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About Super Smash Bros 64
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With Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, Sakurai started the fighting career of Kirby, Mario, Captain Falcon and Co. in 1999. The fact that the title is already 19 years old should surprise some fans who, like me, played the title when it was released.
If you plug the module into the N64, switch on the console with a mechanical noise and see the red lamp on the console flicker, then you will certainly not only start the game, but also automatically put on the large nostalgic glasses.
In the opening credits you can see how the character of a fighter is placed on a desk and this table soon turns into a stage on which the character is now supposed to fight. Read on to learn more about the fighting game that started the Super Smash Bros. franchise.
How is Fox doing in the fight against Donkey Kong, Jigglypuff and Yoshi?
The aim of the fighting game is to let your opponents hit you as little as possible and to beat them all the more in return, in order to then throw them off the stage. At the beginning you have a total of eight characters to choose from, all of which have different attack techniques.
From Mario to Jigglypuff to Samus, some of the most important Nintendo IPs are represented. With Pikachu you can carry out electric attacks, with Kirby suck in enemies and with Link you can swing the master sword.
The execution of these attacks always follows the same scheme, which was also adopted for all subsequent Super Smash Bros. titles. With the A and B buttons – as well as one of the two in combination with a movement of the analog stick – you deal damage, however it is shown on the screen.
In addition, there is the possibility of your character jumping, dodging and having him grab your opponents and throw them. If you are clever – and this should be noted at this point: the controls do not make it easier for you to act cleverly – you can thus avoid the attacks of the opponents and their damage display, which can be seen at the bottom of the screen, in soar.
The damage is shown as a percentage and from around 100% you should be especially careful of the other fighters. Because the more damage you have taken, the further you fly off the stage in an attack, which also come from the game series represented by the fighters in the game, and may not be able to jump back again.
The items that appear in between on the stages are a useful aid in combat. As with the fighters, this is a colorful mix of items from different Nintendo IPs and other things. So you can throw Poké Balls with different Pokémon at your opponents or beat them up with a baseball bat or fan, for example.
Single Player and Multiplayer
The game offers you two modes in which you can prove your martial arts. A single player mode and a multiplayer mode. In the former, you have the choice between a campaign that you can play through with every single character, and two individual levels from the campaign that put your skills to the test. The campaign is structured the same for every round and every fighter. You complete a variety of fights and skill tests in a row and at the end you have to face the master hand.
Of course, the choice between the characters and the different tactics they offer you in combat offer you variety. Otherwise you can adjust the difficulty of the fights and choose how many lives you want to have with your character in total before you see the game over-screen.
You can also try to achieve a high high score with each character. In the long run, however, the eight characters available from the start cannot bring a breath of fresh air to the same campaign over and over again.
If you want to choose the stage and opponents yourself or if you want to compete against friends, you can select the VS mode. In addition to a fight like in the campaign, in which both you and the opponent have a certain number of lives, you can also choose a fight for a time and determine the duration of the fight yourself.
There is also the possibility to ally with other players or CPUs in a team fight. Competing against other players according to your own rules can be a lot of fun.
For example, if you like the Pokémon stage, which is very narrow but has a door from which random Pokémon come out that can either harm you or be useful, you can challenge your opponents there so often in VS mode, as you wish. In the end, the winner is the player who is either the last one left or the one who has defeated more opponents in a temporary game. In the case of the latter, one’s own deaths are also deducted.
Your gaming fun gets a damper mainly through the control with the Nintendo 64 controller. Of course, this also depends on the state of your controller, but the Nintendo 64 controller does not generally allow the sensitive control that would be necessary for precise aiming in the fights. Anyone who has played the following titles in the series, especially Super Smash Bros.
Melee, will appreciate the precise control of these. Even the few game modes and the then still small character selection with a maximum of twelve fighters can no longer really inspire today.
Of course, the nostalgia factor with this title is huge, especially with the fans of the series who grew up with the game, and fighting with other players is still fun.
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