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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. Not only was it a good fighting game for a system that had few, it was also good by any other standards. The game featured an innovative combat system that encouraged quick fighting and was easy for anyone to pick up due to its simplistic combos, short learning curve, and recognizable characters. Many of Nintendo's "mascot" characters (Mario, Samus Aran, Fox McCloud, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Pikachu, Link, Luigi, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, and Ness) gathered together for a melee battle.

Super Smash Bros. was followed up with a sequel in 2001, Super Smash Bros. Melee, for the Nintendo GameCube. It kept the same great gameplay, and made it better-looking with the extra power of the GameCube. It also added Trophies which were collectable and are considered as a Nintendo Museum of sorts. SSBM also added many new characters. Besides the existing 12 characters in the older version, 13 new ones were added. Most of them are somewhat obscure to mainstream gamers but familiar to all true Nintendo fans. Here is the list of character in the game:

Lightweights: Pichu Kirby Jigglypuff Pikachu Ness Mr Game & Watch Ice Climbers Young Link

Middleweights: Mario Dr. Mario Fox Luigi Falco Peach Zelda Samus Aran Link Yoshi Roy Marth

Heavyweights: Captain Falcon Mewtwo Ganondorf Donkey Kong Bowser

HAL Laboratory also recorded a concert featuring Super Smash Bros. Melee, which, in turn, featured music from many Nintendo concerts. A free copy of the CD was included in the inaugural issue of the Japanese magazine "Famitsu Cube + Advance." The list of songs in the album is listed below...

  1. "Planet Corneria"
  2. "Jungle Garden"
  3. "Great Bay Shrine"
  4. "Dr. Mario"
  5. "Original Medley"
  6. "Fountain of Dreams"
  7. "Pokemon Medley"
  8. "Opening Music"
  9. "Planet Venom"
  10. "Yoshi's Story"
  11. "Depth of Brinstar"
  12. "Smash Bros. Great Medley"
  13. "Fire Emblem"
  14. "Green Greens"
  15. "Rainbow Cruise"

External links

[1] - Article on the concert

[1] - SSBM website