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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD

Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
This title has been rated Everyone 10+ for:
Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes

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Battle it out as Nintendo’s greatest heroes on the Wii U console

Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats. Then power-up and train intelligent amiibo figures* to take on your friends!

The multiplayer showdown** you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo* to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends’ to see how your training methods stack up.

*amiibo figures sold separately

** Broadband Internet access required for online play. Learn more on Nintendo website

Battle it Out

Mario! Link! Bowser! Star Fox! All of your favorite Nintendo characters are back, along with plenty of new faces!

Characters

With a variety of control options and amiibo compatibility, the timeless Super Smash Bros. battle comes alive.

amiibo

Connect, power-up and train with your amiibo figures! Tap your amiibo figure to the Wii U GamePad to train it, power it up, or battle with and against it.

Mii Fighter

Import your customized characters from the Nintendo 3DS version.

Multiplayer

Up to 8 players can battle each other locally or online across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic Nintendo home console games.

New Characters

Battle with a huge roster of Nintendo’s greatest heroes, villains, and more.

Items

Collect all of the equipment and customizations for each of your fighters.

New Attack

Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter’s moves and stats.

Description

Battle it out as Nintendo's greatest heroes on the Wii U console Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to earn all-new customizations and equipment that trick out your fighter's moves and stats. Then power-up and train intelligent amiibo figures* to take on your friends! The multiplayer showdown** you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo* to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends' to see how your training methods stack up. *amiibo figures sold separately ** Broadband Internet access required for online play. Learn more on Nintendo website

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Features

  • Super Smash Bros. Mario! Link! Samus! Pikachu! All of your favorite Nintendo characters are back along with plenty of new faces in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U the next entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series. Up to four players can battle each

Product Details

  • Release date: November 21, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • ASIN: B00DD0B0BM
  • Manufacturer reference: 83571
  • Average Customer Review : 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,564) Reviews
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: 743

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5.0 out of 5 stars
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Game of my Life
My wife suggested I take the day off and have a "Smash Day" with the kids (we have 4) and, like any reasonable person, I did. This review is dedicated to her. The Roster: Most characters are unlocked right from the beginning, which is a relief when you have kids who want to...See more
My wife suggested I take the day off and have a "Smash Day" with the kids (we have 4) and, like any reasonable person, I did. This review is dedicated to her.

The Roster:
Most characters are unlocked right from the beginning, which is a relief when you have kids who want to play as X but don't want to wait. Overall, the roster is much better than Brawl, with fewer clones and some of my favorites from new Nintendo games, like Shulk, Lucina, Palutena, and Robin. Wii Fit Trainer and Villager are hilarious and awesome. There are so many characters, I played all day and only made it through roughly half of them.

The depth:
There is so much to do and unlock, it's enough to make a grown father with responsibilities cry.

Amiibos:
This feature is not for everyone, but if you're a life-long Nintendo fan or you have kids, they're fantastic. They're a little confusing and I had a hard time explaining the differences between Disney Infinity and Amiibo to my six year-old, but using them cleared things up. They're great figures (with some exceptions - Link is disappointing) and great for playing with kids. We bought four (Mario, Peach, Link, Samus) and I had one figure player team up with each of my kids so they can compete with me. Now the figures are so high level I'm having a hard time ever winning. Plus, they're toys. They love playing with them, as long as they're careful.

8 Player Smash:
I have a family of six. This mode is a godsend. It works surprisingly well and we always fill the remaining slots with amiibos. Gameplay remains buttery smooth and the chaos is just delicious. Only bummer is your options for stages are limited in this mode.

The "Everything Else":

The graphics are beautiful and smooth and it's amazing how Nintendo is able to mesh all of these characters into a game and it somehow make visual sense.

The music is endless, amazing, and will rain nostalgia. You can plug the GamePad into a good sound system and just shuffle the playlist. Nirvana.

The stage builder is simple and intuitive. My kids loved drawing their own stages. The elegant simplicity of it kind of blew me away, but I do hope they add more to this mode. The palettes and platforms seem limited.

The new stages are great, with a few exceptions.

There are many solo modes, including a remixed Classic mode that I preferred over the old one.

You can use any Wii U or Wii controller you have. Any of them. Well, except for the balance board. We used the GamePad, Wii U Pro controller, Wii remote + Wii Classic Controller Pro, and Wii remote for the little one. They are even selling GameCube controllers, which I love, but deem unnecessary to buy unless you're married to Melee. I'm not, and prefer not to have cables. I would get the GameCube adapter though, it I still had a Wavebird lying around.

Conclusion:
This is a game for everyone. Even my wife who doesn't game much and 2 year-old got kicks out of it (I teamed up with him along with the Link amiibo he picked out). The true beauty is reliving the fun and magic of Nintendo with those around you. And all of it is built on a fantastic game that I can't stop thinking about.

I haven't even touched online yet, because I'm too busy punching my daughter's Jigglypuff in the face with Pac-man while we giggle maniacally every time a Nintendog licks the screen, and my son growls like Bowser as he throws my wife's King Dedede off a cliff. That's Smash Bros.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
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Show me your moves | Hands off my bread | You're too slooooowww | Personally, I prefer the air
I have been playing SSB since Nintendo 64. I played Melee until my eyes bled. Brawl was a major improvement but it disappointing in some aspects. Having now played this newest incarnation, I can say that it's all of the best elements from all 3 games rolled into 1 fast,...See more
I have been playing SSB since Nintendo 64. I played Melee until my eyes bled. Brawl was a major improvement but it disappointing in some aspects. Having now played this newest incarnation, I can say that it's all of the best elements from all 3 games rolled into 1 fast, loud, fun package. That's not to say there aren't some downsides, but it has far many more pros than cons. Sakurai is a supertroll who loves the fans, and this is his love letter.

Cosmetically, the graphics are incredible. This is basically what we all expected from Brawl, now finally realized in HD. The animations are detailed. The little touches are all there. Part of the fun in this series is finding your favorite franchise and indulging. The sound is also spot on, with some strange changes that are explained by the fact that the characters are referencing the most modern versions of their games. One thing that will absolutely blow your mind, however, is the music. There are almost 200 songs in here to smash to and they are pretty much all fantastically done.

Although I suspect most of you aren't planning to buy this for the music and graphics - no, the gameplay itself has never been better. It's just as fun and fast as it's always been, and it's still the easiest game I know that an amateur can pick up and immediately start playing. Some notable things that are different:
- The much maligned "floatiness" of Brawl is gone. Heavy characters feel heavy again.
- No more random tripping, which unfairly handicapped fast characters.
- Certain characters universally considered to be overpowered are rebalanced.
- The roster has been trimmed appropriately. I won't give specifics, no point in spoiling it.

I'll end with Pros and Cons:

Pros:
- Awesome looking and sounding
- Technically rebalanced - think Melee, not Brawl
- No more Subspace Emissary - worst thing ever
- Numerous single player activites - and the return of event matches
- Online play is VASTLY improved and now includes voice chat between matches
- A huge roster of (mostly) unique characters
- Supports numerous control types
- Custom Mii fighters and customizable standard fighters

Cons:
- A few notable omissions to the roster. One in particular that redefined the play style for many of us. Bring em back!
- Target mode has been replaced with what is basically Angry Birds
- The game-breaking annoyance of the smash ball has returned
- 8 players at a time might give you a headache. Everything gets really . . . small.

Worth your time.
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3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
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Lacks longevity
Now that Smash Ultimate is out, I can say this game is obsolete. It was fun while it lasted but there really isn't much reason for anyone to play it anymore. It does offer hundreds of hours of gameplay because you'll have to clear Classic mode 50 times, All Star mode 50...See more
Now that Smash Ultimate is out, I can say this game is obsolete. It was fun while it lasted but there really isn't much reason for anyone to play it anymore. It does offer hundreds of hours of gameplay because you'll have to clear Classic mode 50 times, All Star mode 50 times and every other stupid side mode 50 times. Plus you get annoyingly specific challenges that are insanely difficult to do. Completing this will be really hard to do, so if you want a time waster, go for it.
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Another Great SSB
Fantastic addition to the SSB series. This addition includes a lot of new single player content that is really enjoyable, as well as plenty of multiplayer content, including the ability to go up to 8 players. One fun and interesting new mode is a board game with occasional...See more
Fantastic addition to the SSB series. This addition includes a lot of new single player content that is really enjoyable, as well as plenty of multiplayer content, including the ability to go up to 8 players. One fun and interesting new mode is a board game with occasional battles, very similar to a Mario Party type set up, but with the final winner decided by a final battle. That final battle is influenced by stats picked up by players on the board throughout the game.

Another cool feature is the ability to sync between the 3DS version of the game and the Wii U version. Players can transfer created characters such as Mii fighters between systems, and use either system to level amiibo figures. Additionally, the 3DS version can be linked to the Wii U and function as a player controller on the Wii U, which is nice for players who learned the game on the 3DS first. Speaking of amiibos - this game probably has my favorite amiibo support of any Wii U or 3DS title I've owned so far. Amiibos are loaded up as characters you play against, either alone or with friends. Amiibos are trained over time, leveling from 1 to 50, and actually "learn" based upon the move sets used against them. I've experienced this with my Zelda, as she learned to spot dodge a certain combo I had been using against her. Stats are also added/taken away from amiibo characters via items gained in the game.

All in all, if you own a Wii U, I'd say pick up the game.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
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Best Wii U Game so far!
Smash Bros. is one of those games that you can't get bored of, because it's that good. It's my first time ever playing a Smash Bros. game, and I was reluctant when it first came out. I decided to try out other Wii U games such as MarioKart 8 and Super Mario 3D World. After...See more
Smash Bros. is one of those games that you can't get bored of, because it's that good. It's my first time ever playing a Smash Bros. game, and I was reluctant when it first came out. I decided to try out other Wii U games such as MarioKart 8 and Super Mario 3D World. After a while they got a little bit boring after playing them at least an hour every day, so I got Smash.

This game is amazing. I love the graphics, the characters, and the stages. It's amazing. I even got a Yoshi amiibo, while my sister got the Peach amiibo. They make the game even better!

My favorite stages have to be Palutena's Temple, Mushroom Kingdom U, and Temple. For the characters, you really have to try all of them out. They all have unique abilities, and some are way better than others! I love being Pikachu, but I rarely win. If I try Lucina, I win more often. It just depends, (but I always end up getting beat at the end by my level 50 amiibos, so maybe it's just them.)

If you have read this far, I congratulate you, and now you should probably click the buy button! It's amazing! :)
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A Smashing Masterpiece
I have been looking forward to the new Super Smash Bros game since the Wii U launch. After hours of playing and mess around, this is the "definitive" Smash title that I really enjoy today. True high-def graphics, excellent roster, awesome local multiplayer, amazing...See more
I have been looking forward to the new Super Smash Bros game since the Wii U launch. After hours of playing and mess around, this is the "definitive" Smash title that I really enjoy today.

True high-def graphics, excellent roster, awesome local multiplayer, amazing lag-free online play, solid controls option, and fantastic extra features and unlockables. Plus, the DLC for new fighters and Mii costumes is a worthy addition for the price. Few downsides (as of this update) are that the online tournament is completely broken and inconsistent, and Smash Tour feels like a "Mario Party" gameplay but not the type of feature I was hoped for.

Overall, Super Smash Bros for Wii U is a grand masterpiece for the home console. Between this and the 3DS version, the Wii U is far superior due to high number of unlockables. However, I would say that the 4th installment of both versiond is the best Smash game since Melee. Without a doubt, it is my favorite game of all time and a must own title for the Wii U.
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After playing Brawl I was super skeptical that this game would be any good
After playing Brawl I was super skeptical that this game would be any good. Luckily, Nintendo has redeemed themselves with this entry in the Smash series. The characters are more balanced than probably any other smash game (this does not mean they are balanced well though)....See more
After playing Brawl I was super skeptical that this game would be any good. Luckily, Nintendo has redeemed themselves with this entry in the Smash series. The characters are more balanced than probably any other smash game (this does not mean they are balanced well though). I feel like I can enjoy using almost every character and have a chance against any other character I face.
Pros:
Does not require the amount of skill that Melee does
A lot of character, and even DLC
More trophies
No lag in regular gameplay

Cons:
Some people will not like this because it doesn't involve the same skill as Melee (no wave-dashing, L-cancelling, etc.)
No Adventure mode (come on Sakurai :(
Some characters are just not very good
Smash Tour is terrible
Most of the One-player modes are not fund, even classic mode and event matches are less fun than in melee or Brawl
You need to buy the adapter and gamecube controller to play properly
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Great game with fun for the whole family!!
My favorite part about Super Smash games is that it is fun for the whole family. What I mean by that is that a 1 year old can hold the controller and move their character around a bit and not make anybody wait on them to finish (Mario kart). You all share the same screen...See more
My favorite part about Super Smash games is that it is fun for the whole family. What I mean by that is that a 1 year old can hold the controller and move their character around a bit and not make anybody wait on them to finish (Mario kart). You all share the same screen too so no screen space is given up either for any number of players. You can even set teams to help out the little ones... or set them on their own team, either way.

This Super Smash game is great on the graphics and has tons of character options. The gameplay is familiar to old timers of the series and just a great family game!
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