Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Top Critic Average
The multiplayer experience* you know and love is now perfectly portable, so anywhere you go, you can build up your character for the upcoming Wii U version. Square off against newcomers like Mega Man and Little Mac, or join the battle yourself and create new fighters by playing as a Mii character! To shake it up, traverse a huge maze and defeat enemies for power-ups and customizations in Smash Run, then tweak the stats and moves of your fighters. After trumping your friends in local multiplayer, take the fight online* and challenge the world!
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - Launch Trailer
Smash 3DS is impressive and, for the most part, feels right at home on 3DS. The multitude of ways to play and awesome customization gave me many reasons to keep fighting - and I've been at it for more than 45 hours already. It all produces a fun feedback loop of engaging in matches to unlock custom moves and trophies, then jumping into another match to try out the new stuff. Even the online modes feel carefully considered and focused on what the series does best, and what the 3DS can reasonably do. It's a little disappointing that the four-player antics that are the best part of the console games don't really work on a small screen, but there's still more than enough that does work to make Smash a great 3DS game.