Super Smash Bros Brawl Guide
The Super Smash Bros. series started on the N64. Slated for the SNES, it was almost canceled do to the perception it would be poorly received. After finally being released years later on the N64 as a Japan-only title, it unexpectedly flew off the selves and was quickly translated for world-wide release becoming the fifth best selling N64 game with 4.89 million copies sold.
What made it such a smash hit? I think that can be narrowed down to two things:
First, it is a mega-clash of all (or most) of Nintendo’s first-party characters, thus settling the age old question of who was the most powerful (... or just adding fuel to the fire, what with everyone having his or her own preference).
Secondly, it re-defined the fighting genre. This fighter didn’t require mind numbing combo-button memorization to win. In SSB it was more about strategy with the addition of items and deceptively simple single-button attacks, all the while keeping the same intense fighting atmosphere.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl adds to the mix with new modes, including a deeper story mode, Co-Op modes, and online play. It doesn’t forget the classic game types though, as almost all the modes from Melee are still in Brawl. Third-parties have also started to take notice with the addition of 2 non-Nintendo characters and multiple non-Nintendo items and stages.
But I doubt you're here for any of the above. You just want to unlock something, or get a basic strategy for a level. ;) I hear ‘ya.
We open our guide with a look at the basicis. Here you'll find all the basics for the game. This is a good stop it you're a first-timer or a prospective buyer. Keep in mind that this section gives only an at-a-glance look at things like single-player mode. For a more in-depth walkthrough, see the modes respective section in the Main Walkthrough section.
Click on a section in the index to the left to get started.