CUH students welcome the weekend with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Dana Kojima

A chaotic, eight player match in progress in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U on the Wii U gamepad.

The Loo Student Center was filled with loud trash talk on Friday, Nov. 21, as CUH students played Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U.

The video game night, led by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership (OSAL), featured the newest release of the Super Smash Bros. series. Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U had a midnight release Thursday, Nov. 20, for those who had reserved the game.

About 10 CUH students attended game night, leaving minimal wait for people to have a chance to play the game. A popular feature of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is that eight players can play at once. Super Smash Bros. games before could only have a maximum of four players. This eight-players concept led to hectic fun for the CUH students and those waiting to play the next match.

To accommodate the eight player feature, the Wii U allows the players to connect to the game through the Wii-mote game controllers or their own 3DS. Having eight players in a free-for-all match was quite chaotic, some players had trouble keeping an eye on their characters on the screen during the match.

Players can play until the time runs out or their life counter hits zero. The intensity of the matches made some students nearly jump off the couch and trash talk toward the other players. Great eruptions of laughter echoed in the Loo Center as players got hit out of the game map.

“Super smash was a good choice, its like a party game,” Thomas Rose, freshman Mass Communication student, said. “It was fun and should be a weekly thing.”

Farid Teves, sophomore Biochemistry student and OSAL organizer of the event, said that he had gotten the idea from another CUH student who had noticed others playing Super Smash Bros. on their 3DS. He was happy with the turnout for the event, with CUH students showing interest in events like this.

“It was pretty fun, especially when eight people can play at the same time,” Teves said. “It was pretty enjoyable instead of one versus one or even four people playing, there would still be people waiting but since about nine or 10 people showed up, there wasn’t much wait to play.”

Tyler Salazar, sophomore Environmental Studies student, has been following the Super Smash Bros. series for a while and had decided that he would give the games a try. He looked online for more information about the game, its features, and the character line-up. This made him want to try it even more.

“It was a pretty good game with fresh ideas,” Salazar said. “I would definitely recommend it. More the merrier with these kind of games right?”

According to Teves, OSAL will be making video game nights an on-going event like their Monday night football. They will plan to host the video game nights either every Friday or the last day of the week before the weekend, offering different games per event. We have no idea when but OSAL is planning future game nights.