A majority of you guys know that I got Super Smash Bros. for 3DS on its release date and I've been playing the game a lot. A couple of days ago, my circle pad finally decided to "give in" or shall I say, "kick the bucket". If you have no idea what I'm talking about, the circle pad basically broke. There, I said it.
First the rubbery part slipped off while I was playing against another member of this forum over Wi-Fi. I thought that wasn't a problem after hearing that it happened to other members in this community, but boy was I wrong. Eventually I noticed a crack on the circle pad and after continuously playing, a piece of the circle pad got stuck in the rubber when it came off during an online match.
Luckily, I can still play 3DS games fine, however, the cracked circle pad does affect my gameplay experience when playing Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. For example, I noticed that it's difficult to use dash attacks, down B, side steps and charged up side attacks. After days of playing with the cracked circle pad, I have gotten used to it, however, I can't say I'm at full capacity just yet.
On the bright side, I do plan to order a circle pad online (most likely on Amazon) and try to repair it myself using an iFix tutorial that I discovered on the Internet. My 3DS is most likely under warranty, however, shipping it back to the United States where I ordered it doesn't seem like a good idea and there are no repair shops that I know of where I live, therefore I'm forced to make an attempt at trying to repair it myself once I receive the circle pad replacement. Hopefully nothing goes wrong ^.^
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS broke my Circle Pad
Circle pad finally decided to kick the bucket, but all hope is not lost.