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Reviewed: 9.5/10: Superb
( Wii-U version reviewed )





8:30 AM on 01.20.2015

Majora's Mask 3D and New 3DS XL playable at PAX South

The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the current hot commodity for Nintendo fans, with special edition units selling out. For those who are not so keen on ordering one before playing, an opportunity to get some hands-on time is coming ...

Darren Nakamura




2:45 PM on 01.14.2015

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks

If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...

Darren Nakamura




1:15 PM on 01.12.2015

Reggie Fils-Aime's face is now a Smash Bros. stage

Nintendo's meatiest executive is now immortalized in Smash Bros. His body is ready...to fight on. StreetPass NYC [Twitter]

Kyle MacGregor




11:00 AM on 01.09.2015

The official Wii U GameCube adapter is still crazy stupid to find, here's a third-party one

In recent news, Nintendo sold the Wii U GameCube adapter on its site, making good on the promise that it would come back into stock -- sorta. It sold out in roughly 30 minutes, so I hope you were staring at the internet at th...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 01.08.2015

My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8

Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th...

Cold William




12:00 PM on 01.06.2015

Little Mac got some air game with 'crazy aerial death combo'

Little Mac must've found some Air Jordans so he could be Like Mike because someone found him some air game like he put his hand on the basketball from Space Jam and stole Starscream's powers. Maybe those Reebok Pum...

Steven Hansen




2:30 PM on 01.05.2015

If you hate the Pac-Land stage in Smash Bros., maybe this mini-game will make it better

Pac-Land is considered a hallmark title for being one of the first games to use and help popularize parallax scrolling. Despite its contribution to modern gaming, Super Smash Bros.' homage to it isn't all that well-rece...

Brett Makedonski




10:30 AM on 01.05.2015

Wii U modder shows off Game & Watch amiibo creation process

Mema Haxx is at it again! After showing off the creation of the unannounced Duck Hunt amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there were some doubts as to the authenticity of the video. Now he's released another demo, th...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 01.02.2015

Duck Hunt amiibo files allegedly found on-disc for Smash Wii U

It makes perfect sense that Nintendo would have every amiibo file already on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U disc, but this video apparently confirms that fact. Taken by YouTube user Mema Haxx, it shows the character (known...

Chris Carter




4:45 PM on 01.01.2015

Sakurai: Super Smash Bros. cannot sustain itself with just competitive players

Now that Super Smash Bros. has been out and about for quite a while on the 3DS and Wii U, it's time to start looking at the big picture. Sakurai recently spoke to Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, and opened up abou...

Chris Carter




5:30 PM on 12.22.2014

Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros.

At this weekend's Shockwave 11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, player Lord Cat God found out the hard way that the Villager's tree isn't necessarily loyal to whoever created it. The result was a room full of suddenly boisterous people, and one of the more memorable and unexpected victories for opponent, Awestin.

Brett Makedonski




2:30 PM on 12.10.2014

Super Smash Bros. causes surge in Wii U sales in Japan

The Japanese market certainly loves its handheld devices, but for at least one week, a console game is king. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the top selling title in Japan this week, moving 227,527 units in the first few...

Brett Makedonski




10:00 AM on 12.08.2014

This Lucina figure is looking pretty damn great

Japan is getting an amazing Figma figure next year -- Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. It's up for pre-order now from retailers like AmiAmi, and it'll drop in April 2015. I think I'm going to have the mask on permanently -- it looks too cool. Of course, this figure makes me lament the fact that Lucina doesn't have a mask-variant costume in Smash Bros.

Chris Carter




11:45 AM on 12.05.2014

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ...

Steven Hansen




10:00 AM on 12.05.2014

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes

Super Smash Bros. might be a major hit for Nintendo, but a small number of people are having some issues with a few specific error codes on the Wii U. 160-0103 and 160-1710 may occur when players are engaging in the "For...

Chris Carter




2:00 PM on 12.04.2014

How is amiibo functionality a few weeks in?

My initial amiibo assessment was after roughly one week of testing. Within one day I trained a few toys to the max level of 50, fed them a few items, and was pretty underwhelmed. Two weeks later and I'm still a bit underwhelm...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main

Newcomers to Smash Bros. might find the Wii U version to be a bit daunting. There are almost fifty characters, most considerably different from one another. Even seasoned Smash players have wildly differing opinions whe...

Brett Makedonski




9:00 AM on 12.03.2014

Which Smash Bros. character do you think is the most competitive?

I've been spending a lot of time with Rosalina in Smash Bros. I've been interested in her before the game was released as I like the character quite a bit, and Luma sweetened the deal. After an extended amount of play, I...

Chris Carter




5:00 AM on 11.28.2014

Pokémon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...

Kyle MacGregor




10:45 AM on 11.25.2014

Smash Bros. is the USA's fastest-selling Wii U game

Nintendo sent a boastful little email our way this morning, touting Super Smash Bros. as the fastest-selling Wii U game ever. At least so far as the United States is concerned, anyway. Americans purchased more than 490,000 un...

Kyle MacGregor




8:00 PM on 11.24.2014

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable

Jonathan introduced this video of a kitten occasionally pawing at Super Smash Bros. by saying, "It's the least newsworthy news ever newsed, but it will make people happy to watch." Indeed, I had just come off a last-round de...

Jordan Devore




4:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch

Elite fighting game competitors have to be able to perform even under the wackiest of circumstances. Fox lose his head? King Dedede's eyes look like he's taken enough psychedelic drugs for a lifetime? Better nail that dash-d...

Brett Makedonski




8:00 AM on 11.21.2014

PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art

This is a pretty strange PSA but I know someone is going to go on a Twitter rant after they crack open their new copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, so here goes. I don't know about you all, but one of the first things...

Chris Carter




2:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer'

Super Smash Bros. fans are all about Ridley, and I get it. The Metroid character would be cool to play as, but it's just not happening. Not this time. Speaking to IGN, director Masahiro Sakurai laid out why: "...if we made Ri...

Jordan Devore




5:45 PM on 11.19.2014

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment'

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. next spring, but Masahiro Sakurai explained to IGN that, "releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it's simply meant as part of t...

Steven Hansen




4:00 PM on 11.19.2014

The only awkward, live-action, gory Smash Bros. video you need today

Are you excited for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? You should be. Chris "Barack Obama" Carter says it's 9.5 good. That's not 9.5 out of like 3 billion. That's 9.5 out of 10. Some people that are certainly appropriately enthused for Smash Bros. are the ones in this video. I don't really have words for what's going on, so I'll let the clip speak for itself. 

Brett Makedonski




11:30 AM on 11.19.2014

Here's how you unlock everything in Smash Bros. Wii U

Just like Super Smash Bros. 3DS, the unlock conditions are fairly relaxed in the Wii U version. Of course there is at least one stage that's hidden behind a specific unlock condition, and most of the stage unlocks aren't apparent at first. Although this doesn't spoil any stage specifically, I'd refrain from reading the comments if you want to be surprised.

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 11.19.2014

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was everything I hoped it would be. It rekindled my love for the franchise after my group of friends and I lost interest due to Brawl, and I'm playing online more often than I would with most fig...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 11.16.2014

Smash Bros. campaign modes no longer appear to be a priority

I received Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U in the mail yesterday. The plan is to start capturing video of it as soon as I'm able, so if there are specific things you want to see from the game, let me know. We're also tal...

Jonathan Holmes




5:00 PM on 11.13.2014

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun I've had fighting online

I love fighting games. Well, I love pretty much all competitive games, but fighting games are some of the most satisfying. Pulling off combos (or kombos), discovering new "tech," and watching the metagame develop are all supe...

Patrick Hancock




4:30 PM on 11.13.2014

Nintendo: Smash Bros. could double Wii U sales

Super Smash Bros. is going to sell a lot of copies, and give the struggling Wii U a sorely needed boost. Just how big of a boost, though? Nintendo is pretty optimistic. Speaking with Bloomberg, Nintendo of America boss R...

Kyle MacGregor




11:30 AM on 11.12.2014

Beat the rush, pre-load Smash Bros. for Wii U today

Whenever Nintendo does something Internet-related, there always seem to be issues. New Club Nintendo promotion? Good luck trying to redeem anything before the website crashes. Hot new game coming out? That's going to take abo...

Kyle MacGregor




11:30 AM on 11.11.2014

Nintendo hopes to strike balance with new Smash Bros. 3DS patch

Fighting games constantly strive for the fabled perfect balance that turns the contest into a pure standoff of skill rather than giving one player an edge based on character. Nintendo's taking more steps to inch closer to its...

Brett Makedonski




11:30 AM on 11.10.2014

Every Super Smash Bros. Final Smash on Wii U

Like a Fatality supercut or big hitz (sports term) highlight reel, it does feel a bit unearned to watch. Gluttonous.  But I watched the first and I was hooked. This game is so pretty on the Wii U. And so much more ...

Steven Hansen




5:30 PM on 11.07.2014

Smash Bros. for Wii U's opening cinematic will put you in a mood to fight

With just two weeks left until the greatly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases, the inclination to start smashin' something is becoming more irresistible with each passing day. Maybe the game's opening cinematic...

Brett Makedonski




9:00 AM on 11.07.2014

The Smash Bros. GameCube controller has a big ol' long cord

Look, we know the reason that you keep coming back to Destructoid is for the hot updates on controller cord length. We're reasonable people here (except Jordan, he insists that Hamza refer to him as "King Xerxes"), so we'll g...

Brett Makedonski




4:30 PM on 11.06.2014

Yoshi's Woolly World has a stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

I'm trying not to overdo it with Super Smash Bros. coverage but that's easier said than done when director Masahiro Sakurai is out there talking up a stage based on Yoshi's Woolly World. I'm only human, damn it. A human who l...

Jordan Devore




7:00 PM on 11.05.2014

Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon -- today was a good day for Nintendo fans. If you weren't around for the Nintendo Direct, you also missed this fun Super Smash Bros. Wii U intro fo...

Jordan Devore




12:30 PM on 11.05.2014

Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan

If only I could repay all my debt in real life by punching others and collecting the money that shakes loose. ...Wait a minute, maybe I can.  Masahiro Sakurai took to the Miiverse to explain some of the Wii U Super Smash...

Steven Hansen




12:30 PM on 11.03.2014

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros.

Some Smash Bros. players on 3DS are finding themselves the unlucky recipients of an unfortunately long ban from the game -- 136 years. Well, it's most likely a glitch, but that probably doesn't come as much consolation t...

Brett Makedonski




1:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...

Jordan Devore




11:15 AM on 10.30.2014

Nintendo's first pre-download game will be Super Smash Bros. Wii U

PC fans have been enjoying the pre-load privilege for years, but Sony and Microsoft have caught up in the past year, offering it for the PS4 and Xbox One platforms. Now Nintendo is working on updating its infrastructure with ...

Chris Carter




9:00 PM on 10.27.2014

8 things right and 8 things wrong with Smash Bros. Wii U

I recently got my hands on Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Wii U, and holy Bowser babies, are there a lot of new and expanded features! In fact, there is so much new stuff that I could hardly cover it all, so instead I am sharing my boiled-down list of the 8 most interesting things that I think Nintendo has done well for Smash U, and the 8 things I think could use some work.

Bill Zoeker




12:30 PM on 10.27.2014

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues

The first post-release update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a bit of an enigma. Nintendo doesn't give the specifics of it, just that it'll "make for a more pleasant gaming experience." We'll have to take your word...

Brett Makedonski




3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore




6:13 PM on 10.23.2014

All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version

Alright. If Smash Bros. 3DS is at least a little sparse, this video makes it feel all the more sparse. I mean, Event Mode is back. And there's a separate two-player Event Mode.  Watch along with the video abov...

Steven Hansen




5:46 PM on 10.23.2014

Mewtwo will join Super Smash Bros. next spring

I didn't want to flood the page with mini Super Smash Bros. Wii U news updates out of Nintendo's live stream this afternoon, but, Mewtwo! He's coming to both games this upcoming spring. If you register the 3DS and Wii U vers...

Jordan Devore




9:45 AM on 10.22.2014

Florida man petitions Nintendo to bring Smash Bros. to Vita

Sometimes you're just sitting there, bleary-eyed and half asleep, when, out of nowhere, something rolls across your desk and makes you spew your morning coffee everywhere like a geyser in an old-timey cartoon. (A spit-take, K...

Kyle MacGregor




8:00 AM on 10.20.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct will have tons of new info

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will have a Nintendo Direct soon dedicated to revealing a lot more information. It's set for October 23 at 6PM EST, and will focus on "50 new things" for the Wii U version. That's a lot of things! ...

Chris Carter




12:45 PM on 10.17.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U has a board game mode, stage creator

Amazon has a new description of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and, well, just read for yourself: "Whether you're creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your...

Jordan Devore








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