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Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
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76
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3.9
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Description

Super Smash Bros. takes familiar Nintendo characters such as Mario, Kirby and Donkey Kong, and gets them to fight to the death. There are 8 fully-interactive landscapes, with one for each character, with noticeable links to their games. Controls are analogue-based, with different moves executed depending on the direction and how firmly the stick is pressed. Items like baseball bats, Bob-ombs, and healing items drop into the arenas at random, aiding any nearby characters than can make use of them. The game uses a fixed viewpoint which scrolls, although characters are rendered in 3D.

The one-player mode has 14 stages to work through. Up to 4 human players can do battle at once, with team play as well as all-against-all action. Hidden characters are thrown in for good measure, as are bonus rounds, and a battle to the end with a giant hand (you read right).

Playable characters include:

Screenshots

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Kirby fighting the Yoshi team
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Pikachu using a thunder attack on Fox
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Pikachu and Fox vs Mario Bros screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 1st bonus stage - Break the targets - each set of targets is different for every character

Alternate Titles

  • "ニンテンドウオールスター!大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SSB" -- Common abbreviated name
  • "Nintendo All-Star! Dai-Rantou Smash Brothers" -- Japanese title
  • "Kakuto-Geemu Ryuoh" -- Japanese early working title

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User Reviews

A great multi-player fighting game! darthsith19 (64) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Best party game ever Matt Johnson (4) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
We had soooooooooooo much fun when we were kids Pixelspeech (955) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Nintendo Land 2003 99 out of 100 99
Nintendo Land 2003 92 out of 100 92
GamesCollection Feb 18, 2009 9 out of 10 90
HappyPuppy May 05, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Land 2003 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Feb 18, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Cincinnati Enquirer 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 62
The Video Game Critic Apr 08, 2008 C 50
Aftonbladet Nov 22, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electric Playground May 07, 2004 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Characters

This is the first time that a collection of Nintendo based characters have been brought together in one game (Mario, Samus, Link, etc.). Super Mario Kart was the first time a collection of Mario based characters was used.

Japanese Sound Differences

The Japanese version has different sound effects. For example, when attacking an opponent with punches and kicks, they sound like "thwaps". As another example, when attacking with the Beam Sword, it sounds a lot like the lightsaber from the Star Wars movies.

Information also contributed by Alexander Michel.

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Kartanym (10775) added Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
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