Monday, October 29, 2007

The Personal Brawl

Perhaps Nintendo's big secret with Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the sheer customization. First stickers, then trophies, and as of today - a stage builder! To sum up the details posted to the official blog you can create a stage of your own and, via WFC, you can also receive one random stage per day to enjoy. If the current plan holds that stage sticks around for one day and then is replaced by another. 

Beyond the "Dunn dunn dunn!" of the game's very Japanese director there is something a bit deeper below the surface. Nintendo has experimented with stage building and online sharing in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. The level editor there was fun, and I even got to sharing with the editor of Push The Buttons (the awesome blog that inspired this one). The problem with MvDK2 is that the level editor was limited. Despite this I found sharing levels I made with my friends fun, and conquering their levels to be EXTREMELY addicting! It appears that Nintendo has thought it over and wants another go. If the quality of Brawl is as good as they say then this should bring the personal level concept to a whole new level of finish. And the virus I experienced before....will be BACK!

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