What Critics Are Saying about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched today, and the reviews are pouring in from across the Internet. The game currently holds a score of 93 on Metacritic. Multiple sites have given the game a perfect score.

Gamingtrend was one of those sites. They praised the game's new 8-player mode and its accessibility.

"Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U exemplifies the best the console --heck, Nintendo itself- has to offer," Gamingtrend states.

"The overall experience has a trim and polish that is exceptional even by Nintendo's standards, and while there are a few nitpicks that longtime fans of the series might find, it's hard to argue against this being the best game in the series to date.

There's never been a better reason to invite a room full of people over to your house."

Game Informer didn't give the game a score, but praised its depth and the way it exemplifies all the strongest points of Smash.

"Even if you aren't able to regularly round up an eight-player posse," Game Informer writes, "there's more than enough great stuff here to keep you busy - both solo or in traditional four-way matches. I've had a great time rekindling old Smash Bros.

rivalries from the GameCube era and introducing it to a new generation of players. Its mix of accessibility and deep strategy is remarkable, and it's an instant lock in my party-game rotation."

EGM gave the game a 9.5 out of 10--stating the some of its modes are difficult at first, but are rewarding once you get how to play them.

"Smash Tour is about as complicated as a typical Japanese game show," EGM writes, "so you'll probably need to play a few matches before you learn everything that's going on.

Once you do, it's a neat little diversion that's great to pull out at parties, especially in light of the fact that you have almost no control over which fighter you'll use next.

It's an excellent way to level the playing field against that one guy who insists on always using Little Mac and spamming his side+B attack every single chance he gets."

Polygon summed up the general feeling about the title, stating it is "the best game in the franchise's history."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is available for its titular console. For more about the franchise, visit its official website here.