CraveOnline: "Reviews for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS aren’t scheduled to break until Thursday, and you can bet I’ve spent every waking hour since I received my copy duking it out with Nintendo’s all-stars, pushing the plastic input mechanisms of my Flame Red 3DS to their absolute limits. It’s not the fact that the more-plasticky-than-I-realized 3DS groans under the pressure of my movements that makes me want to upgrade, though. That I can live with. Instead, it’s the brilliant accuracy with which the Super Smash Bros. experience has been reproduced that compels me to take the plunge. Contrary to what I expected, the entire Smash experience is here, which makes the absence of a C-stick and dual triggers painfully and flagrantly apparent."