"Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS was a very big surprise in a very small package, in that it didn’t feel like an opening act for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. More than that, Smash 3DS turned out to be one of the best portable fighting games ever made, densely packed with both single and multiplayer activities, with fast fighting that massively improved on 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
The surprise was that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U seemed to no longer be the main event. Perception transformed it into a big and beautiful showcase for this already great game, with the added bonus of multiplayer hijinks on a single, shared screen. And Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is precisely that, but against all odds, it’s just as surprising as its handheld brother. The action’s the same, but the package itself is unexpectedly different in ways both big and small. Smash Wii U is its own, excellent beast."