This looks like an event similar to the last Best Buy one for Mario Kart 8 / etc., which means the lines will probably be insanely long and the play times short, but hey, it still looks fun! And they are giving out gold coins and a $5 off coupon for the game to people who pre-order, so that's something.
To play, visit a participating store:
• Wednesday, June 11 from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. • Saturday, June 14 from Noon–5 p.m.
Be one of the first 70 attendees at each event to pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U and receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin (one per customer, while supplies last). You will also get a $5 My Best Buy™ certificate when you pick up your fully paid game upon release.
Bring your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to the event and play games like Kirby: Triple Deluxe or Mario Golf: World Tour with other fans.
You can check the link below to see which stores are participating.
I lined up on Saturday... Wife came in with me..realized it was going to be awhile...came back an hour later. 1.5hr wait for 5min play (2 x 2min battles).
She played as Kirby "because I can't fall off as easily.." and I played as Mega Man first round... Lost big time ....
I played Link the 2nd time through and came in Second..
Impressions? The demo was with the Wii U pro controller - the first time I've played with one. It wasn't too bad.... control was responsive but it seemed to play a bit differently then Brawl... I couldn't pull off the same moves as Link as I could before. Probably a good thing but I only had 4 minutes with the game..
Graphics... it might have been the TV..but they just didn't wow me as much as Mario Kart 8.. You can tell it needs a bit more polish. But I was so happy to play this game..and I'm getting really excited about it.
Battles will rain down come Christmas time...(or earlier...)
Still bummed that the $5 off pre-order is only for participating stores. My Gamer's Club Unlocked discount will get me 20% off, and I have $21 in store credit there now. Would love to see it become one of their games to get a $10 GC for pre-ordering and purchasing.