Fortunately for me, I received one of these codes from Fellow BC writer Matt. Thanks buddy!
Incase you’re wondering, this “somewhat special” version of the demo allows limitless plays. Whereas the one available to the public on the 19th is limited to thirty plays.
So don't worry. No extra characters to choose from or other stages. The Smash Bros demo allows players to choose from five characters from the roster Smash Bros has to offer. Nintendo’s star player and regular to the series, Mario. Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise. Pokemon favourite, Pikachu the little yellow electric hamster and two newcomers. Villager from the Animal Crossing game’s and wait for it… Capcom’s Megaman! This is just a small handful of the whopping thirty one other characters there are in the full game. That’s not even including the unlock-able ones. There is only one stage to choose from in this demo. But again this is from a large list of twenty six others the final game has to offer. Talk about value for money!
Gameplay for the most part is fairly simple and hasn't changed much from the previous instalments. I’ve not played these in a very long time however so I could be wrong. A and B buttons are the main form of attacks. But use these with the stick pushing them in different directions and you will open up various other attacks you can use to knock your opponents out of the map etc. Good old Smash Bros…. I think.
Each character has whats called a “Final Smash”. Meaning, smash the floating orb that will appear randomly throughout the battles, and receive a super powerful and stylish attack in return that knocks the opponents off the map with ease. Megaman’s Final Smash in particular is pretty great! Shooting a large orb from his Buster Cannon that absorbs opponents into it if they get to close. After this, Megaman then summons multiple versions of himself, all of which then shoot a very large blast from each of their cannons. If you get caught in this then its game over. Well, until you respawn at least.
Frame rate is superb also despite all the chaos happening onscreen. I’ve not seen any technical hitches, so thats a good thing. Its a very pretty game for that matter too. You would think it would be hard to keep track of your chosen character with so much happening. The 3DS version however has a slightly stylised look to it, adding a thick outline over each character.
All in all Smash Bros seems like it will be a solid addition to the 3DS, and when its eventually released a solid addition to the Wii U for that matter. I genuinely cant wait to play more of it
Smash Bros 3DS is released on the Third of October. Not long now! Unfortunately other than “Winter 2014”, there is no official release date for the Wii U version just yet. I’m sure it will be soon though. I hope! All I know is that I definitely want to play it. Just need a Wii U first…