It's been over six years since the last Super Smash Bros. game was released. Super Smash Bros. Melee was a smash hit for the GameCube when it was released, but in the intervening years we've seen three new console releases, new franchises shoot to the top of the charts, and a whole new host of gamers have come to games thanks to the Nintendo Wii.
If you've never played a Super Smash Bros. game but are thinking of picking up Brawl for your Wii, then this primer is for you. This primer is intended to be a quick and dirty get-started guide to the game. We'll talk about the basics: how to attack and defeat your opponents, the different moves that are available to you, and so on and so forth. It's not intended to be an in-depth look at every single character and move in the game; if you're looking for super-detailed information, then check out the GameFAQs.com page for Brawl. (The GameFaqs page for Super Smash Bros. Melee has plenty of still-relevant information about the series, as well.) For more details on the secret unlockables in the game, check out our Hints & Cheats page for the game.