Smash Bros. Experts on Why They're Still Playing After All These Years

Since first being introduced in 1999, Super Smash Bros. has become famous for its intensely passionate fanbase. At its center is the hardcore—the superfans who either play it competitively or cover it online in streams and videos. With Smash Bros. coming out this fall on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, I decided to speak with three of these superfans about why they're still playing Smash Bros. after all these years.

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aviator1891371d ago

I love super smash bros. games. I started on the n64 and I pwned pretty much everyone I played with.
Can't wait to do the same again on the wii u.

wonderfulmonkeyman1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

I've been a Veteran of Smash Bros since the N64 days.
In Melee and Brawl, I even went so far as to create my own challenge battle, Endurance Smash.

I've done everything there is to do in these games, aside from going pro in the competitive scene.

And the reason I keep coming back?
Because it never truly grows boring.

Every match flows differently than the last, every situation a new challenge to overcome.
And that's before adding items and stage hazards into the mix; with those active, the challenge of simply surviving sometimes increases ten-fold, but so too does the fun.

I dare say that this is quite possibly the most perfect local multiplayer party game in existence, and the addition of 8 player Smash in the latest installment is only going to make things even more wildly entertaining than usual.

8 Rosalina's is going to be one heck of a match to try and keep track of...

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higgins781371d ago

Its a shame PlayStation All Stars died on its arse, it was a respectable homage to the Smash Bros series...or was it? For respectable see shameless copy. For attempt see ham-fisted. As always however, Sony continues to sell by the millions via hard, hard advertising. Nintendo sells less, not advertising nearly as much, innovating - people fear change, and not securing the 'blockbuster' games ie chav fodder.

shaw981370d ago

Advertising can be a loss or win sometimes. I think Nintendo still needs to advertise better and more. Though when companies advertise a ton, that campaign can be so expensive that they will lose money if the game does not do extremely well.

higgins781370d ago

Agreed, but it appears most of the time - with the right sort of advertising - its a 'win'. Dont get me wrong, I would love to see Nintendo advertising its hardware and software better, but in doing so perhaps it would lose something...I'm not sure. I actually like I'm playing gems on Nintendo systems that most wont ever play, simply because its not another 'blockbuster' franchise.