Blademaster87's Super Smash Brothers (N64)
| [January 26, 2008 02:02:03 AM]
During the second hour of game play I was still in the mood for mindless fighting so I did not get bored of the game, but as a single player I can see how the game can get boring. At some point I started to repeat some of the levels and characters that I had already played. No matter how you stretch it the only thing there is to do as a single player is whip the computer.
One of the downsides to the game is the items that are periodically dropped for character use. The problem with these items is that some like the pokeball can cause instant K.O. while some of the other items are completely useless. This normally causes a mad dash to the items and gives the victor a perfect chance to kill his opponent. The game flows well because the game does not run on life but on percentage of damage taken. This means that a skilled player can continue a game for much longer than it would normally last with a set fixed health bar. All and all it was a load of fun and just what I needed.
The game is one more in a line of trademark 3D looking games. The characters have substance as do the surroundings but you are still limited to a 2 dimensional area to play in. This makes it necessary to jump and use objects both higher and lower in order to get around an opponent. The levels are tailored to each character but because there are only so many characters and thus so many levels at some point pretty quickly you run into old levels a lot. One of they ways that the game can be made more interesting is by increasing the difficulty level. That could mean decreasing the amount of lives that you have and or increasing the ability of the computer. Because the game centers around fighting and most if not all the characters are from other series’ there is no story or character bio driving the game. In multi player mode the game will tell you once a match is over who won and who lost but it will also tell you who did best on an individual basis. Thus several people can play as a team and still compete with each other. This allows the game to remain interesting and keeps people competitive. One aspect of the game that I do not like is that there are two characters that are able to fly to some extent. While I tend to use these characters a lot it does give a terribly unfair advantage to the person who can fly. A hit that would normally kill Mario will not kill Kirby. While this does not detract from the enjoyment the game gives it does tend to make it an unfair contest when you are playing against your friends. For its time the game was very impressive to look at but simple to use this is a very useful concept that many gamers myself included seem to like. This might be something to incorporate into my own game.
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| [January 25, 2008 09:13:13 PM]
In SSB of Super Smash Brothers for the Nintendo 64 the player controls one of several different characters from various games such as Mario, Pikachu or Kirby. In single player mode the object of the game is to defeat all the other characters as well as some bosses at the end. In multi player mode you can fight friends or computer controlled characters in anything ranging from 1 on 1 to 2 on 2 to 3 on 1. You can unlock different characters and play the levels on any difficulty mode that you like.
Some times it is a lot of fun to play an in-depth 100 hour RPG but sometimes I just want a fun sometimes mindless fighting game. There is not much about SSB that is bad. The characters are old favorites and often fun to bash and smash. They all have various different special moves making playing with each character new and exciting. And each character has his or her own special level to play on. There is really no story behind SSB that is why it is such a great game when you just want all out mayhem without having to think much. This is a good game for single players but the best part comes out in multi player mode. This mode is not limited to multiple players though, it is better that way. One player can designate anywhere from one to three characters as computer controlled on any of four possible teams. With friends you can have them take over for the computer making this game loads of fun and making its replay value skyrocket. With the use of the teams you can have even 2 on 2 or you can have a four way battle royal or anything in between. The game is simple to learn a little bit more difficult to master and a really good time.
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