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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 Mario in a battle with Samus
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Accumulating points at the end of each battle
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Star Fox sending Link flying
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Super Mario vs. Pikachu

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

GamesCollection Nintendo 64 Feb 18, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 05, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Retro Gamer Wii Jul, 2009 83 out of 100 83
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 May 05, 1999 8 out of 10 80
APGNation Nintendo 64 Oct 02, 2014 8 out of 10 80
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 Jan, 2000 50 out of 100 50
Aftonbladet Nintendo 64 Nov 22, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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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