Smash Bros. Brawl becomes lesser god (that can draw its own levels)

Smas Bros level creatorPerhaps that subject line is a bit grandiose. The again, since when am I one not to exaggerate the machinations of Nintendo?

Today, or in the recent past, the Smash Bros. Dojo, in addition to revealing that we mere gamers would be able to play in levels that were DRAWN for us by some wild disembodied PictoChat hand, told us that online enabled Wii’s with Smash Bros in the ol’ blue slot would have access to random maps created by other wacky gamers. The mind boggled at the news, or at least mine did; my gray matter soaks up Nintendo news like a sponge. This is no secret. I also enjoy Boggle.

The palette is very Mario Paint in appearance, but that’s a good thing: it’s easy to navigate but screen shots show there are plenty of options (including stage music) that, in the words of the mysterious Smash Bros. Dojo sensei, promise an infinite number of stage creation combinations.

Regardless of all this new info however, Nintendo seems content to deliver a one-two punch this holiday season. Super Mario Galaxy will be the big holiday item, and Smash Bros Brawl will be the game everyone buys with their Xmas money and gift cards.