fighting games are not usually outfitted with plots, and
if they are, you aren't that varied. The plot here,
basically, is all the Nintendo characters you've grown to
know and love duke it out against each other in hopes to
reach the final obstacle, the Master Hand...
To be honest, Super Smash Bros. graphics are quite poor.
Most of the arenas, such as Zebes and Congo Jungle, are
only half-built, the rest being cardboard-like 2D, or
just not being there at all. Most of the items and
obstacles were 2D as well, Which is disapointing doesn't
look to flash. The character models, though, are nice
looking, at least for the most part, and the moves the
exploit are fluent and colorful.
SSB uses much of it's music from the Star's games, such
as Donkey Kong's being direct from Donkey Kong Country
and Mario's being a rendition of the classic Mario theme.
The sound effects of a competitor being smashed were
replaced from punching/smacking-esque noises in the
Japanese version to the "bowling sounds" used
in the Western release. The character's voices consist
mainly of samplings, such as Ness's "OK" taunt,
to the Master Hand's maniacal laugh.
Ah, this is where Super Smash Bros. shines. The game is
equipped with a one-player mode, where the character of
choice battles through the legions of others and
eventually reaches the end. This mode is great for
unlocking the hidden characters and training, but the
greatest experience in SSB is by far it's multiplayer, or
Versus mode. In this mode, one to four players can go
head-to-head with the character of choice, in the stage
of their choice in either a timed match in which the
players duel to knock each other out the most before the
timer runs out, or the stock match, where each combatant
is outfitted with a certain number of lives. the winner
is the last one standing.
To conclude, Super Smash Brothers, despite it's graphical
errors, remains one of the egreatest video games of all
time. A sequel is on the way, but can it match up to the
greatness of this classic? Who knows. All I can is, if
you don't find SOMETHING in this game that interests you,
whether it be one-player, Versus, or even the extensive
character information, you just don't like games.
Thanks to Starmen.net for the Ness