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Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)

The gloves are off

There is a laundry list of things to love about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one of two prongs that make up the fourth generation of Smash Bros. games, and top of the list is the game’s confidence that allows it to cater to anyone who might be interested in its brand of mascot mayhem. This new Smash Bros. is perfect for those...

Video: New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows Off Progress

New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows Off Progress

Looks like a modest upscale from the Wii version

For quite a while Rodea the Sky Soldier seemed destined to remain in publishing purgatory, with original developer Prope and project lead Yuji Naka declaring the Wii version finished and simply awaiting release, while the 3DS iteration was mostly ready. Whatever happened behind the scenes, publisher...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies on Launch Weekend, Sets US Record

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies on Launch Weekend, Sets US Record

Nintendo promises "a few more surprises" for its fans

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has now been out for a good few days in North America — European gamers don't have long to wait — and has, unsurprisingly, gone down rather well. Critically acclaimed and praised by most that have jumped right in, the brawler has had quite an impact. Nintendo of...

News: Spidey’s Arch-Nemesis Venom Is Receiving His Very Own Table In Zen Pinball 2

Spidey’s Arch-Nemesis Venom Is Receiving His Very Own Table In Zen Pinball 2

Releases on the Wii U eShop next month

The ongoing support for the Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2 continues with Zen Studios announcing Spider-Man’s symbiotic nemesis, Venom, will receive his very own themed table. The Marvel Comics-inspired table – also featuring the heroic web slinger Spider-Man, Eddie Brock as the empowered villain, and...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

The anomalies have already begun...

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U being out in North America for a number of days already, it's inevitable that fans will encounter their own unique experiences with the game and its accompaniments. For example, one lucky fan managed to grab hold of a factory-error amiibo, with Samus Aran having two arm canons...

Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Doomed

Sega's once-venerable Sonic the Hedgehog series has become a bit of a punchline in the gaming industry in recent years. With entries ranging from decent to mediocre to horrible, each new release is met with trepidation and well-earned cynicism. Sonic just hasn't been fully on top since his 16-bit heyday, and while his original 3D...

News: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Beleaguered reboot fails to find commercial success

We don't need to explain the bad stink which has surrounded the launches of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. The much-hyped cross-platform reboot of Sega's famous franchise doesn't seem to have gone as planned, and it would appear that this negative feeling has impacted...

Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Oh, amiibo!

Nintendo’s near-field communication figurines, amiibo, have finally landed in North America; what better way for them to punch and kick their way into our homes (and hearts) than to do so in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo’s latest home console version of the crossover fighting series offers in-depth support for the...

Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to Get You Brawling with the Best of Them

Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to Get You Brawling with the Best of Them

One's perhaps more advanced than the other

Did You Know Gaming and Nintendo have both released some instructional videos for the Super Smash Bros. series. Did You Know Gaming focuses on the advanced techniques from the earlier games such as wave dashing and directional influence, but Nintendo has taken a much more basic approach. It's the first part...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Sold Out Already in Most US Stores

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Sold Out Already in Most US Stores

eBay prices skyrocket

Nintendo were right to release the GameCube Controller Adapter for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as it appears the popularity of the peripheral was far greater than many stockists of the device were anticipating, leaving it out of stock already in most US stores. Many Smash Bros. veterans swear by the GameCube controller as...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo Gameplay

Nintendo Minute Shows Off Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo Gameplay

They have a Mario graphic on their phones...

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in North America, it's no surprise that weekly video series Nintendo Minute is taking the opportunity to show off the game and the accompanying amiibo range. After some four-player matches regular hosts Kit & Krysta — with guests Mike and Adam —...

Feature: A Day in the Life of a Self-Confessed Super Smash Bros. Fanatic

A Day in the Life of a Self-Confessed Super Smash Bros. Fanatic

It's always a smashing day

Martin Watts regularly thrashes his Nintendo Life colleagues in online Smash Bros. matches, and now we know why. In this article he outlines a typical day now that two versions of the brawler are available. Nintendo’s decision to release not one, but two Super Smash Bros. games in a single year has always been...

Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa the Destroyer' at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa the Destroyer' at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

Cue silly music and excessive high-fiving

Earlier this month shaky-cam footage emerged of a 10-year-old gamer thrashing the competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, duly being given the nickname 'Karissa the Destroyer'. It all took place at a supposedly random GameStop preview event for the game. It did seem fishy, however, prompting us to...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Expresses confidence for the Holiday season

Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, has been rather busy in the past week doing the rounds with the US media, primarily mainstream consumer and business outlets. With the absolutely vital Black Friday and Holiday seasons around the corner, it's an important time as the company...