Even though I was a big fan of the other Super Smash Bros. games in the series, it was so long ago that I honestly forgot what I was getting myself into. If you can imagine me and the BF battling it out on a Friday night (causing quite a ruckus, I might add), then you must know me pretty well, cause where the heck else would I be? Partying it up? Nah. Eating my opponents with Kirby? Oh, yes.
The awesomeness that is Super Smash Bros. Brawl isn't just that it's a great game to play with your pals at home, or online with up to four others, but the fact that you can customize your own levels, play in different modes, band together to beat the big bosses, and best of all, play as your fave Mario, Final Fantasy or Metroid characters. Plus you can use a variety of controllers to fit your needs: Wiimote, wiimote/nunchuk combo, classic controller, or even your Gamecube controllers so you're comfy and can smash with ease.
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Little did I know when I ripped open the box, but SSBB is a total party game too! Accommodating up to 32 players tourney style, it even gives you some help with a rotation schedule to figure out who goes next. And of course since we all love to show off our wins, if you completely annihilate another player in a battle, you have the option of keeping a replay and screenshots of your best move to send out to your pals to rub it in. What a better way to say "thanks for playing?" than "Final Smashing" them into next Sunday?
One of my favorite modes when solo has got to be the new adventure mode. Well, not really new if you remember Super Smash Bros Melee, but in this mode, all the characters join together in this side scrolling adventure to beat the big bosses. However, if you have separation anxiety from your friends, the good news is that you can still invite one over to play co-op with you, as long as you play nice — you're on the same team here.
Bottom line? If I were you, I'd plan on throwing down the $50 for this one. Not only for the massive customizable options you'll experience, but for some pretty intense party playing, and some solo fun as well. Just like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros Brawl is a must have for your Wii collection that does not disappoint.