Super Smash Bros. 3DS Impressions – Free Code Giveaway

I was one of the lucky ones to receive an email from Nintendo with a few demo codes of the upcoming game Super Smash Bros. 3DS. As soon as I saw that email hit my inbox, I immediately opened the eShop and began the download the demo. To my surprise, the demo file size is incredibly small (1,041 Blocks). Once it was downloaded and installed, I proceeded on with my mission to become the greatest Pokemon Master, errr Smash Champion.

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When you load up the demo you are greeted with some classic Smash music and a vibrant Start Menu. From the main menu you can see a few of the game modes that Super Smash Bros. 3DS will include:

Smash – This is classic Smash mode where you can play solo against the CPU or challenge nearby players.
Online – Connect to the internet and test your skills against your friends and the world!
Challenge – This seems to be the same mode that was introduced in Brawl. You basically complete challenges and win prizes.
Smash Run – Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle! (3DS Exclusive Mode)
Games & More – This has solo and group games, Training, custom fighters, the Vault, and Options.
Street Pass – This allows you defeat rivals to win prizes.
Wii U – This option allows you to connect to Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Find more info on that here)

Of all these menu items, Smash and Games & More are the only selectable options. Smash brings you to a menu where you can play Solo or with a Group. Both of these options work with the demo, so feel free to play against your buddies if they have a copy of the demo also. The rules option, which allows you to change the settings and customize battle is not available in the demo.

The Vault shows us that Trophies, Album, Replays, Sounds, Records, and Tips will all be accessible through that menu. None of these options are currently available in the demo except for Tips, which gives you, well….Tips.

So, how does Super Smash Bros. play on the 3DS? Surprisingly well I have to say. I was a bit worried going into the demo, having played the Wii U version at E3. To be honest, I didn’t think a full Super Smash Bros. experience could be had on the 3DS. The demo allows you to use five characters; Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man. I tried out all five characters and from what I have played, every single one of them feels balanced. I was worried that Villager would be underpowered for some reason, but he kicks just as much butt as Link does. For this demo, Link and Villager were my go to characters and they will more than likely be my mains when the game releases on 3DS. Little Mac was my favorite character of E3 for the Wii U version. There is only one map that you can play during the demo (Battlefield). I was hoping that Nintendo would allow at least 3 maps to be playable during the demo, but my heart is content with Battlefield for now. The graphics on the 3DS version look exceptionally well and it is full of vibrant colors. Super Smash Bros. 3DS controls very well on the handheld, and if you have a 2DS, the controls feel phenomenal. Overall, I was quite impressed with demo and I am totally looking forward to the release.

Are you pumped for Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Leave a comment below for your chance to win a demo code. We have 2 codes available and will be randomly picking the winners. We will announce the winners on 09/14/14.

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  • Daniel Cho

    It would be great to receive a code. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Ben


  • Firefox01

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  • Pyro Fox

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  • Jordan Daku

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  • Rob

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  • Devin Taylor

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  • Ace

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  • Timothy Cheng

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  • Ty Riley

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  • CinematicSky

    Definitely want a code, I haven’t played Smash Brothers in years.

  • I’d love a code for my son. He loves the series.

  • Mourad

    I’d love a code for my little brother

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  • Dennis

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  • sath

    The hype is real

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  • Jacob Martin

    Please give me the code… I’ve love it so much, I’ve been looking for it since the stream announced it

  • Kawashima

    Would be amazing to get a code, October is so far away.

  • Jorge Luis

    I’d love to get my hands on one of the codes! I’ll check back for the results. I really hope Dark Pit is substantially different than his regular nemesis. Since we’re not getting Ridley, I think he’ll be cool πŸ™‚

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  • Carlos Fernando Souza

    Pls i hope i win on this one!

  • Nehrohhh

    So much time spent looking for a code, I’m hoping with every last bit of me that I get the chance to win!

  • calgara12

    The Hype is real.
    Although the chances are pretty low it’s always worth a try.

  • Matthew097

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  • ltpgame

    I have my chance πŸ™‚

  • mathieu

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  • Kaspar

    Dear Nintendo247-Team,
    in my eyes IΒ΄m the biggest fan of SSB I know.
    I played every SSB for ages and tried to get to every chance to try the new SSB.
    I know everyone wants this code but I travelled to New York to get in the Nintendo shop where you can play it. I spent a five hours waiting and then the store closed.
    I never had a chance to play it but I would be so glad if I could try the Demo. Please, have a heart.

  • VacuumSpace

    This is my comment.
    Good luck to all πŸ˜€

  • bullguy

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  • Harry Ross

    I am really looking forward to Smash Bros and i would like to lay the game early with my friends,
    Good Luck to Everyone

  • Amakusa Ryuu

    hahaha I have to admit im also desperate to have one.

  • Yami Swan

    Thanks dear ^^

    Looking forward to try this demo

  • Cokehead331

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  • spineripper23

    Well gonna try my luck

  • Azure_Cleffon

    It’s a step up from Brawl, that’s for sure!

  • Maddoka

    Got no account so… My mail is [email protected]

  • Annie

    it’s a nicer version than brawl of course

    • disqus_pMsQpsXlMr

      faster, but graphically a little inferior to brawl, polygonwise, and pixelwise.

  • meer

    the first one wii , for some reason i didnt enjoy it , anyways time to dust off my 3ds !

  • hmcupid

    I seriously cannot wait for super smash, it is one of the games I’ve been waiting for since announcement

  • Buduski

    I hope I win that code πŸ™‚

  • Steven

    Really looking forward to playing this game on the go. And on the wiiU later on

  • Weird Frontier

    I already pre-order the game for both, it’s gonna be awesome!!! Email: [email protected]

  • Jona K

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  • Walter

    I knew streetpass would be that way…fighting for the prizes makes it interesting

  • JoΓ£o Silva

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  • AZ.M

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  • wielkiszu

    AKB48 versus The World!

  • Darkangel41

    So pumped for Smash!

  • taikorc

    Interesting, I would love to give smash a go

  • Charles Swartz

    Would love to get a code for this. Have 4 boys, all dying to give Smash on 3DS a try.

  • Number15Tails

    I would love this code I need atleast one

  • sneakup64

    Man this game is going to be sooooo hype

  • The Magne

    Would very much like to give smash a try, the hype is on!!

  • pugphone

    Im up for some smash πŸ˜€

  • Frey_Cloudseer

    I’ve been a fan of Smash Bros. since I was able to pick up a controller, and I’ve had this entry preordered for months now. I was actually a gold member club nintendo person-guy-thing, but I was just shy of platinum, and thus got no code :/. If you guys want to make a fan’s day-no, month-… It would be amazing πŸ˜€

  • Umbralx

    Let’s test my luck…

  • Tommy

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Derp

    I left a comment below

  • Cell’us VP

    I hope its me πŸ™‚

  • Justin Torres

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    Woot woot Smash Bros.!

  • GalacticPrettyBoyPavis


  • shaad

    please can i have 1 code.

  • der0clan74

    Count me in- thanks!

  • Boomer285

    Ill enter. although my chances are fairly low

  • Ricky Romero

    Cool, thanks for the contest! I’ll definitely enter.

  • Alex Hyde

    count me in

  • Conner Miller

    I would like to be entered for a chance to win a code, thanks!

  • oka4

    i’d also like to join…thanks!

  • Silversa

    please enter me

  • Ricardo Xavier MontaΓ±o AyΓ³n

    Hope I win! I need that code!

  • Brandon Craig

    I want to enter. please and thanks!

  • Antonio Ramos

    My Body Is Ready!!! Please I really need that code!!!

  • Arcstorm

    ._. my body is reggie

    • Congrats! You won a code. Check your email!

  • Ewan

    I really want a demo but…. are the codes for EU? Because I have a UK 3DS. If they are, then I’ll enter!

  • WaffleMaster

    I know its a long shot but ok i will like to be in this contest of randomness πŸ™‚

  • Dylan


  • Dumbninja

    This demo would give me a HUGE nerd boner if i had it

  • Philpepe

    Pick me!!

  • wafflemilo

    i hope i can win

  • NyaDaZe

    Heck yah! I am ready for this game! e-e

  • Superior Spider-Man

    I must have this demo… For science. Must play as Jigglypuff and Mega Man on the 3DS as they are the Superior characters!!

  • dertras

    I hope i get the code

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    I hope I get the code!

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  • Ali


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  • lukas

    pls a code

  • Fracasist

    im super hyped up, however i lost 10$ worth of eshop points to a scammer alrady today πŸ™

  • jmbec62 .

    I’m so excited for this I can hardly sit still

  • Zac H.

    So pumped

  • Kesten Harris

    Hope I get one

  • Oscar Hermina

    I would love to get a code seeing as even though I qualified I wasn’t sent an email by nintendo. I wrote customer service about it and received an automated email telling me to call them, so I called but their phone lines were all busy. I guess I’m not the only one this has happened to. I’m so excited for this game!

  • smashbrolink

    Only the most bitter of Melee or Brawl purists could possibly hate this new version of Smash; it strikes that so-very-hard-to-strike balance between the qualities of both Melee and Brawl. It caters to both core players and new ones without alienating competitive capability or ease-of-learning.
    This is a game that has more soul in it than most of the AAA games that have come out this year, and it was done by a man suffering from RSI in both wrists.[Sakurai, you’re one heck of a committed developer!]

  • Kevin McElroy

    I would really like the code so that I can have an unlimited play-time with something. I will not be able to purchase the 3DS game because I have to pay college fees that I originally didn’t have to pay…Makes me sad, but this would definitely cheer me up!

  • Sean Fronteras

    Real excited for the upcoming Smash game! Can’t believe it’s just around the corner! Gonna be playin on my main, Olimar.

  • steven

    i dont have many games on my 2ds. an unlimited play code would hold me over till the relise of the full game

  • haslmeierLP

    Hope to play it soon. Really excited for SSB ;D

  • AJ Adolfo

    I want da codes

  • jeffhornyak

    Demo code would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Trace

    If anyone has a code, [email protected]

    Would be very greatly appreciated.

  • BlackLegSanji

    I have looked everywhere for this code and i have found it i really wan’t smash bros and i have been looking to find a way to play any games but this one is at the top of my list

  • Tyler

    I’m really looking forward to the demo because i loved brawl! i want the demo! i would be very grateful if i win! my email is [email protected]

  • Matt

    Pleeeeeeease give me a code. I would love it
    Email is [email protected]

  • Dinosaur

    Smash 4 go rawr

  • Pbmn

    I need a code please
    My email is [email protected]

  • Theo

    Hello, could you give me a code please?
    Email is [email protected]

  • Smashindunright

    I need a NA code, smash is my life and I’ve been searching for a code for the past 6 hours, please, my email is [email protected]

  • Evan

    Can i have the code?

  • Wince303

    I have been entering code giveaways everywhere trying to get a code XD. I was hoping you would be able to give me the code because If I win a code in any of the other ones I will most likely give them to someone else.
    My email is [email protected]

  • SilentSabertooth

    May I have a smash code please

  • Justin Koshka


  • Zeb

    Hope I win. I won’t loose sleep if I don’t, but hey, it is Smash Bros. we’re talking about. [email protected]

  • colotexer102

    well im not going to beg so here is my email: [email protected]

  • youreverydaymegaman

    Oh my please please please! DEMO CODES NECESSARY. I can only imagine how far the meta game is going to develop before the game even comes out lol.

  • Eric pinto

    Please allow me to receive a code, i have been dying to play the game.

    even if i don’t receive a code, I thank you for the chance to receive one.
    I wish good luck to everyone.

  • Daniel Pena

    I NEED ONE PLZ PLZ PLZ D: IM GONNA GO BUY EVERY CODE TO MAKE SURE I GET ONE THAT WORKS. nah im jk but im dying to get a smash code, help a guy in need

  • carlos


    my name is hulk

    …i just want to smash πŸ™

    • Daniel Pena

      best thing i’ve read today, and i’ve been reading harry potter

  • Derek

    Hi. I am of the excitment. Much excitment. Very wow

  • Alex Pruitt

    Super Smash Brothers ruined my at home life… and now it’s going to ruin it on the go!!! (YES!!!!!)

  • darnitnappa

    *Heavy Breathing*

  • Daniel K

    Dr.Eggman rolls into battle! To steal the codes for me of course!

  • Daniel

    Thanks for the article! I hope I get a chance at winning this code!

  • Collin W

    Hopefully I win a code, super hyped for this game!

  • Themarioyoshi

    I hope i win, if i do email it to [email protected]

  • Marth or feed

    SO HYPED, especially if all the leaks are true

    please randomly select me

  • Jordan N

    hopefully i get picked for a code! i’ve been scouring for one all day

  • Doct0rSmash

    It’s a stretch, but I hope I get it.

  • quentin

    I hope i win its my birthday tomorrow

  • MarioMaster100

    Can’t wait for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS!

  • Google1467 –

    DEMOOOO CODDDEEEE!!! Let’s HOPEEEE πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • MaikiK

    The game looks really nice for a 3DS game. I’m so excited!!

  • Blake Crawford

    Me and my brother play brawl every night. we are really looking forawrd to the new game and Itd be really awesome if we could get one of the demo codes.

  • Skyler Uballe

    It’s really kind of you to give out these codes. Hope you can spare one for me!

  • omar

    i really hope that i would win i would appreciate it alot

  • Pistachiochris

    I’d like Γ  code!

  • AdmiralSoul

    I’d like a code i would appreciate it a bunch thanks again

  • J-Rod

    Is it too late for a code? Consider me please!

  • Naive Simpletons

    If it’s not too late, I’d like a code.

  • Bradley Bedgood

    Please consider me for one of the codes

  • Josh Lamb

    I would love a code!

  • Xeahule

    can i have a code please

  • Bob Bobkinson

    Entering the giveaway!

  • Will Ferguson


  • ChangasFTW .

    Hype doesn’t even come close to how excited I am for Smash!

  • Carlos Vascez

    PLZ demo

  • Carlos Vascez

    Demo is love, Demo is life

  • Carlos Vascez


  • Rennrock02


  • SeppukuKai

    PK Please

  • FurryCake

    Demo kun pleas

  • ApplePandaMan

    I would like a code

  • ApplePandaMan

    Is the code still available

  • Andrew Sebastian Almanzar

    I would like to play smash bros pls

  • ApplePandaMan

    Is it still available

  • Elazule

    I can’t wait to play the demo. Hope I’m not too late.

  • mathias

    i would be very happy if someone send me a eu code my email is [email protected]

  • boto3798

    I’d love a code!

  • RazzaRazza

    Just 1 demo code is enough, tried to find a code, but its all run out, if i ever find a code, i will be so glad i have.

  • thenakedbarbarian

    Been begging for EU code for what feels to be an eternity…gonna keep going till release [email protected]

  • Niall

    plz I need a code I only found out about them today and think this is the last place to get them!

  • Niall

    And my email is [email protected]

  • Niall

    When will the winners be annouced

  • Tyler

    My email is [email protected]

  • Sivvy

    I would like a NA code please if it’s not too late.
    Email is [email protected]

  • Vinx

    I would like a NA code please if it’s not too late.

  • ejflrs

    Ahh I hope I’m not too late! I would absolutely love a code!

  • tjgalcik

    Agh I might be too late too, but I’d really like a code

  • tacoatmidnight

    Should I put my email in

    [email protected]

  • tacoatmidnight

    I hope I win cause im a huge fan of smash

  • tacoatmidnight

    And this is my girlfriend s email [email protected]
    she likes smash to

  • SSB4

    Hey, I’d like to enter the contest, thanks! My email is in the comment, I think you can check it , because it told me to pick a name and my email. =)

  • jeck

    my e-mail is [email protected] thx ^^

  • Martin Clemmesen

    My email is [email protected] pls i need one so bad!

  • Nick

    I would like to enter the contest please email is [email protected]

  • Alex


  • EmilyAhn Wu

    My Email Is [email protected] Please Consider? πŸ™ NA code if you have extra

  • EmilyAhn Wu

    Sigh… i’ve looked through posts, all day and night, thinking i’d come cross one code in sight :(.
    No luck than and no luck now, Others had luck,there impressions “Wow!”

    I really thought i had a chance, i eagerly glared, so excited to receive an email, towards my computer i stared.
    [email protected] The email i chose, It’s where you can contact me if i win, or not i suppose πŸ™

  • Bradley Bedgood

    My email is in my account

  • Nathan Clarke
  • Lonny
  • IEatGold

    [email protected] Extra Joke: Two men walking into a bar, thus they yelled out in pain screaming “WHY CAN’T I WATCH WHERE I’M GOING!”

  • Link

    I want the code please!

  • GoldenSauce

    Code please

  • Jason Addams

    Hi! I’d be extremely grateful to have the code! [email protected] Good luck to all!

  • Kirshen

    i want EEEET πŸ™ [email protected]

  • tfarr 18

    Please I’ve been waiting for a year now my email is [email protected]

  • Armelia

    would love to win! [email protected]

  • Roberto Alayon

    i would greatly appreciate it if i got the code btw at what time does the contest end [email protected]



  • Spaz494

    I would really really appreciate a code if it’s not too late!
    [email protected]

  • Bobby Wasabii The SSB4 Fanboy

    I would appreciate if I could win the code. <3 Thanks. Email : [email protected]

  • Cory Swartz

    I would like a code!

  • sparki

    Please can i have a code?
    I really want one
    If anyones willing to share my emails [email protected]

  • Joshua Kim

    i would really like a code plzzzzz!

  • Smitty Werben

    choose me please!! πŸ˜€

  • Veronica

    Commented! ^^ If not chosen, Congrats to whoever get’s it …meant to be c:

  • Arnav

    there, I commented

  • Cesar G

    Chose me please! And good luck everybody!

  • Bobby Wasabii The SSB4 Fanboy

    Has it already been given away??

  • Jason Addams

    Hello all, I’ve been searching for a code for quite some time now. Hoping I’d get lucky, I haven’t so far, but I’m not giving up! πŸ™‚ If anyone has a spare NA code, I’d be EXTREMELY grateful to have it! And I also saw a post by @emilyahnwu:disqus and she seems like she really deserves and wants one as well! If anyone has a spare code, please consider sending it to [email protected] Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • AndrΓ© Luiz BasΓ­lio Soares

    It would be awesome if I was chosen to get the code.

  • Tim

    I’ve been scammed when attempting to buy codes on eBay (I got my refund obviously). But I’m growing impatient at the sight of my friends playing this. Please I just want an opportunity to play this early. I’ve been playing Smash Bros. from the very first entry on the N64. My character is playable in the demo, which is Mario and would love the chance to see how Megaman plays.

  • Matt Roberts

    please pick me

  • elliotjudd


  • Matt Arisato

    please give me the code

  • Mariobro1234

    Code please. πŸ˜€

  • Joseph Wright

    I promised a friend I’d get him a code.

  • kev

    Code please

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    • Jason Addams

      None of the codes work, you can tell already by the I in the first one.

      Why you do dis?

  • jan

    Codeee <3

  • triforceblader wbo

    Code please!!

  • Tristan Wright

    A code would be awesome

  • Ty Riley

    Code me!

  • Falcon

    A code would be a great way to pass the time until the retail version comes out. The unlimited number of plays is a big plus. * much like the flag of Switzerland*

  • jacob

    please pick me

  • Tim Morrell

    Where will the winners be announced?

  • jonasvader

    Hook it up