Super Smash Bros.

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Game InfoBox
North American box art
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Release date(s) North America April 26, 1999
Japan January 21, 1999
Europe November 19, 1999
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, Wii Virtual Console
Game Chronology
First Game Out Super Smash Bros. Melee -->
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Super Smash Bros., known in Japan as Nintendo All-Star! Dairantou Smash Brothers (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), often shortened to "Smash 64", "SSB" or "SSB64", is the first game of the Super Smash Bros. series. Created by HAL Laboratory, it is the only Super Smash Bros. game to be rated E; while the other two games are rated T, according to ESRB. As a relatively low-budget game with an unusual concept, there were not originally any plans to export the game outside Japan. Only the game's unexpected popularity led to its worldwide release.

The game was released in Japan on January 21, 1999, in North America on April 26, 1999, and in Europe on November 19, 1999. The game is playable on Nintendo 64 and the iQue Player and is available on the Wii's Virtual Console. The European Virtual Console version was released on June 12th 2009, and the American Virtual Console version was released on December 21, 2009.


There are twelve playable characters in Super Smash Bros., eight of which are available from the start, and four of which are unlockable. Each character has three special moves and many basic attacks. Kirby's special moves include Inhale, Final Cutter, and Stone.

Starter Characters

Unlockable Characters


There are nine stages in Super Smash Bros., with one unlockable stage. The Kirby series' stage is Dream Land.

Unlockable Stages