Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

2008

System
Wii
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo

8.6

Game Rating

User Ratings: 291

Our Review: 9/10

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  • News Super Smash Bros. Was the 7th Most Watched eSport in August

    In your face, Call of Duty: Black Ops III...

    The growth of eSports remains a major talking point in the games industry. When the Rio Olympics rolled around it was an opportunity to debate where eSports stand in the broader picture, and it's not hard to find eye-watering viewing figures and revenues from the global industry, with full stadiums in...

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  • News Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Just because...

    We recall a character reveal for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles last year that caused some confusion, as a brief appearance of Chrom and a dodgy live feed made some - including this writer - mistake him for a 'new challenger'. He wasn't of course, but was rather just part of Robin's Final Smash move - one of the lead characters...

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December2014

  • Poll Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?

    Five choices, endless debates

    Following the announcement of our staff and reader awards results, we decided that the release line-up of 2014 had given us an opportunity to re-assess some of Nintendo's biggest franchises and determine current-day favourites. In our first poll Mario Kart 8 boosted away with over 50% of the vote for that IP. Th

  • News Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee Player Talks Smash 4

    Who are this generation's top tier characters?

    With Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U being available for quite some time now, one can only imagine the efforts that the competitive scene's partakers will go through to become the very best at Nintendo's latest beat-em-up. It is well-documented that certain characters have received overdue...

November2014

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  • Developer Profile Masahiro Sakurai

    About the man behind two of Nintendo’s most significant franchises

    "I decide what goes in the game; nobody else." These were the words of Masahiro Sakurai during a 2008 interview with Official Nintendo Magazine about Super Smash. Bros. Brawl. It's a quote that stands out because it contrasts quite starkly with the modest way in which the man...

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  • Weirdness Gaze in Wonder at Junkboy's 16-Bit "Demake" Art

    Don't you want Super Smash Bros. on SNES?

    Retro-inspired "demakes" of popular modern games are all the rage these days, but don't you want to put some on your walls? Swedish graphic designer Junkboy has created a wide array of gorgeous 16-bit demake art, much of which is available for purchase online. You can check out his Tumblr page for the full...

April2014

December2013

  • Video This New Harmony of Heroes Smash Bros. Album Trailer Sets the Scene

    Let's play spot the franchise

    Earlier this year we told you about Harmony of Heroes, a Smash Bros. fan album from the same group that led the Harmony of a Hunter Metroid music projects. Like those albums, when this offering arrives in 2014 it'll be a free download, with a dedicated website to be setup soon. As a number of months had passed since...

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  • News Super Smash Bros. Dices with Fan-Made Board Game

    For when a console won't cut it

    Taking all the action of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and turning into a board game is no easy proposition, but that's exactly what one fan has done to prove his skills. James Gabbard is the man responsible for this complicated but awesome-looking Super Smash Bros. Board game, put together to support his application for an...

December2010

  • Podcast NLFM Episode 11: A Holiday Season in FLUX

    Take a sneak peek at the final BIT.TRIP, sigh at simians, sneak along with a secret agent and get into the spirit of the season

    We look to the future here at Nintendo Life. Why, take this episode of NLFM, the little ol' chip and game music podcast we've got going: it's got an exclusive first listen of the soundtrack to Gaijin Games' upcoming BIT.TRIP FLUX and goes simultaneously back and forth in..

  • News There May Never Be Another Smash Bros. as Hardcore as Melee

    So says Sakurai

    Super Smash Bros. Melee holds a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo fans, but creator Masuhiro Sakurai regrets aiming the game so strongly towards hardcore gamers, saying it's a mistake he wouldn't repeat again. Claiming to have created Smash Bros. to counteract the industry-wide move towards making the fighting game genre...

October2010

  • News Top Smash Bros. Players Accused of Fixing MLG Match

    Thrown out of tournament too

    Playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl can be pretty competitive even if you're just playing with your friends, so imagine the pressure surrounding a match in the Major League Gaming circuit, the pinnacle of competitive gaming. The most recent MLG event saw two players supposedly succumb to such pressure, as Mew2King and ADHD...

  • News Redbox Rental Kiosks to Begin Distributing Wii Games

    Just $2 a night expanding to more cities this month

    While online rental services like GameFly, Netflix and LoveFilm have largely taken the place of the in-person video store, viewers who've missed the quick fix of an instant pick-up have seen their needs met in part by services such as Redbox, which offers a small variety of DVDs and, recently,...

July2009

  • News New Take On Smash Bros. Cast Slightly Disturbing

    Another case of some things best left animated.

    Santa Monica-based artist Greg de Stefano is, like many others, a fan of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He also seems to be a fan of scaring the willies out of you, if his latest work is any indication. Taking things a bit deeper than the uncanny valley, the off-kilter ensemble cast of the mascot basher is...

  • News Nintendo World Store Brawling All July

    Virtually beat up strangers every Thursday in New York.

    The user-generated bits of Super Smash Bros. Brawl may be getting a big nothankyou.jpeg from Nintendo's servers now, but the fighting never stops. If you're looking for some fresh competition and happen to be in the New York area at some point this month, well, you're in luck! From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday in July (first event tomorrow), the..

May2009

  • News Nintendo To Stop Taking Brawl User Content

    No new stuff after June 30.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a game absolutely packed with content, is about to lose a nice little feature soon. Over at the official Brawl site, this nugget has appeared: As of June 30th, 2009, the current service that accepts user-generated snapshots, stage designs, and replay data will no longer be available. Please note,...

  • News What Wii Owners Play

    Handy-dandy chart action shows where we sink our time

    Stephen Totilo, formerly of MTV Multiplayer and now over at Kotaku, is a very busy man. He writes a lot. He co-created "Hogan Knows Best." And now, he's tracking our Wii-playing stats. Since last September, he's been dutifully snagging the Nintendo Channel play statistics and putting them into convenient chart form to show just how..

February2009

  • News Smash Bros Creator Working On New Game

    Sakurai establishes new studio to create an experience different from anything you've ever played

    It’s been confirmed that Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the highly successful Smash Bros series and all-round good egg, has founded his own ‘spin-off’ studio in the shape of Project Sora. The new studio – in which Nintendo has a 72 percent share – has been formed out of Sakurai’s other..

June2008

  • News Brawl Finally Smashes Into Europe

    For European gamers today has been a very long time coming as Super Smash Bros. Brawl was finally released across Europe.

    This action-packed fighting game features a ridiculous number of characters that have appeared on Nintendo platforms, from Mario to Link to Pikachu ... to Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog! As they square off in famous locales drawn from the rich history of Nintendo, literally..