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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:

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Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario in Final Boss battle with the Master Hand
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Title Screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Mario, Yoshi and Pikachu vs Giant D.K screen
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Start Screen

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Super Smash Bros. Screenshot
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Press the B Button to start charging Samus's weapon. Hit B again to release a powerful energy blast.
Super Smash Bros. Render
Super Smash Bros. Screenshot When competitors get too close, press Down and the B Button to perform Link's Spin Attack and keep them at bay.

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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 Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

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
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 90 out of 100 90
IGN Nintendo 64 Apr 27, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 05, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Feb, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Retro Gamer Wii Jul, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 76 out of 100 76

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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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