RetroNight: Super Smash Bros.

Twenty years of Nintendo 64, and about 17 years of one of gaming’s greatest franchises. This RetroNight, we’re going over Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64. This weird stage-setter established a...

Twenty years of Nintendo 64, and about 17 years of one of gaming’s greatest franchises. This RetroNight, we’re going over Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64.

smashThis weird stage-setter established a new world in the fighting game genre. In saying this, note that I’m primarily referring to its intention and tone. This game without a doubt established that fighting games can have party elements too.

For those of you who have never heard of video games before, Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game that combines the worlds of Nintendo’s greatest mascots, and puts them up against each other in some of the most brutal showdowns in the gaming world. If you’ve ever wondered about the winner in a fight between Super Mario and Link of Hyrule, you can duke it out in this classic to get your answer.

You can also work your way through a classic arcade-style single player mode, where you fight through a series of fighters, teams, and special events to make it to an epic boss showdown and put everything you’ve learned to the test.

We’re highlighting Super Smash Bros. in its original form, despite the fact that the most recent games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are much better, because it really showed us a new world in this genre.

Super Smash Bros. is currently available on Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii and Wii U virtual consoles. Yes, the game is aged, but it is a major part of the industry’s history.

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Mustapha is a young yet spirited university student majoring in Game Art and Development. While he's but a senior in college, he has an extensive history with the art of gaming journalism. Managing his own game review blog for several years, as well as attending events such as Boston FIG and PAX East has given him extensive experience in covering game news. His knowledge of game design also serves as a tool to develop finite understanding of what makes games work.
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