Super Smash Bros. is met with high critical acclaim

Ana Sayre, Contributing Writer

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the release of the fourth and fifth installments of the video game “Super Smash Bros.,” which came out for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3 and comes out for Wii U tomorrow.

However, this is not the first time people are hearing of this well-known and largely talked about game. The game that lets the player choose from a variety of characters from various Nintendo franchises and have them fight each other has been around for quite some time now. The first ever installment of the now world-renowned video game series was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64.

So what is really new about this version?

“They use one of the older game engines, so it feels really fluid and fast,” senior Yuan Diaz said, “There are also new game modes; the characters Zelda and Sheik are now completely separate. They don’t transform into each other anymore, and there are new characters that they are bringing in.”

However, even with all its new, fancy features the new game at its very core is still the game many students knew and loved as kids.

“I have been playing [Super Smash Bros.] since I was six,” Diaz said. “I got Super Smash Bros. Melee for GameCube when I got my GameCube. It was the first game I got.”

Senior Bonnie Sarchet also recalls what the game meant for her as a child.

“I used to play [Super Smash Bros.] on my GameCube when I was in elementary school,” Sarchet said. “It was something my friends and I loved to do and really brought us closer together.”

Now a little bit older but a still a lover of the game that brought her joy as a child, Sarchet explained, “My GameCube did break awhile ago, but I still love to play on my friends’ Wiis whenever I go over their houses. It’s a really fun thing to play with friends and family and has stayed something I have loved to do over the years.”