There are 22 characters to play with, and each has special moves that can be hard to fathom in Japanese. More important is the range of modes - single player, AI battles, the Story Mode and the all-important Wi-Fi, either matching you to random players around the world, or using friend codes. There’s also up to eight-player single-cart mode, which is amazing.
Navigating the menus is a pain, and finding all the different modes is tricky, though it’s jam-packed with different ways to play. Although it’s ultimately immensely involving to master, we’d still rather play Bust-a-Move or Tetris.