The 'Shroom:Issue XLIX/Review Corner
This month, I will be reviewing one of the Wii’s most popular games, Super Smash Bros. Brawl!
Finally, a SSB game with a real story mode! Brawl introduces the Subspace Emissary, a story mode which consists of sidescrolling levels and boss fights. In my opinion, it is one of the few modes that is better in single‐play than multiplayer. Adventure Mode returns once again, as do Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
VS. matches return to Brawl along with Tournaments, Rotation and some Special Matches with crazy settings. The multiplayer modes are great to play with friends. There are also options like Training for players to hone their skills.
Nintendo used a game engine called Havok to improve the physics, and it worked wonders. The movements of the characters are very realistic, and many of the stages have interesting quirks, such as WarioWare’s microgames and New Pork City’s Ultimate Chimera.
Some of the best graphics I’ve ever seen in a game with non‐human characters. I was seriously blown away.
This is honestly one of the best fighting games of all time. I give it a 10/10.