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Super Smash Bros.  



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





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. I...

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




7:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Smash sells 705,000 in two days, Destiny players flock to PS4

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is selling as well as you would expect. According to NPD data, 705,000 units in its first two days in the United States, good for fourth best-selling in September. This is close to Pokemon X/Y's one...

Steven Hansen




8:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Always bet on Ganondorf

"Always bet on Ganondorf," you said. I agree. Does that look like a face you'd want to mess with? And those teeth! Nintendo has uploaded a few more "secret fighter" galleries for Super Smash Bros. which you can find over here...

Jordan Devore




11:30 AM on 10.15.2014

Nintendo teases new game mode for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo producer Masahiro Sakurai has dropped another neat tease for us for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. He's hinting at a new game mode, and all we know for now is that it involves Master Hand and Crazy Hand ...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 10.13.2014

The best Mega Man character is a trophy in Smash Bros. Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. "Pic of the Day" series, it was revealed that Bass and Zero will both make an appearance as trophies in the Wii U version of the game. As you may know from my "top five Mega Man games of all tim...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 10.10.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U's trophy shop looks a lot cooler than the 3DS one

The fact that the trophy shop was bland on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. isn't really worth complaining about for me, but this new screenshot of the Wii U version is definitely a vast improvement.  In his pic...

Chris Carter




3:15 PM on 10.09.2014

Smash Bros. Amiibo up on Amazon for $13 a pop

The Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are up on Amazon and, as much as I try not to get excited about toys, they look pretty alright.  I will just take solace in the fact that the only piece of nerd junk that crowds my desk, a little two inch Luigi that I bought for one dollar (not 13!) in Chinatown (not the movie!), is better.

Steven Hansen




7:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Damn it, Pac-Man, I believed in you!

"Would you like to bet your earnings and try to extend your win streak?" Hmm. I was going to call it quits in Super Smash Bros.' Spectator Mode. I had too good of a streak going to continue pressing my luck, but the break bet...

Jordan Devore




9:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Dorf on the Diamond: 7,116ft in Smash Bros' home run contest

This is even better than discovering Yoshi's easy down-A in Melee's home run contest. I spent some of the weekend trying to find cheap, lazy home run contest tricks, like spamming Fox's blaster, but I haven't been able to top about 2,200 with Link. This bat-less Ganondorf trick more than triples my best effort.

Steven Hansen




12:30 PM on 10.07.2014

Nintendo shares amiibo interface for Smash Bros. Wii U

Once again Sakurai is hard at work hyping up the Wii U release of Super Smash Bros., which we now know will drop in November. The newest Miiverse post involves the amiibo toys, showing us a screen of what the in-game interfac...

Chris Carter




7:50 AM on 10.07.2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches November 21

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch in North America on November 21, Nintendo of America announced today. The fighting game will then release across Europe on December 5. It will support amiibo compatibility at launch. The figures will be available the same day for $12.99 each. Twelve different models will hit shelves at first, with six more coming in December.

Kyle MacGregor




6:34 AM on 10.07.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS has sold over 2.8 million copies worldwide

Nintendo has just sent word to Destructoid that Super Smash Bros. 3DS has sold over 2.8 million copies worldwide. This number includes every region, as well as both the physical and digital versions of the game (Nintendo...

Chris Carter




9:00 PM on 10.03.2014

New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters

I'm taking a break from playing Super Smash Bros. on 3DS to write about new screenshots for the Wii U version of the game because that's where I'm at in my life, right now. Good place to be. Nintendo has updated the official ...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 10.03.2014

What gaming locations would you want turned into a Smash Bros. stage?

I was driving home from having lunch with Dale North the other day when I got to thinking about Super Mario RPG, aka the best game ever. I think about that game a lot, and it tends to pop into my head quite often for one reas...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:10 PM on 10.02.2014

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. and I go back a long way. When the first game was released in 1999, I didn't drive. Heck, I didn't even have a Nintendo 64 at that time. But I had a Smash Bros. addiction, and would spend hours upo...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 10.02.2014

This Star Fox: Assault stage in Smash Bros. Wii U is beautiful

While it was fun providing updates for the 3DS version of Smash Bros. from Sakurai's Miiverse account, I'm really excited for all of the new info that's going to come out of the Wii U edition of the game. The newest reve...

Chris Carter




6:00 PM on 10.01.2014

The 3DS couldn't handle transforming Super Smash Bros. characters

In Super Smash Bros., characters like Zelda and Sheik are on their own, no longer represented as a single fighter that can change form mid-battle. Speaking about the change in Famitsu, game director Masahiro Sakurai said "It'...

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Here's how team colors will work for Super Smash Bros. Wii U

While the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just around the corner, I know quite a bit of people who will be waiting on the Wii U edition. The good news is although the game is still a ways off (rumors point to mid Nov...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS won't support the Circle Pad Pro because of a hardware issue

As everyone knows, the GameCube controller allowed for a certain amount of versalitlty when it came to Smash Bros. games. With the C-stick option, players could use it for quick smash attacks, which was a great thing to ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 10.01.2014

One modder shows how to hook a GameCube controller up to your 3DS for $12

One of the only problems I had with Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was using the Circle Pad for a prolonged use of time. I actually got used to using the portable's controls over time, but the pad itself wears on my thumb...

Chris Carter








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