The critically acclaimed Smash Brothers series by developer Hal laboratory is widely accepeted as one of the most competitive fighting series in video games. This popularity has come in spite of being a Nintendo exclusive. In fact, the most recent itteration of the series, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, sold over 7 million copies since the original release in Japan. With any popular fighter comes tournaments and competition especially a fighter featuring Nintendo characters.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl had a brief appearence on the MLG circuit but has recently been removed in favor of newer games like Halo: Reach. Although, Brawl has been removed from the big stage the tournaments continue on the local level. Next month there is a big tournament in Orlando on Febuary 25th. The tournament is being held at Next Level LAN, which is around the UCF area. This tournament will also feature a tournament for the second game of the series, Super Smash Brothers Melee.
Many gamers may have forgotten about Smash Brothers or even stored the game away, but now is a great time to jump in and start smashing. Of course, not all gamers are comepetitve and some smashers just want to have a good time. Fear not gamers, their are casual players looking for the same experience. Smash fans can find friends to play with on the easily accessible smash boards website. Everything from tournaments, character discussion, and local tournaments can be found here.