Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 turned the fighting genre on its head. While most of the moves have been simplified, the complexity and strategy required in the game is as deep as any other fighting title. Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube and Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii followed the footsteps of the original by refining the gameplay.
The Super Smash Bros. series quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most popular and beloved video game franchises from Nintendo. With the home console segment already conquered, Nintendo should series consider bringing the Super Smash Bros. series to the Nintendo DS. Here are a few reasons why this would make a lot of sense.
One of the main concerns surrounding Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo DS involves the graphics. Like many other fighting titles, this theoretical title will be based on timing. A split second could mean everything in a match.
Although the Nintendo DS version won’t hold up to Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube and Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii, it will end up looking pretty close to the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. Thus, fans shouldn’t worry about, especially the dreaded slowdown.
Nintendo DS Features
The Nintendo DS can also add a unique element to the series. The dual display enables many possibilities from bigger, more vertical stages to a possible new touch control scheme. The microphone is also another possibility for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo DS.
The Super Smash Bros. series remain popular despite some unconventional game pads on the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube and the Nintendo Wii. The Nintendo DS provides a symmetrical game pad perfect for fighting games like Super Smash Bros. Therefore, it could end up being the best game in the series yet due to the more suitable control setup and placement.
Finally, the most important reason for Nintendo to bring Super Smash Bros. to the Nintendo DS is the 100 million user base. Nintendo managed to accomplish this monumental feat in just five years. Not to mention that the numbers doesn’t take into account the just released Nintendo DSi. So when it is all said and done, the Nintendo DS will end up being the best-selling video game system of all-time by a wide margin.
Nintendo would therefore lose out on a lot of potential revenue if the choose not to release a Nintendo DS version of Super Smash Bros.