Super Smash Bros., commonly known as Super Smash Bros. 64 (SSB, Smash 64, SSB64), is the game that started the Super Smash Bros. game series. It is the predecessors of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It was released in Japan on January 21, 1999, in North America on April 27, 1999, and in Europe on November 19, 1999. It's playable on Nintendo 64 and Nintendo iQue.

Super Smash Bros. was released for the Virtual Console in Japan on January 20, 2009, and in Europe on June 12, 2009.


Super Smash Bros. differs from traditional fighting games in that inflicting the most damage does not guarantee victory. Instead, opposing players must force their opponents beyond the boundaries of the stage.

Most attacks inflict damage and can, if enough damage is dealt, knock back the enemy. Each character's health is measured by a meter that represents the damage received as a percentage.

The higher the percentage value, the farther the player gets knocked back, and the easier they are to knock off the stage. Unlike other games of the same genre, most moves can be accessed via one-button presses and a joystick direction.

During battles, items related to Nintendo games or merchandise fall onto the game field. These items have purposes ranging from inflicting damage on the opponent to restoring health to the player. Additionally, most stages have a theme relating to a Nintendo franchise or a specific Nintendo game and are interactive to the player.

Although the stages are rendered in three dimensions, players can only move on a two-dimensional plane. Not all stages are available immediately; one stage must be "unlocked" by achieving particular requirements.

Characters from the Star Fox series

For other characters that appear in Super Smash Bros., see the full list.


Main article: Fox#Super Smash Bros.
Fox SSB Intro

Fox in the introduction movie in Super smash Bros..

Fox appears in Super Smash Bros., hailing from his home in the Lylat System. He is a character of medium height, light weight, and incredible speed. His blaster is useful in that it can stop characters in their tracks, and he has a reflector that can send enemy projectiles right back from where they originated. Fox has quick, multi-hit attacks and fast smashes that allow for easy KOing. Fox's appearance is from the one he has in Star Fox 64, and his demeanor, quietness, and gestures would suggest that he is a loner.

Special Moves
  • Standard (B): Blaster
  • Up (↑ + B): Fire Fox
  • Down (↓ + B): Reflector

Stages from the Star Fox series

Representing the Star Fox Series is Sector Z as a stage in this game. The characters fight aboard the hull of the Great Fox, while dodging the occasional shots from the nearby Arwings, which, once near enough, can be boarded by a character. Space junk and debris can see frequently in the background, and on rare occasion a Copperhead missile or Wolfen star fighters will randomly appear as well. Instead of the traditional Fichina & Sector Z background musical theme, it is the Star Fox Team leitmotif that plays during a round of gameplay on the stage.

References to the Star Fox series

  • Fox's single player congratulations screen was taken from a promotional art for Star Fox 64, and to a lesser extent the original Star Fox.


See also

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Translation
Japanese 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

(Nintendō Ōrusutā! Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu)

Nintendo All-Star! Great Fray Smash Brothers