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About Super Smash Bros.

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Genre: Fighting | Publisher: Nintendo | Platform: 3DS
Super Smash Bros for 3DS (or SSB4) is the latest installment, along with Super Smash Bros for WiiU (also known as SSB4), in the Super Smash Bros franchise that is directly published by Nintendo with the developers HAL Laboratory, Game Arts, Bandai Namco Games and Sora Ltd. The whole franchise is focused around the concept of a fighting platformer starring cameos of characters from other Nintendo games such as Mario from Super Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokémon, etc. In the past two installments, the cameos have reached out to other second and third party developers such as Sega and Capcom bringing in fans from other franchises into the fray.

Super Smash Bros: Core Challenges

The most challenging aspect of this game comes from unlocking all the playable characters
Conditions for unlocking characters can range from completing classic mode to collecting trophies and custom moves for characters; additionally, after unlocking the character, the player has to beat that character in a match to make them available. Thankfully, there is one iron-clad way to unlock all characters if the player can't keep track of how many times they have done what; and that is to play a simple game of smash. All hidden characters have two ways they can be unlocked; for instance, [SPOILER ALERT] Dark Pit [END SPOILER ALERT] can be unlocked by clearing Classic Mode on any difficulty four times or by playing 50 games of smash. In this way, the game gives the player multiple ways to unlock characters without having to play multiple game types.

The other challenges in this game comes from its mini-games. 
One mode in particular called Home Run Contest can only complete an in-game challenge using two characters; one of which is DLC! Smash Run, which is exclusive to the 3DS version, is another mini-game where the player collects stat boosters through a maze filled with enemies that drop said stat boosters. The player can also find challenge and treasure doors where they can earn large stat boosters, a ton of smaller stat boosters or both!

Super Smash Bros: What We Like About It

Smash Run
Smash Run is an exclusive game mode to the 3DS version of SSB4 that can be played solo or with multiple people over local wireless. Basic play involves customizing characters, collecting stat boosters and a final battle; and the final battle can range from a variety of challenges including a race, a beat 'em up or a final smash. The final smash can be a normal smash, but is more likely to have special rules such as players starting at 300% damage or smash attacks that launch players farther than normal.

Portable Gameplay
Unlike the WiiU, the 3DS is portable and can be played anywhere on the go. A player can simply take their 3DS while traveling and play during their travels without having some convoluted setup involving a mobile TV and a WiiU.

Online Play
Super Smash Bros Brawl introduced the concept of playing people across the world over a WiFi connection. Following its example, both versions of SSB4 have the function to play over WiFi. This is especially meaningful to the 3DS version in that as long as the player has a stable internet connection, they can play against people all over the world from wherever they want.

Super Smash Bros: Story / Gameplay

Unlike the previous installment, SSB4 has no mentionable form of story to speak of. It relies mostly on the game play that its developers have created that we all know as Smash; there are also mini-games, but these aren't usually what sell the games. The way the player plays Smash is by trying to knock other fighters off of an arena. Players can deal damage with normal attacks by pressing A, or A in combination with a direction, or with special attacks by pressing B, or B in combination with a direction. The more damage the player racks up on another fighter, the easier it is to send someone flying off the stage with a special or smash attack (smash attacks can be used by pressing and holding the A button in a direction). The player with the most KOs within a certain time wins! There are other game types, but this is the most common form of smash.

Super Smash Bros: FAQs

What is Gold for? 
Gold can be used to increase the difficulty of Classic Mode or to increase the time in Trophy Rush. Trophies can also be bought from the Trophy Shop using gold.

How do I get Mewtwo / Lucas / Ryu / Roy
These are paid DLC characters and can only be obtained by purchasing them from the Shop in the game (not with gold, with real currency). The only exception is Mewtwo, where players had to have registered their 3DS and WiiU versions of the game with Nintendo within a specific time period; which has already long passed.

What are the New Characters in Super Smash Bros
Here are a couple lists of new/returning characters:
New: Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina & Luma, Little Mac, Palutena, Robin, Lucina, Shulk, Mega Man, PAC-Man, Mii Fighters, Dark Pit, Bowser Jr., Duck Hunt and Ryu.
Returning: Mario, Donky Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Peach, Bowser, Zelda, Sheik, Marth, Meta Knight, Pit, Zero Suit Samus, Ike, Charizard, Diddy Kong, King Dedede, Pikmin & Olimar, Lucario, Toon Link, Sonic, Ness, Falco, Wario, Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, R.O.B., Mr. Game & Watch, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Lucas and Roy.

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