Treese On Games: Smash Bros. Wii U Bundle, Reviews & More!

The Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Bundle retails for $99.99.
The Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Bundle retails for $99.99.

Treese On Games is a Sunday column where Tyler Treese takes a look back at all of the week’s gaming news and gives his thoughts.

While Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is less than a week away I can’t help but be excited with every tiny bit of news that comes out about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The box-art for the previously announced Bundle (which includes the Gamecube controller adapter and a controller) has been released and it looks great. Since i’m a sucker for anything resembling a Collector’s Edition I pre-ordered myself a copy of the bundle. The bundle, unlike the Amiibo one we covered a few weeks ago, is a decent deal as you pay $10 less than if you had bought everything included in the bundle separately.

Is anyone else going to spend the extra money for the bundle? The Smash Bros. branded controller was a big selling point for me although i’d rather it be another Pro controller. At least now I can have four-player matches on my Wii U.

  • The review embargo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is up and while I won’t be reviewing the title that doesn’t mean there aren’t reviews worth reading. The game has received a lot of praise this week including a great review by Jose Otero over at IGN. Some other reviews that I really enjoyed and are worth reading are Bryan Rose’s review for Nintendo World Report and Dan Ryckert’s review over at Giant Bomb.
  • Earlier this week we wrote about evidence of DLC being within Super Smash Bros. for 3DS’ code. While most users on the site, including myself, were excited by this we did have a few that were upset by the news. I find this absolutely baffling. If you like Smash Bros. why wouldn’t you want more content down the line? More stages and characters would certainly keep the game fresh and relevant.
  • I finally started Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. While i’m only about fifteen minutes into the game (it has been a hectic week) I am enjoying it. Its a gorgeous game visually and the sprite-work is all fantastic. It looks great on both the Wii U GamePad and even stretched out on the TV screen. The little touches like Mario humming along to the music while in the shower really stand-out. The combat is what I have come to expect out of the series and it feels natural in the first installment. The plot device being that the Princess has had her voice stolen is interesting and I can’t wait to see where the game goes with it. Also please be aware that I will not be marking spoilers as I go through the game so it might be best to skip this part of the column in future weeks if you don’t want anything spoiled.
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS releases next week which means the community can start playing against each other. In next week’s column i’ll give out my information so you guys can battle alongside and against me. Since the game comes out on Friday which is before the column will be up be sure to message me on twitter if you want to battle before then. Good luck to all because Little Mac plays to win.
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