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Super Smash Portable vs Console

Super Smash Portable vs Console

By October 8, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

I’m going to be 100% honest here: I wasn’t that excited for the new Super Smash Bros.

…Okay, let me rephrase that. I wasn’t excited for the 3DS version. I was excited for the Wii U version. I AM excited for the Wii U version. Super Smash Bros. was originally created for a home console, and it seems weird to be playing such a well-known home-console game on a 3DS. I know for a fact that the Wii U version is going be a blockbuster, but I had no idea how good the 3DS version would be.

Surprisingly, it’s pretty good. Admittedly, I didn’t actually buy Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS right away; I was scared that my fragile 3DS would be demolished by my intense play style. Once I watched the gameplay, though, I couldn’t help myself. The opening theme is triumphant. Imagine that you just deactivated a bomb that could have blown up the entire world. Once you realize that you are the hero of the world, the menu screen song from Super Smash Bros. resounds in your ears. It’s empowering. And if I so much as hear that menu music, I have this insatiable urge to Falcon Punch some suckers.

I was really, honestly scared that the vigorous game style of Super Smash would break my 3DS. I’m sure it seems a little outlandish to be afraid of something like that. I mean, I’ve seen 3DSs break. They may have been older models, but I’ve still witnessed the unthinkable. And it terrified me. But, after hearing that menu screen music, I threw caution to the wind and I bought Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. And I can honestly say that I was an idiot. I was absolutely, completely, totally an idiot for avoiding this game.

It’s amazing. It’s an instant must-have for any 3DS owner. I don’t know why I waited this long to buy it – it’s everything you want in a Super Smash Bros. game. It’s fun, it’s packed with characters, and now, IT’S PORTABLE (and it won’t break your 3DS).

Nintendo must be full of geniuses. I say that with good reason: The staggered release of the 3DS and the Wii U versions may solve Nintendo’s financial issues. As I mentioned before, everyone knows Super Smash as a home console game, and maybe there were some skeptics about the portable version (I was one of those skeptics, obviously). But in order to maximize profits, they pushed the Wii U version’s release back until Christmas. Because, let’s be real. I’m going to buy the Wii U version too, and I already own a 3DS version. Nintendo somehow found a way to trick…maybe trick isn’t the best word… Nintendo essentially found a way to make people buy a game twice. It’s pretty much the same game. Granted, the Wii U version will be superior in almost every way, but no one can wait until late December. I tried waiting. I did! Honestly!

…I made it 24 hours. One full day until I caved and bought the 3DS version. And to be completely honest, it’s worth it.

If you are still one of the 5 people on this earth who own a 3DS and don’t own Super Smash Bros. for it, mark my words: you’ll come around.

I’ll be dissecting this version of Super Smash Bros. later, so you can get all the nitty gritty details about the game that could very well be the savior of Nintendo.

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