The result is almost certainly the definitive version of Smash. Not all of it works, but plenty does, leaving us with a fine solo game and a wonderfully, wilfully chaotic multiplayer brawler. Smash is still too unrefined to be the choice of the Nintendo connoisseur, perhaps, but as long as you don't take it too seriously, it is riotously good fun.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an amazing game with a deep roster and diverse modes to choose from.
The search for the perfect offline mode continues, but even without it this is the best Smash Bros. so far and one of the best fighting games of all-time.
Same great Smash Bros. gameplay, amazing new presentation on the Wii U. Whether you're looking for technical depth or enjoyable chaos, you'll find it here.
Eight-player matches, loads of challenges, and the best stage designs yet make this a no-brainer for anyone who likes to have fun
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is among the best fighting games ever made.
Pound for pound, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been the most fun I've had playing video games in 2014, and a well-polished crown jewel in the Wii U's library. I've spent dozens of hours Smashing roomfuls of friends into oblivion, grinding through events and hunting down unlockables — and, happily, I feel like I'm just getting started.
Chaotic fun, or an intense, technical game, Smash Brows. is a fighting game like no other.
Nintendo's all-stars assemble once again, resulting in one of the best reasons to own a Wii U (and eight GameCube controllers).
As a tribute to all things Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. can hardly be topped. The attention to detail afforded to its characters is matched only by the comprehensive nature of its soundtrack and stage selection. On top of that, the Wii U brings with it a huge amount of single-player and multiplayer content, putting it a notch above its similarly strong handheld counterpart. Running through Classic Mode and the like to unlock characters can be the tiniest bit tedious, and the Amiibos don't stand out as a particularly worthy addition, but there's otherwise very little to complain about in this excellent high-definition update of Nintendo's much-loved mash-up.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers all of the rock-solid mechanics that the 3DS version gave us, with the joy of playing on a big screen with friends and a heap of worthwhile modes. It certainly doesn't negate the greatness of the 3DS edition, but for those who have a bunch of friends anxious to Smash and can only get one, this is the version to get.
Smash is fun. That's one of the most boring words to use in a video game review, I know, but I can't sum it up any other way. Nintendo's developers made it an obvious objective and they've unequivocally hit the motherload. You'll feel like you did too, so make sure you're tossing opponents off-stage to explore it all.
It's everything we expected and more. Whether it's played by one person or eight, its magnificent gameplay and extensive content are a guarantee of hundreds (or thousands) of hours of fun. The biggest must-have on Wii U.
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As it stands, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is special game, and one of the best multiplayer experiences available on any system.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out now and it's a full-blown celebration of all that is Nintendo.
Super Smash Bros. is technically formidable, extremely imaginative, and always a step or two beyond common sense: an open-stage applause show.
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U lives up to and exceeds expectations in nearly every way. Expect to put dozens of hours into this truly exceptional multiplayer brawler.
When I'm playing Smash Bros. with my friends, nothing can be better. We scream, we argue, we laugh, and we never want to stop. The Wii U version is a fantastic addition to the series. The new modes are great, but the excellent mechanics and huge, varied roster make it potentially the best entry in the franchise yet.
The Nintendo 64's wires hung in the air. 'It's going in the garbage!' my Dad bellowed, grip loosening on the newly bought console
It's packed with diverse content, can be tailored to suit anybody's needs, and most important of all – it's a ridiculous amount of bloody fun!