Sure, the infamous Friend Codes are still very much intact when it comes to online battles in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but other than that the system is apparently working as advertised — and then some.
Well, we wasted no time putting Nintendo’s claims to the test. Shortly after we received our import copies of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, we held a few contests between our San Francisco and Los Angeles locations. Bear in mind a couple of notable differences from Nintendo’s own tests. First, our offices are a little farther apart â€“ nearly 500 miles, to be exact. And we lowly Americans don’t have the benefit of one of the world’s fastest Internet backbones, as Japan does. Still, we’re very happy to report that our two-on-two experience perfectly mimicked Nintendo’s own â€“ in other words, one-hundred percent lag free and two-hundred percent awesome.
The custom one liners (text only, no voice chat) also sound like a fun addition to Friend Battles. Is it here yet?