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Super Smash Bros.

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
76
3.9
Wii
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4.0
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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 Title Screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 3rd bonus stage - Race to the finish
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario, Yoshi and Pikachu trying to beat Giant D.K.
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario vs Link 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! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (64)
Best party game ever Nintendo 64 Matt Johnson (4)
We had soooooooooooo much fun when we were kids Nintendo 64 Pixelspeech (955)

The Press Says

IGN Nintendo 64 Apr 27, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Retro Gamer Wii Jul, 2009 83 out of 100 83
IGN UK Wii Feb 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Nintendo 64 Jul 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Feb 18, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Mag'64 Wii Dec 12, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72
Cincinnati Enquirer Nintendo 64 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 62
Aftonbladet Nintendo 64 Nov 22, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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