Retro Gaming 10’s- Super Smash Bros for Wii U: (2014)

When it comes down to high profile video games from the mid 10’s that Nintendo had produced in general; Super Smash Bros for the Wii U is one of the few titles that comes to mind. Super Smash Bros for Wii-U was one of the best things that Nintendo had going during ‘14-‘15. As many people know the Wii-U was considered to be a commercial failure due to the fierce competition that it had with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Despite, the Wii-U not being a huge commercial success the Super Smash Bros game managed to reach over 5.3 million copies in sales since its release. In fact, Super Smash Bros game from ‘14 ended up becoming the fourth best selling video game for the Wii-U. Not only did Super Smash Bros have a high replay value but it stood out more than previous installments within the series. Super Smash Bros for the Wii-U was the first installment within the series to include multiplayer gameplay that featured up to eight players. Super Smash Bros for the Wii-U also had roughly around 58 characters to choose from. Super Smash Bros for the Wii-U saw the return of many popular characters including Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Link, Sonic the Hedgehog and more.

The downloadable content for the Smash Bros game on Wii-U featured popular characters from other games including Cloud Strife, Bayonetta, Ryu, Roy, Mewtwo, Lucas and Korrin along with some additional stages. Despite, being a memorable multiplayer fighting game it ended up becoming one the least successful entries within the Super Smash Bros series. Super Smash Bros: Brawl which was the prequel to the Wii-U game managed to reach over 13 million in sales. Also, the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros from ‘14 was more successful than the Wii-U version reaching over 9.6 million copies in sales. The Wii-U version of Super Smash Bros may have paled in comparison to other entries within the series in relation to success; but the game still holds up well almost a decade later.

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