As I think I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of fighting games – the only one I remember really loving a lot was Power Stone – and although I know that the Smash games have a reputation for being more friendly (in terms of the controls), I still have never really played them much (I think the one I’ve played the most was Melee on GameCube, and even that wasn’t much). But I’ve been feeling the hype all year, and was getting really excited to finally dig into the series with the 3DS version. Guess what? I love it. I’ve played hours so far, unlocking most of the achievements, playing all of the modes – and there are lots – and just plain smashing my way through the roster. Currents faves are a mix of Wario, Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Ness, and Mario. I like it because I don’t feel like the controls are overwhelming, and it’s just plain fun to be battling it out with all these characters, and in these wacky arenas. This is just getting me that much more excited for the Wii U version, to have friends over for a night of fighting.