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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:

Screenshots

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Yoshi in the intro
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario, Yoshi and Pikachu trying to beat Giant D.K.
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Accumulating points at the end of each battle
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Link Slashes Yoshi

Promo Images

Super Smash Bros. Render
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Press Down and B to unleash the Cyclone. Luigi's multiple punch attack will leave his opponents seeing stars.
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Link's handy Boomerang makes an effective long-distance weapon against faraway enemies.
Super Smash Bros. Render Metroid fans rejoice! We finally get a chance to see Samus appear in 3-D! Samus's body armor protects her from simple attacks but does her little good when her opponents lay on heavier moves. Her sci-fi weaponry has a slight advantage over more fantasy-oriented projectiles, but she is vulnerable to close-up attacks.

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 (949)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 99 out of 100 99
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo 64 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 05, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Retro Gamer Wii Jul, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Feb 18, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 2.75 out of 6 65
Video Games Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 0 out of 4 0

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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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