
  • Solid Snake *
  • Ike *
  • Pokemon Trainer *
  • Sonic *
  • Diddy Kong *
  • Lucas *
  • King Dedede * 
  • Pikmin and Olimar* 
  • Lucario*
  • Jigglypuff
  • Ness 
  • Wolf*
  • Luigi

* indicates new to Smash Bros. See the full "Dojo" on smashbros.com

New Elements to the game

New elements to the game are the final smash, assist trophies and online. The final smash is a super devastating move which can only be performed once and only after obtaining a smash ball. Each final smash is character specific. Assist trophies are like Poke Balls except that instead of Pokemon you get a random video game character that assists you in battle. Online multiplayer will be a welcome feature to the series.  

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Availability

The game is currently available for pre-order and will be released in North America on March 9th, 2008 for $49.99. It was released in Japan on January 31st, 2008 and will be available in Europe and Australia sometime in 2008 (TBD).

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Special K
07/06/2008 06:26

I just borrowed this game, and I wasn't all that impressed. To me, it ended up just being a lot of frantic button smashing, and not that rewarding. I guess I didn't give it that much time to master all the moves and such, but I didn't really feel the desire to. I guess this isn't my style of game. I guess can see why some people would love it, but not for me.

And Zelda and Link are both in the game....

meNNis
03/18/2008 09:56

Zelda in it? I assume you mean Link?

SilenceOmo7
01/20/2008 11:58

Finally, Olimar is a character! Now all they need is Banjo & Kazooie and this game is complete.

HK-47m4
08/14/2007 04:06

I just care about Zelda being in it. From what I heard it seems that the Pokemon Trainer is going to be a love it or hate it type thing. Though if you use one pokemon to long or switch to often, it hurts you so I guess there will be a learning curve there.

SilenceOmo7
08/14/2007 02:32

Pikachu is okay (my best character in the original Smash), but I hate Jigglypuff and Pichu. Im not really a fan of Mewtwo either. Im almost sure Pokemon Trainer will either be awesome or be unplayably aweful. Pit is my favorite new addition so far, Meta Knight a close second.

HK-47m4
08/13/2007 10:45

Oh dang it, Nintendo just ruined this game with the Pokemon Trainer being put into it. Although I won't cancel my preorder over this, I still hate what they did.:(

HK-47m4
07/31/2007 05:26

Sorry but Pikachu is going to be in it, or do you mean Pichu. As long as Pichu and Jigglypuff stay out then Iam happy!

Dialupinternetuser
07/31/2007 01:34

It's almost worth getting a Wii just for this. Also, they better not include Pikachu or Jigglypuff.

HK-47m4
07/28/2007 12:56

Man I can't wait for this! I have already preordered it from Best Buy! This game along with Super Mario Galaxies is available for preorder for anybody who is interested.

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