Classic N64 Review: Super Smash Bros.

Smash Bros At E3 2006 this year, Nintendo dropped a bombshell that really wasn’t unexpected (in fact it had been mentioned before). They would be creating a brand-new Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Wii.

What was unexpected was that they didn’t reveal the game at their pre-E3 press conference, and that the game itself included a HUGE surprise . . . Solid Snake of Metal Gear fame would be a playable character (along with a host of others Nintendo characters, including much-requested Pit of Kid Icarus fame). Once again, the world is extremely excited and overtaken with anticipation for the 2007 release in one of Nintendo’s absolutely juggernaut franchises.

And that juggernaut all started with a little Nintendo 64 cart released in 1999. That game was the original Super Smash Bros., the first game ever to pit Nintendo’s biggest stars against each other in an extremely fun and crazy party game that won-over the hearts and minds of anyone who layed their hands upon it. But how does that game fare in this day and age, on the dawn of the newest game in the series, in a time when online play is the norm and options aplenty are expected?

N64 SmashFor the answer to that question and much more information on the original game, read my full review. And keep your eye out for information on the newest game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (the trailer is viewable at the end), as we edge ever closer to it’s release. But for the moment, it’s time to dive into the world of N64 Smash!

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