Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Thank the Maker: It … is … awesome! Throw all of your favorite aspects of Nintendo history into a blender, hit frappé, make your blender-slush fight and you have Smash Bros. There’s a single-player mode, trophies and challenges, but who cares? This is about throwing four players into a crazy arena with weird weapons and fighting with your pixilated balls to the wall. If Smash Bros. was on Xbox 360 the online play would be incredible, but it’s stuck with Xbox Live’s lame second cousin, Nintendo Wi-Fi, and it suffers for it. The Wiimote/Nunchuk controller isn’t as bad as it sounds, but purists will want to dig an old GameCube controller out of the closet. Smash Bros. is the best and worst of all things Nintendo. While you get Mario and Samus, you also have Pikmins and Pokemons squawking about making you want to throttle them. Good news, here’s your chance.