Wants of the Masses: “Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS”

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Hello there, guys and gals!Welcome to Wants of the Masses. I’m Thomas and I will be your most beloved host for this evening. This is an article in which I will discuss games, tech, or just about anything that you, the general public, are looking forward to! So let’s just get down to business, shall we? This week’s topic of conversation is none other than a game that has quite the epic legacy behind it, that’s right you guessed it, “Super Smash Bros.” by Nintendo.

smash-bros-featuredNow, we all have been there and done that with playing “Super Smash Bros. Melee” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl“. But, this is the latest and greatest of the series that is still in production. So far, there have been quite a few characters, stages, items, and a bit of gameplay released. You can check out the list of announced characters on the games website here. On a more personal fan-basis, I’m excited for Pit to come back, and Little Mac to be a new competitor. I’m also very, very hopeful on the inclusion of Shulk, from “Xenoblade” to be entered as well. So far, a very nice line-up by Nintendo. Keeping fan favorites and listening to the populace for the new characters is a very wise move to keep the population interested in the game, for sure. And new game modes? Psh, the greater the audience you adhere to, the better off you are. And Nintendo sure seems to understand that with this game.

The different dates of release have confused a lot of gamers. However, Nintendo provided no explanation as to why they decided to do it that way. Many people speculate that since the 3DS is arriving first and it is the more popular console in the first place, it wiifitsmashjune2013_616could possibly affect the sales of Wii U if not staggered in this way. The new characters that have been announced will include a “Wii Fit” trainer. Rosalina and Luma, characters were taken from “Super Mario 3D World“, will also join the group. There will also be Mega Man, Greninja, and Little Mac. The surprising new characters and exciting changes to previous ones should make fans excited for the game. I know I’m extremely excited!

Both versions of the game feature local and online multiplayer, including matches against friends and strangers. Whilst local and online matches with friends have fully customisable rules, online matches with strangers are divided into two modes: “For Fun” and “For Glory”. For Fun features random stages and items, with Smash matches only, whilst For Glory limits matches to “Final Destination” stages with no items and the option for 1-on-1 battles for more tournament-style game play. Players are also able to customize characters to alter the behavior of their move set, though customized characters may only be used in local and friend matches. In addition to a moderation system regarding various forms of griefing, an online ranking system called “Global Smash Power” was also detailed based on the player’s solo mode score, which shows how many other players someone has outscored, rather than listing their position on a leaderboard. There will be no ranking system for the online matches, but there are plans to make sure that random matches are organized by the players’ skill levels.

If I was you guys, I’d head out and start to see about picking myself up a copy as soon as possible! I am definitely going to go and get mine, soon enough. This game is going to be the a huge hit to the markets once it’s finally released, both for the 3DS first and the Wii U later.  I have no doubts that this will be the next big party game amount Nintendo fans. Don’t forget to check back next week for the next segment of Wants of the Masses. Catch you later, guys and gals! – Thomas