Over the weekend, I picked up Super Smash Bros. Brawl for my Nintendo Wii. I have to say that this game has some serious potential. It’s not as easy to pick up and play like fighting games I’ve been used to in the past (like Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter), but it’s a fun game. The cool thing about this is it’s the first Wii game I have that I can play over the internet.
The game has a few modes. You can play single player tournament style, a single player adventure game (which I have yet to try), multi player with up to 4 players, or Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi let’s you play over the internet. You get a friend code and can connect to play with your friends or you can play over the internet with other people. Since I only know 2 others with the game, I played a couple matches over the internet with random people. Let me say that I suck. I need to spend some time playing with all the characters and learning their various strengths and weaknesses.
The controls are nothing special and don’t really use any of what makes the Wii special, but that doesn’t make it a bad game. I have been playing using the remote and nunchuk. I wish the game used more of the “Wii controls”, like shaking the remote or nunchuk to do something, but you just press buttons, using the control stick on the nunchuck to move your character. It’s not a 3D game, so you only move side to side and can jump up and down, which makes sense. It might be easier to play using the Game Cube controller or the Classic Controller for the Wii. I’ll continue to play and get used to the controls, but man, my hands hurt after playing for a while.