If you’re still on the fence about it, Nintendo put a demo on their E-Shop two weeks ago. If you’re just getting it now (what the heck are you doing the game comes out today?!), you’ll be limited to 30 plays before they make you buy the game. However, this shouldn’t be a problem because (if you’re anything like me) you’ll never stop playing the demo.
Sure, you may have to put your 3DS down from time to time, but if you leave the demo running, it doesn’t count as a new play unless you start different software, like playing another game. Playing another game will be hard, though, with the Super Smash Bros. logo staring you down every time you look at the menu. Your other games fall by the wayside, and because of how good the demo is, you probably won’t care.
“Just one quick match,” you think. “I can save Hyrule just as soon as I kick Link’s ass.” One thing leads to another, and next thing you know, you’ve spent an hour and a half getting good enough at using the Villager’s pocket move that you can cancel Link’s final smash with it. Your Animal Crossing town hasn’t seen its mayor in a good two weeks. For all you know, it’s overrun with weeds and all of your favorite animals have moved out.
It doesn’t matter though, because you needed to keep Smash running. You know, so you didn’t run out of plays before the full game comes out…but that day is today.