Originally released in Japan on January 21, 1999 for the Nintendo 64, Super Smash Brothers has gone from being viewed as novelty game for fighting game fans to becoming a staple series for each of Nintendo’s home consoles. The series has seen three releases for the company’s feature console, but it’s the original that continues to be played in living rooms and dorms across the world as the most adorable fighting game of all time. I mean how many hours were wasted as a child just standing on the edge of the map as Donkey Kong, grabbing an opponent and then simply walking off the edge to each of your dooms.
It’s a game that surely brought friends closer together, but ripped even more apart right down the seams.
So here’s to you Super Smash Brothers OG. Happy 15th Birthday, and thanks for just being a cartridge full of sheer awesomeness. Remember, even if you can’t get your hands on the original thing, a brand new edition of the game is coming to 3DS and Wii U later in 2014, and it’s going to (probably) be epic.
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