Nintendo drills down Modes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Nintendo chose to use their Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “50 Must-See Things” presentation to talk through the new and returning modes that promise to keep you occupied for hours on end.

While some of these have some parity with the Nintendo 3DS version, such as Classic and All-Star Mode, they have received their own twist to differentiate them. Meanwhile, the Wii U counterpart is treated to its own exclusive modes such as Smash Tour and Special Orders. These see you navigating a board to strengthen your character, or tackle orders issued by Master Hand and Crazy Hand to receive greater rewards.

Nintendo’s full rundown regarding each of the available modes is as follows:

Smash Tour: A fighting party game that looks like a board game. Players use items, spin a wheel and advance around the map. Up to four players can compete at once as they navigate the board and gain fighters and power-ups they can use in a final battle.

Special Orders: In Master Orders, the more difficult the order from Master Hand you undertake, the higher your reward – but you only get to try once. In Crazy Orders, you pay to enter and battles get harder the longer you survive. Will you know when to stop and reap your rewards?

Special Smash Mode: Players can customise battles and play any way they like.

Coin Battles: Players compete to collect coins from other players.

Stamina Matches: Players fight until their hit points reach zero.

Classic Mode: One or two players fight through a series of battles and advance as long as they survive. Many random events can shake things up, and players can adjust the intensity settings. The more difficult the game, the greater the rewards.

All-Star Mode: Unlike in the Nintendo 3DS version, opponents appear in reverse chronological order, and two players can battle through this mode together.

Event Mode: One or two players take on set character and theme-based battles. Clearing stages helps players see the way forward.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will release in North America on November 21st, and in Europe on December 5th.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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