I absolutely love this game. It incorporates the classic elements of the other games in the Super Smash Bros. series like Super Smash Bros. Melee stages. It is currently the ninth best selling Wii game, and that too for good reason. The game can be played in a few key ways: Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, progressing through the plot; Classic Mode, fighting different characters and advancing through different stages; All Star Mode, in which one or two players can fight through various characters with one only one life; and then, of course, the featured Brawl mode, fighting other characters in different settings.
The first thing that I love is that there is always progression, for a very long time. Even after completing Adventure Mode and its story, there are still characters to unlock, and stickers and music to collect in Brawl mode. In Classic Mode, there is a trophy to be achieved for every single character. To unlock a new character, the new character must be fought with one of the current characters.
The next thing I love are the items. Out of all the different setting options, enabling items is my absolute favorite. There are various items and they can completely change the outcome of the game.
Not going to lie, at times, I have been cowardly and just done the mandatory defense on the side, until I would get a good item like the hammer or fire and then go on offensive. Obviously, the best item is the power ball that everyone goes crazy for. It’s amazing to see each character have a completely different attack from the power ball. Some are lame while others are crazy invincible.
There are also so many different stages that each have a story of their own. Honestly, every stage is great, yet of course, I still complain and get annoyed. I hate dying because the stage. I always get so frustrated because I was caught up trying to fight my opponents and died for a dumb reason. With so many characters, I have a hard time jumping, which is terrible in the stages that I have constantly move in, like Rumble Falls or Rainbow Cruise. Even in PictoChat or Warioware, something always goes wrong. I still whine and moan, but low-key, these stages hold a special place in my heart.
With so many different playable character options, challenging yourself is endless. I have a few personal favorite characters. My first true love was Pit. I would continuously use my B attack, not giving the other players an option to attack back as they would get stuck in my ring. Next, believe it or not, my main man is Wario.
I was shocked to see how well I could play with him. Initially, when I first bought the game, I played as Princess Peach, who has always been my favorite character due to the Mario Party series. I was shocked to see myself lose game after game.
In comparison to Princess Peach, Wario was so… ew. Farting Wario versus elegant Princess Peach… you get the idea. Anyways, with each character, there are also special quirks. By pressing 1 or 2, a character’s swag sass is revealed.
Randomly during games, when I would be away from the reach of other characters with down time, I would press these buttons and everyone playing would laugh because each character is either ridiculous, hilarious, cute, or lame.
Everything is so unique, which is extremely impressive. One thing I do not like is that certain characters are more powerful than others, but this is somewhat inevitable. By playing certain characters more, I do get a little better, but there is only so much progress that can be made.
I could go on and on about Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is one of my all-time favorite games and the second Wii game I ever bought. If you haven’t played it yet, go go go. I guarantee that you will not regret it.