Super Smash Bros. is a series of crossover fighting video games published by Nintendo and mostly contains characters from various franchises of theirs. The series was made by Masahiro Sakurai, who has directed every game in the series. The gameplay objective is different from that of traditional fighters in the aim is to knock opponents off the stage rather than depleting life bars.
The first Super Smash Bros. was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The series reached even greater success with the launch of Super Smash Bros.. Melee, which premiered in 2001 for its GameCube and became the bestselling game on that system. A third episode, Super Smash Bros.. Brawl, was released for the Wii in 2008. Although HAL Laboratory had become the developer of the first two games, the next game was developed through the collaboration of several companies. The fourth installment, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii You, premiered in 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, respectively. The 3DS installment was the first to get a handheld platform. A fifth installment, Super Smash Bros.. Ultimate, was released in 2018 for its Nintendo Switch.
The Series includes several characters from Nintendo’s hottest Franchises, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Kirby, Yoshi and Pokémon. The original Super Smash Bros. had just 12 playable characters, with the roster count climbing for Each successive game and later including third-party characters, with Ultimate comprising every character playable in the previous games. Some Personalities are able to transform into different forms that have Different styles of play and sets of moves. Every game in the series has Been well received by critics, with much praise given for their Multiplayer characteristics, spawning a large competitive community that has Been featured in several gaming tournaments.