27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 1999
Nintendo -cute,fluffy and twee. Unfortunatley alot of people associate those words with Nintendo and naturally assume that it is for a much younger audience. When in fact they make incredibly deep and enjoyable games which are ageless.Super Smash Bros. has been dubbed a cartoon beat 'em up, but after playing it I wouldn't say it was that, it is much more enjoyable than your Mortal Kombats or even your Tekkens- because it is very innovative and is very satisfying despite lack ofgore.Another reason that it rises above the rest is because it is still enjoyable on one player and the possibility of a mixture of human and computer players and power ups means that there is alot of variety. The multiplayer is UNBELIEVABLE! Four player is one of its' biggest strengths. Basically if you have a Nintendo 64, buy this, This is excellence.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2000
This is a great game. It's unique and if I could, I'd give it a sixth star. It's a fighting game that features characters from different Nintendo games from past to present. They include....Link (from the Zelda Series), Kirby (from Kirby's Dreamland), Samus (from Metroid and Super Metroid), Mario (from all the Mario games), Yoshi (from Yoshi's Story), Fox McCloud (from Starfox and Starfox 64), Donkey Kong, (from the Donkey Kong Country series), Pikachu, (from the Pokemon games), and four other "sercret" characters that can be "unlocked" from the game by completing certain Single player tasks. One of the best things about this game is that each characters' fighting moves and techniques is somewhat based on Items or abilities that the characters had in previous games. For example, Link has his hookshot, boomerang, bobms, and of course, his sword; and Samus has her charge shot.
In the One-player mode in this game, You can choose your character, computer skill level, and your life stock to make the series of fights as challenging as you want. I'll be honest with you.....don't buy this game for just its one player mode. It's best feature is its multi-player mode.
This is probably one of (if not) the best multi-player games for the N64! Multi-player mode puts together strategy, skill, and common sense all at once. It's multi-player mode NEVER seems to get old, as I have enjoyed it for well over a year now, and I'm still trying to master each character! In this aspect, it's different from other fighting games for the 64.
This is in my opinion, the best fighting game for the 64, period. I urge you to buy it, as your money will not go to waste. You'll be glad you bought it. I know I was, or I wouldn't be spending my time writing this, correct?
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 1999
I'd say Super Smash Brothers is a good choice of a video game because: A. It's Fun; B. It's Non-Violent; C. It's Funny; D. It's a fighting game; E. It's 4 player; F. You can team up with a human or computer; G. It tells data about the characters; H. It's got Pokemon; I. It has star fox, Link and Samus; J. It has the top 12 Nintendo Characters; The parents are in luck too, the usaul fighting games are very violent and Super Smash Brothers isn't.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 1999
This game rocks because each character has their own special moves. Also,there's more than beating the game,such as getting special characters and a secret place to battle. You can be 8 different characters. Those characters are: Mario, Yoshi, Kirby, Pikachu, Samus, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and Link.The secret characters are: Ness, Luigi, Captain Falcon, and Jigglypuff. I hope this reveiw helped you.
48 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2000
It didn't take Nintendo long before they figured out that if they took all their cool characters and crammed them into a fighter with great graphics and sound that the end result would be an awesome game. The whole gang is here, including the Mario Bros., Pikachu, Link, DK, Kirby, Fox, and Yoshi. Up to four players can pit themselves against each other in eight different fighting arenas. The one player mode is equally entertaining, and the secrets to be unlocked will keep you playing for hours.
GRAPHICS: Smash Bros. sports a great look with bright colors, eye popping effects, and detailed characters and backgrounds. Occasionally during the multiplayer, however, there is some slowdown.
CONTROL: The controls are extremely simple and easy to master. But a lot of the moves strongly rely on the analog joystick for execution, which can be frustrating in the heat of battle.
SOUND: Smash Bros.'s sounds will be music to your ears. The theme music which accompanies each stage flows nicely with the various character voices. The only cons are the annoying cries of Pikachu, which may appeal to Pokemon fanatics.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2001
When a list of the best games ever made for Nintendo 64 is drawn up, Super Smash Bros. is bound to rank high. With enormous replay value, this is also one of the most entertaining video games ever made.
SSB allows you to select eight different Nintendo characters (Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Fox, Kirby and Pikachu) on eight different battle arenas. You can turn on or off weapons and select time limits or the number of lives each person has. This results in an infinite amount of combat scenarios. In addition, there are four hidden characters and one hidden arena, all of which can be earned on the one-player mode, which sadly lacks the replay value and excitement of multi-player. But what if you don't have friends to beat up? Play against computer controlled characters. You can select the different CPU opponents and the experience level of each, from 1 to 9.
This game is different from a lot of more serious fighting games, in that it goes less for a realistic, bloody type of fighting than it does for fantasy. The weapons do hurt your opponents, but the result isn't violent. Rather, it is often funny. The levels also come with happy sort of music. It is truly a good, clean (almost) fight.
With the exception of the rather simple one player mode, the fact that you need friends to enjoy this game the most and that the CPU is way too easy, Super Smash Bros. is simply perfect and fun to play. If you have played it, you will agree. If you haven't, what is wrong with you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 1999
A four player game, Super Smash Bros. has invaded N64. You play as your favorite Nintendo character, whether you're the adorable Pikachu, or the all-time favorite Mario, Super Smash Bros. lets you duke it out by yourself or multiplayer action! If you want to see your Nintendo chracters fight to the end, Super Smash Bros. is for you.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2000
When I first saw this, it looked dumb to me, me being 17. But when I played it, it was a different story.
If you are looking for a nonviolent game that still has plenty of action, this is it. There's no blood, injury or death. And the losers are good sports, you see them clap for the winner at the end of a match.
This is also the funniest game you'll ever see. It looks like a kids' game, but older people will get many laughs from it. Two of the fighters are puff balls with high pitched voices.
The gameplay is a step above fighting games like Mortal Kombat, which require you to memorizes how to do different characters' moves. All the moves are easy to do, and are executed in the same way for all the characters, so you don't have to meomorize anything. However, each character does completely different moves, so you win by strategy, quick thinking, and cunning, rather than rapid button-smashing, or experience.
You can pick this up and play it right away.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2006
I got this game a long time ago.I got it at a mall when
I traded in my Banjo-Kazooie game for it.I started pla-
ying it and realized"Wow!What a fun game".Thanks to this
game I now play the Starfox and F-Zero series(Before I g-
ot this game,I knew nothing about them).This is a great g-
ame.Whenever I play it,I remember playing this game with
my old neighbors(Also huge SSB fans).
The game itself is a very fun game.In all it has 12 charac-
ters,4 of which need to be unlocked.Some are Mario,Donkey K-
ong,Link,and Pikachu.The stages are all taken from
various Nintendo games,some are:
Sector Z-Star Fox
This stage is based on the level in Star Fox 64 called Sector
Z.You fight on the Great Fox while dodging Arwing lasers.
This stage is based on the city in Pokemon R/B/Y called Saffr-
on City.You fight on three buildings(Regular Building,Silph Co.
,and a Helicopter landing pad)while dodging attacks from the P-
okemon in the Silph Co. Building.
Peach's Castle-Super Mario
This stage is a floating platform on top of Peach's Castle from
Super Mario 64.You fight on a platform with a moving black block
on the bottom.If you get lucky,your opponents might not be able
to knock you out thanks to the bumpers on both sides of the platform.
This is a great game worth buying.If you don't have an N64,buy
one on Ebay and get this game.Playing this game on multiplayer
will have you playing for hours!Get this game!
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2000
This is a cool game. If you ever get bored of Yosi's Island or Super Mario 64, then just pop this game in and have a duel between the two!
Pros: Items add suspense to the game. (believe me, when I play with my brother or sister and I get a bomb-om or bat, my ears start to ring from their screaming!) Extra prizes like item switch, x-tra characters and stages make you be able to customize games or even duel pokemon! There is a training mode, a 1P mode, a Muli-player mode, even a bonus mode! Graphics are great. There is even a ranking system for vs. modes! There are bios (and stages in gameplay mode) for each character, and I think that I might reach the 1,000 word maximum if I keep talking about Pros. So,
ON TO THE CONS (And there aren't very many.)
Cons: 1P mode can get a bit boring They left out key characters like Bowser from Mario and Wario. But still, they have a pretty good selection of characters.
Hope this helps you!
P.S. I do reccomend that if you have siblings close in age, this game is AWESOME!