Patrick Waring at GameCloud Australia writes: "At the end of the day it’s a Smash Bros. game, which is (almost) impossible to screw up, and it’s an improvement on the 3DS version by an enormous amount. At the end of my SSB4-3DS review, I said that the 3DS version was now my favourite in the series. This is still true to a degree, but it’s probably better to say that SSB4 in general has become my favorite. The two are the same game but in different forms, both with their own merits. I probably couldn’t ask for a better Smash experience than this (though I’m absolutely going to – stay tuned for more on that.) It’s hit a lot of nostalgia g-spots for me, and it could still excel as its own game even without those references. These days I come home from work instead of school, and I chill out on the couch and play Smash with my fiancee instead of my older brother. However, fifteen years on from that first title and I’m still Smashing with the same smile from all those years ago."