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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 Pikachu using a thunder attack on Fox
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Yoshi in the intro
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Pikachu and Fox fighting the Mario Bros
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Samus charging her weapon

Promo Images

Super Smash Bros. Render This thrilla gorilla is the real megillah! Donkey Kong has the brawn to pull off a major victory, but will his lack of speed allow the competition to overtake him? The pugilistic primate has a few tricks up his sleeve, such as his Spinning Kong, that will leave the other contenders searching for a first-aid kit.
Super Smash Bros. Render Mario's buddy is full of vim and vigor and can't wait to get into the ring to show the other contestants that this little dinosaur's fighting skills are far from extinct. Yoshi is one of the fastest fighters, and has an impressive jumping range. His egg attacks are a little weak, but they give him an advantage at a distance.
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot When Ness puts his mind to it he can do anything, including this move, which draws players too close for comfort.


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
GamesCollection Nintendo 64 Feb 18, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Feb, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 May 05, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Nintendo 64 Jul 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Feb 18, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Mag'64 Wii Dec 12, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Apr 08, 2008 C 50
Video Games Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 0 out of 4 0


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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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