Iun Hockley reports:
''Finally! The long darkness of our lives is over! Rejoice for there are no more delays, no more lengthy translations, no more titbits of information to wait on and no more wondering. On the last day, Nintendo said: "Let there be Smash Brothers" and the world looked upon their mighty creation, and saw that it was brilliant.
It has been a very long wait for Europe, while America and Japan have enjoyed the glory that is this game, poor Europeans have watched and waited as ever to see the translations and localisation completed. Now that it's here, we can experience the same feeling of elation that our brothers and sisters across the globe have enjoyed.
First things first: this is exactly what a sequel should be. Taking its cue from the fantastically popular Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl uses the most successful elements and makes them bigger and bolder, with better graphics, an enormous character roster, an expanded Adventure mode in the form of the "Subspace Emissary" section, innumerable events and extra features, secrets, fan-favourites and a number of inside references that will make the most hardened of Nintendo nuts squeal like little girls.''