Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Brawl to make all other games bawl

If Mario Galaxy is a celebration of everything that makes the bounding plumber special, then Smash Bros. Brawl takes it one step further: a celebration of everything that makes Nintendo special. Name any Nintendo franchise and the likelihood is that you can play as a character from it or at least yank out some element from the game to help smash a foe’s face off.

The concept is as simple as ever- damage your opponent to the extent that you can blast them from the fighting arena. Now bundle layer upon layer of retro nods and familiar faces and you have a game to be reckoned with. Now add in the kind of online experience that only Halo 3 has previously offered and you’ve got a game that few others in 2008 would dare stand against. These fighters may be portly, pink, fluffy and, er, a giant monkey, but they’re a powerful bunch. If you’ve got a Wii in your living room, this is the game that 2008 was invented for…

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