Super Smash Bros. - Nintendo 3DS [Digital]

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Cartoon violence, Comic mischief, Mild suggestive themes
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Overview

What's Included


  • Super Smash Bros.

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3462 out of 3507)

Product Details


  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Release Date: 10/03/2014

Synopsis


The famed fighting franchise appears for the first time in HD on Wii U this holiday season, and on a portable system for the first time on Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3. New characters, items and arenas add a freshly reinvigorated look and feel. Amiibo will add a different dimension to game play as classic Nintendo characters interact wirelessly in the game.

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Features


Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in high-energy, action-packed combat across gorgeous stages inspired by classic games

Kid Icarus

Go head-to-head with a host of classic characters, including Mario, Link, Samus or Pikachu, battle Mega Man, Little Mac or Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the games, or compete as your own personalized Mii characters

Battle and race through Nintendo 3DS-exclusive Smash Run mode, which lets up to four players fight through a battlefield solo and collection powerups for the real battle ahead

Customize different aspects of your character for when playing locally or online with friends

Experience an arresting world of beauty thanks to smooth 60 fps and immersive stereoscopic 3D visuals

Battle friends and family locally or online, or take on random challengers from around the world in online For Fun and For Glory modes

For up to 4 players



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Wii-U, but still enjoyable

    Posted
    SuperSmashBrosFanboy
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    First off, I received this game in the mail from Best Buy when they said it would, no issues. Now let's talk about the game specifically. Some of the differences between this and the Wii-U version is that it includes Smash Run, which is basically where you run around and defeat enemies for several minutes to try to beef up your stats before fighting against other people in a special competition. It's really fun, but it does get kind of boring after a while. It also has several different maps and characters as well as this weird street pass game "StreetSmash." The controls take a little bit of getting used to for playing a SSB game on a handheld, but they work okay. Like the wii-u version, it doesn't really have a true story mode like the subspace emissary on Brawl (which I miss) but there are a lot of different things you can do if you get tired of smash. As far as frame rate and graphics go, you can tell they had to make some sacrifices to put it on the 3ds, but they're excellent for a handheld game. Finally, there's the main fighting mode. Like other smash games, there are a lot of options to customize the game that can cater to both casual and hard-core gamers (That's possibly the #1 reason the Super Smash Bros series is so successful, it appeals to everyone). One thing I don't appreciate is that the overall game feels too "kiddish." Players will run and jump around like a bunch of bunnies and sometimes it just seems too cartoony even for a smash game. The combat is satisfying. There seems to be something different about it but I can't quite put my foot on it. I would consider it to have the second best combat next to Melee. If you already own the Wii-u version, I don't think the additional content makes this worth a purchase unless you really like smash run or especially want to be able to play smash bros on the go. However, this is still an excellent game and it's definitely worth playing Smash 4 in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great First Outing for Handheld Smash

    Posted
    Dreamy1
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    For the first handheld entry in the Super Smash Bros. series, this game does not disappoint. In one respect, it can't, since the series has never been on handhelds before, but comparing it to other entries does highlight a few faults. However, these faults don't completely detract from the overall experience, which is still an excellent one. The characters all come to life wonderfully on the 3DS' screen, though the 3D function is not particularly fun to use. The new and old characters alike have all been touched up from the last game, and the new customization features for the characters' movesets makes all of the characters even more diverse from each other than they already are. The game is very lively and a pleasure to look at and watch or play. Unfortunately, it's very clear that Nintendo was not lying when they said this game pushes the 3DS to its limits. The system resets if you close the game without turning off the console, which is something other 3DS titles do not do. The UI is a bit lacking compared to other entries, and what few new stages there are (most are reused) can feel somewhat uninspired at times. It seems clear that the main game is the Wii U version, but that does not stop this game from being a great game, and one that is a must have for every 3DS owner. It's also clear that they left out a lot of content for the Wii U version in order to keep the two versions distinct from each other, but comparing what's been revealed for the Wii U version to what is in the 3DS version, it seems clear that the Wii U version is getting the better half of the deal. That's not to say the 3DS version is not still a great game, but if you are only getting one of the two, you may want to wait and fully experience the game then. That said? If you are a primarily handheld gamer or do not yet own a Wii U, I highly recommend this title in the Wii U version's stead. While the Wii U version is likely going to have more content, this game is still plentiful in content and things to do, and with online capabilities, you will have more than your share of fights available once you play through all the single player modes, of which there are a fair amount. In short, while there are a few noticeable things that feel like they weren't as fleshed out as they could have been on a more powerful machine, it's still an amazing game, and I would highly recommend this to everyone who is interested. -- Written by the recipient of this game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but better than expected

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    I originally planned to only get the game on Wii U, but a Club Nintendo promotion for a soundtrack and Best Buy promotion for a collector coin, plus the fact that the 3DS version was releasing first, convinced me to just get both. When I tried the demo a week before release I panicked. The controls made the game almost completely unplayable for me. I kept my preorder anyway (REALLY want that soundtrack) but expected I would probably trade the game in shortly after release. After spending about 4 hours on my first night with the game, I've decided to keep it. The full version of the game allows you to customize the controls, which helps a lot... but any long-time Smash player will tell you that the GameCube controller is still the best setup for this game. There's a reason Nintendo is releasing a GameCube>Wii U controller adapter that works with JUST THIS GAME. Even for new players, the controls are much easier to learn that way - the giant round button in the middle is for your main attacks, the smaller round button next to it is for your special attacks and the kidney shaped buttons above are for jumps. The identical round buttons in a diamond arrangement have become a standard setup on controllers now, but the GameCube controller just feels like it was designed perfectly for this series. Beyond that, the game has everything the old ones did and more - more characters, more options, more customizations, more game modes - and all of it makes the game feel wonderfully fresh while still also being perfectly familiar and easy for long time players to jump into and feel right at home. The only other gripe I would add is one I've heard from many other people... when the action spreads out too much (common in 4 player match-ups) the characters get way too tiny, and identifying items becomes nearly impossible. I'm playing on an XL... I can't imagine how bad it must be on an original 3DS or 2DS. All that being said, it's still an amazingly fun game and definitely a success for the first portable outing of the series. A couple minor gripes but they're small sacrifices to make in order to be able to SMASH on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised by how well this works on a handheld...

    Posted
    Marcucci217
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    Let me start by saying that this is NOT as good as the version on the WiiU. That said, this is a very good option for those who: A.) Don't have WiiU B.) Want a portable Smash game C.) Have more friends with the 3DS version (after all, this is a multiplayer game) D.) Some/All of the above. My main concern when buying this game for the 3DS was the control scheme - how well would this game translate to a handheld console when most people are used to playing this with a Gamecube controller that is NOTHING like the 3DS? I'd say I'm surprised with the results, and it doesn't take that long to get used to at all. The visuals/graphics are also better than I expected when watching videos on YouTube. If you are gaming on a handheld, you already aren't expecting the latest/greatest gaming graphics, but you don't want the ugly textures and such to get in the way of enjoying an entry into a remarkably successful game franchise. I feel that this has happened for me a couple of times with past handheld consoles (GameBoy Advance, specifically), but trust me - with this version you won't get that at all. Gameplay-wise, you're getting everything you'd imagine with a Smash game, including a fantastic roster of characters with unique moves/attacks. The multiplayer aspect works well with people you are with on the same network, but online multiplayer has been a little hit and miss for me. I'd say 10% of the time I'm not able to get into a match when taking on online opponents. For the WiiU version, I've never had connection difficulties (using the same WiFi network). That said, I don't think that detracts from the experience of this game to deduct a star. To wrap up - this game is everything you'd want from a Smash game, and now you are able to take it with you. It is a perfect game to pick up if you are looking for a great multiplayer title that most people you encounter will likely have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Settle it in Smash!

    Posted
    Jericho
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    Super Smash Bros. finally arrives for the the first time ever for a Nintendo portable handheld gaming system and it doesn't fail to prove it is just as good as it's previous console counterparts. With over 50 playable characters from various Nintendo franchises you won't have trouble finding a character of your taste. There is also an all new exclusive mode for the 3DS version called Smash Run where you're tossed into a giant maze along with your opponents and must fight the enemies in your path as they drop power ups to increase your various stats all which tally up after 5 minutes in which you're then sent to a random battle stage to fight and see who comes out victorious. It is a well made new feature which you'll surely come back for more. The controls had no issues what so ever but if you do have some problem you can customize them however you like. The online is very much fun and enjoyable and allows you to play in two different categories "For Fun" and "For Glory". Want to just enjoy yourself and have a chaotic time with items and the various gimmicks the many stages have to offer? Than "For Fun" is the one to try, or perhaps you want to be more competitive and test your skills without any interferences? Then look no further than "For Glory" as you'll be tossed into a flat stage and fight in 4 player (as well as 1 vs 1) matches to see who is the most skilled of the bunch. The online does tend to suffer from lag at times but it is a much more improvement from the online that was in Smash Bros Brawl. With the Wii U version coming out in November 21st if you're undecided on which one to get perhaps it is best to wait for the Wii U version but if you only own a Nintendo 3DS you don't need to worry about feeling left out as the 3DS version has enough content and enjoyment to last you years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable SMASH!

    Posted
    Chris
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    If you enjoyed previous Smash games, this is more of the same game you love. The added portability of the 3ds allows for Smash whenever you want. The new characters are interesting and varied with Little Mac being a standout for my preferences. I'm not sure how I feel about splitting known characters like Samus/Zero Suit Samus or Zelda/Sheik, since it was pretty rad to effectively bring two characters to a match when selecting one of them. The new stages are fun, though, I appreciated how previous Smash games separated the selection to new stages and previous Smash stages. Smash Run is fun and frenetic but I really liked the insane story of Subspace Emissary from Brawl. Control is what you'd expect from the little 3ds analog nub and no C-Stick. It takes some getting used to and the New 3ds is coming that will address the C-Stick issues, but that might be a high barrier to entry for owners of the original 3ds. Multiplayer is a little hit or miss depending on how deep you go online. For Glory is for the competitive players and For Fun is for everyone else (myself). Though the most fun I've had playing Smash is with a room full of people yelling at the television. I think the 3ds XL screen is still a bit too small for Smash, though perfectly playable, and I don't know anyone with both 3ds and Smash, so couch co-op is out for me. The Wii U version will be more up my alley when it releases in November, but the added portability makes this version a stand out. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone that has a 3ds though. It is extremely impressive what they've accomplished on a 3ds title, though it does make me yearn for playing with friends on a large television.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Here we go again

    Posted
    SoreFingers
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    So of course this game is just another improve version of the smash series, which I believe is still acceptable. I'm talking about in the sense that this is like the other ones but with some more added features. Some may argue that the "bugs" like "wave dashing" should have been reintroduced but I'm not one of them, I prefer stable games. I'm sure people could actually do the search and look up video gameplays and see for yourself. In addition, it seems to have been tuned down on an easier level in order to get 100% unlock. Either way, the online battles have been divided to "play for fun" or "play for glory"; which pretty much are for the people who want to get more serious. Online matches could lag but that's mostly because of the connections depended on the players. I have been on many good 4 players FFA battles with almost no lag but their were a few lags only because of a player's connection and I don't believe the the game or system is to take full blame. Also, some characters that have been clones of other previous characters seemed to have slightly diverse. Overall, I pretty happy with the outcome of the game which I didn't think the 3DS was able to handle but it seems to run pretty smooth. I suggest maybe downloading the free demo and try it out, although the demo blocks out everything but about 5 characters and 1 stage to battle on. P.S. Master Hand & Crazy Hand got some new moves

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Make Nintendo Great Again!

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    returnOFtheMac
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    Super Smash Bros. for is good. Good for the 3DS. Good for America. Good because of the roster. The roster is yuuuge! I think Super Smash Bros. could be great again if we can get Nintendo to produce games such as these in the United States. You look at other fighting games companies and they are laughing at Nintendo. Sony is beating Nintendo with their own fighting games. Now, Nintendo has to build a new Super Smash Bros. from the ground up. And the game has to be a thing of beauty. Great, beautiful game. Who can build Super Smash Bros. better than Nintendo? Nintendo will build; that is what Nintendo do. Nintendo builds. Nintendo builds nice games, but Nintendo in the United States will build great, beautiful games. Games are easy, trust Nintendo. We have to make Nintendo great again so we do that, so we can save Super Smash Bros. Because Nintendo is not cutter, Nintendo is the only one that does not want to cut Super Smash Bros. I want to make Nintendo so rich, Super Smash Bros. can be afforded. Now, we have a game changer now, and the game changer is Super Smash Bros. Nintendo really do have to get strong and Nintendo have to get strong fast. Nintendo can’t let companies get a fighting game. Nintendo can’t do it. Can’t do it. Nintendo cannot let that happen. In the old days, Nintendo would have said years ago, to withdraw and let them fight one another. I recommend this game whole heartedly.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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