Have you ever wondered who will win in a fight between Solid Snake and Link? Or between Kirby and Pikachu?

Wonder no more because in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Nintendo Wii, you’ll have an idea. This multi-player game has fast become a favorite among Wii gamers and it’s not hard to tell why.

Play by Yourself or with a Group of Friends

Basically, the game has two modes – the solo mode and the multiplayer mode. In the solo mode, also referred to as The Subspace Emissary, you’re in a mission to save the world. Sure, cliché. But to add more fun to your mission, you are about to save the world of Smash Bros (which includes your favorite Nintendo heroes, so essentially you are saving the heroes!) taken over by a creature called the Ancient Minister and his army of creatures, The Primid. What the villains do is they ‘steal’ the powers of the poor Smash Bros. characters. Your mission, of course, is to defeat the bad guys by getting through all the fast-paced, action-packed stages that will keep you busy.

If the solo mode blows you away, the multiplayer mode will definitely get you hooked in for a longer time. Here’s what happened: all the characters from Nintendo games (and some from other developers, too) come together to battle it out. That means there’s a big chance the tough Solid Snake will go against adorable Pikachu. And whoever says it’s not fun surely does not know the meaning of fun.

What you need to watch out for is the amazing line up of characters in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Nine years have gone by since the original Super Smash Bros. was brought to the gaming world, and it’s been seven years since Super Smash bros. Melee was released, but clearly, the idea of brawling Nintendo characters still has its appeal to gamers. Impressive characters include Mario, Samus, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Fox McCloud, of course Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Meta Knight, Kirby, Pikachu, Zero Suit Samus, Link, Zelda, Pit and Wario, among others, and all of which are equipped with their unique abilities.

Compete with your friends or play as a team – there are quite a lot of options for the multiplayer mode. And you know what’s cool? If you finish a multiplayer match that lasted less than three minutes, play the battle back later! Not only that, but in the middle of the game, you can actually pause your camera and position it for the perfect shot! Be imaginative in your cinematic angles!

In terms of graphics, Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii has greatly improved since Melee. The characters’ looks are enhanced, so are the details in the background. The visuals will really take you to a fervent gaming mode. The audio and sound is another thing to commend. The music won’t leave your head for a long time – but in a good way. The sound effects, too, are placed so perfectly they give more ‘life’ to the game; the effects are suited to the characters, and even to the environment for that more ‘realistic’ feel.

It’s safe to say that one of the strengths of the game is its control. Simple and effortless. In fact, you only need two buttons for this Wii game – the ‘normal attack’ button and the ‘special attack’ button. Not too hard to remember, eh?

You can also give your arms a little work out since you can create variety of attacks, depending on how you tilt your remote. And oh, you can also choose what controller you’ll use: play with both Wii Remote and Nunchuck, the Wii Remote alone, the Classic Controller or the GameCube Controller.

It won’t be a surprise if the Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Nintendo Wii becomes a legend just like its predecessors. Revolving around an enjoyable concept, trouble-free controls, stunning graphics and sounds, and over-all great gameplay, the game produces ‘fun’ in the word Brawl.

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Contributed by Jamaica Pascual, Product Reviewer