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A great multi-player fighting game! darthsith19 (70) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
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We had soooooooooooo much fun when we were kids Asinine (1006) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.0
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Overall User Score (83 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Don't underestimate the power of the hand if you're a beginner. The way to go is to buy this game and master it A.S.A.P. That way you can catch up with the veterans and up the ante to your skills. It is costly though because it is around $50.00 but believe me, its worth it. Here are the characters and some of their special attacks:
Geeks Under Grace (Oct 02, 2014)
Anyone with an N64 should own this game. This is an essential in everyone’s library. As the ultimate party game, you can always have a good time. Just don’t beat your significant other with the hammer or you will be sleeping on the couch.
Overall: Fun, easy, and addictive, it can last you a fair bit before it starts to lack.
Smash Brothers können wir uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Das Design ist nahezu perfekt und läßt kaum noch Wünsche offen. Bleibt nur zu hoffen, daß dieses Produkt so schnell wie möglich auch in Deutschland zu haben ist, denn die Importpreise sind echter Wucher! Angeblich soll das Spiel gar nicht außerhalb Japans veröffentlicht werden, woran wir aber nicht glauben können und wollen...
GamesCollection (Feb 18, 2009)
Super Smash Bros. è un gioco eccezionale, e rigiocarlo oggi rende l'idea di quante idee avesse fin dall'inizio, probabilmente troppe per venire condensate in una cartuccia per Nintendo64. Super Smash Bros. Melee è sicuramente migliore sotto tutti i punti di vista, ma questo è un primo episodio col botto: la grafica, le arene ispirate ai giochi precedenti, i personaggi e l'atmosfera giusta ne fanno un must have per ogni fan Nintendo.
So, it won't offer a hardcore gaming experience but it offers lots of fun in single and multiplayer. That's what this game is. Fun.
Overall, anyone who hasn’t experienced or fully experienced Super Smash Brothers should most definitely pull out their Nintendo 64 and find a copy of the game online. Super Smash Brothers was just one of the games that made the Nintendo 64 one of the best multiplayer consoles of all time, and it is still a blast to play today.
(European version)
Super Smash Bros. ist alles andere als ein ernsthaftes Prügelspiel. Es besticht durch die leicht erlernbare Steuerung, die tolle Grafik und die durch den stimmungsvollen Sound unglaublich dichte Spielatmosphäre sowie den grandiosen Vierspielermodus. Auf der Suche nach einem Partyspiel kommt man an Super Smash Bros. eigentlich kaum vorbei. Wenn du endlich ein wenig Abwechslung von Mario Kart 64 und Mario Party brauchst, dann solltest du ganz dringend einen Blick auf dieses Spiel werfen - auch und gerade dann, wenn du mit klassischen Beat‘emUps eigentlich gar nichts anfangen kannst!
Gaming Target (Jul 05, 2000)
Although fighting may not be the genre you should classify Super Smash Bros. under, it's probably the closest one. With the exclusion of any stellar fighting series on the N64, you may just want to accept SSB as one.
IGN (Apr 27, 1999)
Let's start off by saying that Super Smash Bros. is not really a fighting game. Yeah, we know. It says "fighting" in our categories box to the right -- and in a way, this HAL-developed beat 'em up bears all the signs of a traditional fighting game. But unlike the Tekkens or Mortal Kombats of this world, Smash Bros. does not rely on complex button combinations or a ton of moves to bring the game to life. To figure out what this game is all about, imagine a hybrid of Mario Bros. (the original, non-scrolling game) and Street Fighter. The outcome is a refreshing multiplayer battle game that won't fix the gaping hole in the N64 fighting game lineup, but delivers a ton of fun and heavy dose of nostalgia.
Förväntar man sig ett beat 'em up i ordets vanliga bemärkelse, eller en långvarig utmaning för en spelare, har man inte mycket att hämta här. Men för den som utan att behöva tänka en enda sekund på skadligt TV-spelsvåld vill slå Yoshi bara för att han är töntig, sparka Mario bara på grund av hans jobbiga röst eller klappa till Pikachu enbart för att han envisas med att pipa sitt eget namn hela tiden är Super Smash Bros ett utmärkt val. Särskilt om man har några kompisar att bråka med.
Power Unlimited (Feb, 2000)
Alle Nintendo-legends in één vechtgame, dat moet wel een succes worden. Persoonlijk prefereer ik wat meer volwassen fightinggames, maar dit is wel een leuk alternatief.
APGNation (Oct 02, 2014)
Super Smash Bros. is not ultimate experience that I remember as a child, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. In fact, Super Smash Bros. remains a fantastic title and one I can recommend to anyone looking for another fighting game to add to their Virtual Console or N64 collection.
HappyPuppy (May 05, 1999)
Super Smash Bros. is only a so-so single-player fighter, but it gets exponentially better with each new added player and, with four players, stands as one of the best multiplayer experiences available on the Nintendo 64.
Retroage (Jul 22, 2009)
Super Smash Bros. to gra znana i lubiana o czym świadczy fakt, że sprzedał się w ponad 5 milionowym nakładzie. W najróżniejszych rankingach wymienia się go wśród najlepszych gier na Nintendo64. Tytuł tym bardziej godny polecenia, że jest to bijatyka (których na N64 jest niewiele). Mimo że to raczej nietypowy beat’em up to dostarcza niezapomnianych wrażeń, a multiplayer w gronie znajomych zapewnia stuprocentową frajdę. W naszym kraju nie jest on praktycznie kojarzony przez graczy konsol innych firm. Szkoda, bo to prawdziwy rarytas na każdą imprezę. Gra doczekała się następnych części na konsole Gamecube (Melee) oraz Wii (Brawl).
80 (Dec 13, 1999)
Un jeu qui propose une bonne alternative au jeu de baston en mélangeant un peu les genres et surtout, en proposant un mode multijoueur qui se trouve être un bon exutoire. Si vous voulez passer du bon temps avec des copains, vous pouvez y aller.
So untill it's a Family Cookout play against the computer. Because when they come, all heak breaks loose! The Multiplayer is the Major Plus of the game! Make Sure you spend another $60 for 3 more controllers, you'll thank yourself in the future.
Mega Fun (Dec, 1999)
Endlich wieder einmal ein Beat ‘em Up auf dem Nintendo 64. Naja, Super Smash Brothers ist vielleicht nicht das, was die meisten Spieler unter einem Prügler verstehen, aber immerhin sind gute Ansätze vorhanden. Spielerisch gut durchdacht, hat dieser Titel leider nicht den Tekken- oder Virtua-Fighter-Bonus. Die Steuerung ist nicht besonders komplex und eindeutig für eine sehr junge Zielgruppe ausgelegt. Wenn sich sorgsame Mütter bei Kampfspielen bisher nicht sicher waren, dann sollten sie sich dieses Spiel einmal genauer unter die Lupe nehmen.
Game Revolution (May, 1999)
ust when you thought the design masters at Nintendo couldn't possibly squeeze yet another game out of their tired bag of lovable little characters, along comes Super Smash Brothers. But unlike other recent mascot games (like Mario Party, ugh), this one takes its cute, cuddly critters and throws 'em into a ring to battle it out. Finally - a chance to kick Kirby's fluffy, gumball ass.
GameSpot (Feb 18, 1999)
If you've got a crew of friends ready to pick a Nintendo character and throw down, then Super Smash Bros. is definitely worth a purchase. It's an idea so simple, it makes you wonder why it took so long to happen: Take all your top-notch characters and toss them all into one game. In this case, the characters are Nintendo's, and the game is a new spin on your typical fighting game. The result is Super Smash Bros., a fighter that is easy enough for anyone to pick up, yet it has enough multiplayer appeal to stay interesting for a good long time.
70 (Jul 24, 2020)
In Closing

Super Smash Bros is one of the most unique takes on the fighting game ever. It makes for a great party game but is lacking for solo players. Most importantly however it establishes a foundation that each subsequent game builds, making them some of the most beloved titles on their respective platforms.
Total! (Germany) (Dec, 1999)
Der Mehrspieier-Modus ist eine feine Sache. Wenn sich bis zu vier Personen hektisch auf die Mütze hauen, steigt das Spaßbarometer sofort enorm an. Diesen großen Fun.-Charakter bietet die Solopartie nicht. Trotz eines neuen und originellen Spielprinzips kann Super Smash Bros. daher nicht ganz überzeugen. Wer überwiegend mit Freunden zockt, sollte sich von der mangelnden Spieltiefe des Einspieler-Modus jedoch nicht zu sehr abschrecken lassen.
The game’s saving grace is the multiplayer arena, which makes up for the tedious single player gaming. In multiplayer matches, up to four players face off on a selected stage. The multiplayer button-crunching action is fast, furious and often humorous. What’s a shame about Super Smash Bros. is that this is the first appearance on the 64-bit system for some of these characters. Perhaps Nintendo’s time would have been better spent delivering 64-bit editions of Metroid or Donkey Kong rather than just teasing us with their appearance in this game. Minor gripes aside, Super Smash Bros. delivers a clean, parental-approved fighter that should delight younger Nintendo 64 owners.
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
(PAL version)
Betrachtet man SSB rein als Beat'em-Up (was es zweifelsohne ist) und lässt die Popularität der Nintendo-Charaktere und natürlich Pokémon außer Acht, blättert der Lack sehr schnell ab. Viel zu wenig Moves, chaotisches Gameplay und kitschige Melodien erfreuen höchstens anspruchslose Jung-Zocker. Für den erfahrenen Fighting-Fan eine Farce.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 08, 2008)
Although the camera tries to maintain a tight angle, it's hard to keep track of your fighter. By default, each contest is played over a specified time period, and the fact that each player has an infinite number of lives never sat well with me. I much prefer the option to limit the matches by "stock" (lives). Super Smash Bros. is a fun concept that brings together a lot of memorable characters, but as a game it's vastly overrated. Its novelty value is through the roof, but if you're not a Nintendo fan, you'll probably wonder what all the fuss is about.
Aftonbladet (Nov 22, 1999)
Allt är ganska sött, men Super smash bros får stryk av mängder av fightingspel och är bara okej - till och med för Mario-fansen.
Electric Playground (May 07, 2004)
Even though it appears to be a culmination many fantastic Nintendo games, it simply isn’t even close to resembling anything remotely good. Don’t be brainwashed, kids, this is not cool; it’s a rip-off to be taken at face value.
Video Games (Feb, 1999)
Das Gameplay schlägt jedoch dem Faß den Boden aus. Ein derart sinnloses und uninspiriertes Spielprinzip habe ich selten gesehen. Meist zoomt der Screen weit hinaus, so daß Eure Figur nicht größer als ein paar Pixel erscheint, lediglich ein Kick- sowie ein Schuß-Button stehen zur Verfügung, und die Animationen gehören zum Schlechtesten, was auf dem N64 (und nicht nur dort!) käuflich zu erwerben ist. Bestünden die Charaktere nicht aus Polygonen, Smash Brothers wäre sogar auf dem SuperNES nur Durchschnitt.