Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

The 3DS version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. has a demo on the e-Shop in Japan — and people are putting the game through its paces.

Only a few characters out of the full roster are available — Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man. Still, it’s interesting to see these characters in action. Take the video above, for example. GameXplain shows us a battle against level-9 CPUs. There’s more, too.

Thanks to footage from ZeRo, I’m particularly interested in the Villager and Pikachu. I mean, look at this shit — the Villager can plant a tree, water it, and then axe it down in the time it takes a character to return to the screen:

Hell, the Villager’s recovery in general:

Or the way the announcer says his name in Japanese….MURABITO!! So good.

Pikachu, meanwhile, is just cute as hell. I’m particularly in love with his winning pose:


Magazine scans floating around also show that both Pikachu and The Villager have great alternate costumes (versus simply having a recolor). I’m looking forward to being able to play them.

Maybe you care about the other available characters more? That’s cool. Here’s some Mega Man footage, by KoKuTanLuFi:



Some other tidbits are surfacing, too — for example, the fact the game won’t allow you to do chaingrabs anymore:

It looks like the ledges aren’t as forgiving now, too:

Lots of stuff! The hype is real, people.


    • Yeah man it looks fantastic – just as well too. Seeing Ninty held the Wii U version back, if the 3DS version was rubbish there’d be a whole lotta folks rightly pissed.

  • anyone else concerned about the durability of the 3ds? my n64 and gamecube controls were never the same after some serious ssb button mashing.

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