A Breakdown Of The New Smash Bros. Mode

Based on what we’ve seen of Smash Run, the recently revealed multiplayer mode in Super Smash Bros. where players traverse dungeon-like levels and collect power-ups, it looks like the 3DS-specific mode could be a blast.

The smaller details hidden in the Smash Run footage — which GameXplain break down in the video above — only solidify that notion. Here is some of what they notice in the Smash Run footage:

  • There don’t seem to be multiple maps to choose from — the layout is always the same.
  • Healing food items pop in randomly, as do enemies (and there are a ton of enemies).
  • They analyse at all the enemies we see, many of which are from big Nintendo franchises like Mario, Donkey Kong and Kirby.
  • They take a closer look at the items you can equip in Smash Run, which can give you special powers — some of which belong to other characters.
  • You can collect trophies while playing, though they’re a mystery.
  • They discuss the special reward you get when you defeat enemies, which come in bronze, silver and gold varieties.
  • They talk about the items that affect your stats — and how it seems the max you can reach is 1K.
  • The different types of matches that players will battle in at the end of a Smash Run.

There’s some other stuff in the video too, of course — it’s worth a watch!

Super Smash Bros. Analysis: Smash Run (Secrets & Hidden Details – Wii U & 3DS)[GameXplain]

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