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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. The Wii U entry has clearly delighted a good number within the Nintendo Life community.

In the second of three polls we now direct our attention to Super Smash Bros., in which there are just five entries competing - the next poll will have a lengthy line-up, and you can likely guess what that'll be. Though low in number, we suspect there'll be fierce debate - the GameCube's entry is widely regarded as the best in the competitive scene, while the latest releases have their own merits; a Smash Bros. enthusiast in the Nintendo Life team even placed the 3DS entry above the Wii U release in their Game of the Year voting.

Which do you like the most?. Is it the classic balancing of Melee that you prefer? The portability on 3DS? The HD and amiibo support on Wii U? Perhaps you prefer Brawl, or want to honour the original on Nintendo 64? [And yes, we're only counting official Nintendo releases for this vote]

Here's an opportunity to declare your favourite, so by all means vote in the poll and debate the merits of each in the comments. May the best fighter win!

Which is the best Super Smash Bros. game? (1,019 votes)

  1. Super Smash Bros.4%
  2. Super Smash Bros. Melee18%
  3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl9%
  4. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS6%
  5. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U59%
  6. I can't decide!4%

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