Super Smash Bros.
Reviewed by Behonkiss
Super Smash Bros. does something that I've wanted Nintendo to do for
years-put their top characters in a fighting game to duke it out! With the
new Pokemon stars, I guess Nintendo decided the time was right to make
this game secretly, and reveal it to the public mere months before its
release. This title even has what we've been waiting for-the Nintendo 64
debut of Samus Aran and Ness! The question is, will you like it? If you're a
nostalgic mega-Nintendo fan like me or a person who likes just about
every genre, it's mostly yes. If you're a serious fighter.....Well, wait and see.
Graphics 8 out of 10
Like Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. looks good, but could have been better.
I was expecting some of the characters to look less sharp-edged and
polygonal, but they ended up that way. It would have been nice if Nintendo
and HAL had used the Expansion Pak on this one for nice graphics. Of
course, they aren't that bad. The arenas are nicely rendered, and even
though some characters don't look as good as they did in their previous
Nintendo 64 outings, they don't look awful. The main problem is that just
about all of the items and non-playable Pokemon are prerendered, making
them look quite blurry.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
This category won't disappoint. They have great new renditions of familiar
themes (The opening music in Pokemon, Super Mario Bros. and even the
legendary Overworld Zelda music that isn't in Ocarina of Time!), and familiar
and faithful voice samples for each character (DK's grunts, Mario's yells,
Link's 'yah', and Pikachu's babbling). All Pokemon voices are identical to
those in the TV show, too!
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
It's quite easy. Really, it's a breeze. You can beat the one-player mode very
quickly. This is why serious fighters may want to stay away from this
game. It's simple and quick.
Replayability 6 out of 10
This is the only really bad thing about Super Smash Bros.-the replayability
stinks. The one-player mode's way too short. Once you beat the game with
all the secret characters and get all the hidden ones, that's it. Of course,
there's always the glorious multiplayer mode.
Overall 8.7 out of 10
Super Smash Bros. is a fun little addition to the N64 world, it's only true
flaw (just like Mario Party) being it's dismal one-player mode, which is far
too short. A good rental for one player, and a must-buy for multiplayer!