|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS|
|Date Released||November 28th, 2014|
|Completionist Rating||Finish It!|
|Link||Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS - The Completionist Ep. 111|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Japanese:大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DSHepburn: Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu?)and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii UDairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Fō Wī Yū) arefighting games developed by Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles in 2014. The two games respectively represent the fourth and fifth installments in theSuper Smash Bros. series of games.
Like the rest of the series,Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are non-traditional fighting games where players use different attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of the arena. The games are crossover titlesthat feature characters, items, music, and stages from various Nintendo franchises such as Mario,Pokémon, Kirby, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda, as well as from the third-party franchises Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, and Pac-Man. New features include having up to eight players fighting at a time on the Wii U and using Miis as fighters. Some older features have been removed, such as the story modes in predecessors Melee and Brawl and the presence of characters with multiple forms (for example, Zelda and Sheik, formerly one character, now must be selected separately).
The Completionist Edit
Jirard reviewed both new Super Smash Bros. games for the 111th episode of The Completionist. Xander Mobus, the announcer from the games, does some voice-over work for the episode, narrating the intro, having banter with Greg, and introducing parts of the review. Jirard also takes the opportunity to promote the Super Smash Bros. Brawl playthrough on Super Beard Bros.
Jirard praises the attention to detail in both version, especially the trophies and backgrounds. He's also impressed with how smoothly the 3DS version runs, despite long load times. He does wish that some stages were available to play in both versions, though.
Jirard also praises the various modes that the games have to offer, as well as the internet functionality, thankful that it's better than in Brawl. And predictably, he notes that both games require an insane amount of gameplay to complete it all, especially hard challenges like beating Classic Mode on 9.0 without losing a stock. The game's completion challenges are meant to last years, but he finished it all in a few weeks.
At the end of the day, Jirard finds the game to be his favorite Smash game, despite minor flaws and the insane amount of content.
- Jirard also reviewed the games on Hot Pepper Gaming, where he gave the game 5 peppers out of 5, and the pepper got a "SUPER SMASH FINAL F***ING SCREEN-BLOWING SMASH out of 5."