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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 Mario in Final Boss battle with the Master Hand
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Link Slashes Yoshi
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

Promo Images

Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Yoshi's tiny arms don't pack much of a wallop, but his legs sure do!
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Pikachu's arms aren't very powerful, so head-butt his enemies with the A Button.
Super Smash Bros. Other
Super Smash Bros. Render The flagship Pokémon, and the cutest electrical engineer in the world, is probably one of the strongest characters in Super Smash Bros. Not only is the little guy fast, but he is an expert jumper whose Electrical Attack works at a distance. When Pikachu calls down the thunder, stay back or you'll be in for a real shock.

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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 (70)
Best party game ever Nintendo 64 Matt Johnson (4)
We had soooooooooooo much fun when we were kids Nintendo 64 Pixelspeech (1006)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 99 out of 100 99
Geeks Under Grace Nintendo 64 Oct 02, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 92 out of 100 92
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
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Dec 13, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 May, 1999 B 75
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 2.75 out of 6 65
Aftonbladet Nintendo 64 Nov 22, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 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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