After a few delays, and with at least one known technical glitch, the Nintendo fighter has finally been released for the Wii and Gamertell has posted its review.
At its core, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is still a 2D fighter, with plenty of crazy effects. This latest incarnation, however, has taken some evolutionary cues from its GameCube predecessor (Super Smash Bros. Melee) and includes even more playable characters, more battlegrounds, more pickups and more features.
The unique moves for each character, the many pickups, additional modes, smooth online fights and frenzied action make this a thoroughly enjoyable game. The only issues (besides the few Wiis that cannot play the game) are that the story mode brings out the sluggishness of the jump command and that there is so much to do - and happening on the screen - that newcomers will be reduced to a twitching mass in the corner.
If you do not already have it, save your pennies, trade in those crappy old games, shovel a few extra driveways and go get Super Smash Bros. Brawl. 9.5/10