Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sells 1.4 Million in First Week

Brawl Sells 1.4 Million in First Week

Or about 120 units per minute (so says the press release, I didn’t do the math myself). Either way, it’s awesome news for Nintendo. 1.4 million may seem like a lot, but Brawl has a long way to go to catch Melee, which sold 7 million units over the lifetime of the Gamecube. The whole press release is after the link…
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl Initial Impressions

Super Smash Bros Brawl Initial Impressions

I bought Brawl last night and since then have played the game for just over 10 hours. I’ve mostly played the Subspace Emissary as well as one run through classic mode with Snake and 20 of the single player events. I also played a quick online game with Gmoney and another one with a random person.

I guess overall Brawl is really just Melee, but greatly expanded upon in all areas. There are better graphics, more characters, and more stages. There are lots of new items and tons of trophies, songs, and stickers to collect, as well as a huge increase in the amount things to do while playing solo.
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Gamestop Super Smash Bros. Brawl Launch Events

I received my weekly Gamestop/EB Games news letter this week, and it had information about Super Smash Bros. Brawl release events happening all across the country this weekend. At certain stores (listed here), you’ll be able to show up at 10 PM on Saturday, March 8, and participate in a Brawl tournament. The winners from each store will advance to the next round and, after a few more rounds, the finals will be held in San Jose, CA. The winner receives the following: a Vizio 37″ LCD-TV, an entire Nintendo Wii Software Library, one Nintendo Wii console and selected accessories, and $5,000 in cash. Niiiice

Helps us Celebrate the Release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is finally hitting the streets March 9, and we’re celebrating with midnight launches at a plethora of participating EB Games or GameStop stores. This is such a big deal, we have to use fancy words like “plethora.” While you’re waiting for midnight, you might as well have some fun and enter our Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, kicking off at these stores at 10 pm March 8. You can find details and rules here.

In most sporting events, smashing a barrel over your opponent’s head or using a flamethrower is frowned upon, but in SSBB for Wii, anything goes. Get ready for the brawl and pre-order online now or reserve at your local EB Games or GameStop.

Pokemon Boss Battle in Brawl

It seems like the only news lately is Brawl news, but most of it is pretty exciting. Basically, the video is just Starfox getting his ass kicked by a giant Pokemon. I don’t know the Pokemon’s name…Rayquaza? The amazing part, though, is that I have to confirm my age to watch this…which makes no sense at all. And, what kid is so stupid that they are going to put in their correct age? I put 73 just to be sure I was old enough.

Super Smash Bros. Demo Booth Videos

So, some huge Super Smash Bros. fan in Japan has decided to video tape himself and others playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl matches at those demo kiosks in video game stores. He has a ton of videos up, and it’s pretty interesting to see the new gameplay elements. I love the subspace emissary footage, it seems like that is going to be a ton of fun. The more news that comes out about Brawl, the more I start to see just how much time and effort was put into the game.

Famitsu Gives Super Smash Bros Brawl Perfect Score

Famitsu Gives Super Smash Bros Perfect Score

Before seeing this, I wasn’t really super pumped about Brawl…I mean I’m obviously going to get it on day one and I know it’s going to be a great game, but I wasn’t foaming at the mouth to get it, I wasn’t thinking about it every waking moment. This, however, has changed my mind. Famitsu has only given eight other games a perfect score. Sure, one of them was Nintendogs, but whatever. Brawl is going to be totally sweet. Here’s a short translation from the review:
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Sheik is Back in Brawl

Sheik in Brawl

The Smash Bros. Dojo revealed today that Sheik will be making a return appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Sure, Sheik didn’t make an appearance in Twilight Princess, but that doesn’t matter, he/she is too awesome to leave out. Also on the site are a number of new screen shots of Sheik in action, as well as her moves. She really is a very masculine woman.

Standard Special Move -> Needle Storm
Side Special Move -> Chain
Up Special Move -> Vanish
Down Special Move -> Transform
Final Smash -> Light Arrow

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delayed

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delayed

The official Smash Bros. Dojo site announced today that the Super Smash Bros. Brawl release date has been pushed back from Feb 10th to March 9th.

Due to delays in the completion of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, we’ve had to change the release date of the game to Sunday, March 9th.

I deeply apologize to the people who have looked forward to playing the game for so long and ask that you hold on just a little longer. Thank you for your patience.

Well…that’s not awesome. I hope this allows them to iron out any issues they have and really polish the game to perfection.

Super Smash Bros. Updates Suck Lately

Help Me Captain Falcon, You're My Only Hope

Seriously, I’m getting scared that there aren’t going to be any more new characters announced for Brawl at this point. Smash Bros. Dojo hasn’t announced a new character since October 25th (we got King Dedede, do we really need more Kirby characters). The updates have been pretty boring, too, but I guess if you have to update the site everyday, you have to include even the mundane stuff like:
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