Gaming & Technology

A smasher's battle guide

If you've had a tough time finding the Nintendo Wii, it's about to get even harder.

On Sunday, Nintendo releases Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the third in a series of Street Fighter-esque fighting games featuring Nintendo's library of classic video game characters.

Previous iterations Super Smash Bros. and ­Super Smash Bros. Melee proved to be among the most popular games on their respective consoles, the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube.

And Nintendo's newest game features even more characters and moves, online capability and for the first time, Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog.

Brawl also features a side-scrolling solo mission mode, ”The Subspace Emissary,“ in which players fight to destroy an evil ancient creature.

The character guide here is culled from Nintendo, which has confirmed the inclusion of many characters, and a variety of online gaming forums, where users have discussed the game since it went on sale in Japan earlier this year.