So what (seemingly) sweet factions can go toe-to-toe with ninjas, dinosaurs armed with lasers, and Lovecraftian horrors? Mythic Horses have a variety of horses -- including, naturally, My Little Pony-type colorful ones -- that gain benefits from being with their fellow minions. Fairies have a wide and varied range of abilities that makes them very tough to anticipate. Kitty Cats use their cuddly nature to control their opponents' minions. And Princesses -- clearly inspired by Disney -- have a lot of power and powerful abilities, at the cost of having fewer minions than other factions. Each action also has its own bases, matching their themes.
I wouldn't have guessed that prettiness fit in so well with the battling factions of Smash Up, but Pretty Pretty works very well. This expansion doesn't change or add to the rules, but it creates lots of new possibilities for victory. (I won with the Mythic Horses - Geeks combination.) Pretty Pretty is a (ahem) pretty good addition for Smash Up.
Overall grade: B+
Reviewed by James Lynch