Have you ever wondered, what if Nintendo, late in the NES's life, created a Smash Brother-ish
game for it? By that time, the technology probably would've been good enough for a bare-bones
That said, let's get right into SSBR, 'Super Smash Brothers Retro'.
(Do you think this is a dumb idea? Come on, though... it's 8-bit SSB! Well, anyway.)
It's Peach vs. Bowser. You can see Peach has used 8-bit Vegetable Pick and is throwing the
vegetable at Bowser. The stage, Bowser's castle, features a moving platform on the right side
of the stage, and Podoboo ocassionally jumps out from the lava to try to singe the players.
Mario vs. Luigi, and Mario is Super Jump Punching Luigi into next week! In Tryclyde Lair,
Tryclyde ocassionally slithers in on the right platform to spit fireballs at the players.
Watch where you stand in this level.
Here's Kirby vs. Yoshi! Kirby floats on the spring breeze, as Yoshi snipes with an Egg Toss.
The fighting takes place on Kirby's stage, Butter Building. A main platform and two platforms
on the underside, along with *GASP* a pit! I'm not sure about hazards, although I think some
of Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright's stars could rain down once in a while.
A battle of retro characters, Iceclimber and Mr. Game and Watch! Popo and Nana send an Ice
Shot at Mr. Game and Watch, who is jumping up to their level. Back again is the Iceclimber
home turf, Icicle Mountain, only 8-bit. Note the unusual layout. Be sure to watch out for
Nitpicker, the bird, divebombing you.
Samus the bounty hunter chasing Ness, the psychic boy? Why would they be exchanging fire?
Samus shoots her homing missile, while Ness unleashes PK Fire. As for the battlefield, it's
Kraid's Lair! It's a pretty straightforward stage, much in the main of Bowser's Castle. The
main hazards are the lava pit on either side that slowly adds damage, and the spikes in the
air that will really hurt you if touched.
Link and Marth have at it. Marth attempts to keep away from a crazed Link's bomb throwing.
Midoro Palace may seem to have a cramped layout, but it makes for good strategy. Watch out for
Bubble, which will ricochet around the room from time to time.
And now, we've run out of fighters. Twelve is all there is! But there are still two more
stages.... shown on the left is Manhole, the classic Game & Watch. On a regular basis, the
Manhole guy will come and provide additional platformage. Other than that, a rather basic
course. On the right is Podunk, a scene of Mother / EarthBound Zero. The trees block the sides
of the stage, forming a tray. The path in front of the house can be walked on, or the roof can
be scaled as a drop-through platform. Watch out for zombies rising out of the path and
stalking along! When they appear, either attack or head for higher ground on the trees or
And so there is Super Smash Brothers Retro, with 12 characters to play as and 8 battlefields
to wreak havoc on. A Nintendo crossover that is so nostalgic, it could kill you.
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