SSBB gets perfect score from Famitsu

Japan's top gaming magazine gives Super Smash Bros. Brawl the definitive thumbs-up.

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Yesterday, Nintendo announced that Wii fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been delayed yet again in the US to March 9. In Europe, gamers don't even have a confirmed date yet--although those counting the days in the region are still hoping for a pre-July release date.

However, according to the Famitsu Scores Archive, which reports on the review scores from the Japanese video gaming magazine, the title is at least going to be well worth the wait. It reports that in the latest issue of Famitsu, the Japanese version of the game (due to be released on January 24) is reviewed and given the accolade of a perfect score.

SSBB is only the seventh game in the history of the influential magazine to score 40 out of 40. The previous top-rated games are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Soul Calibur, Vagrant Story, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Nintendogs, and Final Fantasy XII.

In Famitsu's rating system, the number 40 out of 40 comes from four reviewers each giving the game a score out of 10--meaning that all four gave SSBB top marks.

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