My final Wii U Game of the Month for the year of 2014 is one that is a celebration of Nintendo’s history. There was a 3DS version of this particular game, which was great. This version, however, is arguably the definitive one.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is my final Game of the Month for this year. It has the same roster as the 3DS version, but there is a lot more on offer.
Whereas the 3DS has Smash Run, the Wii U has Smash Tour. Smash Tour is board-game like mode, where you and three other players (either human or CPU) compete to collect fighters.
When two players bump into each other on the board, you will battle. Sometimes, you might play a mini-game instead.
As the game goes on, fighters change hands a lot. Everything you do leads to a final battle, where you use your collected fighters to rack up as many KOs as you can.
Master Orders and Crazy Orders are two new modes. The first has Master Hand present you a selection of tickets, with a range of difficulties. You can take on these challenges in order to win custom parts and such.
The other mode, Crazy Orders, is similar. Each ticket is for one round, and you can accumulate prizes by playing more rounds. At the end you have to challenge Crazy Hand, and the damage you have accumulated up to that point will affect the amount of HP you have.
Event matches return as well. Each Event has its own requirements to win prizes – completing an Event will unlock others, but completing those requirements will net you custom parts and such.
The sheer amount of music available within the game is mindblowing. Of course, Nintendo produces some of the finest video game music around, and they have a lot of different people working on the soundtrack. Each stage in the 3DS version of the game only had two different tracks each – the number of tracks for each stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U outclasses that by quite a margin.
Any custom fighters you have created on the 3DS version can be transferred to the Wii U version, and you can even use your 3DS as a controller if that is what floats your boat.
The game is compatible with the amiibo figures, the first wave of which were released on the same day as the game. You can use the amiibos to fight against Figure Players, which gain experience as they fight.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has so much content. I’ll be collecting trophies for an age, and there’s a whole bunch of challenges to be completed. As I’ve said before, this game is very much a celebration of video game history.