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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64 is a crossover fighting game. There are a couple different modes (1-player, versus). In 1 player you follow a progression of levels battling different characters as it gets harder and harder. In versus, two-four players battle each other with your choice of characters and levels.
I experienced a lot of flow when playing the 1-player mode in this game. You really don’t need a tutorial because the levels start out easy and then get harder. So as it gets harder, the user gets better. The cool thing about this mode is your not always facing 1 other person. On one level there were 20 or so Yoshi that I had to battle. The way the levels progress and the variety in the character set up got me really zoned into the game.
I had very interesting social interactions when I played versus against a few friends. Every battle went down to the wire. We all seemed to get the hang of it fairly quick. The random weapons allow spontaneous deaths to occur causing many curse words to be exchanged. Definitely versus mode makes it great and four people can play at the same time.
The game consists of twelve characters. The characters are all notorious from previous Nintendo games. This is an amazing feature in the game. Each character has different moves making it highly compatible with different users preferred attributes. For instance Samus is pretty fast and very maneuverable as for Donkey Kong is large and slow, but has devastating moves if contact is made. Every character has their pro’s and con’s.
At first the game was fun to play, but when I played for an hour I kind of got bored. Everything seemed to be too repetitive. Some characters were just unbeatable against certain other characters. This got me a little frustrated. Also after someone gets a hang of a characters good move, that’s all that seems to reoccur. This made it really hard to defend myself.
I think a huge innovative element to this game is the weapons. The weapons drop out of the sky randomly. There are at least 15 different items that can be picked up. These also deal with classic Nintendo features like the Pokemon balls and the Donkey Kong hammer. These different items determine the outcome of the game a lot of the time. Sometimes your opponent’s health is very low and a heart falls. This basically re-energizes your health essentially giving you another life. The powerful hammer comes into play a lot because each hit from the hammer delivers a devastating blow.
The levels in this game are pretty cool because it relates to the characters. Each of the characters has their own home level. Pikachu’s level has a lot of gaps and hurtful surprises that pop out of nowhere. Links level happens to be a castle that’s pretty maneuverable. The occasional random hurricane comes and can send you flying. The variation in levels keeps the game interesting in both modes. But again for being such a small game everything becomes familiar fast. My recommendation is that they expand the game in levels and more characters.
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