Azurephile gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
Azurephile gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
Recommendation and new features
  • Recommended +1

  • Wii U version coming

  • amiibo functionality

  • Classic video characters

  • Challenges

  • Demo available
Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS is actually more fun than I thought it would be. There are so many different game modes and ways to play the game. Players can play the game and it's various modes solo or with other players online or locally via wireless networking. It seems the only mode that's missing is the kind-of-like story mode that was on the Wii version, which I'm sure will be on the Wii U version. There are many new characters, stages, and items to unlock.

Wii U version and amiibos: The game will get even more fun once the Wii U version is out because both versions can apparently interact with each other. Also, Nintendo is releasing it's new amiibo figures with the launch of the Wii U version of the game. These figures can be placed on the Wii U game pad. They store information about the character and collect stats, level up, etc. The new 3DS LL will apparently also have a spot on it for use with the amiibo figures, but other versions of the 3DS are going to be able to use them with a new accessory. Unfortunately, it seems that we won't see that accessory until some time next year.

Graphically, one of the things I first noticed about the 3DS version of the game is that characters have an outline. I found out, by watching some videos on Nintendo's channel or eShop, that this was created to help the characters stand out from the background and therefore easier to see. However, the outline can be adjusted (made thinner) or removed in the game's settings.

Classic video game characters: This new generation of the game is historical. It is the first game to include famous video game original characters such as Mario, Pac Man, and Sonic the Hedgehog. You won't find another game on any other console that has these original video game pioneers. The 3DS version of the game is also the very first hand held Smash Bros. game.

The game's characters can also be customized with various pieces of equipment and items found along with their various moves. Note that characters in this new generation of the game have more moves than in previous versions. Characters can also be created based upon a Mii character. These characters can be a brawler, sword fighter, or gunner.

Challenges: I have not yet unlocked everything, but I've managed to unlock some things. Right now, one of my favorite features is a Challenges menu item, which tells you a challenge that's required to unlock that block. Completing challenges unlocks other items as well. I already finished the first panel of challenges and am on the second one now. Some challenges include playing Smash as a certain character or on a certain stage a certain amount of times. There is also a golden hammer that can be used to unlock a block instead of completing the challenge. I've found this helpful because some challenges aren't as easy to complete, such as the StreetSmash challenges.

Recommendation and demo:I think if you have a 3DS or 2DS and are a fan of the game series, you should pick up a copy of this version. There is also a free demo on Nintendo's eStore that you can download and play a limited amount of times. I look forward to playing the game more, completing challenges, and being able to use the new amiibo figures. I had pre-ordered the game, mostly because my son was enjoying the demo. I was more interested in the Wii U version, which comes out next month. However, I decided to get myself a copy of the game as well, which makes sense since my son and I each have our own 3DS and I wanted to have my own game file. I also reserved a copy of the Wii U version and two amiibo figures.

For more information about the game please see the official website ( For more information about amiibo see the official website as well (