Super Smash Bros.

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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 vs Link screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Pikachu using a thunder attack on Fox
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 1st bonus stage - Break the targets - each set of targets is different for every character
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Kirby fighting the Yoshi team

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)

Critic Reviews

IGN Nintendo 64 Apr 27, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
APGNation Nintendo 64 Oct 02, 2014 8 out of 10 80
IGN UK Wii Feb 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Nintendo 64 Jul 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 May, 1999 B 75
Mag'64 Wii Dec 12, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72 (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 2.75 out of 6 65
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 May 07, 2004 2 out of 10 20


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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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