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Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

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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:


Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario, Yoshi and Pikachu trying to beat Giant D.K.
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Pikachu and Fox vs Mario Bros screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Super Mario vs. Pikachu
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Start Screen

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

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land 2003 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Feb, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
HappyPuppy May 05, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Jul 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Dec, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Game Revolution May, 1999 B 75
GameSpot Feb 18, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Apr 08, 2008 C 50


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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 (10751) added Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
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