>I've played several matches with all five characters available in the demo (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man), and I was by far the most consistent with Mega Man and Link. While I have lost some battles as Mega Man, I think that's more due to me still adapting to the 3DS controls. That said, I was able to pick up Mega Man's play style almost instantly, and he's definitely my favorite out of the five. When I first saw Mega Man last year I had a feeling that he would become one of my mains - I'm glad to know that I was correct. He has a really good mix of ranged and close-up attacks that suits my play style well. Mega Man will see a lot of use from me; unfortunately, I'll have to wait until the game releases to judge him against Toon Link.
>Speaking of Toon Link... it's no surprise that Link is my second-best character in the demo. Toon Link is essentially a smaller, faster (and slightly weaker) version of Link, so the clumsiness I felt when playing the demo won't be there when I shift to Toon Link in the retail release. It's high time I became a little deadly again.
This has, of course, led me to consider the past (and incumbent) Smash Bros. titles, specifically regarding the characters that I tend to use in each. Or, in the case of Smash Wii U and 3DS, the characters I expect to use.
But that's for a future entry.
Suffice it to say that this demo is addicting despite containing only five characters and one stage with no changeable settings. I can't wait for the full game.