"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, and ultimately is the predecessors of all following games in the series. It was originally only released in Japan, until its success led to subsequent releases in both North American and in European regions on Nintendo 64.

In commemoration of the games 10th anniversary and release of "Brawl", Super Smash Bros. was later 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.



  • Mario
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Samus
  • Yoshi
  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Pikachu


  • Luigi
  • Ness
  • Captain Falcon
  • Jigglypuff


  • Peach's Castle
  • Kongo Jungle
  • Hyrule Castle
  • Planet Zebes
  • Mushroom Kingdom
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Dream Land
  • Sector Z
  • Saffron City

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