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In pictures: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Nintendo's smash 'em up brawl continues

  • Super Smash Bros Brawl is packed with a whole host of new features including new characters, a combat arena editor, multiple battle modes, a single player storyline and the ability to take battles online.

  • Using a combination of the two attack buttons and the control stick, players can grab, attack and produce 'smash' attacks

  • The Stage Builder feature allows users to create their own environments.

  • All maps can be shared with friends via a memory pack, or submitted to Nintendo for the chance to be chosen as 'stage of the day' where it is sent to all other players in the Wi-Fi network.

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl offers single players a scrolling adventure mode called The Subspace Emissary.

  • Coins built up during play can now be bet on matches. Players are also given the ability to share photos and replays and team up for enjoyable mini-games.

  • Notable new power-ups include Superspicy Curry, which allows the characters to breathe fire, the Gooey Bomb — a passable bomb that sticks to terrain and opponents — and Smoke Balls, balls of smoke that block a competitor’s view.

  • The introduction of Wi-Fi combat means friends can be challenged online either in cooperative teams, or alone as individual fighters.

  • 16 new characters are introduced, bringing the total playable to 35. These include familiars such as Solid Snake, Wario, Diddy Kong and Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • Players are able to play with Nunchuk and Wii Remote, Wii Remote, Classic Controller and Nintendo GameCube Controller.

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