ok so here's the deal. I've always been a sega fanboy in my youth. I've boycotted nintendo for as long as I could, but now I'm older (24) I realise I was just being stupid. Anyway, nowadays I have a wii and love playing SMG and super paper mario and such, but I've NEVER had a nintendo upbringing, so I don't know any nintendo mascots other than mario, and maybe DK. That's right, I've never played Zelda either.... *the horror*!!! Now, I need your help. I've been following all this SSBB fuss and I wanna enjoy it as much as everyone else. I don't want to play the jap game though, so I'm waiting for the US release. In the meantime, I've got a hold of SSB melee and tried it out (assuming the fuss about brawl was due to the success of melee). I played a bit with mario, but I really don't know why this game is so much fun to everyone else. Is the game all about knocking your opponenet off the stage? There must be more to it than that right? Is the fun all about playing as your favourite nintendo mascot? Because I have none! Please realise I'm not having a go at SSB .... I just don't see what you guys see....yet. I know that can be the case for a LOT of super fun games, so I'm willing to give it another go, I desperately want to like this game and be part of all this frenzy.