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Awesomecake Jun 13, 14
I dunno, I figure that Nintendo is just advertising the WiiU version more to encourage people to buy the system as the 3DS is currently waay more popular, and they don't want to compete with themselves to sell systems.

I was able to try the 3DS version as well and it still seems really good. maybe it was just because I was able to get some 1v1 matches in <3. There was a little issue with occasional lag, but the game itself was super smooth. I didn't feel input lag at all.

Smash run was zoomed out quite a bit, and it was harder than I thought it would be to hit some of the enemies, but I also was just sorta pushed in part way with the unfamiliar wii-fit trainer. So i'll just blame inexperience for that. Vs. matches however, the camera was perfect.

Also there is less of a need for borders with the 3D on. with 3D its really easy to distinguish your character sprite from the backgrounds, and it really is quite easy to follow. The black borders I think are an alternative if people don't want to use 3D at all or have a 2DS, and if these people have trouble distinguishing things in the case of similar colour palettes. This can also be remedied simply by choosing a distinguishing colour.

the 3DS version is gonna be great, I expect many 1 player modes. and I plan to get both versions.
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bluexy Jun 13, 14
Awesomecake That's a good point with the 3D on. It does help a lot to create some visual distinction. I know a lot of folk, myself included to a degree, have trouble keeping the 3D on for extended periods of time though.

And 1v1s will certainly do better compared to the more frantic and fast-paced 4-player matchers.
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Thrawn Jun 13, 14
After reading this I'm not surprised at all since it's fully what I expected. I didn't expect the 3DS version of the game to have anywhere near the amount of quality as the Wii U version.

Not sure if I'm getting both versions, might just stick with Wii U.
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bbb7002004 Jun 13, 14
Yeah, I didn't really run into those problems when I played either. The controls were different, but that's more down to me than the game. It felt about the same as when I try to play Brawl with the classic controller, to be honest. It felt more like something that I'd have to get used to, as opposed to a flaw with the game.
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Slowpoke360 Jun 13, 14
I'm not really a competitive player (and I'm too poor for a WII U) So these issues aren't too troublesome.
Not to say that I'm not at least a little worried though. I'll just wait 'till I have the game in my hands though to pass judgement on whether or not I'll be able to enjoy it as much as I think I will. Input lag is honestly my main concern as that's something I can never get used to
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Mikau Kahn Jun 13, 14
I'm super competitive!

However, you'd still need a crowbar to pry this 3DS port out of my hands.
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Dark Wave Jun 13, 14
I don't have a Wii or a Wii U, and I can't really afford to buy one any time soon. I have a 3DS, and I also like the 3DS. So it's obvious which choice I'm going to take. The thing is, I'll be playing at a rather competitive level, too. In general, I prefer the 3DS to the Wii and the Wii U, but I'm worried about the restrictions of the 3DS version as you've mentioned (the small screen making details more difficult to make out, possible lag issues, etc) possibly weighing me down in my competitive play. I mean, sure, chances are it'll only be minor, but if my opponent/s is/are on the Wii, I feel the difference may give them an advantage too great to ignore. I do have a 3DS XL, though, which should hopefully help out with the screen size issue, and as long as I play close enough to my wireless router, which I can do (I can play with the DS directly on top of the router if need be ).

It's probably too early to ask this question pre-release, but for those of you who have played the 3DS version and preferably the Wii U version as well: As a competitive player, would I really be missing out on too much by only playing on the 3DS version? I didn't get the opportunity to attend the E3 conferences so I couldn't play the demos.
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Couttsy Jun 13, 14
I will still be buying this one, even though I may not play it much if at all after the release of the Wii U version it will still be enjoyed and worth every cent.
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Gotenks Jun 14, 14
Can still see myself playing the 3DS version a lot until the Wii U release as well and then whenever I go on trips. I don't expect it to beat the Wii U version but I am very interested in Smash Run.
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ashantiqua Jun 15, 14
I hope this game gets a demo for 3ds, particularly with online capabilities (however limited).

The 3ds screen is fairly low-res to start with, and since the 3ds xl has the same resolution it has pixels the size of grapefruit... So it makes sense to give the characters black outlines and custom levels... But id want to see it work firsthand before i buy it.

My biggest concern is the analog stick - im an aggressive player and like to use the analog stick to do all smash attacks... I hope the 3ds' stick is (a) accurate enough (b) can be moved around fast enough for my play-style, and (c) doesnt wear down after tons of smash attacks.... Ive never smashed my 3ds' stick in a direction like id do in super smash...
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Alanar Jun 15, 14
quote ashantiqua
I hope this game gets a demo for 3ds, particularly with online capabilities (however limited).

The 3ds screen is fairly low-res to start with, and since the 3ds xl has the same resolution it has pixels the size of grapefruit... So it makes sense to give the characters black outlines and custom levels... But id want to see it work firsthand before i buy it.

My biggest concern is the analog stick - im an aggressive player and like to use the analog stick to do all smash attacks... I hope the 3ds' stick is (a) accurate enough (b) can be moved around fast enough for my play-style, and (c) doesnt wear down after tons of smash attacks.... Ive never smashed my 3ds' stick in a direction like id do in super smash...
I just played Brawl yesterday for the first time in months and I must say it's not as accurate as I recall. I'm also hoping the 3DS version is more accurate than brawl's. I'm not looking for it to be worse, but at least on par.
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rwlromano Jun 26, 14
Seriously? Am I the only one who is excited about the 3DS release? I mean. It's Smash Bros. On the go.
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AgatioGanon Jul 1, 14
I think the first thing I'm doing with this game when I get it is learning the controls, this is whole new control scheme.
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