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[3DS] Super Smash Bros Demo



yesterday i received a very pleasant email from Nintendo. this email told me i have the opportunity to play the Super Smash Bros 3DS demo a week before everyone else:



You’ve qualified for a special demo of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. There’s no limit on play sessions, and it’s available now—a whole week before the public demo.

We’re sending this demo to Club Nintendo members like you who achieved Platinum Status between 7/1/2013 and 6/30/2014, registered any Nintendo 3DS product, and chose to receive information from Nintendo at Club Nintendo. Hurry—all codes for this special demo must be redeemed by Sept. 19. Enjoy!


and i’ve been playing ever since i got this email.


first bit of information about the demo. you only get FIVE characters to choose from:

  • Mario
  • Link
  • Pikachu
  • Villager
  • Mega Man


and you get ONE stage (but kinda two stages)

  • Battlefield
    • but there’s a setting you can change before selecting the level, that basically turns the level into Final Destination


your battle settings that cannot be changed are:

  • 2-minutes long
  • unlimited stock
  • items are on for Battlefield
    • but items are off for Final Destination.


you can have up to 3 CPU characters in a 4-player free-for-all. and each CPU can be modified with the standard levels 1-9 setting.


there’s also local multiplayer, but it’s pretty laggy. i’ve only played against one friend of mine, and it hiccups a little too much for comfort. so much so that combos/juggles can be dropped easily. if local multiplayer is this bad, i wonder what Wi-Fi is like, i so hope this gets fixed somehow. the controls take some very getting used to. the thumb-stick or whatever it’s officially called will be the hardest thing to get used to. i’ve found myself using a different move than intended because i was pressing the wrong direction. and i’m not sure if directional influence (D.I.) is in the game, but that feels weird trying to do with the thumb-stick for some reason. i’ve never been good enough to wave dash, and i’m not sure if it’s cause i suck at it, or it’s not in the game, but i can’t perform any wave dashes.


but other than that, the game is great. i can’t wait for the final release on October 3, 2014.