I have played the new demo for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, and all is right in the world. Quite possibly the most anticipated Nintendo game in half a decade, Super Smash Bros. is making its way onto both 3DS and WiiU this fall. Luckily for me, as a Club Nintendo member I got early access to the Smash demo for 3DS and I am quite impressed.
The demo only allows you to play as a small selection of characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Mega Man, and Villager, but that doesn’t take away from the great depth this game already shows. I was incredibly skeptical about a Smash Bros. on 3DS at first. I think about Smash Bros. and how wonderfully it played with the Gamecube controller and was never too sure how it would migrate over. All of my fears were washed away the second I started blasting the AI opponents away with Mega Man. The demo feels fluid, responsive, and addicting. Even with only five playable characters I couldn’t stop. I could barely stop just to sit down and write this review. Here’s a video I found, because I don’t know how to record them:
I’m not the most knowledgeable Smash player as I never played professionally nor do I know all the different buzzwords. This game just feels great. Nintendo and Namco found a way to translate the outrageous fun of Smash Bros. onto the 3DS and fans of the series will feel refreshed and excited for the game’s October 3rd release.
The visuals pop wonderfully off the 3DS screen. I refuse to play in 3D because I hate vomiting, but even with the 3D effect off the crisp dark lines of the characters convey a great contrast against the beautifully colored backgrounds. Animations are brilliant and show how powerful the little 3DS can be. This game looks and sounds incredible.
The nice added bonus for Super Smash Bros.’ demo on 3DS is that it also shows us what the character map will look like. So many characters will grace this game, and not all of them are shown here either (duck hunt dog, for one). This game will dominate 3DS systems this fall and will be the perfect way to hold us over until Pokemon comes out for Thanksgiving. Sadly, most of you will have to wait a week to play the demo, but be sure to download it as soon as it comes out! You will not be disappointed.