So most of us played Duck Hunt on NES and remember the Dog. The Dog that never stopped laughing at our failure. I never really hated the Dog, but some have negative memories of it. In a move I didn't quite foresee, Nintendo is adding the Duck Hunt Dog and Duck to Super Smash Brothers on Wii U. The way they play looks interesting and I can wait to give this character a try.

What do you think, does this new Smash Brothers character look cool enough to use in a Smash match?

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/11/2014 at 02:47am

Duck Hunt is indeed a new character in the game, but it's not just the dog, the duck is with him, too. This character, called "Duck Hunt," is kind of a like a two-in-one, some what similar to Olimar who is Olimar and his Pikmin. Some of Duck Hunt's special movies includes 8-bit characters that shoot. You can also shoot cans and clay "pigeons" to hurt your enemies. I was delighted to see Duck Hunt in the game. Since I've had the 3DS verson of Super Smash Bros., I've had some time playing with Duck Hunt. Also, when "Duck Hunt" jumps, the duck carries the dog. It's really cool.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/11/2014 at 03:28am

I need a Wii U now.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/11/2014 at 03:31am

Yes, you do, Travis! =) The game comes out in 11 days. I have it pre-ordered along with the new Pokemon games. =)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/11/2014 at 03:43am

Oh! I should also mention that Nintendo's amiibo figures are supposedly going to be being released at the same time (in 11 days). I pre-ordered Link for myself and my son chose Fox. I saw something about the Link figure being able to function in Hyrule Warriors. Speaking of Hyrule Warriors, I still love the game. I have completed Legend mode and not yet tried any of the other modes yet. I collected all of the "easy" Gold Skulltulas, but have not yet collected all the more difficult ones. I did also purchase all of the DLC for the game.

Back to Smash Bros., I still don't have a favorite character, I like almost all of them. Over the last few months, I've spent a lot of time with the 3DS version unlocking characters, stages, and doing the various challenges. Both games are supposed to interact some how. On the main menu is a button for the Wii U, which is a feature that is currently unavailable. The stages are supposed to be different in both versions, with the 3DS having more handheld stages (such as a stage based upon The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Train). I'm also sure that while the 3DS is missing the "story" mode, it will be on the Wii U. I have been pretty impressed with the game. Little Mac is really strong! The Villager (from Animal Crossing) is also a cool new character. I thought that the Gamecube version of the game was pretty deep with lots of trophies, but the Wii version expanded upon that and thus so has the 3DS. I expect the Wii U version will be even better than the 3DS version.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/11/2014 at 04:59am

Interesting. I wonder how the games will be related?

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/11/2014 at 05:10am

I'm not sure, but I haven't looked into it. I forgot to mention that the Wii U version will support 8 characters battling together at once on the same stage.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/23/2014 at 12:21am

Now that I have the Wii U version of the game, I thought I'd leave a comment about some of it. It seems most of the characters are already unlocked, although I apparently unlocked Falcon. I was surprised that Ganondorf was available on the character selection screen, since I had to unlock him on the 3DS version of the game. The game looks awesome on the big screen TV in high-definition. The graphics do not look like the 3DS version. Sadly, story mode was not included. I read an article that said the creator of the game decided not to include it and the cut scenes since people were uploading them to the Internet. I think I saw my son watching one of them, so maybe cut scenes some where, some how.

There is an amiibo button in the Vault menu (I think). The game will tell you to place the amiibo on the bottom-left side of the game pad to access it. You can customize the amiboo fighter by changing it's color, equipment, and moves. I added my Link amiibo, gave him some of the strongest available equipment, and changed his outfit color to blue. Other abilities were not available, perhaps they will be in due time. To get the amiibo to fight in a Smash game, you have to select the customize option on the game. Then, you can put the amiibo on the game pad and select which character place it will be. It sounds confusing, but it's not. My amiibo played on its own and I even watched and lose to Zelda. It did level up to 6 or 7 and it can level up to 50.

The 3DS version of the game can connect to the Wii U version by using the 3DS icon on the main menu of the Wii U game or the Wii U icon on the main menu on the 3DS game. You can use the 3DS as another controller and you can copy over customizations back and forth between the two versions of the game.

The game manual also shows that a GameCube controller can be used to play the game using a new adapter. I'm not sure if this adapter is available yet.

I may make a main post about the game later after I spend some more time playing it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/24/2014 at 01:10pm

I made a correction in my Super Smash Bros. post about the amiibo figure/character. You don't have to turn on "Custom Fighters" on the character selection screen, just put the amiibo on the designated spot on the GamePad. I've just start doing team battles with my amiibo Link.

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